For those who haven’t used Emacs, it’s something you’ll likely hate, but may love. It’s sort of a Rube Goldberg machine the size of a house that, at first glance, performs all the functions of a toaster. https://blog.fugue.co/2015-11-11-guide-to-emacs.html Having switched to Dvorak after first learning rudimentary emacs I’m a little scared to return. All things […]
Except for brief moments, she didn’t succeed and after a while, she glumly gave up. The silence felt deafening. http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/11/29/opinion/sunday/addicted-to-distraction.html?_r=1&referer= This reminds me of the Martin Seligman research on learned helplessness. What an awful lesson to learn, that nothing 4-year-old you does is more interesting to your parent than whatever is on their smart phone.
http://rzndraws.tumblr.com/image/129279654725 It’s fair to say I’m a fan.
I’d be interested to hear the counterargument in favor of credit cards. Credit cards were an amazing invention—in the 1950s. But today they are an outdated technology that cost us serious money. Source: How Credit Cards Tax America
top-5-new-python-modules-of-2015 I suspect that tools like this will make things more enjoyable. At any rate, I’m just starting to mentally sync with what could be done with these tools. It’s not that I can’t imagine applications, but I’m just starting to have the right types of problems (and questions) that make the tools useful enough […]
learning python resources This looks like a natural extension of resources as I continue to work my way through python. At some point I’ll hit a wall and need additional insights to resolve my query.
Build a web browser with 20 lines of Python https://www.linuxvoice.com/build-a-web-browser-with-20-lines-of-python/ This looks interesting in light of my recent delving into python. Self-reminder to take a look. May report back later.
[kad_youtube url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pv0sizg3Vz0″ ] Watching this makes me feel somewhat nostalgic about the days when copies were hard. Also, it seems so important to document this transition from old to new ways of doing things (and all the drama and challenges inherent to the change). It also reminds me of this clever video showing the changing […]
I have wanted to participate in NaNoWriMo for close to a decade―basically ever since I heard about its existence―but I was overwhelmed with my graduate studies and other things (excuses, excuses). Well, I finished graduate school and rid myself of all excuses. Tonight I successfully completed my first NaNoWriMo. Don’t ask to see the fruits […]
I’ve been thinking about process lately. Okay, I’ve honestly been thinking about process for years. I’ve figured out pieces of my own process over the years through trial and error, reading about other processes, and dumb luck. What I’m most interested in now is how to increase the likelihood of using my own process to […]
I can only say that you should watch this and enjoy it. It’s a beautiful video.
hope these are interesting-looking.
Interesting what shapes can become if you let them.
This is interesting. I’ll likely change the colors a bit. Here is a set with the colors looking somewhat metallic. These images are vectors now. I’ll have to see if there’s anything else I’d like to do to mess about with them more. That said: the shape is still interesting.
Working on some new index card art. These are the raw images below―ink placed by fountain pen―that have yet to be digitally processed. I’ve been very interested in parallel lines recently. More to come certainly. At some point I’ll work to explain the process behind these pieces, but the easy thing to say is that […]
Toy ball shapes here are interesting. Think they might turn into something more compelling with a proper set of design applications to manipulate and rebuild. Top is just posterized via phone and is already enjoyable. More to come.
Where is the heart? Often we describe it as being on the canvas, in the lilt of a voice, or left on the stage. But where is our own heart? We attribute superhuman qualities to creative people. We construct chasms between their accomplishments and our abilities. We manufacture fear, uncertainty, and doubt about our own […]
The Red Line ― have fun now
My latest ten months working on G’MIC http://opensource.graphics/latest-ten-months-working-on-gmic/
Free Music Archive: Steve Combs. Some really great music here and—bonus—it’s cc-by licensed. Heard the music in this video. (Ah! The internet!)
Years ago I funded a wonderful project. We raised money to pay musicians to play classical music scores so that we could record them and release them immediately into the public domain. That effort was a success. Now, I’m finally able to share the fruits of the second project to do the same with the […]