Toot! v1.9.2 has been released!
This version is a smaller update that just adds creating polls and some bug fixes. OR DOES IT?
Here's what's new:
* You can now create a poll when posting a new toot.
* Fixed an issue that could make notifications stop arriving.
* Fixed clicking on links to toots.
* Fixed sharing screenshots.
* Added Toot! for Men.
@platypus For the curious: The Copyright Thing Doesn’t Work Here
The intersection of Western intellectual property law and traditional knowledge in Africa.... [The book] focuses on the appropriation and protection of adinkra and kente cloth in order to examine the broader implications of the use of intellectual property law to preserve folklore and other traditional forms of knowledge.
Non-removable batteries and non-standard size mobile batteries anger me the most, because there are lots of perfectly functional devices that are abandoned just because they don't hold a charge any more.
The first mobile devices (like Walkmans etc) used to use standard replaceable batteries like AA size, so this never happened before.
If there could be some legally mandated standard mobile battery, we would have a lot less electronic waste and save a lot of money.
Did you know my !!con West talk from February is online? You should watch me talk about old video games and obsolete text encodings! https://youtu.be/t37Cr3FDyvU
Has anyone used Mastonaut yet? I'd love to hear impressions. https://apps.apple.com/us/app/mastonaut/id1450757574
Wow, Apple just released a patch for devices that haven't gotten an OS update in three years. Looks like it's a fix for the GPS epoch bug? At least, Apple says this is for a bug that will start happening November, 2019. https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT210239
“Women working in electronic computing early on were dismissed precisely because they had technical skills, not because they lacked them. As those skills became more highly valued, women were often forced out of the field instead of being promoted …“
📄 Marie Hicks, Against Meritocracy in the History of Computing, 2016 → http://s3data.computerhistory.org/core/core-2016.pdf
At any rate, the “bad” version of the MPEG file is always having the “data” bit set, while the “good” version varies between “video”, “audio”, and “data”. Feels like Lunar is probably skipping over every non-video sector.
There’s also a format-dependent “coding” byte, which the “bad” tool is setting to 0. It has information about resolution and coding type; Lunar may be depending on it.
I’ll continue investigating, but I think I have all I need to attempt a fix now.
Think I’ve about figured out my problems with the MPEG version of Lunar.
The CD XA format has some metadata that goes along with the actual data in each sector, signalling things like “what kind of data is in this sector?” I guess the intent is that primitive systems can use the sector metadata without needing to actually identify the file type using other means?
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