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Australian Magpie (Gymnorhina tibicen) - Kedron Brook Wetlands Reserve, Brisbane, Australia - May 2024

This magpie was a very good model. They complied with all of my posing requests to give this wonderful golden hour shot :)

Image description: An Australian Magpie sits on a tree branch, starting off in to the distance towards the setting sun, lit by golden light from the sunset,

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New voice training community

cross-posted from: https://lemmy.sdf.org/post/16848687

> This is the new home for help with trans voice training. I'm excited to go on this journey with all of you <3

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Unsticking of post not federated
  • Either that, or you create an account on the communities home instance and give it mod privileges too, and that way you won't ever get caught short by federation issues, blocking etc.

    Shouldn't you be taking pictures of birds though, haha.

    Soon! It's Friday evening here, but I'll be out again this weekend :)

  • Unsticking of post not federated
  • I just unstickied it from the Blahaj side for you

  • Why Super for Housing is a Bad Idea - Purplepingers
  • Sure, but by the time those solutions are in place, another generation of people will have been denied the chance to own property, which has generational consequences on economic and educational outcomes for those families.

    The answer is short term relief combined with long term change. Denial of short term relief because of hypothetical long term strategies that aren't going to be implemented helps no one.

  • Why Super for Housing is a Bad Idea - Purplepingers
  • Sorry, I was being a bit tongue in cheek there. The economy will continue to be shit for people who struggle to afford home ownership whether or not they can use superannuation to help get their foot in the door.

  • Why Super for Housing is a Bad Idea - Purplepingers
  • So people remain excluded from property ownership, but hey, at least the economy will be ok

  • wHaT dO yOu EaT?!?
  • Trevenant would like to have a word

  • Male Superb Fairywren (Maluro Soberbio) - Kedron Brook Wetlands Reserve, Brisbane, Australia - May 2024

    Image description: A small blue and black fairywren standing on a long grass stalk, surrounded by grass

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    Trans joy story time + emotional dissonance + advice sought
  • You are working on undoing a lifetime of negative indoctrination and internalised shame about yourself. Finally knowing who you are, claiming ownership of yourself and forging the life you want is a powerful and amazing experience, but it doesn't undo that previous lifetime of experience overnight.

    It's going to take time to work through the conflicting and sometimes contradictory feelings. The best thing you can do is give yourself permission to work through it. Don't beat yourself up or blame yourself for those moments, because they're not your fault, they're the end result of a lifetime of negativity targeting folk like us, and you're walking the path towards undoing that negativity. But it takes time. Give yourself permission to take that time to work through it

  • Do you like olives?
  • Of course. Otherwise they're just sparkling kalmatas...

  • Australian Pipit (Anthus australis) - Kedron Brook Wetlands Reserve, Brisbane, Australia - May 2024

    Image description: A small, sparrow like bird rests atop tufts of grass, with its head turned over its shoulder to look at the photographer. The scene is lit by warm sunlight from a setting sun, though the sun itself is not visible.

    #dailybird #bird #birds #pipit #australianbirds

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    Do you like olives?
  • A side effect of aging for me is that now I like olives.

  • Officially Coming out to Lemmy, And Looking to Make a Community for Help with Trans Voices
  • You're more than welcome to create a community on blahaj.zone if you like. You'd need an account here, but you can create it, create the community, mod your main account, and do all of the maintenance/management from your main account

    Of, you could set it up on your current instance, and let people know about it.

    Whatever you do, I think it's a good idea to get a voice training community up and running!

  • Welcome Swallows (Hirundo neoxena) - Kedron Brook Wetlands Reserve, Brisbane, Australia - May 2024
  • There's more coming! I got a good haul of photos on that walk:)

  • Community Boundaries and the All feed
  • Ideally, it wouldn't be either of those things.

    Trans communities for example, Closeted trans folk benefit from people being able to see trans communities and browse them, and just lurk before they post or before they're ready to join a private community.

    Yet at the same time, sometimes, members have questions that really only other trans people can answer. And there is no problem with other folk seeing it or even engaging with the content, but once it hits all, the ratio of useful answers goes down. So being able to just stop some posts from hitting all, without otherwise locking them down would be a nice option

  • Community Boundaries and the All feed
  • Blahaj zone doesn't do downvotes, so that side of being visible on /all is a non issue. The only thing that really seems to be an issue is that we will get the odd post intended specifically for members of the community that get visibility in /all, and a bunch of non helpful/irrelevant replies.

    I think it would be nice to be able to make some posts "community members only", but other than that, I generally think communities are helped by the increased of exposure that comes from /all

  • Is Alexandrite abandoned?
  • Not sure. I've recently moved over to photon though, as it's more feature rich than alexandrite, and almost as nice to look at

  • Welcome Swallows (Hirundo neoxena) - Kedron Brook Wetlands Reserve, Brisbane, Australia - May 2024

    Image description: Two welcome swallows sitting on a dead branch, lit by golden sunlight as the sun sets. One of the swallows is looking directly towards the photographer with what appears to be an angry expression.

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    Little Black Cormorants (Phalacrocorax sulcirostris) - Kedron Brook, Brisbane, Australia - May 2024

    https://lemmyverse.link/lemmy.blahaj.zone/post/12097391 >Taken with our new OM-1 MkII and M.Zuiko 100-400mm. I LOVE this camera! > > Image description: Three Little Black Cormorants, sitting on rocks in a shallow brook. Two of the birds are holding their wings outstretched

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    [oc] Little Black Cormorants (Phalacrocorax sulcirostris) - Kedron Brook, Brisbane, Australia - May 2024

    cross-posted from: https://lemmyverse.link/lemmy.blahaj.zone/post/12097391 >Taken with our new OM-1 MkII and M.Zuiko 100-400mm. I LOVE this camera! > > Image description: Three Little Black Cormorants, sitting on rocks in a shallow brook. Two of the birds are holding their wings outstretched

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    Little Black Cormorants (Phalacrocorax sulcirostris) - Kedron Brook, Brisbane, Australia - May 2024
  • It's an OM systems OM1 Mark II, with an M.Zuiko 100-400mm lens

  • Mods, what tips or etiquette do you recommend for reporting?
  • It's helpful. The issue is the moderation with mass removal of content doesn't always federate in ways that are obvious. And it was worse with older versions of lemmy.

    Report it, and at least your instance admins can remove it from your instance

  • ‘My whole library is wiped out’: what it means to own movies and TV in the age of streaming services
  • "Has a future" in this context means "Streaming media without explicit ownership rights will continue to be here/relevant in to the future, unlike the idea of 'owning' digital media"

  • Mods, what tips or etiquette do you recommend for reporting?
  • So, the things I appreciate as an admin are

    a) Make sure you state whether it's simply a matter of breaking community rules, or whether it needs an admins attention. As it stands now, admins see all reports made for all communities on our instances, which can be a lot. I leave reports for communities that I don't moderate, but they then sit around until a moderator actions them. And the large incoming volume, plus the older ones hanging around can make it hard to tell at a glance which ones require an admins eyes.

    b) If it's not immediately obvious from the reported post, tell us where to find the context we need to see why the post is a problem. "Look at posters history" / "Will make sense if you read the previous post" etc.

  • Little Black Cormorants (Phalacrocorax sulcirostris) - Kedron Brook, Brisbane, Australia - May 2024

    Taken with our new OM-1 MkII and M.Zuiko 100-400mm. I LOVE this camera!

    Image description: Three Little Black Cormorants, sitting on rocks in a shallow brook. Two of the birds are holding their wings outstretched

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    Torresian Crows (Corvus orro) - Kedron Brook, Brisbane, Australia - May 2024

    Image description: Two crows in a tree, partially hidden behind branches

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    Nvidia will be pushing users of recent generation cards to the open source modules rather than their proprietary modules!
    forums.developer.nvidia.com Unix graphics feature deprecation schedule

    Open Linux Kernel Modules Installed by Default Starting in the release 560 series, it will be recommended to use the open flavor of NVIDIA Linux Kernel Modules wherever possible (Turing or later GPUs, or Ada or later when using GPU virtualization). If installing from the .run file, installation wi...

    Unix graphics feature deprecation schedule
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    New Photon front end
    phtn.lemmy.blahaj.zone Blåhaj Lemmy

    A general purpose lemmy instance for gender diverse folk and their allies.

    We have a new front end for our users to try out. Photon is my favourite of the three front ends we have enabled. It's clean and modern, and for those of you who moderate communities, it has good access to moderation tools!

    Give it a try at https://phtn.lemmy.blahaj.zone/

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    Torresian crow (Corvus Orro) on my back deck looking for food - Clayfield, Queensland, Australia - May 2024

    Image description: Head and upper body shot of a crow, with blurred greenery visible in the background

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    New gear acquired

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.blahaj.zone/post/11851475

    > Just got my hands on an OM-1 MKII and an m.zuiko ED 100-400. No bird will be safe from me ever again!

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    Photography @lemmy.world Ada @lemmy.blahaj.zone
    New gear acquired

    Just got my hands on an OM-1 MKII and an m.zuiko ED 100-400. No bird will be safe from me ever again!

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    Linux 101 stuff. Questions are encouraged, noobs are welcome! @lemmy.world Ada @lemmy.blahaj.zone
    (Arch) Question on updating dependencies from a newbie

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.blahaj.zone/post/11540913

    > How do non explicitly installed package dependencies get updated in Arch? Do they update independently of the package that is dependent on them, or do they get updated when the parent package updates? Or is it some secret third thing? > > Thanks!

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    Question on updating dependencies in Arch from a newbie

    How do non explicitly installed package dependencies get updated in Arch? Do they update independently of the package that is dependent on them, or do they get updated when the parent package updates? Or is it some secret third thing?

    Thanks!

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    Photography @lemmy.world Ada @lemmy.blahaj.zone
    Looking for linux workflow ideas

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.blahaj.zone/post/11308547

    > Linux photogs, help me out. What does your workflow look like? What apps do you use? > > I've found that digikam is really good for managing my keywords and metadata, and organising photos post shoot, but the image editing is limited. > > And using separate image editing software leads to problems, because my camera's raw files (.cr3) aren't very well supported. > > I can make it work, by using Lightroom online, but it's not exactly an integrated system due to its cloud based design. > > I've tried running Lightroom in a VM, but ran in to trouble giving the VM access to my GPU... > > So those who have made it work, what does it look like for you?

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    Looking for linux workflow ideas

    Linux photogs, help me out. What does your workflow look like? What apps do you use?

    I've found that digikam is really good for managing my keywords and metadata, and organising photos post shoot, but the image editing is limited.

    And using separate image editing software leads to problems, because my camera's raw files (.cr3) aren't very well supported.

    I can make it work, by using Lightroom online, but it's not exactly an integrated system due to its cloud based design.

    I've tried running Lightroom in a VM, but ran in to trouble giving the VM access to my GPU...

    So those who have made it work, what does it look like for you?

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    Toombul demo - Week 2

    Image description: A portion of the Toombul shopping center, with a large amount of rubble surrounding it. Two large excavators are sitting in the midst of the rubble. A man with a very high pressure hose is spraying water on to the rubble to keep the dust levels down.

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    Linux 101 stuff. Questions are encouraged, noobs are welcome! @lemmy.world Ada @lemmy.blahaj.zone
    Arch/KDE - Saving x11 configs?

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.blahaj.zone/post/11236710

    > I'm running an nvidia card on X11 Plasma 6, with a 4K monitor alongside a QHD monitor. Both monitors are the same physical size, despite being different resolutions, so in the nvidia settings app, I've got the second X screen setup to generate 4K but downscale it to QHD in the output. It makes the second screen slightly blurry, but it's worth it for the ability to move windows back and forth without dealing with different resolutions. > > The problem is, no matter what I do, I can't make the changes "stick". The nvidia applet has an option to save it to the x.conf file, and I've verified that it has done so in a text editor. But every time I boot, I have to change it in the nvidia settings applet again. > > Is there something I'm missing with the way arch/kde handles x conf files? How do I make it stick between reboots?

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