Cool discovery of the day: The Queer Zine Archive Project (QZAP) http://archive.qzap.org/index.php with access to the PDF of zines!
Zine-machines coming up! Bring your laptop. https://zine-machines.kstraat.casa/
Reading on core memory. What a fascinating way of storing bits, by weaving wire through rings.
Here are some interesting links on the topic:
*The Charming Genius of the Apollo Guidance Computer - Brian Troutwine https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xY45YE7ggng
* Examining the core memory module inside a vintage IBM 1401 mainframe http://www.righto.com/2015/08/examining-core-memory-module-inside.html
* Arduino core memory shield https://www.tindie.com/products/kilpelaj/core-memory-shield-for-arduino/
i'm not a low-tech kind of person, but gotta say, there's something i really like about this website design:
A new piece by @JulianOliver and I - Vending Private Network - a publicly funded network infrastructure for private communication, 1EUR/GBP a pop. Currently on display at Furthermore, London https://criticalengineering.org/projects/vending-private-network/
Privacy settings: https://dev.glitch.social/@cassolotl/99942218361780184
Local vs. federated timelines: https://dev.glitch.social/@cassolotl/99942225799392803
A two-way 🐘🐦 @crossposter:
How to find and interact with toots that haven't reached your instance yet: https://dev.glitch.social/@cassolotl/99942232570954068
“The Techno-Galactic Guide to Software Observation is the obsessive fantasy of optimization turned on its head and stuck to the ceiling of a self-reflecting elevator. It is the ultimate book, with almost 300 pages of dos and don’ts, of forgotten #histories and un-inevitable #futures, of mindful agile actions and improvisational service architectures, of any and all things that you can and cannot imagine needing in a techno-galaxy.”
photos by michaela lakova, via email@example.com
If you know someone who wants to make the switch, here are some resources to help them:
How does Mastodon work?
Mastodon info incl. mobile apps
Twitter-style interface for Mastodon
Mastodon Crossposting service
(M -> T currently blocked by Twitter, but T -> M works)
Soundcloud -> @funkwhale
MeetUp -> @GetTogetherComm
LinkedIn -> @cloutstream
Google Calendar -> @calendar_social
Anything missing from the list? What else is needed?
Do you want to install #PixelFed and test it out? I have published alpha install instructions. Keep in mind its not production ready.
Rotterdam once again spearheading 🍦 innovation
Interesting podcast episode from Between the Bracket on #semanticmediawiki #smw #wiki http://traffic.libsyn.com/betweenthebrackets/Markus_Kroetzsch_-_BTB.mp3?dest-id=653610
I am looking for a digital #artist to commision for three assets for the mastodon client @Tusky: A generic "elephant friend", an image for the error view (maybe a sad elephant?) and an image for the empty view (maybe a sleeping elephant?). Must look good on dark and light background and fit well with material design. Artist must be ok with the assets being published under an open source license. Vector assets preferred. Commission will of course be payed.
AKA André Castro Media artist and tutor at xpub.nl experimental publishing · software fun · noise · more noise · procrastination oooooooooo.io