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The predominant UI paradigm seems to be mimicking mechanical or electromechanical tools. Word processors pretend to be an extended typewriter, simulating ink on paper. Web browsers - something between an electronic newsletter and a TV. Messengers - an easy to use telegraph.

The use of computers as flexible information processing machines, that could be instructed to peform interesting stuff for you in semi-automatic way, remains sort of beyond the definition of normal for no reason.

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Why #SoundWalk 

We live in a "vision-first" society. Vision is, however, selective. You can only see a fraction of your environment at a time, with the most detailed picture in an even smaller area. Hearing is 360° and continuous.

Opening oneself a bit more to sound and listening can thus be an acccessible way to practice a more contemplative, sensitive, relaxed and less "segmented" percetion of a moment (or an arbitrary continuity of moments).

few things are as genuinely calming as sitting in front of a full-screened, dark terminal containing a personal project, with music in the background

Today Ukrainians remember Holodomor. We who live light candles in memory of those who died.

Hello #fediverse,

we are #Senfcall and we are #hosting #privacy-friendly #BigBlueButton #videoconferences.

Free as in #freedom AND #free as in beer. (donations are welcome)

You don't even have to register an account (unless you need persistent rooms). Just visit - klick on "start meeting", enter meeting name (password optional), press "start" enter your name and have fun senfing. The call-invite link you find at the top of the chat.

#FreeSoftware #Introduction

this huge book by Dimitri Alithinos, Autobiography (1980) 🙃

video of me giving a presentation, Ukrainian 

Недавно запросили мене виступити з короткою лекцією. От що з того вийлшо:

I'm using pandoc to cleanup .docx files before typesetting

I agree with you; I once tried to draw a diagram of what I would like my mastodon UI to look like:

Writing a program and would like it to automatically restart on code change? (Perhaps a web service in ?) For me, reflex did the thing (oh, and it's in and already with only libc as the dependency).

I wonder why it didn't occur to me earlier that this could be a job for an external program (remember, the unix way?).

(Intentionally not linking to github).

looking at the word Content™ the same way I look at overly flowery job titles

A very nice quasi-fictional rendering of the smartphone-cult all-surveillance world we live in.

Copying ain't stealing,
sure as I'm breathing,
information wants to be free.

The mafia wants us to believe
youtube-dl was made for thieves.
In fact,
it was made for human beings.

We might listen to your pleas,
once you respect our machines,
they belong to us - not you.

Your drivers are mean,
your blobs illicit,
the hardware complicit,
and yet--
it's never stopped piracy.

The real caper is your crimes.
The theft of OUR public domain.
DMCA abuse, attacks on fair use.
Net neutrality and regulatory capture.

Sell it to us fair and square,
your terms are too much to bear,
and until you're playing fair,
fuck off!

Yo ho, yo ho. A pirate's life for me!

> When Music is copied to an iPod, the files are stripped of all their metadata (artist, title, album, etc.) and renamed to something non-identifying (e.g. F01/MNRL.m4a), and the metadata (and correlation to the obscure file name) is saved in separate database files. The partition of the flash drive containing all this is also marked as "hidden" to prevent it appearing on macOS and Windows systems.

How could one buy a device so hostile to its user?!

A beautiful soundscape album on a with a single release. From the commentary:

> I visited historic Quaker Meetinghouses around the state of Pennsylvania. I made recordings of each meetinghouse when they were completely empty of people, including myself. I cut each of these recordings to five minute samples.

API design advice request 

(And, surely, /objects/ should have been in plural all along).

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