Inkscape 1.2 is available! Learn more about this major release and get the download link at https://inkscape.org/news/2022/05/16/inkscape-12/. Don’t forget to spread the news to friends and share gratitude to the supporters and contributors who have made this powerful software available to all. Draw Freely! 💓
I'm starting a small call for entries for a yet-to-exist 'zine on tech for resting, being lazy, letting be, and having a break. Share wide and far.
For the first Fallow Zine, la Jachère is interested in contributions about the following topics, but not limited to them.
- Lazy tech or tech for the lazies
- Tech that falls into place, fits, is just enough
- Tech for rest, pause, have a break, take a breath
- Tech for preservation, of the status quo, of energy, of a moment, of equilibrium
- Deadline: 21. June 2022 (more or less… deadlines are thresholds to play with)
Thanks to a cute lil #python script @aj wrote, my #Mastodon profile now shows the song I'm #nowPlaying! It fetches the latest every 30 seconds from the #LastFM API. My verified links also carried over :) it's a cute little hack, like #SituatedSoftware for Mastodon :)
Learn how to do it here: https://ajbooker.co/lastbio
Make sure to check in with your admin before doing it! (Are you #newHere #neuhier ? Do you have good relations with your admin? Have you ever spoke to them? You might want to, they're your host on this corner of the internet after all.)
📰 web3 is going just great
1. is on the fediverse @web3isgreat
2. has a grift counter that updates as you scroll (pictured: since the beginning of May)
+ privileged realization as we operate a single-phone household for a few days: Android users are a thing and sharing is way possible
📵 Was without a phone all day for the first time in a long time today. Good and interesting.
Read a nice paper book (revue Tèque) on the commute with the good words of @entreprecariat translated into french, "Liquider l'Utilisateur"
RETURN · Is a research project designed for the experimental disclosure and artistic investigation of Amazon's return infrastructure ..
I am angry. These companies and their CEO deserve bankruptcy and prison.
Special note to the people constantly telling me that fighting for privacy has nothing to do with fighting against gender-based violence: go f*** yourself.
You wonder what I'm talking about? Read this https://www.vice.com/en/article/m7vzjb/location-data-abortion-clinics-safegraph-planned-parenthood
The haul is complete
💡 📺 Android YouTube tip
NewPipe is one of my favourite Android apps. Great client to leech off of Youtube. Plays in the background, audio only, no account needed, local playlists, etc (it also works with Soundcloud, Bandcamp, and PeerTube)
Now, when someone sends you a YouTube link it still opens in the YT app by default and plays like 7 ads. To remove this go to Settings > Opening Links (Android 12)
1. Find YouTube in the app list and disable "Open supported links"
2. Find NewPipe in the app list and enable all the link types you want (esp. all the various youtube URLS youtu[dot]be, m[dot]youtube[dot]com, etc)
3. Now all YouTube links open in NewPipe!
if in Liverpool join us @ BiblioTech Symposium ✲ﾟMay 5 alongside Johanna Drucker, Gary Hall, Mel Jordan, Esther Leslie, Edgar Schmitz, and Emily Segal. An amazing program curated by TorqueEditions ===> more info on the exhibition and program here: https://www.exhibition-research-lab.co.uk/exhibitions/bibliotech/
📰 Agile and the Long Crisis of Software
by Miriam Posner in Logic Magazine
"I began to explore the history of Agile. What I discovered was a long-running wrestling match between what managers want software development to be and what it really is, as practiced by the workers who write the code. Time and again, organizations have sought to contain software’s most troublesome tendencies—its habit of sprawling beyond timelines and measurable goals—by introducing new management styles. And for a time, it looked as though companies had found in Agile the solution to keeping developers happily on task while also working at a feverish pace."
Offshore Tours Brussels
&& Offshore open lab
in Oscillation festival 2022
Offshore Tour Operators
Fri 29, 2pm/6pm
Sat 30, 11am/3pm
Sun 31, 11am/3pm
The Offshore Tour Operator is a psycho-geographic GPS prototype that guides you through the 800,000 addresses of the ICIJ's Offshore Leaks database. The walks bring the participants to search for the physical traces of offshore banking within the architecture of various neighborhoods of the city of Brussels. Thus, the walks transform into a real hunt for shell companies, trust firms, domiciliation agencies and shadow finance offices and agents. At the end of each walk, a collective discussion offers a platform to participants to share their experiences and documents, in order to shape collectively an up to date image of finance that challenges the very notion of 'offshore'.
Rad webdesign is good webdesign
We are an instance for discussions around cultural freedom, experimental, new media art, net and computational culture, and things like that.