I used to be on scifi.fyi. That instance has been down long enough that I'm not sure that it is coming back up.
The last thing I did was request a copy of my data there. I did not have a chance to actually collect the data.
I guess that makes this my primary account now. I used a different user icon there, but I was still "yam655". I'm almost always "yam655."
I have had an idea for a wacky project kicking around in my head for months and I want to try and bring it to life as part of my Film Preservation efforts.
I want to commission some new, original scores for silent films. There are a couple near the top of my list, and I have some faint feels about style, but I'm really just looking for musicians who think this is a neat idea and want to work with me to create something cool.
Why did I call the my album "A.I.nktober Prompts"?
I took @janellecshane's 31 "A.I.nktober Prompts (Temperature 1.2)" which were neural net-generated Inktober prompts, and used them for song prompts.
This means I improvised 31 songs, of varying length, and even more varying quality.
What do you know, I did it!
It's pay-if-you-want. I didn't get started until I woke up, and I woke up ~13 hours ago, so I think it qualifies as an #AlbumADay.
It's my usual lofi, improvised, folk acapella. There's some real nice songs, with the usual amount of death and vengeance mixed in.
I have neither kids nor work tomorrow, so it'll also be an #AlbumADay.
Yeah, I know, I've not won #NaNoWriMo yet. It would be perfect day to write. But... I have Write-Ins scheduled for both Friday and Saturday, so I don't really need to...
I can't remember which song it was where there was a giant space tongue that went around licking people. There was no body or anything, and it didn't hurt anyone. It was one of those songs about mild annoyances.
I offer Public Universal Friend, reborn genderless in 1776, as a counterpoint to people who think non-binary identities are a new thing. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_Universal_Friend
Youtube, Google, widespread account terminations
Markiplier put on a Youtube livestream to promote the new (really awesome) choose-your-own-adventure YT series thing he put out. In the stream he played through the game and asked chat to use specific emotes to vote which way to go.
Google’s automated systems detected this as malicious spam and completely terminated the entire Google account of hundreds of viewers.
Mark is so pure though, he’s personally championed calling out Google to fix it, probably to his own massive detriment. Last I heard he got through to someone I guess, so it’s being fixed now. Only because a major producer called them out.
However it highlights something important: Google can yeet you for any reason and if they do, you lose access to all your services. Automated anti-harassment/anti-spam catches you in a false positive on Youtube? You lose your gmail, docs, android account, everything.
Every single person who appealed for reinstatement got denied by another automated system, and then were told “there is nothing more you can do, this is the end of the workflow”.
YT also just updated their TOS to express they can and will terminate accounts that are “commercially nonviable”, meaning they’ve put on the table that they can terminate you if your footprint-to-profit ratio is low.
Do not rely on Google. If you have YT vids, back them up. If you rely on gmail, consider an alternative; especially for emailed 2FA logins.
Just… christ z_z;
Crowdfunding for PhD admin fees
So I created a go fund me to help raise some cash since I'm on the road to the PhD (I'm living off savings, check to check atm and I can't get a job in Barca bc no visa)
Pls boost and share and I thank you for your support here in the fediverse! From being Patrons & also pre-ordering books (Out soon!!) and general wonderfulness, thank you!!
I'm trying to keep track of the mass migrations to Mastodon that have happened.
I think it started with:
- early adopters, programmers, FOSS people
- tons of peeps in Japan
- furry community moving off Twitter
- LGBTQ+ folks leaving twitter
- people who saw that polygon article (me) or heard about it when it started getting mentioned on hackernews
- comics/artists leaving twitter
- NSFW blogs leaving Tumblr
- sex workers
- and now, Indian politics Twitter users
Am I missing any big moments?
here we go, i've finally actually posted something on bandcamp
this is my first album, a collection of instrumentals from my first few years of composing and producing by myself between 2016 and 2018
i called it anxiety because that felt like a common theme between the sounds so... be warned
it'll be up on streaming services soon enough too
new material is also *hopefully* on the way soon
And as we've seen, white folks no matter what political side they profess, will come at you *hard* when you take away their privilege when it comes to accessing communities they are not a part of. In my experience, they revert pretty quickly to the same hateful posture of the people the are allegedly against.
Not behaving like a bigot really isn't a hard ask. Not being a random dickhead to people you don't know is a pretty low bar.
If we can't even meet there, everything else is irrelevant.
money, feel free to help me/boost
ok i scheduled for my windshield to be replaced thursday and it’s gonna be like 500$
which will empty all my money tbh so i guess no groceries this week lmao
For a little information on how this kind of carving is done without it all collapsing in on itself ° http://unlicensed.plague.doctor/2018/10/21/pumpkin1-2018/
I'm old. I have kids. I'm never lewd.
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