If you want to study how text is layout/rendered to the screen, this Python module for commandline apps looks a great place to start! https://github.com/willmcgugan/rich
I'd probably follow that up with WeasyPrint & Pango.
Our workshop programme is announced and signup links are live! Check it out on our website: https://networkmusicfestival.org/2020/nmf-2020-workshop-programme/
📰 The Loss Of Public Goods To Big Tech
by Safiya Noble
Announcing a new Wikimedia project: Abstract Wikipedia
Even in the uplift of leftist thought there is a really disgusting and ironic impulse towards individualism: this desire to turn thinkers into heroes by themselves, to truncate intellectual lineages and reinscribe celebrity.
Solarpunk Magic Computer Club is starting in 10mins!
his week, 'Pixel Flow': Angelica makes a lot of cool art and zines using nothing but free software. So this week is going to be going through pixel art software, and lisp zine templates, and furry-funded photoshop alternatives, and weird shell scripts, and MORE!
A well-argued piece from @slightlyoff as to why we need to bring more capability to web, and why the privacy concerns brought up by Mozilla and Apple are kind of a red herring.
My brief time in W3C-land was filled with people yelling 'but fingerprinting!' any time someone proposed something useful. (Fingerprinting is the idea that the more features your browser exposes, the easier it is for a third party to track you as an individual collection of features.)
Vous voulez perdre des heures, sur un site ?
Il y en a des dizaines d'autres comme ça sur cette page, c'est par là :
J'adore ce truc…!
Apparently there was some kind of super expensive proprietary encrypted system called EncroChat which was very popular with heavy mafia types. But it seems like they did not understand the risks of using a centralized platform!
Some days it's tempting to just say "fuck it", pack up and move to a geodesic dome out in the country:
New Blog Post: A Month-and-a-Half of Self-Hosted Email
"There's been a lot of talk in my Internet neighbourhood lately about the state of email and whether it's broken or not. Here's why I think email is just fine as it is, from the perspective of someone self-hosting.
The main issue with sodium-ion batteries was salt accumulation that ultimately destroyed it much faster than their lithium counterparts.
The solution that scientists found? Add more salt!
We now literally have sodium-ion batteries that are capable of following Apple's own guidelines for their Mac laptops. We can start switching anytime now.
Here's how #AI will take over the world, slowly and inconspicuously:
Various white collar employees and politicians not understanding their domains of work, using software that helpfully suggests insights to be drawn and courses of actions to be taken. It's easy to look at what the software suggests you to look at, and if you don't understand the domain, you can't tell what the software isn't noticing.
I realized this playing with the recent version of MS #Excel.
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