One nice feature of the thinkpad: fits on the music stand when it’s still too early to run the amp :)

Fran is a trans woman tech youtuber and runs a pedal effects company who has wonderful content. But! Algorithms hide her work- specifically from other women. Share and subscribe and *boost*

Watch "The Frantone Franocaster" on YouTube
youtu.be/Ga9W4p3WI-0

Work accomplishments 

A week in the shop: good progress as we near the end of a build, I get a pull request for my fretboard generator, and I make some noise.

electricflapjack.com/blog/2020

To celebrate and amplify the hannahfestival.com ethos this year I'm hand-delivering copies to interesting, like-minded groups here in Liverpool. First up is Sam from homegrowncollective.co, a brewer making good beer that also looks at its impact and surroundings. Added bonus of lunch at the similarly ace homebaked.org.uk cooperative community bakery

Went to a jamming session today for the first time in ages, and I ended up playing one of the tiny Vox MV50 pedal-sized amps through a Marshall 4x12 cab 😂

It sounded excellent - clean until you pushed it, then a nice bit of grit. First time playing a nu-tube device, but I have to say I was impressed!

Blame and accountability; depressing tech tracking; and universal basic service, rather than . The first Interesting Things on the Internet of 2020 - mcqn.net/mcfilter/archives/lin

Intrigued by Trio, the Python concurrency library. Has anyone here used it in anger?

vorpus.org/blog/notes-on-struc

(I'm not a fan of Python in general, but I am a fan of well structured concurrency)

Getting back into the shop: starting the new year by making a new pick-guard, setting up a new laptop, and playing with some graphic design for fun.

electricflapjack.com/blog/2020

I was very impressed with my move to linux until I hit an issue where randomly, on certain boots, the AMD GPU driver will play up and make my system not work properly. No known fix currently AFAICT 🤦‍♀️

I guess I see why LotD is still a ways off.

OK we need to stop with the argument : "we can't block trackers because then the web won't work anymore." I have been using Brave, Firefox (with Privacy Badger & HTTPS Everywhere), Samsung Internet with Disconnect (& built in tracking protection) & Safari (with Better blocker and 3rd party cookies disabled) for years now. I can report: the web works mostly fine without the tracking. In fact, it's great.

@mdales I don't remember seeing any. They used to be on SD cards, but we're fragile and easy to activate by default.

It seems hardly any USB drives come with a write protect switch these days - anyone know why this has died off as a feature?

in other news, DE ICE trains have an API, I now have a fish snippet that formats it for my status bar if it detects that I'm on an ICE train's WiFi~

gist.github.com/liclac/44760b4

I guess this solves dealing with Apple keyboards for a few years

So funking unfit - trying to metaphrically follow in my sister’s footsteps and do some jogging to get fitter post all that eating

RT @LibraryDenJ@twitter.com

It feels difficult to put these things out there so I’m just posting this as it’s important to signpost women in libraries and I wanted to say congratulations to @subnum@twitter.com @Amy__Hearn@twitter.com Says such a lot for Northern Libraies too @CILIPinfo@twitter.com @NickPoole1@twitter.com @liverpoolcouncil@twitter.com @libsconnected@twitter.com

🐦🔗: twitter.com/LibraryDenJ/status

I’m not a huge fan of this book, but it is putting into words a lot of frustrations I’ve had with software developers who think I pay them for code vs solving problems well.

Does anyone know what’s the best density of EVA foam for a custom pelican case insert?

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