@cmos4040 DJ 0900 U-VRAAGT-WIJ-DRAAIEN
Thanks everyone for voting, even the cheaters with dormant .social accounts.
Let's get this show on the road, find a way to pump your mpv's, mplayer's and vlc's into an old boombox, dust of your old kangol hat and let's hit it.
To comfort the dissapointed I shall start the show with some truly weird 80s electro by the mysterious Danan Potts.
I have been streaming every Friday night on https://echo.lurk.org and will probably keep doing this for as long as I have records and the time to pick and play them.
Its a comfy little stream with a few listeners, knowing who listens and what they enjoy makes picking songs more direct.
Since I have never ran a successful poll on here, I will try again.
Next Friday the Theme of the stream should be:
webp: Anybody using it for their work or projects? On the surface it sounds very interesting but I feel I'm completely lacking broader context to develop an informed opinion and that "one does not simply introduce a new image format" :) (licensing, implications on computing ecosystems at large etc., google's role and motivation here and so on) https://developers.google.com/speed/webp are there articles, essays, talks on this? #webp
@freebliss good question, I'd also be interested in this!
@shibacomputer this reminds me of the argument of Shock of the Old by David Edgerton that makes a case for looking at implementation vs innovation when it comes to how we talk about technology. Historically there is no link between innovation and economic power, that only happened in the 20th century U.S. Most countries/companies fare much better by focusing on really proper implementations of non-cutting edge technology.
So Venezuelans apparently massively joining .social after several government figures got banned on twitter.
Maduro the first head of state on the fediverse?
@shibacomputer also, fuck it, why not have the video in 1-bit dithering Gameboy Camera style.
@shibacomputer I'm not sure you can scale p2p realtime video to such large groups though. The fact that Zoom works so much 'better' than things like Jitsi (which works really well) is that Zoom has infra colocated at all the major ISPs and IXPs so you have extremely small latencies. Similar strategy to Netflix. Its an infrastructural advantage that is hard to match client-side.
However considering academia's reliance on Zoom and academias historic development of networking infra through things like SURFnet in NL and NORDUNET in northern europe, it is absurd that there is no F/LOSS set up developed for those use cases because all the infrastructural groundwork is there..
Covid-19 Tech Safety Livestream
COVID-19 long quote
📄 Writing Theory During a Pandemic
by João Florêncio
Over two decades after Paula Treichler wrote the landmark book How to Have Theory In an Epidemic - a critical reflection on the intertwined clinical and cultural dimensions of the AIDS crisis - some academic colleagues, even some in the Humanities, appear to still insist that no theory can be produced about an epidemic during an epidemic and that all we should do is wait for our turn. In so doing, they unwittingly endorse the right-wing narrative that, over the last few years, has been painting the Arts and Humanities as useless disciplines led by “radical lefties” intended on using public funds in order to simply be a nuisance to the status quo. According to that narrative and its technocratic neoliberal ideology, the only useful knowledge is the knowledge of “Science.” Yet, as the responses to COVID-19 are already showing - as the responses to AIDS had already shown - and as any medical humanities scholar will confirm, no epidemic is a purely medical event capable of being solely understood by means of graphs and data sets.
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