Does anyone know any good (self-hosted?) collaborative drawing tools.
I found, but 6 years since last update is a long time for a web thing based on nodejs

Shout out to _Marcus_ on irc:// I showed up with a question about live capture with an Olympus OMD EM5-II, and he was not only friendly and helpful, but fixed the bug I was hitting.

April Fools has been cancelled in observance of "Be Awesome to your Neighbor" day

COVID19 AprilFool 

University: Please use MS Teams to lecture. We paid for it, and it's very enterprise.

Me: M'kay, let me try this. Some of these WebRTC based thingies are OK.

MS: No screen sharing for you. But video and audio work fine. Err. Audio works mostly. Please install our giant ball of Electron. It totally be better then the browser, because, uh, it's /our/ browser.

Me: oh ffs. Installs jitsi-meet on server.

Today: 1 screen sharer, 20 audio, text messages.
1G RSS ~800 kb/s

Since apparently my life for the forsseable future is one long video call, I need to up my headphone / microphone game. Probably wired to work without hassles on my Debian powered computers, but I'm open to ideas.

What do people suggest? I hear gamer headphones are a good option, if one can get behind the aesthetic. Or find a more sober looking pair.

Let's make remote-work easier for everyone during these difficult times! We have set up a videoconferencing service based on #jitsi, on a EU-based server with good connectivity.
It's open to everyone and offers all guarantees in term of #privacy
Stay safe!


covid19, mental health 

I realized all the pandemic jargon is familiar from the novels of Seanan McGuire.

Umm. Hi. Me again. I've been absent out of sheer sloth. It turns out to be too much work to break out the yubikey just to log in to masto and post some nonsense.

Me, a computer scientist: Why yes, I am working on a perl script to generate input to an emacs-lisp program to generate PDF that calls emacs to evaluate racket snippets, why do you ask?

So people, are Shearwater dive computers as great as the internet claims? Thinking about a Perdix AI, although it's probably more computer than this warm water rec diver will ever need. There don't seem to be many active display computers that are not also way more technical than I'll need in the forseeable future,

Now wondering if I can use "Jet-lag" as an excuse for symptoms of aging and malaise for the rest of the year...

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So jet-lagged from 14h time change from Japan (or 10h time change, if you want to make it sound less impressive), went to sleep at 9PM on new years eve. On the other hand, first one in my house to greet 2020. The dog was happy to have breakfast at 5AM, then went back to sleep.

I started playing with simplescreenrecorder [1], and for some reason I find the preview feature mildly hilarious.

[1]: Which hasn't annoyed me in the first ten minutes.

To everyone who still makes text-based tutorials, thank you!

I'd much rather follow a text tutorial than wait 15+ minutes for a video tutorial to load.

Your work is very much underappreciated. Thanks again! 💜


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