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I built a tool for my wife to help her generate crochet patterns.

jamestomasino.github.io/stitch

Choose the number of rows and columns you want and the number of colors to extract from the image used to generate the pattern. Upload the image and transform it by resizing, moving, or rotating to get everything where you want it. Click "render" and it will flatten everything into your grid.

When it's done you can right-click and "save as..." to save the image for crochet reference.

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Do you like sci-fi? Do you write your own stories for fun or profit? Why not join us in a low pressure semi-collaborative journey among the stars:

cosmic.voyage

Cosmic Voyage is a public access unix system focused on storytelling. Practice some command line skills while you write and get motivated from your peers.

Visit us on irc.tilde.chat in the room as well.

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Any one have any good art prompts generators out there? Gonna start a project cold and need that kick start. #mastoart #artschool #artcollege #artstudent #traditionalart

Test results came back negative. Whatever we've got, it's not covid

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So here's something for you all. I've been having really bad tightness in my chest today. It's all the shortness of breath stuff from what is maybe covid (TBD tomorrow, hopefully).

Tonight I sought to remedy that a bit by giving my lungs some exercise. I broke out the shakuhachi and did some free-form exercises. Here's where I started tonight:

soundcloud.com/jamestomasino/b

And after 10 more minutes of practice and diaphram exercises I was able to get it up to this:

soundcloud.com/jamestomasino/b

I made a quick video about ssh-agent, ssh key management, and my personal solution that uses LastPass to manage my SSH key passwords.

toobnix.org/videos/watch/7723d

Also, shoutout to @mwlucas at the end for having ACTUAL knowledge on the subject and the definitive book.

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Anyone have "learn to juggle" on their to-do list for this next month or so? I've been honestly wondering whether having a video call over a platform like jitsi would be any more helpful than just watching any of the many video tutorials out there, and would love to have a few test cases to find out! So I'm offering one on one instruction to the lovely people out here on the fediverse. Just let me know and we'll set up a time!

For those concerned, no test results for me today. Doctor will follow up tomorrow.

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Here are some online free and open source software tools you can use to connect to eachother.

jitsi.org/ – video conferencing (www.vc4all.nl if you don’t run your own server yet)
mumble.com/ – voice chat
mattermost.com/ – team work (or sociocratic circles)
joinmastodon.org/ - social media
discourse.org/ - discussion platform

Running your own server(s) is more secure (for example for yorganizing your community).

@RaeYcrep your charcoal works need to practice social distancing

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Have you been eager to try out git? Is it a little bit intimidating? Well now you have your friendly neighborhood tomasino to help!

What is Git? A peertube introduction from yours truly!

toobnix.org/videos/watch/74b2b

or if you hate freedom, on Youtube:
youtube.com/watch?v=wTsU22XUHy

PS: Next time I'll figure out how to fix my gain and not be super quite. Promise! 😜

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The software industry has engendered a culture of distracted programmers using bad tools to solve problems they don’t have time to fully understand. In this essay, I try to explore why. medium.com/@smarimc/when-progr

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Microsoft staff giggle beneath the weight of a 52,000-person Reply-All email storm •
theregister.co.uk/2020/03/26/m // Hee Hee

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