I spent way too much time on this -- started it two or three days ago: Why We Need Truth-Mapping
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Lockdowns have caused such a drop in air pollution levels over Nepal that Sagarmatha (Mount Everest) can be seen from Kathmandu for the first time in decades.
i’m looking to leave my current living situation due to many many reasons and need a place to stay for at least a couple months. i don’t have any money to help with rent, but will gladly help around the house, plus will try to look for work after getting settled in. i do not have a GED or drivers license.
someone has offered a voucher for a bus that’d take me mostly anywhere on the east coast. i have enough to get a bag to put my stuff in. all i need now is a place.
Snark suggestion: #ReopenAmityIsland
Usage: any context where people are trying to reopen businesses against the advice of health professionals
Okay, it's official: I really hate Mastodon's post-length limit. No other social network software has it. Why do we? ...except for being more like Twitspace, which doesn't really seem like a laudable goal tee-bee-queue-aitch. #SoftwareGripe
re: pol satire attempt pt. 5
Captain's Twitter, Stardate 2020.39: I am not, repeat, definitely, not, going to let this delay, because there's not going to be a delay, okay? My numbers are the best, and they're going to... so okay, a few people are panicking, but people panic over nothing, and this is nothing. Water? What water? This is not going to bring my numbers down, I don't like that kind of numbers. They're fired.
re: pol satire attempt pt. 4
Person 2: I don't have time to put on some dang jacket and find a lifeboat! I've got a job to do! I was hired to entertain the ship's guests, and if I don't do that my family won't be able to pay the rent! All this talk of "sinking" is panicking everyone and cutting into my tips! You need to tell everyone that everything is fine, else I'm in serious doo-doo!
[scene is now reduced to a window above Fox News Reporter]
Reporter, to camera: Apparently some kind of strange noise or disturbance, believed to be the work of terrorists, stowaways, or foreign passengers, has a few people alarmed [chuckles patronizingly]. We will be monitoring the situation and will definitely inform you if there are any developments worth noting. Meanwhile, here's a heartwarming story about some rescued kittens.
re: pol satire attempt pt. 3
Scene: ship's ballroom. A crowd of passengers has gathered. A few of them are carrying signs saying "RESTART THE ENGINE!" "TRUST IN POSEIDON!"
Captain's Twitter, stardate 2020.37 My ratings are the best. Will you look at that crowd? So much energy.
Person 1: I demand that the engines be restarted immediately! I have several very important appointments that I urgently need to get to, and if this ship arrives late it will have serious consequences!
Chief Engineer Fauci (facepalming slightly): Look, I've explained over and over again that the engines are now underwater and we need to focus on getting everyone safely off the ship...
re: pol satire attempt pt. 2
Captain's Twitter, stardate 2020.31 Listen, all this supposed "water" inside the "hull" -- what's a "hull"? Never heard of it, I'm sure it's fine. The water will go away like magic. We have plenty of bailing equipment, if you need a life jacket you can get one, we're best in the world at bailing water, we don't need lifeboats, and anyway we can make them right here on board because we're the greatest, get yours today, but you don't need one, trust me.
pol satire attempt
Greatness -- the final, our first frontier, and I mean we've been great before but we've never been greater, what can I tell you. These are the voyages of the USS Titanic. Its 8-year mission: to be great again, because we are the greatest and there's nobody greater than us, to seek out new profit and reopen the galaxy -- to boldly go wherever we want, because this is America, see? Just saying.
Captain's Twitter, stardate 2020.2. We have received reports of an unusual number of, what are they, these "floating chunks of ice", so-called? "Ice Berg"? Never heard of him, sounds Jewish, don't know him, probably a nice guy, I don't see the problem. Fox News says nothing to worry about.
Captain's Twitter, stardate 2020.3 Whoa, what in the heck was that? Probably somebody not doing their job. Firing them, whoever they are. I love my work.
I found where the effects ("processors") are, and added one, but it's not doing anything.
It looks like Ardour does a thing that CEP does where you can use effects live during the mix, but I don't see how to apply one to an existing track and save the results (which is easier on the CPU).
Going back to Audacity for now, but I do want to play around with Ardour... sometime when I'm not actually trying to get something done.
Oh hey, how 'bout that -- on Ubuntu-MATE 20.04, Ardour Just Works.
Now, do I want to take the time to figure out how to use it (where are the effects??) or should I go back to Audacity?
Picking up from last night...
I found out how to get Audacity to play back the input in realtime, yay.
If you leave it on too long, though, there's a delay which slowly accumulates. Not sure what's going on there, but obviously the pass-through is digital -- wish there were a way to use that for trying out effects (without using JACK, which I've not yet been able to get working).
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