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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 

2/2 What circumstances or factors, do you think, influenced you so that you seem to care more about privacy than some of your friends and colleagues?

I think sometimes we are trying to find some universal, depersonalized and scientific explanations about why privacy is important, in order to encourage other people to question the status quo ("See, it's not just me!"). But maybe our own stories can be inspiring too.

I'd like to collect such stories, perhaps even for a little art (?) project.

1/n Dear fellow privacy-minded Fedinauts. Why is privacy important for you on a personal or emotional level? What is at the foundation of your view that privacy is important?

It's fairly easy for me to formulate why IMO privacy is important in a general, rational way. But of course I wasn't born with these ideas. I have incorporared them while trying to find wider context for my personal, quasi-intuitive feelings about it. But where do they come from?

I like this manifesto very much.

> High technology doesn't mean high creativity. In fact sometimes the restrictions of a medium lead to the most creative solutions.
> Independence is important. Don't lock your creativity into a box you don't control.
> Access is important. Don't lock your creativity into a format we can't see.


Manifestos for the Internet Age

> This book is currently in beta status. Development is ongoing in the Git repository (participation is welcome). The book is generated using MarkDown, Pandoc and TeX.

function __fakecurl() {
read proto server path <<<$(echo ${1//// })
DOC=/${path// //}
[[ x"${HOST}" == x"${PORT}" ]] && PORT=80

exec 3<>/dev/tcp/${HOST}/$PORT
echo -en "GET ${DOC} HTTP/1.1\r\nHost: ${HOST}\r\n\r\n" >&3
(while read line; do
[[ "$line" == $'\r' ]] && break
done && cat) <&3
exec 3>&-

some sctweeting there on birbsite, actually a friend Lukas Nystrand posted something but twitter garbled it but i was curious so i fixed it a little




A nice way to combine patterns with NodeProxies when livecoding is to use the \set NodeProxy role, like this (provided you have a ProxySpace activated):

~snd[0] = {\; }
~snd[1] = \set -> Pbind(\degree, ..., \dur, ...);

It allows attaching a Pbind to a NodeProxy to steer its controls. How didn't I pay attention to this before?


Today I'm feeling so grateful for all the people who do tutorials, informational posts, demos, trainings, wiki, help forums or any other similar things in order to share their knowledge and help others learn. Y'all are amazing souls :blobcatheart: :blobcatheart: :blobcatheart: :blobcatheart: :blobcatheart:

I have decided to change licensing of all 884 of my sounds on Freesound to CC-0. Future sound uploads will follow.

Up until now most of them were licensed under CC-BY or CC-BY-NC. After I've started doing sound design at work I realized how invaluable the CC-0 sounds are. So I wanted to make my library a part of that public domain pool. Enjoy the freedom, make some cool sound effects!

#unfa #Freesound #SoundDesign #CC0 #Sound

Most folks I work with at the nexus of humanitarian work and #OpenSource are experienced enough to know one can't meaningfully lessen global-scale atrocities with something so simple & weak as a copyright infringement claim.

If you don't want people mis-using stuff you make, don't make stuff.

If you want reduce inequity & atrocities, give people working on those problems #FLOSS building blocks with OSI-approved licenses so they can more easily do their good work.

#EthicalSource #CopyleftConf

I am really angry at Lenovo. My laptop refuses to accept a replacement battery (I have already tried two legit ones afaict), because, as it seems, some kind of software "genuine battery" verification fails. The battery works (as in the laptop can boot without external power), but is not visible to the OS and, crucially, the motherboard refuses to charge it.

And to replace the battery I have to take the whole thing apart down to removing the motherboard.

If I knew this, I would never buy it.

New study on top 10k websites:
🔹99% of the cookies are for tracking
🔹1 third party can trigger a tree of up to 8 other services
🔹62% of the embeds fluctuate (you can't foresee what they trigger)
🔹93% send data in countries without GDPR/Privacy Shield



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