Success! If I plug a USB sound card into my 7th Gen , it activates Voice View and will read books to me with a robot voice. ๐Ÿ™‚
The kindle has the text to speech software installed, it's just not clearly displayed.

RT @openstreetmap
Congratulations to our newly elected board members Tobias Knerr and Joost Schouppe! Also big thanks to Peter Barth and Martijn van Exel who are both stepping down after serving 3 years on the board.

Mastodon is like the internet if the internet was run by people who thought the internet was a mistake

Can we please fast-forward to the world where people look at "the free market" the same way they do "the four humors"

To quote Blindboy, humans evolved needing to spend a certain amount of time staring into a fire

if youre wondering why capitalism seems to repeat its own mistakes over and over, its because the system is designed to insulate the terrible decision makers from the consequences of their terrible decisions

If I'm an admin/mod on a instance and a spammer signs up and spams, how do I delete that account from the instance? "Suspend" seems to be the only option....

The fact that memes are constantly produced without financial incentive serves to refute the revisionist myth that innovation only happens became of capitalism

The OSMF board has reviewed the complaint about #Crimea in #OpenStreetMap and decided to overrule the DWG. I am curious to read more (only a short announcement now), and curious what policy #OSM should use now for disputed areas/names.

@bob @tursiops

making non-centralized alternatives is a good, but, if they are going to persist, we need to consider how they can *become* centralized systems and find ways to engineer solutions that counter those tendencies.

m.s and pawoo are perfect examples of a weakness in the federated model we have here. same as email or xmpp. unless we are careful we could fall into the same trap.

The fact that my roboreader is Scottish is good. Some American or posho English accent come with cultural baggage which adds a negative layer. But RoboScot is OK. ๐Ÿ˜€

Success. I have FBReader which connects to my Calibre on my desktop, and uses a FBReader tts plugin and flite to read a book out load. Only non US voice is a robot Scottish male voice. ๐Ÿ™‚

I have a kindle which I use all the time. But I wonder if I can use my phone to read ebooks to me instead.

RT @sotm
Preparations for next year's sotm2019 in Heidelberg, Germany are in full swing.
Bridging the Map! For more details and how the monkey fits in check out 

"If you find that your admittedly-uninformed personal opinion disagrees with expert consensus on a technical topic, please consider that "all the experts know something I don't" is a more likely explanation than 'I alone solved a complex problem experts have long been studying.'"

Everytime I use nodejs's npm, I get that anti-Roma racist insult. Apparently the original source is Chromium. oh well.

Back in the day we said web developers should follow web standards, and the Firefox was standards compliant.

y u no like standards compliant text?

Some people in (open) tech just don't like emoji (despite being in the text standard, Unicode). I wonder what emojis could be associated with that make people think they "these don't belong here"??? ๐Ÿ˜‰

So I added that new tag "๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ" to #OpenStreetMap, and it has ruffled a few feathers!

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