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This disturbing AI-generated beat-boxing is haunting my brain but also it also compels me to come back and listen again.

"A simple LM3915 based VU meter" by Mohit Bhoite.

This guy's site is full of beautiful free form electronics.

Fantastic kinetic sculpture found in a front yard nearby. I need to up my yard-art game.

A Facebook recruiter reached out to me about a job opportunity. I responded, politely, that I was morally opposed to Facebook, both the company and its core product. It felt good. He didn't respond further.

Wondered around Portland for a while yesterday just capturing the fall moods.

Bax kitten on meh guitar. ๐Ÿฑ ๐ŸŽธ

We now return you to your regularly scheduled programming, consisting mostly of cat pictures and animated pixel art.

Mastodon is not a good place to share private data. It's a distributed set of SQL databases. There's no real oversight or accountability. There's not really even an attempt to secure anything. There's no encryption, even for DMs. It's all stored in plaintext in Postgres (and often elsewhere, like Elasticsearch and Amazon S3).

Mastodon is kinda like Twitter, except... imagine 5000 hackers running 5000 instances and all of them have root access and a copy of the database.

This probably isn't going to end well for people who have an expectation of privacy.

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i run my own instance just for me