Hi fediverse! Boosts appreciated on this one.
I’m part of a co-op building a platform for artists to sell art without getting exploited. I’ve been working on it for a while but there’s a lot of work to do and I could use some help. A ton of the main features are in place, but there’s still some big gaps and a lot of polish left before it can launch.
The platform is fully open source and developed in the open. It’s built on Phoenix/Elixir and Tailwindcss. Our co-op is already incorporated and established and it’s open to members that want to actually commit but you don’t need to be a member to contribute or help.
Does this sound interesting? I’d love some help! I’m also happy to answer questions. And no, you don’t need to know Elixir already. It’s pretty easy to learn for the things you’d be using it for. Even some design help would be welcome. Feel free to reply here or DM me!
My 13 year old discovered my four-track recorder in the basement, dragged it upstairs to ask if he could use it. Of course. His fingers turned knobs. Slid faders. We'll need cassette tapes, I said, and then I was struck by memories of hours/days I spent with four-track recorders so many years ago (the original Tascam was my companion - this one came later). Writing songs. Recording them. Boxes of master tapes exist. Years before this life, that was my life. I felt them merge. #smallstories
Stefany Allaire, the creator of the Foenix line of neo-retro computers has recently acquired a pick-and-place machine to help her manufacture the circuit boards for her systems by placing all the tiny surface mount parts with its robotic powers. Here's a short video showing the machine at work helping make the keyboard for her keyboard wedge model #A2560K : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2duaFvdRms
#c256foenix #foenix #retrocomputing #robot
Instead of being taught kindness and compassion as children, we’re taught to be fearful and mistrustful of others. Anyone you meet can be a threat. This mindset results in school shootings, grocery store shootings, church/synagogue/mosque shootings, movie shootings, party shootings, gang shootings, family shootings, workplace shootings, road rage shootings, targeted ethnic shootings.
Atari joysticks hurt my hands and since I had have a broken cheap Atari joystick clone, I decided to use the cable to turn an NES controller into an #atari compatible controller. It works great and is so much more comfortable to play games with. I think it was an Adrian's Digital Basement YouTube video that inspired me.
I'm going to mod my #atari2600 for composite video. Here is the stock board, looks like whoever QCed it taped a small piece of paper with a stroke on it to the RF box. It's revision 14 from 1980, C015519.
slower computers, please
I'm a computer guy, but I'm very much over fast computers. Most of your computer's resources are wasted loading ads and trackers on webpages. Video games require more and more power to deliver less interesting experiences. Don't get me started on cryptocurrency. Computers are getting increasingly complex, therefore less reliable, nearly impossible to repair, wasteful, and devastating to the environment. We need #slowcomputers and more #retrocomputing
We need more angry Scots women.
It is vital we discuss the F word or we risk facing regret forever.
retrocomputerist, programmer, internationalist, humanist
no sanctions, no war
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