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Assigned my student to confirm identifications on for our distribution modeling project, and he's already on top of the ID leaderboard!

Can anybody point me to a DSLR star photography tutorial? The last time I tried taking photos of stars was many years ago and I forgot everything.
#photography
Please boost.

In the midst of this pandemic, you can make informed decisions about what digital tools work best for you and your communities, and use security and privacy best practices to protect yourself and others. eff.org/deeplinks/2020/03/what

today we're launching the campaign for the Keyboardio Atreus, the ultraportable ergonomic mechanical keyboard!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/keyboardio/atreus

I've been selling these as DIY #mechanicalkeyboard kits for over 5 years, but now working together with @obra we're able to offer a fully-assembled version at a significantly lower price; check it out!

update: the funny smell in my home office disappeared after a shower; still no idea what caused it, just glad it's gone.

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I'm sorry but if the FCC thinks no one should be without internet during the pandemic, it should be a public utility, like water and power. PERIOD.

arstechnica.com/tech-policy/20

uspol 

any change that happens in the US will be at the behest of a well organized movement. the person in the white house can be an ally to that or not. i too think it would be nice to have an ally there, but it doesn't change the strategy at all if there is a neo-con wearing a liberal mask there or a far-right demagogue instead

the power is with the people. we have to fight to take it all. all power to all the people

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Hello world!

We're slowly making progress towards our first product. It's a standard 65% PCB with hotswap sockets. It's powered by the open source software QMK and it features a standard ISO-layout to fit as much people as possible.

Our goal is to make custom keyboards easy and available for everyone.

#MechanicalKeyboards

I have a question for the people owning a #pinephone.

I really like the concept of the #pinephone and i can order one today.

Do you think it will be updated/polished enough to eventually be used as a daily driver? I really don't want to get it and not be able to use it daily as i think that it would not be ecological for met to get it for a short time use object.

What are your opinions?

I would like to fund someone to build a todoist like interface to #orgmode. Contact me. Boosts welcome.

#emacs

Huh, an awesome documentary about the porytral of Native Americans in film in the 20th Century produced in part by the National Film Board of Canada is on Netflix

And it's not playable in Canada.

🙄

(You should absolutely watch "Reel Injun" (2009) if you can, it looks like a really great documentary: gizmodo.com/reel-injun-looks-a)

#AskMastodon #askfediverse

What are news and media stuff on the fediverse?

I'm interested in seeing what news and media coverage there are on the fediverse. Only one I know is @gamingonlinux which cover games.

I have a huge preference for libre software type stuff and non profit and community-built organizations. 😁

#news #media #libresoftware #opensource

"The city of Dunkirk in northern France launched a revamped bus system last year with a twist – it’s completely free. A new study shows that the programme is not only revitalising the city center but also helping the environment. (...) In this largely working-class city, “people of limited means say they’ve rediscovered transport” – a prerequisite to finding a job, maintaining friendships or participating in local arts and culture."

france24.com/en/20190831-franc

small academic rebellion 

every time they ask to use "Times font" I put in Brill (sometimes falling back to Charis for complex IPA). and if they ask "Arial" (for body) I put in Myriad. (unless page counts are involved.)

So far nobody has ever complained about it.

I think "Times" and "Arial" are often used as lay terms for "serif" and "sans".

To #emacs #orgmode users: can you take a minute to fill this survey on whether to change the default settings for 10 options in Org 9.4?

👉 framadate.org/Ufc42EVxS2jO1Ajz

Discussions about this are welcome on the mailing list: lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo

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