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I've long cautioned against the use of the "NonCommercial" variants of the Creative Commons licenses, because their restrictions are often more far-reaching than folks may realize (e.g., most free culture projects won't be able to use any content under those licenses).

@PeteForsyth has published a new essay that sharpens one aspect of that critique -- having a restriction with this level of ambiguity almost defeats the purpose of attaching a CC license at all:

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If you had told ten year old me that in the year 2018 all the Radio Shacks would be gone but you could meet people designing and creating electronics all over the world no matter who you were or where you were I'd have been baffled but mostly okay with the basic idea.

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hoping to do some more work on my first video today.

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I will edit, remaster or mix audio recordings for you. I can remove clicks and pops, enhance treble, get rid of mud, produce audio montages, make jingles, etc.

I don't have specific rates, but expect editing to take about 5-10 times the total length of your recordings, depending on how much work there is to do.

I accept PayPal, Bitcoin, IBAN/SEPA, MoneyGram, your soul, etc. 50% up front, 50% on delivery. DM me if you're interested.

@carbontwelve Please add me to Electronics, Filmmaking, Makers, Single-board computers.

spent like 3 hours looking for little recordings of ppl noodling around on acoustic instruments, to use in the videos.

of course I also had to go & decide I wanted to record a few mandolin cues of my own - holy crap are my fingertips soft!

so far Free Music Archive, ccMixter, and Freesound look like my solution for snippets of music that I don't record myself.

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what are the best places to find snippets of Creative Commons audio??

turns out delivering a 3 minute unscripted spiel on camera isn't all that easy 😅

DIY video nerdity 

I'm just using my phone, which was an odd sort of budget high-end model in India a while ago, the camera is nothing special. but when everything is fairly bright & clear, it makes a very clear full HD picture, and encodes it as HEVC at 15Mbps without breaking a sweat and without barfing artifacts into the image.

I'm aware this is nothing new or that impressive compared to what's out there, but I last messed with video in like 2008. and it was NOT this easy to make it look good.

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setting up to record my first video for @moonstone and it's giving me yet another of those trippy moments where I realize just how far technology has come in just the last 10-15 years (consumer level media production in this case)

tfw you start sending selfies to friends & loved ones a lot more in 2020 because you need practice being on camera

I rarely ever appear in photos, and that's at least partly by design.

left my super chunky & strong little squid tripod and high quality smartphone tripod adapter in the last city I lived in :(

my main deal is that I don't want to be tied to a gimbal manufacturer's crappy app that inevitably won't do something in the way that I want.

I prefer using whatever crappy camera app I want to be using at any given moment, and to just have basic stabilization.

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Is it possible to get a dumb / simple smartphone gimbal that doesn't use an app?

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