i'm in wine/adobe hell save me
today's goal: figure out how to wrangle library ebooks onto my ereader with the most minimal amount of touching proprietary drm management systems as possible
(my nemesis, adobe)
It is now safe to turn off your computer.
(to be fair, it's been about eight years since someone told me "christ, when i was your age, i had a *mortgage*")
(also don't say shit like that, it's hella rude)
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breaking in my new ereader with indie lit mag pieces over rice and beans with a microbrew, am i at hashtag-peakmillennial yet
i spent a sack of cash on the expense ereader brand because I'd rather read without drowning in a stack of physical artifacts than have a mortgage!
Finally nailed down why ko-fi rubs me the wrong way. The implication behind "buy me a coffee" is "I'm doing fine, but you can give me a tip if you want", and I'm NOT fucking doing fine. When I ask for help it's because I need to buy groceries and keep the lights on, not because I want my next frappuccino to not come out of my paycheck.
share to save a life 🙏 https://tiny.tilde.website/media/jfCZ8Qyi83_7wH5K2QA
it's out of scope for this project, but i think i want to do a zine tyat specifically references the idea that many other people can touch a copy of the same object
putting together a short run (31 copies) of my first zine and it's weirdly empowering to make multiple identical copies of an object by hand, looking at the volume they take up on my desk, and knowing that they'll be scattered across the globe.
@ajroach42 Another handy service that The Internet Archive operates is purl.org, which is a free service for setting permanent URLs. If you like to host your own media, but you have to move hosts/domains sometimes, PURL is good for when you want to say, "I always want a page for my album to be available at http://purl.org/me/myalbum". Then you can move around its actual URL however much you need to.
"yes dear my phone was in the fridge because i got an OTA"
- When you find a creator that produces things you like and makes them available under a license that allows for copying:
- - Support that creator financially
- - Copy the hell out of the thing
- - Talk about the thing publically, so that other people can do 1 and 2 above.
If you share your content without DRM, and under a licence that allows (even just non-commercial) redistributing, that makes it legal for people that aren't you to keep it in an archive and ensure it doesn't stop existing.
If you upload your work to Archive.org, that means your content will be available for as long as archive.org is around.
Those two steps, alone, go a long way!