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Just learned a new UX term: rageshake

(image from Element for Android)

I can now confidently say mpv/mplayer is so straightforward that a 3 year old can operate it

The little one is having fun skipping videos back and forth and speeding them up and down. He got pretty good at picking the right video on the file manager and putting it in full-screen, all in the keyboard.

Last year, we spent 51 days at sea during the passage from Japan to Canada, it was the hardest thing we had ever done. We kept a physical logbook of daily happenings onboard. This is that logbook, revised, and with a ton of extra notes.

https://hundredrabbits.itch.io/busy-doing-nothing

@rlafuente Was there ever in art history a new technology that has changed the essence of the art world/market? Can not think of one.
If crypto art will play a role it will be only as yet another tool for investors to make fast money.
I don’t understand the obsession of many that crypto art is about ‘getting rid of middlemen’. And that it would be a good thing.
It will just recreate the same silly exclusivity game.

@rlafuente well I miss-formulated this probably but yes you need to get your data on the blockchain, by minting yourself (nearly impossible now given the difficulty of the blockchain calculus, need some ASIC/GPU array) or pay someone else to mint it.
It can be 'cheap' if I understand (a few €/$ per NFT), but it's not "free" and depends on those platform that mint and sell those. (and you generally need more than one as it's "per artwork")
It's really not like publishing on a website...

Hi Lurk, are you following the Cryptoart/NFT debate?

I would like to find and read any kind of critique of the cryptoart system. I've been following the discussion on environmental impact, but I'm also interested in other angles -- e.g. if the power consumption problem is solved, would cryptoart be ok?

Some threads that I haven't seen developed, probably because I'm not reading the right people:

- NFTs as strange simulacra of the questionable capitalist art market
- yet another instance of "disruption" of traditional systems that will "empower" the people by "cutting out the middlemen", we've seen this
- billionaires hyping up this new system along with their bullish stance on cryptocurrency (Musk & Tesla)
- artists becoming hype-ridden sales megaphones (see the twitter feed of most artists in NFT)
- reduction of digital art to easily digestible, visually attractive formats

I'd love to know what you have to say and point out any ongoing critiques about this interesting issue? (yeah you, if you're reading this you're included)

Thread from some folks at "Secretlab" who made a set of public-domain "galaxybrain" images (originally for use in a game project) because the originals from the memes were, obviously, somebody else's: https://mobile.twitter.com/desplesda/status/1360743216832606210?s=20

Hosting your live art event on Instagram feels somehow a bit like un-ironically doing your artist talk at a McDonald's restaurant.

But perhaps I'm being unfair to people who can't imagine any alternative.

Raspberry Pi OS has turned into spyware for M$:
https://github.com/RPi-Distro/raspberrypi-sys-mods/commit/655cad5aee6457b94fc2336b1ff3c1104ccb4351

And yes, they add M$'s repository key to APT's trusted database and add their repo to APT's repo list.
Without asking.
Or informing you via a NEWS file.

So now every time you do "apt[itude] update", M$ will know about it.

This isn't the first time that the #RaspberryPi Foundation changed your sources.list without asking: https://x0f.org/@FreePietje/103799438252038745

Fuck that.

#RPi

The torrent for the final PDF and all the source/assets files of FLOSS+Art (2008), an edited collection of texts about Free/Libre Open Source Software () and and , is once again seeded!

Big thanks to @hellocatfood who motivated me to do so :)

thepiratebay.org/description.p

You probably saw this already but I hadn't: Alsamixer gives you Lewis Carroll if you unplug your audio interface

>The story of JSLint is held up as the poster-child of how silly ethical licenses are. The library’s license included the term “The Software shall be used for Good, not Evil”, which was claimed to be pointless and unenforcable because it was so vague. And yet, IBM was sufficiently scared of the possibility of legal trouble that they asked the JSLint author for express permission to use JSLint for evil.

Using an ethical license might result in confused people asking you for permission to do something you specifically said not to in your license?
Found this old story while looking up on ethical licenses: wonko.com/post/jsmin-isnt-welc

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How a Google Spreadsheet Broke the Art World’s Culture of Silence

frieze.com/article/how-google-

"Nearly 2000 museum workers have shared their salaries online – the vast inequity is difficult to ignore (...) The rollercoaster take-up of the spreadsheet to nearly 2,000 entries in less than a week clearly demonstrates that there is a thirst for more transparency." 📑

@cwebber Not going to give you shit about missing promised deadlines. I am instead going leave this here in case it inspires: aim for the stars, and you will at least not shoot yourself in the foot.

Designers in the 2000s: "design will save the world"
Developers in the 2010s: "code will save the world"
2020: great job you guys

I will be doing a little presentation about teaching design with #floss software for the #lgm2020 online conference. Starts at 12:30 CET:
https://libregraphicsmeeting.org/2020/en/live.html

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