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Just looked at some projects on Github and saw that the site no longer advertises a standard git command to copy for repo cloning. Now they encourage the use of 'Github CLI' with the syntax of 'gh repo clone'.

No doubt it's a wrapper around git that will slowly gain features that git won't add because there is no need for them.

They are no longer a 'git hub', they are a 'repo space'.

All leading to the classic, Embrace, Extend, Extinguish.

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gab, soapbox, fediblock 

Why do I block anything using soapbox (the full thing, or just the FE).

"Mastodon and Gab, for laying the groundwork for this to happen. Could not have done it without you."


So yeah, I will #fediBlock anything that uses that piece of software

I watched this video on media criticism of Wolfenstein: The New Order, and it was so good that I bought the game on steam and playing it now (It runs really well on steam-on-linux).

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Here's an interesting use of map from #OpenStreetMap : mapping
the sounds of the forests.

How does it sound in your part of the world?

Lots of submissions from Europe, but everywhere else is sparse. I wonder if any of you folks from the corner of the world are keen to share something.

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"Just because there is now a multi-billion-dollar industry based on the abject betrayal of our privacy doesn’t mean the sociopaths who built it have any right whatsoever to continue getting away with it"

Great post!

DId I mention that facebook sucks. When doing any credit card transactions on facebook it automatically saves your information. It doesn't let you opt out.

I needed to edit a video which I haven't done in a while and I got to use new the new 20.08.0 version

Now kdenlive has vectroscope, under color mode. I also like the ideas of having different editing modes and optimizing UI for that).
Kdenlive no longer crashes when I use Experimental GPU processing, I think I no longer need to generate proxies.

I finally managed to get darktable to work by removing mesa-opencl-icd package.

I kept getting error message ": CommandLine Error: Option 'polly' registered more than once!
LLVM ERROR: inconsistency in registered CommandLine options"

Discussion is here --

For a long time I suspected a bug in nvidia drivers was causing this, but it turned out that the bug in LLVM.

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#Kdenlive 20.08 is out with nifty features like Interface Layouts, Multiple Audio Stream support, Cached data management and Zoom bars but one may argue that the highlights of this release are stability and interface improvements.

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One of my favorite things about Android is how stuff like this can pop up and you don't interact with it and it goes away and you have no idea what happened, it feels very safe and respectful.

I’m watching this video on the history of guitar and I realized that for me to learn new things, I need to know how the thing’s history, how it originated, what where the improvements, etc...

Then I’m ready for theory and practice session.

So I picked a guitar I bought 12 years ago and now I try to tune it

We Will Become Silhouettes by The Postal Service is pertinent again.

I don't like that. I always thought of it as a fun "world is ending in a full on nuclear exchange" song.

birdsite ideas on improving discourse 

I was listening to 'Well, there's your problem" podcast, and I couldn't resist not following one of their thought....

Now I have twitter account leftie69420 so whenever I feel annoyed I can tell elon to go and eat shit

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Heinlein again 

Heinlein was surprisingly racist for someone who opposed racism and surprisingly creepy for someone who respected women’s agency and believed strongly in consent. Medlesohn wants to do the “product of his time” thing but I think it’s more useful to look at him as a prototypical facts-and-logic bro, shaped by his time studying engineering at a naval academy. He works on rules and fucks up because he’s not capable of understanding others’ subjectivity.

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When you have 30 projects running concurrently.... you get a tray system as a matter of survival. I work directly from the trays, moving them to/from my workbench. No cleanup needed to swap projects - just swap trays. #leanmanufacturing #engineer


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