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I don't know what I am, but I'm here.

I write a lot about feelings (especially grief) and dissolving the plutonomy. I code; I record original music; I build shelves; I pull out wisteria; I parent; I friend.

In suspended transition from 2000-2016, struggling towards transgirl since then.

So... Rick Beato says that "Fly Away" by Lenny Kravitz uses Auto-Tune in the harmony vocals, because they sound too perfect and "small". (At least one other person in 2000 agrees.)

They don't sound that way to me, though...

On researching this a bit, I got... lots of mixed information.

Auto-Tune came out in 1998, and "Fly Away" was released not long after, so this is clearly possible.

However... it seems evident from a lot of Kravitz's earlier work (e.g. "Let Love Rule" (1989) that that he was quite capable of singing extremely tight melodies without Auto-Tune.

On the other hand, Aerosmith was quite clearly using similar technology in 1989, e.g. "Janie's Got a Gun" -- so I suppose it's possible that Kravitz was also an early user of that tech, before it became more mainstream.

Does anyone have more definitive information about this? I'm curious, as a fan (of both Aerosmith and Kravitz) and as an amateur music producer. (Well, ok, I produce my own songs and have made $20 from selling those recordings online, so I guess technically I'm a professional?)

Also... I have to wonder if Beato would think AtBG (start at time index 2:06) uses autotune for the harmony vocals, cuz... like... I don't have an autotuner.

Status update 

Just went to the shop to take a look at my car. Verified the problem. The shop is being honest with me as far as i can tell.

Final estimate is around $4000. They said it might be less, and shouldn't be more.

How long the repair takes depends on how long the machine shop takes with

I've found a place to stay until vehicle is repaired. Funds for repair is still a bit uncertain.

Any bit helps.

Cashapp $scree

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Since I now have a PhD-in-hand, I'm on the job market!

Skills: Art history & archaeology, digital humanities experience! Teaching! Intro-to-programming workshops! Programming in python, Racket, HTML, CSS! Open Access, FOSS connections, community management!

You can hire me!

...or, in other words, "we don't really know what we're doing".

Password must contain 8-20 characters, at least one upper case letter, one lower case letter, and at least one number. Password must not match the username, contain spaces, 3 or more consecutive letterrs, characters, or numbers (i.e. aaa) or the following characters: " & / < > [ \ ] { | } ~ ^ !

  • Spaces should be allowed and encouraged (it's easier to remember a secure passphrase than a secure password).
  • No 7-bit visible ASCII characters should be disallowed; they increase security.
  • The maximum length should be more like 127 or 255 characters.

The only reason for limitations like this is if you're worried about injection attacks, and that means you're not properly sanitizing your input.

So I'm looking at SpecialExport in ...

...[sees familiar name in the credits; waves at 🌊@brion]...

...because I'm trying to figure out if it makes more sense to rewrite it as as an extension, or add the features I want and submit the result as a pull request. 🤔

Features to add:

  • similar to the "add pages from category" form, a form/button to crawl a given set of pages and include all the File: pages they reference (link or embed)
  • the ability to include the actual files from File: pages, so they don't have to be copied over manually... and the reason why this isn't how that worked from the very beginning is one of many things I do not know about the world

Recommended block: this guy --- see his profile on Gab (I mean, just being on Gab is a red flag but not sufficient grounds for blocking... but check out the first post or two.)

A friend's garden at sunset in oversaturated insta-colours. This may not be exactly how it looked, but rather like it felt to sit there.
#florespondence #photography

...or even better, this list (on the right)?

The dialog on the left shows the server presenting a file with my new MIME-type. I select "Open with", then press "Browse", then I get a "Select helper" dialog with no apps listed, from which I can get to the dialog on the right by pressing "view all applications".

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Turns out it hadn't moved all of them, but just... most of them? Not sure what rhyme or reason there might have been.

Still... don't do that.

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Dagnabbit, , do not move all my windows over to the leftmost monitor just because I make it the leftmost monitor.

Leave things where they are when there's a new monitor.

That is all.

Just don't cache folder contents, . Your dune it rong.

(Loaded up a local folder I hadn't looked at in a long time. It didn't show the subfolder I had just added.)

Some sources point to today being the MS-DOS 5 release date, so happy 30th birthday to EDIT.COM, QBasic, HIMEM.SYS, Nibbles, Gorillas, DOS Shell, and DOS=HIGH, UMB! 🎉🎂🎈🥂

Nextdoor meta-pol 

why "bipartisanship" is futile in the current political climate

(This is from a private political group, so I need to give a bit of context -- D and L are two users who had commented from an anti-progressive stance on an earlier post of mine, distorting my positions and repeatedly conflating different ideas.)

[D's and L's] comments in [a previous thread] are a good illustration of why I have reached the point of kinda throwing up my hands when it comes to trying to discuss policy with folks on the Right. We use the same words, but it's like we're not speaking the same language.

Without a common understanding, there can be no communication -- and there's no point in talking with the other side when it just comes through as gobbledygook.

If you want to have a seat at the table when progressives discuss policy, you're going to need:

  1. to show that you understand how we got to the positions we currently hold
  2. to figure out why you arrived at different positions than we have
  3. convey that information
  4. be prepared to listen when we do the same.

We're ready for step 1, anytime you want to give it a shot.

Neofeud is a game about my experiences growing up in Hawaii's ghetto, being a social worker & STEM teacher for poor, homeless, refugees, mostly non-white kids in slums of Hawaii the tour buses avoid. 100% of sales go to housing and feeding more Hawai'ians.

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When Clinton accused Trump of paying no federal taxes, he didn't deny it - rather, he said, "That makes me smart."

He wasn't the first rich sociopath to make that claim. Remember when Leona Helmsley told the press "only little people pay taxes?"


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