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I'm new to the instance but not new to Mastodon.

I used to be on but it mostly for the French folk, and now the instance keeps shutting down without warning.

I'm a Python & Django programmer with some interest in Linux, automation and CI. I find working on 3D printers a meditative experience. I also have a very small garden.

I'm mostly posting about my ongoing side projects hashtags for which are:

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Stanisław Lem's 1964 story, published in English for the first time, tells the tale of a scientist in an insane asylum theorizing that the sun is alive.

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My book, Accessibility for Everyone, is back in stock in paperback! Hooray! 💚📗 (And big thank you, A Book Apart.)

Preorder yours now and it’ll be with you in 6-8 weeks.

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"worker shortages" 

What's happening with widespread complaints of "worker shortages" is that this is what a general strike looks like.

People throughout society have determined, independently, that they don't want to be a part of the meat grinder wage labor system as it exists.

And because there is no central organizing body to present demands, considering how worker organization has been systematically dismantled since the 50s and 60s, the massively out-of-touch managerial class has no idea how to solve the problem, when the problem should be obvious.

We could have had worker orgs and unions that would have pushed the system to improve before it reached this point.

But instead we have collapsing logistics networks.

This doesn't only apply to low-wage jobs like customer service and retail and hospitality.

I read a post from someone explaining why, paradoxically, every single company is hiring "URGENTLY" but somehow no one is good enough.

Because corporations have taken on this attitude over the past few decades of workers being expendable, and being incredibly inflexible to improving compensation for existing employees, workers in these corporations have caught on, and it's become commonplace for someone in an industry to hop between corporations for improvements to compensation and working conditions.

Well, now corporations have caught on that employees have no "loyalty" and any smart employees will leave the company as soon as something better comes along because it's self-sabotaging to not do that.

So the hiring standards for employers have increased because these corporations know that anyone they hire on probably isn't going to stick around very long. These corporations need an immediate "return on investment" of the new hire. They need to squeeze as much benefit out of any new hire as possible in the short-term, before that new hire leaves for a better employer.

This vicious feedback loop is what has led us to being in a position where, somehow, simultaneously, there aren't enough workers, and also people who are putting a lot of effort into finding jobs can't get them.

I designed and assembled this video light mount

Here is the bill of materials and all of the details on how to do it, including a brief overview of openscad code

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I was reading about the etymology of the word cat, and how a general consensus is that it originated from an Afroasiatic language, and spread along with the spread of cats themselves, which in turn made me imagine living in a neolithic settlement and one day some dude shows up carrying a small furry creature that you've never seen before and is like "hey, check this out!"

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programming computers

Sand was never meant to think
this is very cruel to rocks

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Trying out #infrared #photography at the beach (Spiekeroog island, North Sea, East Frisia, Germany).
Looks like visiting planets in an early release of #NoMansSky

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Heard a phrase today that was "anything worth doing is worth doing poorly" and yes.

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How to make your PeerTube videos much more discoverable on the Fediverse:

Use tags without spaces in them, for example, use "OpenSource" instead of "Open Source", "ArtHistory" instead of "Art History", "PianoMusic" instead of "Piano Music".

Why this works:

Mastodon includes PeerTube videos in its search results, but any tags with spaces in them are ignored.

To make your PeerTube videos searchable on Mastodon, remove spaces from your tags.

#FediTips #PeerTube

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Smash carpitalism and #blockIAA! Highway blockades around Munich are still standing (hanging!) or in the process of being evicted. Individualised motorised traffic is finally standing still! #noIAA

My fan hood printed in PETG in rough settings has melted. Here’s good at the top printed in finer settings in ABS in comparison.

The prints would get really weird artifacts — which is melted hood dragging over a print in some corners.

I made a simple variant on my benchtop adapter for mounting in atx case -- just four pegs on flat surface so I can use it on a table top while having bottom of the benchtop insulated.

In the code of the adapter I use hanging_hole module from NopSCADLib, and in fact the hanging holes for nut traps are turning out much better.

I bought I micrometer so now I can finally set up my 3d printer just the way I like it.

I learned a lot of things about measuring, tolerances and alignment from bear upgrade guide, and even if you're not using the kit, it's worthwhile reading section on measurement and calibration.

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#3Dprinting is happiness

My wall-mounted #espresso filter holder design + source code :P

I like #openscad as you can parametrically "program" your design. What software are you using for 3D design on #linux machines?

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