LGM 2021 - ctx - vectors on the wire by Øyvind Kolås https://conf.tube/videos/watch/d92e1700-d49a-4a33-9f54-7ea32633aa0b
Wikipedia is swimming in money–why is it begging people to donate? - https://www.dailydot.com/debug/wikipedia-endownemnt-fundraising/
English as a second language is important for understanding, Important enough that perhaps it should be part of school in native-english speaking countries? It seems like this shortcoming is more common with higher socio-economic status/education.
This is a personal favourite: It's so timeless, the fruit & veg guy in his socks & hoodie, it could be today! But it's actually 112 years ago. Taken in a souk in the Tunis medina, Tunisia, this autochrome by Gervais-Courtellemont is original colour from 1909. It's not colourised.
#GIMP 2.99.6 is out ! And a cool Wilber & co. comics strip by Aryeom under CC by-sa license, as usual ! 🙂
« GIMP 2.99.6 is out with new/experimental features. Highlights: off-canvas guides, pinch zoom on touchpads, improved Paint Select tool (unstable), and more. Flatpak and Win installer available, no news on macOS builds yet (we encourage contributions!) »
Reinventing the Wheel https://hackaday.com/2021/05/08/reinventing-the-wheel/
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/hackaday/status/1391030744097730564
@JordiGH also, if the spooks use the software in something clandestine/classified, how would the license holder even know?
See our program in progress....
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symbols_for_Legacy_Computing from Unicode 13.0/2020 is available in terminals near you NOW!
The 2x3 block sextants 🬵🬺🬱🬏 is nicer than both braille ⢀⣴⣿⣷⣦⣄⡀and quarters ▟▙▖. Less jagged results would be possible by also using cut-corner-block teletext glyphs🭇🭄🭍🭑🬽.
TIL that Chinese can be written both LTR and RTL (and amusingly, that they sometimes end up doing the same to English text when doing it)
Struggling to deal with the organisations shunning the FSF for the sake of inclusivity and equality
who are still comfortable with Google and IBM's patronage, orgs who are doing a great job ensuring that the future (w/biased AI, algos) will be very unequal and shut out minorities.
(also, the Gebru/Mitchell episode)
I've just now found a spiritual predecessor of the terminal for https://ctx.graphics/ I'm going to study this in more detail - in particular its message passing between clients.
MGR published to the net in 1989, X windows alternative, with multiple clients and raster/vector graphics for interactive UI clients over serial links, built from a foundation of ANSI escape sequences.
"What’s funny to think about is that if instead C had not done that and used 1-based indexing, people today would certainly be claiming how C is superior for providing both 1-based indexing with p[i] and 0-based pointer offsets with p + i."
Full stack researcher. Former fine art student lost in study of code as both medium and catalyst for new tools and techniques. http://pippin.gimp.org/
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