This week I:

🛰️ spent ages talking to journalists about the DART Mission, only for them to either not credit me or call my boss and quote him instead.

🏆 won a competition round and placed in another to now become an Australian representative at a large International competition, but got no press about it.

📡 was scrubbed from or not mentioned in all media releases about a huge grant project I spearheaded at work that is based almost entirely on my labour.

Most weeks it doesn’t get to me, but sometimes it is pretty depressingly thankless to be a young woman in academia.

What is this Gemini thing anyway, and why am I excited about it?


Playing with the version of deoldify and super resolution that are on my heritage.

These are better than the publicly released models, but similar enough that they're good for comparison.

Here, I've fed it the 1926 technicolor silent film The Black Pirate.

The algorithm does a pretty bang up job at enhancing the color and upscaling the image.

I'll see how it does on real video footage next week.

@aral @robby This fits nicely with my plan for giving people a hosting provider they can set up with a few friends on a bunch of NUC, Pi4s, and refurb 1Us.

Congratulations to Framasoft on the release of Mobilizon, a libre and federated tool to help local events and meetup groups escape the clutches of Facebook!

"We value your privacy" means you have put a price tag on it.

Barley ephemeral image-based bare metal provisioning system boots a systemd-nspawn container host over network in 10 seconds.

No kickstart, preseed, FAI, Foreman et al. No waiting for OS installer to populate the boot drive. No need for boot drive at all.

Code is ephemeral, there is no need to save it to every host's persistent storage between reboots. God is Change. Shape God.

Adversocial media is not a democracy. It’s not neutral or unbiased. It should receive the same scrutiny (and laws) a news publication would selling “editorial” ads on the front page

“Mobilizon is an attempt, at our small level, of a tool designed for attentional sobriety.” Love this @mobilizon

I’m interested to try Circles. Seems like it just needs a minimum of critical mass and it can become a functioning alt currency. If you’re on there too, link me up!

advertising is the way it is because we don't fund the arts change my mind

How normal are you?

Find out with this beautifully-executed and scary online experience:

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Creating a self-hosted #Mastodon instance for local communities seems to be a fantastic utilization of Mastodon's power.

List of GNU Distros on Mastodon

Please help me share.

- Ubuntu @ubuntu
- Ubuntu MATE @ubuntumate
- Kubuntu @Kubuntu
- Xubuntu @xubuntu
- Lubuntu @lubuntu
- Ubuntu Studio @ubuntustudio - Mint @linuxmint
- Debian @debian
- openSUSE @opensuse
- PureOS @purism
- GuixSD @guix
- Manjaro @manjarolinux
- OpenMandriva @OpenMandriva
- elementary OS @elementary
- MX @mxlinux

Not joined yet:
- Fedora
- Red Hat
- CentOS
- Trisquel
- Mageia
- ...

#linux #gnu #freesw: I wish all join Mastodon.

The most important and meaningful work to me is that which elevates the platforms by which people and communities can express their agency.

@Wknwkn if all of masto held hands in a straight line, that would be hard to organize

Do they call them alpha males because they lack certain essential features, are potentially unstable, and may be seriously flawed?

Generally speaking, most mammals are colorblind. Not in the sense that they see in greyscale, but in the sense that they are dichromatic in the same way dogs are-- able to see violet, blue, green and yellow, but not ultraviolet or deep red. This is likely because the first mammals lived nocturnally in burrows, to hide from dinosaurs which they shared a planet with at the time. The surviving dinosaurs by contrast, aka birds, have 4 color receptors, and can see considerably more into the UV spectrum than we as humans can.

This is hypothesized to be the reason that so many bird species are so much more colorful than mammals, by and large, whereas birds often take vibrant hues and variable shades, it is very rare to find a mammal species with any variety of colors that aren't a shade of brown, black, white, or yellow. Primates are the odd ones out among mammals, as we have a 3rd color receptor. Some primates have very vibrant colored testicles, really breaking with the mammal mold.

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