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I've got an animated short film out. It's a dark adaptation of an Orcadian folk tale.

This was made with free and open source software and distributed via PeerTube on a Pay What You Want model, so watch freely and support my work only if you feel like it.

martinlaird.scot/store/animati

I've got an animated short film out. It's a dark adaptation of an Orcadian folk tale.

This was made with free and open source software and distributed via PeerTube on a Pay What You Want model, so watch freely and support my work only if you feel like it.

martinlaird.scot/store/animati

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Important notice:

There is a #bug in Inkscape 1.2 that could destroy gradients, clips/masks, symbols, swatches & clones in a drawing.

You'll only notice it happened after saving file & later opening it again.

To work around this bug DO NOT use copy-paste while the Export dialog is open!

For more details on the bug, head here: gitlab.com/inkscape/inkscape/-

The bug will be fixed in Inkscape 1.2.1 (a fix is already available in the development ('master') branch).

#inkscape #bugwarning

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You are, at best, temporarily able-bodied.

Build the society that will help you survive when your body is no longer able.

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Power For Us

Broad Shoulders of Britain. Our Precious Union. We Love You. Better Together. T-Shirts. No Thanks.

martinlaird.scot/design/power-

Interview with Craig Murray. Apparently he's had the police round and he's only been out a week. Intimidation?

thedissenter.org/exclusive-whi

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Wow, active travel was not even on the agenda at . Bicycles were not allowed in the venue and most of the delegates "don't even consider walking a mode of transport". Bleak stuff from Carlton Reid:

pod.link/184376746/episode/3ab

The new Ministry video is pretty creative. I wonder how many people are just freaked out by the world we live in.

youtu.be/NQ7Zgb3YQSU

Here's an interview I did with musician and composer Erland Cooper about the poet George Mackay Brown and other things, such as deleting digital masters and burying tapes in the ground.

I think it turned out ok considering I had under 5 minutes of video footage to work with and less than 1 day to put the whole thing together!

youtu.be/jYt2B8106Sw

Fiona Grahame and I have an illustrated history book out called Rebel Orkney. It covers 900 years worth of uprisings, from Vikings to pirates to uranium mines. Available worldwide from all good book shops!

What normal?

Some more on the cruise liner industry, pandemic, and environmental catastrophe in a great "measured rant" from Fiona MacInnes.

theorkneynews.scot/2021/08/04/

"The all-pervasive mind controlling media are our society’s inquisition. They will make, break, humiliate, laud or destroy you. They enforce the belief system that ensures their power and their wealth. The belief system that enshrines wealth and power as a right of birth and ultimately the feudal system of superiority sits with the monarch at the top who is supposed to be of a superior blood line to us all…"

Why science? Excellent article by Fiona MacInnes:
theorkneynews.scot/2021/07/11/

Yes Orkney is hosting a public meeting with Alba candidate Josh Robertson - anyone from the Highlands & Islands constituency is welcome to attend. See link for details.

orkneycommunities.co.uk/YESORK

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YesTV·Scot -

• Alba Party - Peterhead Skipper John Buchan Backs ALBA

• Indycar Gordon Ross - 13 04 21 - Why is it okay...

• Coronavirus Update - 13 April 2021

• Richard J Murphy - The fundamental pension contract is failing

yestv.scot/?id=2774

I see the Saxe-Coburg and Gothas have run out of phylactery counters

There are as many honest politicians as there are unicorns, and as much chance of them delivering Scottish independence as establishing a colony on the moon.

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