Unemployment in America, Mapped Over Time – http://flowingdata.com/2016/10/17/animated-map-of-unemployment/
instead of hand-drawing the stripes I’ve matched them up with a digital tool after the original hand-drawn outline. not certain I like this (in fact―pretty certain I don’t) but it’s clear that I’m going to move somewhere here to progress. we’ll see what happens there. At any rate―behold something new.
This is a brick.
I’m thinking about doing some tutorial-type things revolving around some of the free-software tools I use to create visual art. Predominantly I’d focus on inkscape (at least at the moment) since I’ve been enamored with vector graphics on that program for a while. I’m also interested in doing something for inkscape as it was a […]
This is a pretty amazing use of programming and personal data to create a custom keyboard layout for yourself. Great read. This scoring method is then evaluated on a collection of text that is representative of all text I’ve typed in the last five years, which produces a number representing the objective function. Specifically, I […]
http://blogs.loc.gov/digitalpreservation/2016/05/how-to-begin-a-personal-archiving-project/ Pretty great, low-key article about not losing your mind organizing things. I suspect this is easier when it’s not your stuff. Never really thought about how archivists archive and it’s interesting. Wish they’d addressed long-term digital storage formats. Would assume you’d use free software if possible.
Just want to acknowledge the joy of this endeavor. A running documentation of your failures is a great idea that I fully support.
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Getting back into digital visual art a bit. Here’s one from today.
http://www.howardism.org/Technical/Emacs/orgmode-wordprocessor.html When I first saw one of his videos I was wondering how sick an effect was achieved, though I never asked–thanks to all who did for me.
View post on imgur.com Impressive.
Image Optimization-Quick Script http://blog.jdpfu.com/2016/03/24/image-optimization-quick-script
I can’t recommend strongly enough that you take the time to read the entirety of APPLE INC.’S REPLY TO GOVERNMENT’S OPPOSITION TO APPLE INC.’S MOTION TO VACATE ORDER COMPELLING APPLE INC. TO ASSIST AGENTS IN SEARCH. Some gems below: The government attempts to rewrite history by portraying the [All Writs] Act as an all-powerful magic […]
Politics is work of a kind that requires especially pure people, because it is especially easy to become morally tainted. https://www.cs.utexas.edu/users/vl/notes/havel.html
So it is for me and perhaps for you: The bare facts of surveillance capitalism necessarily arouse my indignation because they demean human dignity. The future of this narrative will depend upon the indignant scholars and journalists drawn to this frontier project, indignant elected officials and policy makers who understand that their authority originates in […]
Patreon Moves To Give Users A Chance To Respond To DMCA Notices Before Taking Down Content http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/techdirt/feed/~3/d_G4j3_ltXw/story01.htm
The key question isn’t, “what’s the answer?” The key question is, “what’s the question?” http://feeds.feedblitz.com/~/140043972/0/sethsblog~Worth-thinking-about.html
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I’ve been increasingly involved in meetings. Often these are productive and necessary fare, but sometimes they reach Dilbert-like levels of banality and un-productivity. As I was reading Winnie the Pooh to my kids tonight I was reminded of such a meeting in CHAPTER VII: IN WHICH KANGA AND BABY ROO COME TO THE FOREST, AND […]
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=11167964 The comment section is instructive.
On the one hand: of course it does. On the other hand: pretty terrifying. So if Google favours one candidate in an election, its impact on undecided voters could easily decide the election’s outcome. Source: How the internet flips elections and alters our thou…