Called out by this owl documentary on Curiosity Stream
(the narrator actually said : "Owls don't have ball-shaped eyeballs like us" )

When buying Meg Boggs's book on Libro.fm, it gave me two options. It turns out that BOTH are body goals -- become "bitch who fight bears in the forest" (her viral TikTok) OR become a fucking Megalodon.

Please, don't panic: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy has been published on October 12, 1979.

Exactly 42 years ago 🙊

The NYPD has a formerly secret surveillance slush fund which was uncovered by community groups, including @STOPspying, a member of the Electronic Frontier Alliance. wired.com/story/nypd-secret-fu

So if I want to read some reporting on the 4 month + long strike at the Warrior Met coal mine in Alabama, apparently Elle magazine is the place to go. The NYT, WaPo, CNN, MSNBC, not so much.

elle.com/culture/career-politi

how to make stuff sound like a phone call:

add white noise.
add some clipping.
high pass: 300 Hz
low pass: 3500 Hz
add some compression/limiting

if you’re emulating a radio conversation, dial up the white noise, maybe dial down the low pass extra, and add some sine waves that drift randomly.

like this:

concept: a fashion magazine call the anarchist look book

Job Posting - DevOps - 100% Remote 

Boosts appreciated!

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Job Posting - DevOps - 100% Remote 

Hello Fediverse! The team I'm on is looking to add a couple DevOps folks. We're already a distributed team supporting education tech, with members in UK, Kyiv, and 3 US TZs. Please refer awesome folks you know, especially folks who are underrepresented in tech.
smrtr.io/6hDK2 - NOA/LATAM
smrtr.io/6hDWP - AMEA

Job Posting - DevOps - 100% Remote 

Hello Fediverse! The team I'm on is looking to add a couple DevOps folks. We're already a distributed team supporting education tech, with members in UK, Kyiv, and 3 US TZs. Please refer awesome folks you know, especially folks who are underrepresented in tech.
smrtr.io/6hDK2 - NOA/LATAM
smrtr.io/6hDWP - AMEA

If you're in the #Houston area, the Houston Computer Museum is liquidating its entire collection, mostly pre-2000 machines: facebook.com/marketplace/item/ Selected images of available items attached. #retrocomputing

"It took two and a half years and one national security incident, but Venmo did it, folks: users now have privacy settings to hide their friends lists. Now, it should
make privacy the default, not an option buried in the settings. eff.org/deeplinks/2021/06/vict"

I got some more pics when the sun came out! I am so dang happy with this! it was such a big undertaking in such an awful year and it's for someone I care a lot about and I really wanted it to be this beautiful.

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