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Hi! For the purpose of this introduction post I'm anthropomorphized from an abstract collection of audio to an excited fediverse participant!!

I'm a podcast co-hosted by @mlemweb and @cwebber exploring the intersection of user freedom on computers and crafting things! I put out episodes about all sorts of stuff ranging from historical textile production to chiptunes to making software!

Maybe you like that kind of thing you might listen maybe?!? No pressure kthx bai <3

Not the most flattering picture of me but the ducks make up for my deficiencies

(As seen in our duck-guest-starring @fossandcrafts episode:)

@mlemweb @cwebber timely reminder for me to put up the cold frame around the greens patch. Did it while listening!

(Just a rectangle of cinderblocks with tempered plate glass on top)

After my annoyance with the mic mute UI the other day, I wrote a small shell script and bound it to my keyboard's mic key.

This week on @fossandcrafts we talk about @cwebber and I's bumbling efforts at gardening with our friend and seasoned gardener Tristan. I also discuss my experience building a cold frame! (Seen here while still in-progress)

Episode 17: Gardening, from seedling to seasoned

We're joined by our friend Tristan to talk about gardening experiences, from newbies (us) to the wise (Tristan, and others who are not us) is a solid podcast, adding little in terms of "new content" but much in terms of curation, composition, arrangement. Recommended.

The Public Domain Tapes podcast is live! If you haven't already listened, please listen and let me know what you think!

On this episode of @fossandcrafts we talk with @bkurdali about blender, free culture, and using @blender to teach animation, bringing in one of my favorite topics: free software in academia!

A new episode of @fossandcrafts where we interview @bkurdali of Blender and open movie fame (Bassam directed the world's first-ever open movie, Elephants Dream! Amongst many other wonderful things :)). We talk about Blender usage for open movie productions and eductaion

Bassam is one of the first people in FOSS and free culture I truly admired for their thoughts and work. Even though we're friends today, I remain a big fan.

Episode 16: @bkurdali on using @blender for open movie productions and education

Delightful conversations with Bassam are one of our favorite things... a couple of them directly led us to think of the concept of this podcast as a whole!

Origins of the youtube-dl project 

"As you may know, as of the time this text is being written youtube-dl’s repository at GitHub is blocked due to a DMCA takedown letter received by GitHub on behalf of the RIAA. While I cannot comment on the current maintainers' plans or ongoing discussions, in light of the claims made in that letter I thought it would be valuable to put in writing the first years of youtube-dl as the project creator and initial maintainer."


1.) An unstructured virtual gathering where we just show up and chat while working on our own projects (closer to a stitch and bitch),

2.) A slightly more structured virtual gathering where we set a topic for the week and have a roundtable discussion about it while we all work on our own projects,

3.) A more structured format where members of the community can give presentations on cool things their working on followed by discussion (closer to a user group)

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We're considering doing a community group activity for @fossandcrafts called a 'Hack and Craft' which would be like a cross between a user group and a stitch and bitch, would people be interested in this?

If so, there's a couple routes we could take:


@fossandcrafts @cwebber

We recorded this episode right after the episode on the workshops, so we were still exhausted, which led to so many good outtakes we couldn't pick just one. So, this week's episode starts with an outtake then ends with a whole blooper reel!

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In a continuation of last week's topic on @fossandcrafts , this week we talk about the practical application of using Scribble to write academic works. Learn how we accommodated writing my Art History dissertation in Scribble and the ODF exporter @cwebber wrote for that purpose!

On this week's episode of @fossandcrafts, @mlemweb talks about using Racket's Scribble language to write her dissertation, and I talk about writing an OpenDocument Format exporter for Scribble

This also turns out to then be an episode that results in code submitted upstream!

Episode 15: Scribble and the Open Document Format

All about Racket's Scribble document authoring language! @mlemweb talks about using it to write her dissertation and @cwebber talks about writing an OpenDocument Format exporter for it!

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