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Ladies and Gentlemen, we proudly present OMEGA! 
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the 'Dorito method'
Result of a discussion/implementation of a rigging hack in Blender, from a discussion with +Light BWK . Please note that I have no idea why it is called Dorito.
TLDR: works in blender, but requires a little bit of an unusual setup (for instance, a special rig to drive shapekeys only in addition to the deform control rig)
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Mediagoblin hits it's first milestone! federation go!
 
We reached our first funding milestone!  That means federation, 1.0, and podcasting support are FUNDED!  Privacy and PyPump federation library goodness and more are now next and on their way!
http://mediagoblin.org/pages/campaign.html

And now there's never been a better time to donate!  We got a 10k matching grant which means all donations currently DOUBLE!
http://mediagoblin.org/news/passed-first-milestone-and-10k-matching.html

Yes!
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awesome! great job +Apertus 
 
First Moving Images from Axiom Alpha Prototype - Videos, Images and Details released: https://www.apertus.org/2014-first-moving-images-axiom-alpha
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Good grief, all that buildup saying these are horrible images, and frankly the output wasn't bad at all.  Yes could be improved, but much better than I was expecting.
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The scope of the latest Blender Foundation movie is considerably larger than the previous shorts. It's goiung to be quite a challenge to make it all work. Support the Blender Foundation to push the tool further to support such monstrous endeavor and learn a thing or two in the process! (Personally these glimpses in the background of the production are far more valuable to me than the result).

One of the few subscriptions that benefit more than the two parties involved.
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I wrote a personal blogpost on the MediaGoblin campaign, and why I think it matters:
http://dustycloud.org/blog/mediagoblin-campaign-2014/

There's a bit of stuff in there that I was worried "maybe it's a bit too blunt/correct", and of course, me posting here just proves my point on certain ironies ;)

  "To put it another way: when even the most prominent internet activist campaigns are using Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter to complain about the centralization effects those very services help to perpetuate, it shows you how much we need ways to communicate that aren't part of the problem. And that's exactly what we're working on with MediaGoblin."

We were also covered in Linux Pro Magazine:
http://www.linuxpromagazine.com/Online/Blogs/Off-the-Beat-Bruce-Byfield-s-Blog/MediaGoblin-looks-for-sweet-spot-between-coding-and-philosophy
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While it may seem ephemeral to some, the automated takedown of 'Sintel' by Google based on information supplied by Sony is indicative of a serious threat to the emerging meshed society. When power gained in the era of hierarchical monopolies is not just used to limit competition but embedded in the operating fabric of society, it's impossible to innovators to compete fairly.
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I'm glad to see this is starting to resonate with some people. A few high-profile, clear-cut cases of abuse like this make things clearer.
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One great way in which free software/free culture projects collaborate:
Mediagoblin is promoting within their campaign both Pitivi and Gooseberry, with great argumentation why all three are important projects, and how they lead to a better future!
So visit, and fund all three, two or one, or just express your support!
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woot!
 
New look of Pitivi with the new HeaderBar merged:
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Watch for priceless footage of dancing Francesco :)
 
Ton, Mathieu and Francesco introducing The Happy Cloud! #gooseberry #blender
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+1 if only for the look at 3:29 that my wife has seen way to many times when I am working on something that I have no idea why it isn't working yet!  :)  Though the dancing is a good reason as well.
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