I'm a big advocate for #mentalhealth and education. I've been known to call people out on spreading bad information and grifting in bad faith.
There is a good chance I'll be posting cat picture, flying pictures, and random tidbits from various programming things I'm exploring. I'm also about to build an RV-10 airplane so there will be plenty of that. Drop by and say hello!
There seems to be some confusion about our NFT rule so let me once again clarify:
NFT content is not allowed on .art
Selling your NFTs is not allowed on .art
Advertising your NFTs is not allowed on .art
Posting pictures connected to your NFTs is not allowed on .art
If you do any of these things your account will be suspended
It's one of the rules you agreed to on joining
No I'm not changing the rules for you
This post is not an invitation for you to try to change my mind
Well butter my a$$ and call me a crumpet because MY NATURE ASTRONOMY PAPER THAT I SUBMITTED IN JANUARY JUST GOT ACCEPTED!
It was a long journey of major revisions. First I had NO IDEA how the nature process works and I didn't provide supplementary info in the first submission (BAD BAD don't do that). Second: referee 3 just HATES our code.
But that's it. Just Editorial revisions to make but that's it. I did it.
While my #astrophotography is mostly at night, sometimes I dabble with the Sun too. Last winter I took this pic of two storks contemplating the sunset in my hometown, Don Benito (Spain). It took quite a lot of planning with Photopills to get the alignment right, and several failed attempts due to uncooperative weather and storks 😂 But when I finally got the shot it was very rewarding!
Taken with a Canon 6D + Tamron 100-400 at 400 mm.
Something that has bothered me in this whole social media meta switch up, and this time it goes for both mastodon and cohost, is the idea of "no algorithms" getting applied too broadly
We would be better off not diluting the word "algorithm" to mean "manipulative tactics via computers" which is what it is being used as a lot these days
And not every attempt to use computers to recommend you things is a tool of evil. For instance I really like that Tidal will generate me playlists of songs I haven't heard based on songs I like. That's a helpful algorithm I enjoy that and it isn't pushing me to be a worse person. Search engines also shouldn't just give you results in a random order, you need an algorithm that will give you relevant results (not that search engines right now do this well, they're basically all in a state of Bad Algorithms at the moment, but you wouldn't want a search engine that doesn't do SOME kind of prioritization)
I just want to see more conversations about the way these platforms can be manipulative without just yelling ALGORITHM BAD
Another note for people ...
Yes, there will be accounts here in which you have no personal interest, and which never post anything interesting *to you*.
You can block them, or mute them, and then you won't be troubled by them.
If they are abusing, or otherwise don't abide by our code of conduct, then report them and we will investigate.
But if it's simply something you'd rather not see, just mute it.
A welcome, if noisy, little blow last night, the wind charger adding a good amount to the battery.
The last time the battery was fully charged was several weeks back, but there's been enough wind and sun to keep us going, if not enough to top up the battery fully. All working as expected.
Senior Software Engineer (Kotlin / React), Pilot (PPL - IR), Linux (mint) user, and Nerd. ちょっと日本語がわかります。
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