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Second flower this year! Sadly it’s raining outside and the light is dim – gotta see with your soul’s eye!

@hugh I expect nothing less from a nation that celebrates World Standards Day on a different day than the ISO World Standards Day

US: ansi.org/meetings_events/wsw18

ISO: iso.org/world-standards-day.ht

I've updated the site so that it now lists the films by decade too:

kino.social

Also, you can click on the relevant decade tag on a film's page to see more from the same decade.

"Do your part" energy conservation plans, like turning lights off when you leave the room, are great for your energy bill, but their job as part of "lowering carbon footprints" is to deflect from the big corporations that actually use the vast majority of the power.

For example, the average US stand-alone home uses ~11,000 kWh per year.

The VERY MOST EFFICIENT roadside LED billboard uses ~61,000 kWh per year. That number rises to ~323,000 kWh at the top end.

i sincerely respect ward cunningham and appreciate his work, but re-writing ward's wiki as a single-page blank-if-no-javascript application has to be close to the most perfect example of fixing what ain't broke i have seen in this life.

Anyway, here's an old picture of my workspace as I try to have fun making music. πŸ˜ƒ

@sysdharma asked about feed aggregation on his phlog, recently. I used Feedly for the longest time. Mostly because it played really well with my Reeder app on the phone. These days, however, I use newsboat. But I also don't read that many feeds any more. I know, I know. The switch allowed me to slow down and just do less.
feedly.com/i/welcome
reederapp.com/
newsboat.org/

Using the Animoog to generate sound, sampling it on the PO-33 (no drum kit, though), and playing two or three bars to make some jingles worked nicely, though! alexschroeder.ch/podcast/jingl

Connecting the iPad to the PO-33 was much less of hassle: slicing worked much better, humming was much lower. What am I doing wrong? Something about grounding? Both are battery driven so this is not the AC current I'm hearing, I think. 2/2

I tried to copy a drum kit from the OP-1 to the PO-33 but I was disappointed. I was using a typical cable, no particular grounding, and I had two problems: 1. there was a terrible hum as soon as I plugged the cable into the PO-33 (even without an OP-1 connected); 2. perhaps because of 2, the slicing was terrible. In the end, I found a drum kit on a YouTube video which I played on the iPad. 1/2

@solderpunk All the pull requests look good to me, even the one that's not by me! πŸ˜ƒ What do you think? love needed!
github.com/solderpunk/VF-1/pul

This is why I believe the right party to vote for are the greens in Switzerland. They are sometimes called β€œmelon green: green on the outside and red on the inside” – and in the light of the link I just posted, that seems like just the kind of mix we need. (Switzerland also has a green party on the right.)

β€œInequality in the distribution of wealth and power is a key driver of pollution and resource depletion. The wider the inequality, the greater the ability of the rich and powerful to inflict environmental costs on others, especially on low-income communities and racial and ethnic minorities, resulting in more environmental harm as well as systemic environmental injustice.”
peri.umass.edu/publication/ite

How I grew older:
Discovered Elvis when I was 8.
Discovered Bruce Springsteen when I was 12.
Discovered Bon Jovi when I was 14.
Discovered U2 when I was 15.
Discovered The Cure when I was 16.
Discovered Nirvana when I was 17.
Discovered The Sisters of Mercy when I was 18.
Discovered Keith Jarrett when I was 20.
And in the next few years: World Music, Classical Music, more Jazz… but much less intense than when I was growing up.
What about you?

Welcome to 2019, traveler from 2009. The brief:
-sysadmins are now "ops"
-servers are all just "cloud" something
-algorithms are "AI"
-DBs are "blockchains"
-Everything that spies on people is "smart"

Good luck. And update your CV with the above words.

One thing that was really hard for me when I was in academia is how lonely it felt to be working on something that nobody cared about. I was seeing all of these beautiful things and I couldn't share them with anyone.

Sometimes I want to go back and do mathematics "for real" but then I feel sad when I think I won't be able to share it with anyone.

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But one of our biggest newspapers is owned by the same guy that owns our biggest retail monstrosity.

And the rest of our news media, more or less, are owned by equally or more unsavory characters.

Everyone has an agenda, and everyone's agenda is to hurt us.

And that sounds like some kind of hyperbole, but when your media is controlled by Jeff Bezos and Rupert Murdoch, when your local news is actually just a puppet for Sinclair Broadcast Group... it stops being hyperbole.

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