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!


Personal request from the Retro community for the VIC's revenge 6560/1 project: I need a second Alchitry Cu (not the Au, I have one already) board. They are sold out and I really want to stick with the ICE40 FPGA. Know anyone that has one? Send em my way. #commodore #vicsrevenge

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 : youtube.com/watch?v=G2duaFvdRm

The sun is an eldritch horror.

Inconceivably old, will last for an equally inconceivable amount of time.

Effectively eternal from our perspective.

Looking at it directly will destroy your eyesight.

Unapproachable, at risk of complete immolation.

Incomprehensible and alien.

@mos_8502 @thezerobit everyone is capable of participating in evil. history is littered with examples of atrocities done by normal people in times of terror.

the only defense against that is to realize that, yes, you too are capable and you must be vigilant against it.

i'm not asking you or anyone to forgive anyone, but this level of essentialism is dangerous, no matter what said anyone is on

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.

Typed in a little #BASIC program I found on the internet to generate some artwork on my #Atari. This took way longer than it should have but scroll through to see what it produced.

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 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 completed the composite mod on my 4 switch . The picture still looks pretty dim with some strange crawling interference. I guess the next step would be to replace the capacitors. I got 45915 on Missile Command, so that's pretty good.

I'm going to mod my 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 and more

I will be listening to the Blade Runner Original Soundtrack today, in honor of Vangelis.

We need more angry Scots women.

RT @MhairiBlack@twitter.com

It is vital we discuss the F word or we risk facing regret forever.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/MhairiBlack/status

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