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For that, I'm taking inspiration from Blender's efforts and setup of:

video.blender.org/

Does that seem like a reasonable setup if we had a similar location for Inkscape-stuff?

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At the last Inkscape board meeting we discussed having a place to put videos that the project makes along with other tutorials and Inkscape-related content. I took that action item of researching some options and making a proposal for next month's meeting.

One woman's story about getting into and out of QAnon. What I find most interesting is her concerns starting out: "feeling that the Democratic Party had betrayed her ... in working-class Detroit who had seen their middle-class lifestyle decline." Not the dyed in the wool conservatives they're often made out to be.

nytimes.com/2021/01/29/us/leav

Feeling a little guilty over how much I'm enjoying Wall Street panicking because of their over extension on Gamestop shorts (and others).

Distributed (in this case money) always wins over centralized.

Kids do a better job at basic pandemic safety with help from their teachers. But adults are the problem. Adults! Get your act together!

arstechnica.com/science/2021/0

In reading about FIDO U2F it seems like the entire concept is about authenticating to web applications.

But, what about non-web applications? How can I use a FIDO U2F key for IMAP?

Is the concept that you have a web-based password manager with TOTP for everything else?

Different view on RAW development for the Open Source digital photographer. Simpler and faster probably covers more of my use cases for RAW files.
dpreview.com/news/1396991570/f

Daily vs. Weekly. Is that an "order for magnitude" different? Weekly vs. Monthly vs. Yearly? Order of magnitude base-Julian?

The other clever thing is that, while I used it and completed my transaction in the normal flow, they noticed it was my first time using it and sent me an email explaining what just happened. I understand a lot of the handoffs there, but I imagine for many folks it was surprising and perhaps made them concerned.

Good follow up like that builds trust.

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Made a purchase that went through Amex "Safekey", which is kinda interesting:

americanexpress.com/us/securit

Basically it allows for two-factor to be inserted in the credit card transaction. SMS. But still feels like something that would make online purchases more secure.

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Calling all Inkscape artists!

You're invited to enter our traditional About Screen Contest for the upcoming Inkscape version 1.1!

Find all information about how to join the drawing contest at

inkscape.org/en/community/abou

We're looking forward to seeing your art!

#inkscape #contest #drawing #ArtWithOpenSource

Online services in 2021: Don't tell me how you're going to preserve my data, tell me how you're going to destroy it.

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I have USB data pin blockers to use charging points I don't trust. But with USB-PD the data lines are needed to negotiate the amount of power. What are people using in this case? Is there some sort of PD proxy?

After reading this review of MyPillow stating it felt like sleeping on a pile of rocks:

nymag.com/intelligencer/2021/0

I was curious what the "patented fill technology" is:

patents.google.com/patent/US74

And that pretty much describes why.

Bought a water leak sensor for my hot water heaters. But it's sat on my desk.

So the current state is that if there is flooding to the point that the water is over my desk; the Internet connection is still working; my Home Assistant Server is still working; my phone is working; I'll get a notification.

Perhaps not as useful as it could be.

What I love about adding a new Zigbee device to my home is watching the mesh reform as everyone is introduced to their new friend.

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I just got a text from my 60-year-old dad asking for help using Inkscape to design and present acoustic treatments for his small business. 😍 He got really far all on his own after I suggested Inkscape to him yesterday, and just has a question about irregular shapes.

While I realize it is a conspiracy theory, doesn't a vaccine with a microchip in it sound kinda cool?

How much memory? Does it have an API?

Can I request the vaccines with microchips?

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