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Jacob Beckerman created a fully browser-based video editor

By browser-based, he means everything happens in the browser, including rendering.

He created Mastershot out of frustration that all the other web-based video editors limited him to either low-resolution exports, or they placed annoying watermarks on the exported video.

So he decided to do something about it 💪

Caveat: “Currently we only support Chrome or Chromium based browsers”

Reading @aral Hell site -

And when I saw the book title “Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products” mentioned there - just this one more time -, I found that there should be a book called:

“Whored: How to Build People-Farming Products”

Please steal this idea, i.e. book title, and make it a valuable book.

A parody to “Hooked” would be equally fine, too.

The similarities of Nik Kershaw (1980s) and Friendly Fires (2010s).


Nik Kershaw - Gone To Pieces


Friendly Fires Pull Me Back to Earth

Tools are what’s part of physical and metaphysical self.

But tools are also what can be considered the extended self.

The more you become one with the tool, the more it becomes part of the self.

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People use tools to move faster, higher, deeper, wider.

In a physical and metaphysical sense.

Programmers build worlds fast through code, semantics, syntax, and editing tools.

Sportsman use lightweight shoes that make them run faster, have better grip, and reach their desired goal with greater sucess.

Writers use calm environments and the chirping nature to create story universes that make the audience think more profoundly and touch them at their core.

If you want to help this Pacific Islander and Asian feed kids a keep roof, consider helping us out on Patreon!
if you're into cyberpunk, there's also Neofeud, a game about life as a ghettoized Native Hawaiian:
"This is secretly the greatest and also funniest cyberpunk point and click adventure game on Steam." --Steam reviewers

After watching the recent Brave New World series, rereading this tech journalist's account of trying to live without any Amazon-run service for a week is only more disturbing. Especially the dependence already engineered into her 1 year old. Huxley was right about the convergence of state and corporate power, but it turns out our "soma" is not chemical but digital:

#BraveNewWorld #AldousHuxley #Amazon

Currently prevalent mindset:

If your intentions are good,
and based on these intentions, you’re doing a good job,
good things will follow.

(I’m writing these lines after a work week writing and editing for my client’s client Jordan Peterson.)

The Exporter Tool is actually working well.

It only crashed before because Miro Video Converter was running in parallel and my weak Mac Mini didn’t like to serve another demanding application.

Some exports fail but even when they fail, the app shows me that they fail and exports these notes as .html files instead of .md files.

The interface is also neat.

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Castrating my iphone to sooner or later say good-bye to the iCloud ecosystem because it feels more like a prison, especially when you try to access the data (the files) easily.

I still haven’t found a way to export the 7.594 notes from the

The ones that looked promising…

1. (exports or backups notes from Apple’s only into plain text format without attachments)

2. (crashed at around 100 notes again and again)

…didn’t work.

This DuckDuckGo audit by @purism is a sobering read:

Remember that DuckDuckGo is venture capital-funded which means that they must exit—either become a publicly-traded multi-billion-dollar company (sell to the public) or sell to one of the incumbents.

(What we need is a publicly-funded but independently run search engine. The EU could create such a thing… if they didn’t have they heads firmly entrenched up Silicon Valley’s bumhole.)

HT @koherecoWatchdog

Don’t mean to keep going on about @better App Store reviews, but these little bits of feedback have a big impact on my psyche. And if you are one of those people who left a 5 star review lately, you have actually made me a little bit (happy) tearful this morning.

This sounds ingenious! The great bubble barrier, keeping plastic out of the ocean:

Also been working on the mobile app, new, FediDB, forum, instance picker, translation platform and linktree clone.

The Pixelfed ecosystem is about to get a whole lot bigger!

Hey I'm going to be doing my first ever "live" set next month.

It's virtual and proceeds go to the National Suicide Hotline.

Unfortunately I need (want?) about $300USD worth of gear to perform the way I want to.

I'm not asking you for money because there are lots of people who deserve it way more than I do.

But my music is free and #CreativeCommons so if you could share it with people you think would enjoy it, and I get more downloads, it justifies me spending the $300USD+.

Google fired another woman working in the ethics of AI... because she was looking into why they fired the woman before her who was working in the ethics of AI.

I totally agree with this article and it's the reason why I will always prefer to learn by reading rather than video.

Text is the most efficient communication technology. By orders of magnitude. This blog post is likely to take perhaps 5000 bytes of storage, and could compress down to maybe 2000; by comparison the following 20-pixel-square image of the silhouette of a tweeting bird takes 4000 bytes:

graydon2 | always bet on text

@aral Thank you for being transparent about the topic of being an "uber human" or "uber developer". Really enjoyed your "S’Update" from Feb 11th, 2021.

And today’s S’Update looks interesting too =>

p.s. is there a way to get a Vimeo permalink to your livestreamed video updates so I can point people directly there?

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