So I just did another Jitsi meeting test and recorded locally via OBS. The quality is far better on the audio. I think this is definitely acceptable :)

vimeo.com/422845182

(Compare to the remote recording from earlier: vimeo.com/manage/422808288)

PS. The trick is to make the OBS recording on the computer you have your video & audio going into (running on *spit* Chrom(ium)) and run your screen share on the machine you’re presenting from (in Firefox; much better quality for screen sharing).

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Hey, thanks so much to those of you that popped in to say hi. I’m quite happy with how it worked. Going to take a look at the recording now and release it as soon as I can :)

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By the way, I’m recording the session. Just FYI :)

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Hey folks, I’m just testing out the little live streaming/live meetup setup in Jitsi that I’ve been working on recently, want to drop by and say “hello” and help me test it. Might include a little sneak peek into the next version of Site.js too ;)

meet.jit.si/SmallTechnology

If you’re going to call me an atheist, please don’t stop there:

Also call me an awitchist, avampirist, awerewolfist, and asantaist because I don’t believe in that bullshit either.

Or be accurate and say I’m not superstitious. Of course, that might mean acknowledging that you are.

In computing terms, you would describe religion as garbage in, garbage out.

“Certainement qui est en droit de vous rendre absurde est en droit de vous rendre injuste.” – François-Marie Arouet (Voltaire, 1765)

(Certainly anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices.)

@LienRag Yes, it’s mirrored to GitHub so it can reach people. And yes, we will use the status quo against the interests of the status quo (ar.al/notes/spyware-vs-spyware). Also, last I checked, GitHub wasn’t owned by Google or engaged in egregious surveillance (though don’t expect me to sing Microsoft any praises).

The canonical repositories are here: source.small-tech.org/site.js

PS. There are better targets for your ire than a two-person not-for-profit trying to make things better. Punch up, not down.

Spent some hours playing with Jitsi today and boy, am I impressed!

How impressed? Seriously considering ditching mixing in OBS and instead mixing in Jitsi impressed. (Yes, mixing.) With my webcam replaced with a (much higher quality) mobile phone, the Yeti replaced with a single in-ear BT mic to the phone, screen sharing from my main machine, a 3rd machine as switcher, and OBS recording locally.

(Can’t wait to start doing some live streams as the next version of Site.js nears release.)

Mmm…

Ditto, Brave: they may not see what you’re browsing but they make money by allowing insight of your behaviour to be used to manipulate you.

Privacy exists to protect the weak from manipulation by the powerful. Manipulation by proxy is still manipulation.

basicattentiontoken.org/

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Apple might respect the letter of privacy but not its spirit.

If it did, it wouldn’t let its partners manipulate your behaviour in News:

twitter.com/aral/status/124436

twitter.com/aral/status/125122

If it did, it wouldn’t make Google default search. Or allow Saudi men to track their wives.

@hntooter In my experience, developers hate PHP because they’ve used it (OK, so that’s personal experience talking.) To be fair, though, in 1995 it was a breath of fresh air when I was coding my web apps in C and Coldfusion was the only other higher-level alternative. (Yes, I’m that old) ;)

I once asked Rasmus what *he* thought of PHP and he replied “I don’t know, I never use it… I do all my coding in C.” :)

@aral nice work! 👏

i'm using "Friends don’t let friends use Google Analytics" for Plausible Analytics so i also like your line there :)

Well it took over a year but we managed to get Google Fonts removed from the Mozilla Rust project. Thanks to everyone who helped out and supported this.

github.com/rust-lang/mdBook/pu

Devs don’t let devs add surveillance to their tools.

The (seamingly-neverending) next release of Site.js is fi-nal-ly withing sight…

*sheds tears*

source.small-tech.org/site.js/

@aral Just added that to my sysctl.conf.

net.ipv4.ip_unprivileged_port_start also apparently applies to ipv6, because Linux.

Put a face mask on my webcam (because) and got an awesome alien landscape desktop wallpaper when I turned it on ;)

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