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Learn a physical skill

Oil/water color painting, cooking, farming, carpentry, knitting, it doesn't matter what. Something besides flipping bits in a magic box

After a whole day of that, I feel like a strong gust can send me into the aether without a tangible anchor in reality

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"[free software is] free as in 'free puppies', not 'free beer'. Adopting open source solutions, like adopting a puppy, involves some time spent on care and feeding."

, found this passage yesterday while reading Trevor Owens's "the theory and craft of digital preservation" and I won't stop thinking about it for a while, probably

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i don't really know what mapcore is about just yet but it's for sure giving me some ideas 👀

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UK Hellscape 

BBC "coronavirus update" currently on TV.

It's a huge propaganda piece. So far the "report" has featured footage of nightclubs opening with crowds smiling, drinking and dancing.

Interviews all saying they are so glad everything is back to normal and specifically that they are not at all worried and are happy to see everyone having fun.

Meanwhile infection figures are worse than January

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There is no morality or justice or karma to climate change. This isn’t a religious cleanse or a healthy system expelling a virus. This is just change that is hostile to many current forms of life.

Treating it like a moral or immune responses suggests we shouldn’t try to stop it or that those affected deserve it. Loss of life (human and otherwise) due to climate change is not good. As anarchists, our goal is to preserve life. Change your framing.

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Poking around in eXoDOS and played Blue Ice for the first time in a couple decades. Look at this fucking game! You grab the sun from the sky and put it in your inventory!

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"The bookmark list, known as a "hotlist", is saved between sessions as a private list of interesting places."

w3.org/News/9305.html

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open source is both a great example of why the profit motive is unnecessary, and how optimistic "apolitical" nerds were catastrophically unequipped to oppose a complete subsumption of their work into the increasingly inhumane turbocapitalism we live in now

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My dude, "there's nothing illegal" about destroying the planet is not the defense you think it is.

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"Loosening the #grid: #topology as the basis for a more inclusive #GIS" #Westerveld #Knowles
visionscarto.net/i-was-there
"The past 25 years have seen a proliferation of interest in GIS among humanists and humanistic social scientists. Under various banners – historical GIS, qualitative and mixed methods GIS, spatial and digital history, digital humanities, spatial humanities or geohumanities – researchers have developed new ways to include qualitative data within the framework of GIS. At the same time, social and theoretical critiques of GIS as a tool wielded chiefly by and for those in power have increased awareness of its limitations, particularly for studying human perceptions, experiences, and the meanings of place. We agree with a growing chorus of geographers that the most common data structures in GIS are inadequate to capture or analyze the relational dimensions of subjectivity. As part of the solution, we propose an alternative hybrid framework that prioritizes topological relationships while retaining coordinate locations as points of connection between geographic places and experiential evidence. [...]"
#cartography

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The entire history of MIT's "Computer Music Journal" (among all their other journals) is now available for free. Probably chock full of interesting stuff mitpressjournals.org/loi/comj

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Code is is for people, not for machines. If it were for machines, we’d program using electric signals.

Remember that the next time you’d be tempted to obfuscate it because it would be better for your IDE or your test suite. If your tools or your paradigms cannot be adapted to how humans read, write and understand code, then they’re worthless.

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