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I just gave a talk on the design of the posters, flyers, website and overall identity of this new acces-s.org festival. While I was complaining (not so much) on birdsite about this silly need that I have (I know I'm not alone) to develop a new raw slides framework for each new talk, @raphael suggested to present them in a talk :) What this kind of practice tells me is that I sometimes need inefficiency. Tinkering a new system leads me to better understanding, keeps me practicing. Also, since form follows function + medium is the message, underlying code helps to shape the discourse.

Last Saturday started accès)s(, a fest dedicated to digital arts and electronic cultures, based in Pau, France. Starting tomorrow, we’ll have two mornings with talks (Samuel Bianchini, Raphaëlle Kerbrat, Jean-Baptiste Sibertin-Blanc, Marie-Sarah Adenis. Stéphane Buellet, Berenice Serra, Benjamin Lahitte and myself). On Wednesday will start the main exhibition. Read and learn more on acces-s.org

In love with SVG (except when it comes to CMYK).

Just read (in French) _L’histoire du logiciel : entre collaboration et confiscation des libertés_ by Ploum (ploum.net/lhistoire-du-logicie). Great article on (Free) software history and our relations to digital technologies.

“Do you think that you have an increased European sense of belonging after your participation in Erasmus+ mobility?”

SingleFile is a great browser extension (+ CLI tool) that locally saves a web page without any external resource (inlined CSS, embeded images, fonts, etc.) github.com/gildas-lormeau/Sing

When you start reading Color Separation Conventions for PostScript Language Programs, a technical note from Adobe in 1996, you know you’re taking the wrong path : /

Completely lost in QPDF “readable” PDF output code, trying to understand commands, sizes and units.

Having lot of trouble with browser-generated PDFs that I cannot stop to having a white background. If anybody already met this problem and has a solution, any help would be greatly appreciated!

Since a few days, the ÉSAD Pyrénees is switching its standardized formatting template for master thesis from to (md → php → html → ). Responsive web & print design, side notes, images notes, appendices, interviews, bibliography... The goal is to speed up the formatting phase to leave more time for writing, and to promote the sharing of the produced documents.
github.com/esadpyrenees/PageTy

Just read (once again? sounds so familiar… and still so necessary) Francisco Laranjo / Modes of Criticism rant on It's nice that and friends (2018): modesofcriticism.org/its-nice-

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Currently strugling, editing and runing a 1200 lines long python script to migrate a full Django DB to Kirby flat files structure.

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So sad, angry and desperate by the results of the French elections tonight.

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