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The @eff needs to make an app that parodies those "which Character are you" things on and

Instead of choosing your Harry Potter or Star Wars likeness, it shows you the data it knows about you over your head.

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The internet is often praised for speed, instant communication.

We use things people said online to crucify them. We talk of futures we fear or delight in, but it is all in the past.

The internet is far from instant. People change every moment. We have to stop condemning each other.

I'm not against debate, but remember we're all suffering and the below each side of an argument is someone suffering.

Has WordPress rebranded to TrackerDataAbomination yet?

I've been running CalyxOS for a week now on my phone. It is real solid.

It feels very secure, but I am a bit unsure of how much of their privacy protection relies on their VPN. I have been using NextDNS for a number of years and think it does a fantastic job. I cannot use Calyx VPN and a private DNS at the same time. So, I have been sticking to Next DNS.

Also, Magic Earth is impressive.

Decided to update my Recovery and possibly try another ROM. Installed new Recovery via a terminal shell in the old recovery.

Decided I have done this 8.2 million times, what's one more? Clean install of 7.1.

Permission issues persist.

Tried "Fix Permissions" in Recovery 3.2 million times, so what's one more with the newer Recovery?

Worked. 😩

Installing Octo4a now.

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2 Days later. Most of my hair has been pulled out.

My recovery was ancient on the old Android phone. Installed 7.1 ROM and all sorts of permissions issues.

Clean installed old ROM, back to 4.4. Everything is groovy. Ocoto4a, still not happy. It was worth a try with a clean install.

So permissions...hmm.

I tried a number of things, like spitting out a window, spinning around 3 times and praising mother moon.


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My old Android device was on 4.4. The OcotoPrint for Android (octo4a) prefers 5.0 and up.

Hmm, I think this ol' beast can do no better...

Oh, someone has a custom ROM that's based on, whoa! version 7.1?

This will be interesting. 🤞

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Also, in my quest for help it would seem there are lots of tools within an open source software called Octoprint.

This human doesn't have a spare Rasperry Pi to hook up and run the software. But... I do have some old Android phones.

So...I need the USB port to connect to the printer. I took the battery apart in my 2012 phone. I used the connector from the battery pack to hard wire juice.

Installed Octoprint and... issues.

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Got a print to work, finally. However, there was still issues. I sort of cheated to get the print right by using a glue stick. Obviously my print bed is warped.

So, new firmware upgrade time.

Ugh. Tested vanilla firmware. Got it working. Need to go back in and uncomment the bed leveling.


Went to a local shop to get some different filament because now I print in , I guess?

They were very informative. I had heard that the printer ships with some horrible adjustment springs and they sold me some silicone spacers.

That totally f'ed me for printing for almost a week. Seriously frustrated and annoyed.

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Printed a pretty flawlessly. Seriously, there was a bit that was not great, but it was so minute that you could buff it out.

So, I went about printing all the things you the Ender 3 should have came with. Covers, guides, etc.

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Got a 3D printer for x-mas from my sister. Honestly, I think it is because I asked her and her partner to make me something with theirs. Hahaha.

What comes to mind when you hear the term "Afro-punk?"

I was invited to participate in an art show and the theme is Afro-punk.


Imagine choosing an employer based on their mission and role in the world versus the pay.

If you think about it, many of the things the EFF fights against are also tools used in their fight. For example, if you believe social media algorithms are damaging and manipulative should you work for a place that simultaneously fights algorithms by using those very algorithms to get noticed?


Project A- Nov 6/8
Project B- No solid date, but is needed to market an event at end of Jan.
Project C- No solid date but needed before xmas.

Project A, zero responses from producer I am to interview. Finally on the 6th a musician gets back to me. Making due with backup plan to interview them. On the 7th I transcribe interview & write 1400 word story. Relieved to finish.

Today, main contact contacts editor. Editor says interview them. Anxiety is back. This feels like trauma

I just feel like I have 42 things on my plate.

@sean What's up friend? DM'ed you a while ago. Then, we cancelled a recording last night and Paul mentioned maybe trying to make it up whenever you're available.

Some days rejection is easier to deal with than others.

And so, we've moved from "Oh wow thanks for volunteering to do these layouts and designs! It's beautiful!"

Now, it is more like client and designer.


You are FREE to become a boxer. You may enter the ring and exchange blows with another human. However, punching me outside the ring is assault. If someone chooses to not vaccinate they are endanger me and the rest of the world. Surely that is assault, yes?

@kai What's your media box these days? I feel like we talked about this once.

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