ive been seeing a lot of mirrors of the youtube-dl source, which is great, but i think the more difficult issue is actually developing the software further. since there's no primary location for issues tracking or discussion, itll be hard to make and propogate changes. maybe they could go the linux/git route and use a mailing list?

why is all caps associated with yelling? at what point did we decide thats how we were going to use the english language?

if the RIAA didnt want their videos to be downloaded, maybe they shouldn't have put them on the website that half of the world downloads videos from billions of times per day? oh, its ok when they're downloaded through a web browser but not through a command line application?

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Reminder to folks in the fediverse (more specifically new folks), add a profile picture to your account. It makes it a lot easier to remember who you are and gives less the impression of you just being a spambot or something.

Bonus: You're personally expressing yourself :)

Boosts encouraged

i was having issues with my raspberry pi a week ago and i just now realized it was because i `dd`'d a .zip file instead of the unzipped .img onto my sd card. proof that a CS/EE degree is worthless.

can we just like delete the linux audio stack and start over?

How do you groan in other languages? Like if someone says a bad pun or tells you to do something that you don't want to do? Is it 'ugh' in other languages too?

Is there a CC-like license where commercial use is only allowed if it is modified? Basically CC-BY-NC-ND + CC-BY-SA-OnlyDerivatives
I'm not sure what anyone would use it for, but it seems like a thing that should exist?

Are there more popular alternatives to wikiversity? I like the concept, but it seems like not a lot of people use it.

It turns out Uber did more or less what I wanted to do about 2 years ago. eng.uber.com/h3/
I personally really disagree with almost everything about Uber, but this one thing is 100% on my wavelength. I'm really not sure how to feel about this. On one hand, Uber isn't inherently good or bad, it's just an amoral entity created in and optimized for a flawed system. Should I be mad at Uber for abiding by unethical rules? or glad that they're able to do cool things despite these circumstances?

Are there any FOSS language learning programs? 

I'm imagining like a command line thing that gives me sets of sentences to translate organized into like lessons and stuff, but really anything tangentially related would be helpful.
I've seen Anki, and it seems alright.

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People need to know that they do NOT HAVE TO PAY for having a website, shell access, gopher site, free radio shows...
AND you do not have to pay by selling your soul and attention by advertizing!
Free - as in freedom/freespeech AND free as in free beer for decades are available at
sdf.org/ and at
Yes, they solicit donations, but not ravenously upon your attention span.
You can have a website. You can be a radio DJ with a scheduled show!! Come on! Boost!

Would any of y'all consider yourselves passionate about cartography? I have a couple ideas that I want to pass by someone who has a better understanding of maps than I do.

On the bright side, I learned how to script stuff for GIMP, which isn't immediately useful, but I'm sure it'll come back up at some point in the future

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I've spent the last 3 hours automating a desktop wallpaper toolchain that can load an image, add a colored outline, add a simple background pattern.
The original 3 wallpapers that I made in this stype took about 2 minutes each, which means for this to have been worth automating, I need to make 90 wallpapers.

Guess I better get started.

Sometimes I go back to Windows thinking it'll be different this time, and every time, I end up even angrier at Microsoft and propreitary software

I just had a weirdly vivid dream where I made a keyboard with keycaps made of watermelon. The action was a little heavy, though very satisfying. It was also very tasty, except the top row, which was a little underripe.

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