Interesting dilemma, Thinking about moving to #ds106 https://social.ds106.us. It seems moving mastodon servers is not that difficult. I think you lose old posts but since I’ve POSSED some from my blog it is not a problem. Alternatively the ActivityPub WordPress plugin turns your blog into a member of the fediverse. The is attractive, but I am not sure how much understanding & work is needed. Or I could stay on mastodon.social

Replied to The GIF Is on Its Deathbed by Aaron DavisAaron Davis (collect.readwriterespond.com)
Kaitlyn Tiffany reflects on the demise of GIFs. She discusses the embarrassing nature in which particular GIFs are used on repeat. In addition to this, the MP4 format is a lot smaller. Ir is interesting to look back on when I presented on GIFs as a form of quick makes.

Hi Aaron,
Thanks for this link, your pull quote is perfect. As a recovering gif masochists it really struck a chord. I never aimed for perfection just some strange self imposted notion around file size. I blame #DS106 for my may years of gif-addiction.

I don’t know if I’ll every break completely free, yesterday an image on my camera roll cried out for giffing. The modern way, an iOS shortcut resulted in a 2.2MB monster. After a fair bit of command line, with Eddie Kohler’s gifsicle, I eventually opened an older version of Mac os on parallels that could run FireWorks to to squash it to 448KB.

Although making gifs is redundant & silly, it has given me so much fun over the years and I like to feel taught me a lot.

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My buddy John is now back to school as a teacher in Scotland. His summer redux includes a wonderful video collage of summer photos

Thanks for the love Joe,
Just when I think I’ll get rid of the sidebar. They do seem to have gone out of fashion. I guess I’ll keep mine till they come back in😉
Ds106, was/is a wonderful course on ‘digital storytelling’ that has run in several universities but allows anyone to join in. A source of a lot of fun and a lot of learning about owning your own space.
The video is in the style of the now disappeared online service pummelvision. After it went I wrote a script to replicate it.

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So, ds106.club is now loading securely over https, not that anyone would notice or care but me. I like tinkering on small, zero-priority sites because they allow me to figure stuff out without any repercussions if things go wrong.

Hi Jim,
Someone would notice & care;-) I log on to the club once every year or so. Just fixed a couple of http references to https. I still wonder if the tilde environment would make a good place to run a ds106 course.
It is also a good tinkering place.

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For today's TDC... #tdc3704 #ds106 Apocalypse [Now] Animated https://dlvr.it/SL40DL

ds106 snake not to good on mobile.

#tdc3704 I could say I was hypnotised by the beauty of the Apocalypse [Now] Animated & that is why this is a day late, but it just took me a long time. The #ds106 snake rides the wave of borrowed code, till the end of time or the pi’s SD card gives up.