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Digital Panoply - Haus Sessions - B2B FLX10 Trial feat. Morph
Check out the 1st-ever "Haus Session" mix with #DigitalPanoply and #Morph as they give the FLX10 its first trial run! ๐ŸŽถ

agummyheart ๐Ÿ  agummyheart
#Soundcloud #House #EDM #Music #edmhaus


Reorg 3.1

Skinner meme from the simpsons with "Is this a failure of leadership?"

"no, the teams are misaligned"

omg, this #JISOO #Flower solo and M/V is absolutely amazing! #KPop #Blinks
ablobcatheart ablobcatheartsqueeze

A number of people have come out of the woodwork to ask me how they can "Help" the Internet Archive.

3 years ago, I wrote an essay about that. It holds up nicely:


Version 5 of Midjourney's commercial AI image-synthesis service can produce photorealistic images at a quality level that some AI art fans are calling creepy and "too perfect." https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2023/03/ai-imager-midjourney-v5-stuns-with-photorealistic-images-and-5-fingered-hands/?utm_brand=ars

๐Ÿ“ธ: @juliewdesign_

Original tweet : https://nitter.it/arstechnica/status/1637216873635889153

Today is a sad day JetNet bought ADSBExchange. The data source for ElonJet/bots not to worry as other networks will be coming up. If you feed ADSBexchange we encourage you to stop feeding. ADSBExchange was founded on the principles of hobbyists community not for profit PE firms. https://www.jetnet.com/news/jetnet-acquires-ads-b-exchange.html

We have a mobile phone and DSLR that can zoom on Moon and get Crystal clear pics. Yet, when it comes to UFOs (or stupid balloons), we still get blurry images and videos. For once in my lifetime, I would like to see something clear and not blurry image/video. Is that too much to ask?

@rtyler YESSSSSSS lean into it

I took a wrong turn somewhere today and now I'm pondering ways to use SQLite on S3 for bad ideas.


Biden's tech priorities focused on and legislation. Here he calls for the passage of legislation to crack down on self-preferencing, like . More context here: https://time.com/6253755/biden-big-tech-state-of-the-union-2023/

#DIY #Hacking #3DPrinting #OpenSource Triple-Screen Laptop DONE RIGHT! ablobcatheart

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUKpY0o5tMo via @DIYPerks agummythumbsup

@stux This is one reason why I only play the free modes in WZ2. ageblobcat

For all non-developers: access to friend-finding tools cannot be assumed to last until the February 9th deadline. So use them while you still can.

Tools that are currently still available that help you find your Twitter friends:


If you're looking for more context what this is all about, you can find that in my weekly newsletter: https://fediversereport.com/last-week-in-the-fediverse-ep-4

It's good to see the #volunteer #ADSB receiver #Community moving to protect their data feeds, and fighting back against a #PrivateEquity group taking over. #OpenSource #ElonJet ๐Ÿ“กโœˆ๏ธ


Do you think flight tracking data should remain open and free? #AskFediverse #AskMastodon ๐ŸŒ

Getting started back up working on some Janky code for the afternoon!

I hope you'll come hang out a bit


The lead attorney for GitHub arguing that using is fair use following precedent from Vs is Annette Hurst, who represented Oracle and personally argued against the verdict in public on Twitter.

Signal Backups :ablobcatcry:
@salt Thanks for sharing the link, although I was aware of the existing tools. โš™๏ธโ›๏ธ

While I'm thrilled that the community has stepped up to provide some tooling for what #Signal is lacking, this is neither sufficient nor does it have any bearing on the lack of consideration for their users that @signalapp is showing. It would be a simple matter to provide an option to "export all" or "export #SMS only", but obviously they would prefer to lock-in users' data. agummysad

cc: @rtyler

@salt @rtyler I've had plenty of @signalapp contacts that have come and gone as #signal users over the last 7 years that I've been using it as my default SMS client. I've donated and championed the use of Signal, but no longer.

Why do I want to export "my" entire message history? Well... besides it being my data and as a consumer, I should have control over my own data. Here's an example of why below. blobcatbusiness

When I did my export last night, it only grabbed the SMS messages. I now have a LOT of threads that are split in half between #SMS and half #Signal messages due to a user joining or closing their signal account over the many many years SMS has been supported.

So I'm being forced to effectively split a large portion of my past message history between two applications with zero ability to take a full export of "my data". blobcatcry

This feels very much like a lock-in tactic or holding my data for ransom more so than anything that will actually make the signal ecosystem better. blobcatcaged

Yours truly,

A sad, frustrated, and upset soon to be ex-Signal user. ๐Ÿ––