Decoder Ring has a brilliant story about Ong's Hat. It's a history of what is arguably the world's first alternate reality game, but at the same time, it's a story about conspiracy theories, history of electronic communication, transmedia art, storytelling, and human cognitive fallacies.
One of the more interesting stories I've ever heard on a podcast! Well worth one hour of your time.
The fediverse is kept a largely safe and happy place by a fortress wall of medium articles the bemoan the fact that the fediverse is hopeless and will never succeed. That fortress wall was shoddily built for us by techbros and journalists and we must take responsibility for maintaining it. If we don't start repairing the cracking masonry with new medium articles about how mastodon simply can't grow fast enough for real humans to use it then the walls will crumble. Do your part.
Someone might look at all the data hacks and misplaced data scandals that keep happening and say 'Companies just don't know how to secure data'.
Bear in mind that these same companies mostly just lose *customer* data. How many 'trade secrets' have been accidentally published online? Not many.
The fact is, companies care about their own data. They definitely don't care about yours.
Saw Zeal & Ardor play live last night. Loved every minute of it; the thing sounds even more powerful when played live.
The band is impressively capable of delivering the music on stage; the instrumentation was perfect to a fault.
An excellent performance to accompany the excellent new album. 10/10, would see live again.
All talks from WebCamp Zagreb 2018 have been published!
Find them at: https://archive.org/details/webcamp_zagreb_2018
This includes my talk about OpenResty and nginx:
Ottone Pesante makes really heavy music with only a trumpet, a trombone, and some percussion. It sounds pretty powerful, and certainly different!
The new album comes highly recommended.
RT @firstname.lastname@example.org: "I'm a human.
I'm not a robot.
(login screen poetry)
Just saw John Zorn's "Cobra" performed by Zorn & a bunch of folks from Tzadik / Stone.
Game pieces are interesting in particular, and this one especially so. It's amazing to see that level of coherence and cohesiveness from an essentially improvised, but conducted piece.
Here's a taste of what it might look like: https://youtu.be/gy5et-D4uyo
Holy cow, I had no idea that the University of Colorado has a dedicated website with hundreds of high-quality, research-based scientific simulations, most of them in HTML5!
(I'm an especially big fan of this one dealing with charges & fields: https://phet.colorado.edu/sims/html/charges-and-fields/latest/charges-and-fields_en.html)
New backpack day! It's been a struggle, but the decision came down to the Millican Smith the Roll 25 L.
It looks incredibly sturdy -- maybe even a bit too sturdy, but I guess it's supposed to break in. I love the aesthetics, and I just hope it won't end up being too big.
The tripod / walking stick loop is a nice touch.
Halloween films from the Public Domain 🎞️ 🍿 🎃 Show more
Carnival of Souls (1962) 👻
Night of the Living Dead (1968) 🧟
House on Haunted Hill (1959) 🏚️
Nosferatu (1922) 🧛
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1931) ⚗️
The Cabinet of Dr Caligari (1920) ⚰️
Last Man on Earth (1964) 💀
Häxan (1922) 👿
computers, code, music, science, politics, stuff. born-again undergrad student of physics. dada everything.
The instance by the group behind Razmjena vještina & the Hacklab in Mama, Zagreb.