"At Xerox PARC, his first breakthrough came when he took a newly hired secretary, sat her in front of a blank computer monitor and took notes while she described how she would prefer to compose documents with a computer. She proceeded to describe a very simple system, which Mr. Tesler then implemented with Mr. Mott."
if I'm reading this right, copy and paste was invented by "a newly hired secretary"? https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/20/technology/lawrence-tesler-dead.html
Are you interested in a federated alternative to Goodreads that doesn't use Amazon?
because I'm making a federated alternative to Goodreads that doesn't use Amazon
William Gibson: "It’s a delightful thought, as I’m working, that one day this will all just be completely archaic and hokey. But it’s my job to make that take quite a while." https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/jan/11/william-gibson-i-was-losing-a-sense-of-how-weird-the-real-world-was
hey if Parasite got yall hungry for more korean film, the Korean Film Archive has a youtube channel with over 200 free subtitled movies
for those who recall Australia attempting to deport indigenous aboriginal peoples who committed a crime, the vote last Tuesday was in favor of not treating them as aliens.
"Considering Trump’s first response to the acquittal was to tweet a meme about his presidency lasting '4EVA,' it seems unlikely he will be particularly contrite in the statement." https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2020/feb/05/us-politics-iowa-caucuses-senate-trump-impeachment-trial-buttigieg-pelosi-live-latest
Just blogged: CO2 emissions on the web.
Performance artist generates virtual traffic jams in Google Maps by pulling a wagon full of smartphones
"The Software may not be used in applications and services that are used for or aid in the exploration, extraction, refinement, processing, or transportation of fossil fuels." https://github.com/climate-strike/license
"Re-appropriate runes from fascists." https://gitlab.com/jorins/runes
As someone who creates ActivityPub services, it's often a puzzle to figure out exactly how someone else's service federates. Like, what does service X do when I send it a Delete/Note activity?
In an attempt to be a good citizen, I've drafted up a FEDERATION.md file for my fediverse event organizing service I'm working on. Here it is:
I've also started a meta-discussion about how we might start documenting this stuff generally:
Having recently learned about this:
I am now compelled to make a list of movies that share songs in their soundtracks, and make extremely long, nonsensical movies that crossfade from one movie to the next as the shared songs are being played. Anyone out there got a list of movie soundtracks in some structured format?
Irish software developer and music maker living in Australia. Pronouns: he/him. Responsible for @poem_exe
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