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Saturday, 1. May 12021
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Dreaming of Gopher's Past with the Gemini Protocol.

Experimental protocols like Gemini (regardless of whether you care for Gemini) are good because these are coming from people still fighting the good fight of networked experimentation, Internet freedom, and technological exploration.

No clue how I landed on GQ.

Wholesome Windsor, now showing up on album covers and podcasts, has a surprisingly political backstory.

Source: media.gq.com

Global Socket allows two workstations on different private networks to communicate with each other.

Through firewalls and through NAT – like there is no firewall.

Tuesday, 27. April 12021
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Radiooooo – The Musical Time Machine (via densediscovery.com).

Against meatposting.

Progressives who glorify meat consumption are doing free PR for a highly-polluting industry working tirelessly to keep polluting.

A wonderful term and supporting the right cause, although I miss any reference to how unethical mass meat consumption is nowadays. The way we treat animals – and I am not even talking about the slaughtering – is a disgrace for an intelligent species and of course is reflected in the way mankind is treating his fellow humans.

Calendso | The Open Source Calendly Alternative (via densediscovery.com).

Book me and I will never give you up.
Calendso will never let you down.
Open Source will never run around and desert you.

Big Tech und die Pandemie –­ Smarte Retter in der Not?

Was während der Pandemie verständlich, vielleicht notwendig erscheint, kann schnell eine neue Dynamik entfalten. Wenn es nach GAFA geht, haben sie noch nie genug Daten gesammelt, wissen sie stets zu wenig über das, was die Welt und uns im Innersten zusammenhält. So werden sie weiter an ihren Karten, ihren Gesundheitsservices und Infrastrukturen feilen und damit auch eine Idee von Gesellschaft systematisieren (Maschewski/Nosthoff 2019), in der der expansive, monopolistische Einsatz digitaler Technik so sehr und so anschmiegsam in unseren Alltag einsinkt, dass die Unterschiede zwischen System und Realität, Karte und Gebiet unkenntlich werden.

Noise in Creative Coding.

Imagine you want to move an object around the screen. Animators will use keyframes and tweens to describe the exact motion. Generative artists instead rely on algorithms.

So what, something like math.random()?

Not exactly. Randomness is just too unnatural. Look at that pink ball, bouncing all over the place. It’s nauseating 🥴

Sunday, 25. April 12021
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Russia has been screwing Ukraine like forever. 😿

Bandura.

In recent years evidence (…) has emerged, pointing to an event (often masked as an ethnographic conference) that was held in Kharkiv, the capital of the Ukrainian SSR, in December 1933 - January 1934. Many itinerant street musicians from all over the country, specifically blind kobzars and lirnyks, were invited to attend, amounting to an estimated 300 participants. All were subsequently executed as unwanted elements in the new Soviet Society.

OpenAI-Powered Linux Shell.

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