By Sebastian Leuzinger, Professor, Auckland University of Technology & Martin Karl-Friedrich Bader, Senior Lecturer in Ecology, Auckland University of Technology Plants use their leaves to make food from the sun’s energy and carbon dioxide. ...
One advantage of upgrading slowly is you know where the problems are when you need to fix them. Otherwise my experience is that it isn't important to wait, since it will apply the DB transforms in order
Latest release note say "If you are updating from an older version than the 2020.03 release, please first update your Friendica instance to that version." so you're good, you can upgrade directly to the last release.
As for the MariaDB switch, it is transparent for Friendica, nothing to change.
U.S. antitrust enforcers are reported to be crafting a lawsuit against Google (and its parent company, Alphabet). The Department of Justice and a large coalition of state attorneys general are meeting this week and could file suit very soon.
Is it time to leave our cherished shoreline property?
Here is an article that discusses the idea of rethinking living on shoreline propoerty. Wit the rising of the oceans and th eextreme flooding that is happening, it might be time to revert some of these back to nature...
I have been looking at the music creativity side of me for awhile. While the Beethoven level of mastering music is not in my sight, I do have a few ideas I'd like to record and try and develop them.
At first, I was fine with the idea of just recording a song with the built in recorder. But, this is tedious s I need to record them o a USB key, then transfer them to my computer. For now, they are just Casio formatted recordings sitting on my hard drives.
I need to get them in software that allows me to record directly into the DAW(digital audio workstation) software.
Then, I want to create a score for the music.
I finally found some software ideas, and started with one that is called: Ubuntu Studio
I found by a little internet search and found a website dedicated to linux musicians!
I will be hanging out there from now on for inspiration and ideas.
I got back to playing the piano after a 20 year break. Even before then, it was sporadic since moving to Canada.
A year and a half ago, I bought a good used Korg electric piano. It was amazing in the sense that I have not listened to electric pianos for a long time. This one sounded very real, and I was impressed. I had a synthesizer back in the early 1990s, and it was nice for somethings, but it was a synth, not a piano😀
I practised a lot and it came back to me.
I the started looking for a more advanced keyboard with more features like recording, midi, connection to a computer.
I got myself, after lots of research, a Casio PSX-3000. It is packed with things I will never use, but that will not stop me from trying and exploring new things.
Here is my precious one:
I am having fun again on my piano after all these years!!!
It did not go quite as planned. Most of my pear jam turned in to pear syrup.
Nothing lost, as we ran out of maple syrup for the pancakes and waffles, so this worked rather well!
This time, I set my eyes on strawberry jam. You know what, it worked like a charm. It will last be a few months! It is less sweet than normal jam, but I was trying to reduce all the sugar normally found in jams. It turned out tasting pretty good.