Read this three times, Murray Bookchin on futurism and utopianism, from forty years ago, but it could have been said yesterday:
For some reason I'm expected to get new network printer working...
Windows: printing works after downloading 500MB installer that puts some kind of imaging tool on the desktop that looks like an MP3 player from 1999
Android phone: printing works after installing app from Google play, app pushes ads in the notification bar
Other Android phone: same steps, no printing :(
Linux: amazing, Gnome settings shows it already available and configured. Nothing prints, no error messages, nothing
microfiction, sci-fi, brief mention of murder
"How do you get around on your planet?
"Most people move two chairs and a sofa every time they move themselves. If they need to travel even a short distance, the furniture must come too."
"Isn't that strenuous?"
"No. The furniture comes in its own moveable metal box. You simply climb into the box, sit on one of the chairs and use controls to move the box."
"Why don't you use a simpler way of getting around?"
"My apologies. I can see it's compulsory. Your ruler must be a tyrant."
"No, it's not compulsory! But if you go somewhere without being inside your big box of furniture, other people with boxes are allowed to kill you and it won't be treated as a real crime."
"Sounds compulsory to me."
"Nah, it's just a choice I freely make because it's so convenient."
A thought on the word “traditional”: it’s often used when talking about things that haven’t actually been around for long, and things that have undergone dramatic changes in a relatively short timeframe.
For example, gender roles for women in English-speaking countries in the 1920s looked quite different from the 1850s or the 1950s. Makeup, for example, was uncommon for women before the 20th century, likewise piercings.
Faster imports, curve support, assign documents, aggregate editors, classificatory systems like Omniclass and Uniclass, new IFC COBie tool, and you can run a diff on BIM models!
rms, the state of free software, etc.
finished writing this one the other night, may as well put it out there a bit: https://p1k3.com/2019/10/20/
New tools include BIMTester - run unit tests for your BIM models! New UI for georeferencing, attributes, property sets, offering first-class native support for IFC that _no_ other proprietary tool offers!
Check it out and share with other #architecture folks!
"to surrender is to give up, to be humbled, perhaps humiliated, but with a chance – not a guarantee – that we may live to tell the tale", Dougald Hine
A busy weekend.
Attached is my post to the #FSF member forum on Friday.
Enough is enough.
It's long past time the board exercised their duty under Article VI Section 7 of the bylaws and vote him out. I understand that they have tried before but failed. But by now, his behavior is doing serious harm to the public interest the public charity is chartered to support.
Many other folks have also cancelled their memberships over the weekend.
Richard Stallman, Rape Apologist
Create object aggregations, object types, use modifiers and arrays, and use Blender 2.8's collections features to quickly create beautiful building designs right in real-time rendered view.
Parliament Square earlier this evening, also Banqueting House #architecturalmoment
Gobsmacked at some of the layouts and typography of these TeX and LaTeX projects:
Pattern Languages Homemaker Evolutionary Design https://bitbucket.org/brunopostle/urb/wiki/Home
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