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I'm working on an alternative media type for . I expect it to be contentious, so I'd like to hear some thoughts on what y'all would like to see in an extension Gemtext.

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this sale is tomorrow, I'd love to get more donations so I can get more fruit trees

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and now theres ramp seeds available nearby too! too much i wanna get :(

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A lot apothecary is holding a sale of medicinal plants theyve cultivated. Send me money so I can get what I want and add them to the GAZ garden. (Local Black/Indigenous folk, if there is medicine you want me to focus on growing up for us, let me know and ill prioritize getting and growing it for you if i can.)

ko-fi.com/emsenn

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:boost_ok: :ablobcatwave: Please boost this post if you would like the EFF to join the fediverse. :ablobcatbongo:

In a survey the EFF sent me, I suggested they create an account on the fediverse, so they can reach more supporters and support innovative free software that promotes interoperability among platforms, something they've advocated for in the past, too.

If you can boost this post, maybe I'll be able to show them that there are quite a few users who would like them here!

The EFF is the infamous nonprofit organisation that fights for privacy, government transparency, and digital freedom. Their fight is very important, and the EFF is very special to me. https://www.eff.org/about https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_Frontier_Foundation

You can see some of their work here https://www.eff.org/work

In the meantime, you can follow @eff, which is an unofficial mirror of their Twitter.
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@josias @be @avalos @alcinnz Copyright exists not so that artists can have rights, but so that they can sell away their rights.

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@josias It would help blind people too, who to this day use different EPUB readers and such, from Apple's Books app to Nov.el in Emacs, to read in a more accessible, or more comfortable, environment. We also have $400 devices that read EBooks, among other audio-player related functions.

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@avalos @be This is why I think we should make methods of breaking DRM more accessible, and improve the distribution of DRM-removed media (unauthorized copying). But that might just make them even more aggressive.

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Second reminder that DRM is effective.

No reasonable anti-DRM activist would use lack of effectiveness as an argument against it, because it's very effective. If you don't believe me, it's because you can't see the wider picture.

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Here's my concerns about starting a co-op:

1. Is it easy to launch?
2. How much resources are required?
3. How do I get compensated?
4. Can it work across nations?
5. How can we keep it faithful to the original mission?

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Thanks for voting! So I guess two thirds of a semitone is a tertitone, according to majority opinion.

Follow-up question: How would you pronounce "terti-"? (Boosts welcome again.)

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Can we end artificial scarcity. Please?

When you're thanked for something and didn't see the thank-you for over a year: thanks.rust-lang.org/rust/1.50

(the contributions: github.com/rust-lang/rust-clip)

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go make a site about how you love apples, go make a site with a page dedicated to your pet spider, don't bother with a 'contact me' page, don't follow the 'industry standard', do things that get worse seo (but still consider accessibility!), go make a single beige page with everything inside a <pre> tag, go fill your footer with dancing flower gifs

go make something you find neat and personal

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would you (yes, you!) like to be featured on a world-famous podcast with 3 potential listeners? then keep reading!!!

im making a stupid podcast for school, and im not going to be taking this thing seriously at all. in spirit of this, i'm going to include fake ads in between sections of my podcast.

here's the requirements if you wanna participate:
- 30 sec max
- must be an improv ad read about a FAKE product
- pls not potato audio quality

i'll be accepting submissions up until next sunday (april 17), so there's no rush. just plop your .wav recording as a reply (dm if you're shy) in this thread, and i'll choose the best fake ad

pls hit that rt button because it would be really awkward if i had to do the fake ad reads myself. thx ly guys
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Stack overflow is doing weird things for April Fools day. Unfortunately, I do not happen to have 3D glasses on me.

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Software Doldrums
by Rek and Devine of Hundred Rabbits.

This talk, which was featured as a keynote at LibrePlanet 2022, is about the dangers and shortcomings of relying on always-online proprietary platforms. Hundred Rabbits will share how they reimagined their software to encourage the reuse, repair and maintenance of existing hardware.

media.libreplanet.org/u/librep

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