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* Meta :@Meta:
* Technology :@Technology:
** TODO Audacity and the telemetry pull request
** TODO Audacity and the telemetry pull request :Open__source__culture:Audio__editing:Music:Drama:
:PROPERTIES:
:EXPORT_FILE_NAME: audacity-and-the-telemetry-pull-request
:EXPORT_HUGO_CUSTOM_FRONT_MATTER: :toc true
@ -30,7 +30,7 @@ edited in the future.
I haven't been able to find /much/ information in this area so forgive me
if I'm scant on details.
On 30 April, a company called [[https://mu.se/][Muse Group]] acquired [[https://www.audacityteam.org/][Audacity]]. According to
On 30 April, a company called [[https://mu.se/][Muse Group]] acquired [[https://www.audacityteam.org/][Audacity.]] According to
[[https://mu.se][their website]], Muse is the parent company behind many musical
applications and tools. It was founded by Eugeny Naidenov just days
before it acquired Audacity. Before all of this, Eugeny Naidenov founded
@ -40,7 +40,7 @@ has over 300 million users. UG acquired [[https://deanzelinsky.com/][Dean Zelins
Group was established in 2021 and it seems as if all of the services UG
acquired were (or will be) transferred to Muse Group, as well as UG
itself. Immediately following its establishment, Muse not only acquired
Audacity but also [[https://www.staffpad.net/][StaffPad]].
Audacity but also [[https://www.staffpad.net/][StaffPad.]]
I say 30 April because that's when Muse published their [[https://mu.se/newsroom/tpost/6dhedma301-muse-group-acquires-audacity-expanding-c][press release]]
and when Martin Keary (Tantacrul) published a video entitled [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMWNvwLiXIQ][/I’m now in
@ -138,7 +138,7 @@ There are other problems with the code that include [[https://github.com/audacit
[[https://github.https://github.com/audacity/audacity/pull/835#discussion_r628774985][styling that's inconsistent with the rest of the project,]] [[https://github.com/audacity/audacity/pull/835#discussion_r628500849][unhandled
return values resulting in skewed data,]] [[https://github.com/audacity/audacity/pull/835#discussion_r628792423][use of inappropriate functions,]]
and [[https://github.com/audacity/audacity/pull/835#discussion_r628818054][spelling errors in the comments.]] I believe these are less important
that those above so they won't be discussed.
than those above so they won't be discussed.
*** Community opinions
There were many strong opinions regarding both the frontend and backend
@ -151,7 +151,7 @@ data that /was/ collected.
Really, the only frontend here is the consent dialogue. However, there
are /many/ comments about it, the most common of which is probably that
the wording is not only too vague[fn:13] but also inaccurate[fn:14]. The
the wording is not only too vague[fn:13] but also inaccurate.[fn:14] The
assertion that Google Analytics are not anonymous and any data sent can
be trivially de-anonymised (or de-pseudonymised) is repeated many times
over. Below are a few links to comments stating such. I searched for the
@ -293,7 +293,7 @@ accidentally swiping my hand through it before it's finished and
smearing a bit of ink across the page, cursing under my breath as I dab
it up with a handkerchief or a napkin or something else nearby. I also
love that writing things by hand [[https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0956797614524581][has an impact on memory and improves
retention]].
retention.]]
*** The problem
Unfortunately, I don't love keeping up with that paper. Across many
@ -309,19 +309,19 @@ dislike wasting whole pages because of a couple mistakes.
The obvious solution here is to get an iPad with an Apple Pen, right?
Right??
Wrong because Apple bad[fn:2].
Wrong because Apple bad.[fn:2]
*** The solution
Enter the world of ... what are they even called? E-ink notebooks? Paper
tablets? E-R/W[fn:1]? Do they even have a "device category" yet? I don't
tablets? E-R/W?[fn:1] Do they even have a "device category" yet? I don't
know but they solve my problem in a wonderful way.
As the names suggest, these are devices that can /usually/ open and read
e-books (EPUBs, PDFs, etc.), annotate them, and create standalone pages
of notes as if they were full notebooks. The most well-known of these
devices is likely the [[https://remarkable.com/][reMarkable]]. They had a [[https://venturebeat.com/2019/10/08/remarkable-raises-15-million-to-bring-its-e-paper-tablets-to-more-scribblers/][hugely successful
devices is likely the [[https://remarkable.com/][reMarkable.]] They had a [[https://venturebeat.com/2019/10/08/remarkable-raises-15-million-to-bring-its-e-paper-tablets-to-more-scribblers/][hugely successful
crowdfunding campaign]] and produced the reMarkable 1, followed by [[https://blog.remarkable.com/remarkable-2-the-next-generation-paper-tablet-91b47d0080cb][the
reMarkable 2 in 2020]]. There are a few others by now but we'll look at
reMarkable 2 in 2020.]] There are a few others by now but we'll look at
the reMarkable first.
*** The reMarkable
@ -335,11 +335,11 @@ It even runs Linux and the developers have opened SSH up so you can
remote in and tinker with it as much as you like. Because of this,
there's a pretty awesome [[https://github.com/reHackable/awesome-reMarkable][community of people creating third-party tools
and integrations]] that add even further functionality. My favourite is
probably [[https://github.com/bordaigorl/rmview][rMview]], a really fast VNC client for the reMarkable that allows
probably [[https://github.com/bordaigorl/rmview][rMview,]] a really fast VNC client for the reMarkable that allows
you to view your device's screen on any computer.
After watching all of [[https://www.youtube.com/c/MyDeepGuide][MyDeepGuide's]] [[https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsSI9-gaSSmiXwb7Vjk5Vb-nB41UTnrXd][extensive playlist on the
reMarkable]], however, I decided to go with a different product.
reMarkable,]] however, I decided to go with a different product.
*** Enter the Supernote A5X
The [[https://www.supernote.com/#/product?type=SN-A5-X][Supernote A5X]] has all of the basic features the reMarkable has:
@ -348,7 +348,7 @@ implementation, on the other hand, seems to be much more polished. It
also lacks some features from the reMarkable while adding others.
*** Operating System
While the reMarkable runs Codex[fn:3], a /"custom Linux-based OS
While the reMarkable runs Codex,[fn:3] a /"custom Linux-based OS
optimised for low-latency e-paper"/, the Supernote just runs Android.
There are both benefits and detriments to this; on one hand, they're
running all of Android, bloated that it is, on a very lightweight
@ -367,7 +367,7 @@ Android.
*** Community
I don't usually browse Reddit but [[https://old.reddit.com/r/Supernote/][the Supernote community]] there is
fascinating. I haven't looked around enough to know exactly what his
relationship is with the company, but one of the members, [[https://old.reddit.com/user/hex2asc][u/hex2asc]],
relationship is with the company, but one of the members, [[https://old.reddit.com/user/hex2asc][u/hex2asc,]]
seems to represent Supernote in something of an official capacity. He's
incredibly active and usually responds to posts and questions within a
couple of days.
@ -384,7 +384,7 @@ functionality would be implemented soon™. u/hex2asc responded /the day
after/ and said that WebDAV would be supported but not earlier than May,
ODF would likely not be supported, and cross-note links were definitely
a possibility. Another community member has been avidly following the
subreddit and even put together an [[https://app-rm.roadmunk.com/publish/03e6dca3d769e2b7015f7f48a649cb3f75f44d9e][unofficial roadmap]].
subreddit and even put together an [[https://app-rm.roadmunk.com/publish/03e6dca3d769e2b7015f7f48a649cb3f75f44d9e][unofficial roadmap.]]
*** Interfaces
@ -403,7 +403,7 @@ possible UI variations while reading a book. This first one is default,
with the editing bar at the top. It is exactly the same as what's
displayed on the blank pages for hand writing full notes. From left to
right is the Table of Contents toggle, the pen tools (fineliner,
"fountain" pen[fn:5], and highlighter), the erasers, lasso select tool,
"fountain" pen,[fn:5] and highlighter), the erasers, lasso select tool,
undo/redo, context menu, palm rejection toggle, previous page, goto
page, next page, and exit.
@ -433,7 +433,7 @@ right edge.
*** Experience
**** Reading content
I love e-ink. I think it looks beautiful and would love to have an e-ink
monitor[fn:4]. That said, the Supernote has an especially nice display
monitor.[fn:4] That said, the Supernote has an especially nice display
with 226 PPI (pixels per inch). The image below was taken with my
phone's camera so it's not very good. However, if you zoom in a bit, you
can see that the curved edges of some letters are /slightly/ pixellated.
@ -446,7 +446,7 @@ Viewing with my naked eye at a comfortable distance, it does look better
for ePUBs. A great many of my books seem to use a legacy ToC format that
the Supernote sees and tries/fails to read before attempting to read the
more up-to-date one. This is easily remedied by editing the ePUB in
[[https://calibre-ebook.com/][Calibre]], going to Tools → Upgrade Book Internals → Remove the legacy
[[https://calibre-ebook.com/][Calibre,]] going to Tools → Upgrade Book Internals → Remove the legacy
Table of Contents in NCX format. You might need to make a small change
to one of the HTML files and revert it before the save button is
enabled. After that, just copy it back over to the Supernote and
@ -484,15 +484,15 @@ well and I rarely have to make edits.
*** TODO Pong Isi and Volpeon when finished
** TODO Migrating repositories between git hosts
** TODO A perfect email setup (for me)
** TODO A perfect email setup (for me) :Email:Workflow:CLI:Efficiency:
:PROPERTIES:
:EXPORT_FILE_NAME: a-perfect-email-setup-for-me
:EXPORT_HUGO_CUSTOM_FRONT_MATTER: :toc true
:END:
I've never been satisfied with any of the email clients most people use.
I've tried [[https://www.thunderbird.net/en-GB/][Thunderbird]], [[https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Evolution][Evolution]], [[https://getmailspring.com/][Mailspring]], [[https://support.apple.com/mail][Mail.app]], [[https://roundcube.net/][Roundcube]],
[[https://sogo.nu/][SOGo]], [[https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Geary][Geary]], and /many/ more. /None/ of them handle multiple accounts
I've tried [[https://www.thunderbird.net/en-GB/][Thunderbird,]] [[https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Evolution][Evolution,]] [[https://getmailspring.com/][Mailspring,]] [[https://support.apple.com/mail][Mail.app,]] [[https://roundcube.net/][Roundcube,]]
[[https://sogo.nu/][SOGo,]] [[https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Geary][Geary,]] and /many/ more. /None/ of them handle multiple accounts
particularly well because all of the emails associated with that account
are bound within it. Sure, you can make a new folder somewhere called
~TODO~ and move all of your actionable emails to that folder but, when you
@ -536,7 +536,7 @@ efficient and they will remain my organisation system of choice.
*** The tools
In short, the tools we will be using are...
+ [[https://www.offlineimap.org/][OfflineIMAP]] to download our emails
+ [[https://notmuchmail.org/][~notmuch~]], the primary way emails will be organised
+ [[https://notmuchmail.org/][~notmuch~,]] the primary way emails will be organised
+ [[https://afew.readthedocs.io/en/latest/][~afew~]] to apply initial ~notmuch~ tags based on subject, sender, recipient, etc.
+ [[https://neomutt.org/][NeoMutt]] to interact with those emails, reply, compose, add/remove
tags, etc.
@ -772,7 +772,7 @@ OfflineIMAP's.
This section just sets the defaults. It uses port 587 (STARTTLS) for all
SMTP servers unless otherwise specified and enables TLS.
#+BEGIN_SRC
#+BEGIN_SRC text
account user@example.com
host smtp.example.com
from user@example.com
@ -820,7 +820,7 @@ I can't give other examples.
You could also just use the same method I described in [[*Repository][the Repository
section]]! It will work perfectly fine here as well.
#+BEGIN_SRC
#+BEGIN_SRC text
passwordeval gpg -dq ~/.mail_pass/use_exa.gpg
#+END_SRC
@ -896,7 +896,7 @@ it; it's just pressure-sensitive.
[fn:4] There does seem to be a group of people interested in just such a
thing: /[[https://alexsoto.dev/challenges-building-an-open-source-eink-laptop.html][Challenges Building an Open-Source E Ink Laptop]]/
[fn:3]Taken from their [[https://support.remarkable.com/hc/en-us/articles/360006699537-About-reMarkable-2-][support page about the reMarkable 2]]; search the
[fn:3]Taken from their [[https://support.remarkable.com/hc/en-us/articles/360006699537-About-reMarkable-2-][support page about the reMarkable 2;]] search the
page for /operating system/ and it should show up.
[fn:2]I dislike Apple's operating system, their hardware, business

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