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Getting your Instagram feed to Discord

Not so long ago, it was possible with a bit of effort, a third party feed generator and a Discord bot, to get Instagram to feed new images from your page to a Discord channel, complete with image preview. This … Continue reading

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Virtual Un-distancing and De-isolation #4 – Video Chat 1

It is, eventually, kinda nice to see people’s faces, and a voice on a phone or a line of text is only so good. There are quite a few solutions out there. Let’s mention in passing some of the more … Continue reading

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Virtual Un-distancing and De-isolation #3 – Discord bots

Bots, for those not in the know, are handy bits of software that do assorted clever things in response to user interaction with them in Discord. They can do as simple as ‘spot a new arrival and send them a … Continue reading

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Virtual Un-distancing and De-isolation #2 – configuring Discord

Now you have a Discord server. If (like one or two of the ones I manage) you have a largish group discussing various topics, you might want to add more channels. Easy! Click on the little + next to “Text … Continue reading

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Virtual Un-distancing and De-isolation: #1 – Discord

No, I’m not suggesting you immediately head outside and start hugging everyone you meet. This is a series of posts, for the slightly technical at heart, covering how to set up various means of contacting your fellow human beings, above … Continue reading

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Hello world!

Welcome to altrion.org, the home of Mike and Anne Whitaker on the internet. For now, this is just a holding page while we move a bunch of stuff over from the old site.

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