I've been gifted an ancient Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 (i957) from 2011.

It's running Honeycomb and works perfectly, though of course it can't do a ton -- a lot of websites won't even fully load.

Any interesting projects I could do to this thing? Is there some alternative OS or something? I know it's a long shot, but if anyone would know, it's you all.

Boosts welcome.

Hello, all. I'm so here is my .

I’m a mild-mannered engineering type by day, and I dabble in drone ambient and when spare time and motivation allow.

My music endeavors have been an on-again/off-again hobby of playing with programs since the early '90s with an Amiga 500. My current DAW of choice is .

Lately, I have been working on music and field recordings.

I once knew a big black dog named D. We'd spot each other from miles away, and both get real excited. When we'd finally meet, I'd gently tap on my chest and D would jump up towards me, turning sideways in midair, and then land in a perfect fetal position against my upper body. Then we'd just stand there, hugging.

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The metaphorical value of one's little life should never be underestimated.

The importance of - especially for - can't be reduced to looks. Making constraints for such customizations, thusly, have other consequences than just the looks of a UI.

One of many reasons customizable UIs is important, is to do w/ . With an older device it's not unusual to have to modify the UI if it is to look decent. Naturally, the harder it is to do those things, the less appealing older devices get. And that we don't need.

unintentionally sappy but i'm serious 

I'd like to know how some of you ended up as such fierce sweetie pies in a world designed to condition you to be a shit person

I just donated to Internet Freedom Foundation, and you should too.

Together we can help defend online freedom, privacy and innovation in #India.

internetfreedom.in/donate/

(They only take donations from Indian citizens at the moment!)

Love isn't a gift, it's a practice. It is something that's offered to you freely, which is why it can be so empowering. That's also why being loved comes with responsibilities.

(Sometimes when I'm struck by this enormous shame, most often about unimportant things like spelling mistakes & whatnot, the only way to combat such an emotional state is to immerse myself in thoughts about something that's equally enormous, but important for real. Like love.)

If anyone missed it last night, I've launched a BBS (yes, an old-school BBS, text interface, you access it via telnet) to act as a chill social hangout for #trans folk.

Since it just went live, it's very small, but if we can grow it into a cozy little community, I think it could be pretty great.

If you're interested in the details, contact me directly.

Boosts are also appreciated!

new friends: with mastodon you afford quite a bit more space for your bio than with Twitter.

if you don't mind a suggestion, do use all that space, more explicit bios are customary on here, and make your profiles much more inviting.

Morning thoughts, unicorns, startup culture 

I think there's a huge desire to find the next unicorn within the UK and Europe and that is to the detriment of our entire tech ecosystem.

We should not be trying to emulate companies that make money out of the capture of millions of accounts and their data.

We should be trying to build an ecosystem of lots of smaller companies and encouraging them to partner together. Creating a culture of cooperation rather than competition.

if your friend who is sound artist, musican, producer, experimental composer has just arrived on fedi, please let me know, I want to know, I want to follow.

:boost_requested:

here's another thing to note about fediverse: since it has no central control there are also bad actors. some of them really bad and mean. we (as network of communities) have however some very good tools to fight these:

on user level mute or block an account or whole instance if harbouring nazis and the like

on instance level report and ask your admin to block a malicious account (or whole instance) for everyone on your instance.

tell fedi about it via

We live in a world where constantly spits us all in the face. But at least in our DEs & other GUIs, we should be able to exist in environments not even remotely connected to any of that. That's just one reason why the ability to customize these spaces is so incredibly important. It cannot be reduced to "looks", as is often the case. A blue accent color _means_ something, a wrench icon _means_ something - way beyond what they mean in any particular UI.

For my toot I thought I'd say something slightly passive-aggressive about love. But let's not talk of love. (Or things we can't untie). Let's just listen to everyone's favourite birthday song and contemplate the day when we were reborn as .

:*

invidious.snopyta.org/watch?v=

Another weekend is upon us, friends, which means we made it through another week. Sooner or later, though, we do have to . Why not do it now, and why not do it to this little ditty about the .

invidious.snopyta.org/watch?v=

Crushing your skull with my warming embrace.

Mimi always sings the right things.

Another toot about art and crying:

I'd heard a bit about , but actually not that much. Sorta by chance I ended up watching it the other night. I started crying at the end of the first scene, and didn't stop. I just couldn't. I wasn't sad, I wasn't euphoric. It's just that some artistic works has a way of speaking one's inner tounge. Doing all the right things, saying all the right things. It was just so incredibly powerful & beautiful.

A heart is always red; a heart is always right.

So here's a really rough blog of my thoughts on self-hosting. It may get updated in the future. But I hope it might be helpful for you all. adikos.net/blog/2022/02/25/on-

Personal, USPOL, Trans rights 

I have a trans child.

One man, our current governor, stands between their vibrant livelihood and the bigotry from the other states enacting these horrible laws.

This is not an acceptable situation for us, or for anyone else in this country.

These unconscionable laws may not be allowed to stand anywhere in our nation.

We must fight their bigotry and fascism with every breath...

With every thought.

With every keystroke.

With every action.

No one is free until we all are.

I have always advocated for the rights of the marginalized, now I have a personal reason to get angry about it though...

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