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fishing in the memory hole (370 words) 

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kindly try to avoid using your fervently held beliefs to invalidate my life experience


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*Watches VC-funded product that was never going to have ads and would always be free grow ads and paid features*

Who could have foreseen this.
Now the promises have shifted a bit, certain parts of the product will never have ads, and certain parts of it will remain free.

Begpost, asking for rent please boost 

🤦‍♀️ Let's be clear, many folks online need anonymity for their safety. Between this and online harms lots of people who need privacy will be in very real danger.
RT @aarjanistan
so predictable

unfortunately every time someone tries to find an answer to it, they're met with a wall of condescension and scorn because "obviously it's a good thing, what's wrong with you? Google our Lord and Saviour always knows best"

...because it's shit behaviour. the default should obviously be what you typed and no more. but there's no way i can find to change it.

help, how do i stop chromium from insisting that i want to go to the most recent thing that starts with what i actually want to search for

(eg. if i had the misfortune to type "wombles" having previously searched for "wombles theme tune", and don't check before pressing enter, chromium will cheerfully autocomplete it to "wombles theme tune" and send me off there. i hate this behaviour so much!)

A while back, I made a poor life choice. I am providing this information free of charge so that maybe you can avoid the heartache it's brought me.

I bought a fridge a while back. Shopped around, the usual, found one I could live with that lacked any smart features. Nice sort of space gray metal on the outside.

Got delivered and installed one day, by some nice folks. And it turns out, to my shock and horror, that the fridge is not magnetic. No fridge magnets. No little whiteboards. No reminders held up by letter magnets that totally don't spell something obscene. No magnet poetry that absolutely is obscene. And now I'm stuck with this fridge until it dies.

So, don't be like me. When you're shopping for a fridge, take a magnet.

one more addition to the opsix wishlist: EG time scaling! yamaha synths do this by default, and it's essential for a lot of imitative / naturalistic FM patches

there's not even a straightforward modulation routing for envelope time; you can modulate attack, decay and release times for each operator using custom mod routings, but you only get 12 of those per voice

oh. while we're on this, one other wish: a sustain length parameter, like the DX11 (sort of) and Fusion have. i'm not going to demand full-on DX7-style envelopes, because the one or two occasions they're useful are outweighed by the tedium of having to program them for *everything* - but being able to break up / fade out the sustain would be really handy

i swear power is getting less reliable in this village - we had a power cut at 12.40pm or so, and while that might have been a scheduled outage to connect up a new build (that was the cause of the last one, seemingly... but it affected a much wider area than they said it would), the electricity level bounced around for a good 20 minutes afterwards

thankfully i'd made a copy of it at some point in the past to go into another phone

so the next hour or two (or more) is going to be spent finding out exactly how long it takes to copy 30GB from a phone to a microSD card

. . . This May Take A While . . .

when you absent-mindedly let windows "repair" your microSD with 30GB of HE-AAC compressed music on it, forgetting that you formatted it as ext3

It is a universal truth: People will not read the important information you desperately need them to read

PinePhone Pro, huh? does that mean they'll finish this one before releasing it?

in light of the recent Netflix news (reinstated the white employee who spoke out against transphobia only to turn around and fire the black walkout organizer bc they thought people would raise less of a fuss) take a moment to appreciate the fact that piracy is easy and free

Karrot is a free open source platform for sharing real life resources (for example excess food, to prevent it going to waste).

You can follow the project at:

➡️ @karrot

The main instance is at

You can find the source code at

(The emphasis is on food, but the platform can be used to share anything.)

#Karrot #Activism #CoOp #CoOperative #FoodSharing #FoodAndDrink #FoodWaste #Food #FOSS #FLOSS #Libre #FreeSoftware #OpenSource #NGOs #Environment

Trans people, politics, we live in a society 

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