A tool to simply "move" your Spotify end-of-year playlists to Bandcamp.

Paste your playlist URL and hit Find and it'll hook you up with the artists on BandCamp.

(This is your regular reminder that Spotify is awful for musicians and is destroying podcasts.)



I can really recommend the podcast Behind the Bastards.


The most recent two are about police unions in USA. The first ones I listened to was the 6 part special called "Behind the Police". Really enlightening.

The ones about Zuckerberg were also really great.

Robert Evans is a journalist, and knows what he's doing. If you're curious about Sophie who's also on the show, she's a bit in the background because she's the producer and not a cohost. That confused me a bit when I started listening to it. She's got a bigger part in the other podcast Worst Year Ever which is also pretty nice to listen to when you're mad about the world.

I just did something I've been meaning to do for years. I just replaced the chip in my Kinesis Advantage keyboard with a Teensy++ 2.0, following the 2013 Stapelberg project.

This feels great. It feels like I'm getting somewhere with my understanding of electronics and soldering.

I think this might be the start of a great . I'm excited.

Thanks Michael Stapelberg! Thanks @zekjur!

:boost_ok: BIPOC companies to order from instead of LUSH 

@twistylittlepassages EU friendly alternatives would be appreciated 🙏

:boost_ok: BIPOC companies to order from instead of LUSH 

Indigenous-owned skincare companies (scroll down to beauty/skincare/health): http://www.beyondbuckskin.com/p/buy-native.html

Black-owned skincare companies:
in Portland: https://bahiahoney.com/

Feel free to reply with more!

@ljwrites Hello. Very interesting reading about your translations. Language is fun.

Re Korean TV. I've been trying to find this Korean remake of a British series called Life on Mars. I really liked the original when it came out and thought it would be fun to watch the remake. Any idea of where I might be able to find it with English subtitles? If you don't mind me asking.

The Sims, capitalism n' stuff 

Me, playing The Sims as a kid: "Man, it's so hard to get anything done! By the time my character gets home from work they cook and have enough time to go to sleep, and barely make enough to pay bills so I can't even upgrade anything. Let alone have time for socialization or self-improvement!"

Me, now: "Oh"

@alcinnz I'd also recommend Emily Gundelsberger's "On the clock" which expands greatly on the topic of the last sentence of the above paragraph.

The book is less theoretical and more empirical, mostly based on the author's personal experiences.

We need not only books about facts and figures but also those that help us understand problems at a more visceral level.


thanks to the magic of @write_as my current :nanowrimo: #NaNoWriMo project is now available as a rough and ready e-book, if you like reading on e-ink readers or dedicated reader software instead of on the web.

And honestly, who could blame you?

Anyway, free epub downloads here:


I'm trying to visualize how combat would work inside the rotating drum of a spaceship. Like, if it was large enough to farm in, and rotated fully to give the feeling of 1g gravity, how would rounds react if shot directly up at another part of the drum?

"The European Parliament secures a big win for the Right to Repair as MEPs come together across political divisions and stand by consumers and the environment in the fight against throw-away products."

🛠️ #RightToRepair


Okay who will be the first FOSS conference to stream via the newly updated #peertube ?!

We wanted alternatives, we supported it, now we need to use it.

Make your mark on history, I dare you;)

#streaming #foss #opensource #conference #activitypub #fediverse #alternatives

Every manpage should have an EXAMPLES that shows how to do the very basic, most obvious thing with the command line tool or library function.


Having learned a bit more about low-profile switches and microcontrollers, I decided to redo my old #stenotype project. I picked 25g switches, because when chording, the forces add up very quickly. Also this time I have a number bar. Unfortunately it's not yet fully functional, because I haven't implemented NKRO for CircuitPython yet. I need more than 6 keys pressed at the same time, so it's either NKRO or I could implement the serial protocol used by real stenotypes perhaps.


New Record! I managed to write 545 words in a single sitting, which is a personal best, not just this year, but last year included!

In any case, that took me from 1700 words to 2245 words, and 918 words left to beat last years text, I think I might actually get there in a few more sessions! Which is lucky, since I have only 5 days left of november - and I'm 99% sure I'm not going to write on all of them.

In case you're curious, the whole text is readable here: https://nanonosk.neocities.org/
(And will continually be available as I write it)

#NaNoWriMo #NaNoNosk

Just logged into linkedin for the first time in months and months. So disgusted by all the job postings involving AWS/Amazon/Google/etc etc etc that I wrote literally the first ever post I've made on linkedin.

Let's see how it's received...

Been daydreaming about a video game I'd love to see made about penetration testing/social engineering where you'd have to try and break into buildings and steal/plant stuff. Ideally it would feature both physical and cyber penetration.

Basically similar concept to hitman but without the murder and with a big focus on recon. Research the site online and find out about an open day happening, or find their id badge design to clone and stuff like that. Putting together a cover is half the mission.

Multilingual people from around the world, are there other languages with so many acronyms and abbreviations as English?

Is English an exception for having so many, or Portuguese (and I guess Spanish) the exception for having so few?

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