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).
Wow, seems like #Emacs is actually usable in #Termux on Android and it is better than those normal text editor apps - I have undo, arrow keys (via Termux's volume key combinations) and the whole emacs arsenal. #Android
Idea: if orgs that primarily announce their events on Facebook also somehow exported the announcements as a calendar feed (ics)? Similar to RSS perhaps, but calendar-rish. For people who don't use FB, that would be useful.
This could work if they could simply push a button and have their events appear as example.net/page/events.ics or something like that.
And that would require 1) free software to actually do the conversion and 2) hosted instances.
Mirrored from Twitter
The Chinese edition of my new book, #PermanentRecord, has just been censored. This violates the publishing agreement, so I'm going to resist it the way I know best: it's time to blow the whistle. You can help. Here's how: (THREAD)
Take too hot for anywhere but here: apoliticality is a privilege.
If you want to "keep politics out of this space" then you live with the conditions that lofty political decisions will have no impact on your life. You don't live a life where the whims of some talking head can determine weather or not you have a place to sleep tomorrow, or when the next time you'll get a meal will be. To be apolitical is to have no concern for the goings-on of the status quo, which means that it benefits you.
Aaron Swartz. Born on this day! November 8, 1986. He would have been 33 today.
November 9 will be observed all over the world as Aaron Swartz Day — an annual event to celebrate Aaron Swartz’s legacy as an activist, programmer, entrepreneur & political organizer.
Remember 9th November! 💜
Wrote a blog post about testing different urlconfs in #django on each test case:
The climate emergency report itself: https://academic.oup.com/bioscience/advance-article/doi/10.1093/biosci/biz088/5610806?searchresult=1
Today I would probably write it differently, considering all the new things I have learned about FB since then, from the way it abuses its SDKs, embedded in third-party mobile apps, to all the problems with moderation and Big Five personality analysis, etc, etc.
Anyway, I think it still reflects the core of my motivation of leaving it behind.
Also it lacks subtitles, which the Google Play version does have. Luckily there are independent efforts on subtitling it. https://www.transifex.com/the-internets-own-boy-subtitles/the-internets-own-boy-subtitles/
I find it confusing that the official website (per Wikipedia) of "The Internet's Own Boy", a documentary about Aaron Swartz, under the "Watch online" section does *not* link to the #CreativeCommons licensed, drm-free version of the movie on Internet Archive, that, per #EFF, is legitimate and official. It's a kind of double standard, and in this particular case I actually find it hypocritical for a movie about Aaron Swartz.
Perhaps I should email them.
Bill Gates on the Windows user experience, in an internal email from 2004:
"Someone decided to trash the one part of Windows that was usable? The file system is no longer usable. The registry is not usable. This program listing was one sane place but now it is all crapped up. But that is just the start of the crap."
Amazing how little has changed in the last 15 years.
During his lecture in Lviv, Chris Cutler mentioned that he does a podcast. I've started listening to his podcast (called Probes) and it's a rich, interesting, strucrured and informative journey through the mysterious universe of 20/21-th century music.
The RSS feed can be found under the Curatorial section on this page: https://rwm.macba.cat/en/rss
In the feed you would need to filter by Probes.
fsf, rms, etc
"On Recent Controversial Events" -- from Bradley Kuhn's blog http://ebb.org/bkuhn/blog/2019/10/15/fsf-rms.html
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