I wrote a thing about how we often see ourselves as separate from nature and how that's gotten us into the eco-pickle we're in now. https://ameyama.com/blog/2019/02/28/Natural-Human
Rainbow Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus deglupta) trees, native to Southeast Asia, look like something from a fairytale. Their beautiful trunks are a result of how their bark grows.
As the trees grow, they shed flakes of bark, revealing bright green, young bark underneath. Slowly, this fresh bark ages and fades though a variety of colours – blue, purple, pink, orange, and finally a dark maroon colour. This final dark coloured bark falls away, repeating the cycle.
Whining Show more
What the hell? Every new person that joins our instance is orders of magnitude cooler than me. What even am I doing here?
my math professor:
- keeps saying "hell yeah, baby"
- writes "function" as "FUNction" with the corresponding emphasis and pause when he writes it
- went "eugh, robots" when someones siri went off in their pocket
- said "you see that show tidying up with marie kondo? every single one of these sparks joy in my heart" while going over a bunch of example problems
- said "we're gonna go ham on this then" while factoring a polynomial
Alias is a teachable “parasite” that is designed to give users more control over their smart assistants
i wrote an update on my progress thus far moving my digital life away from proprietary services, focusing on streaming music. the last part of the post is simple instructions for streaming music from nextcloud to one's smartphone. friendly feedback always welcomed! https://alanapost.net/back-to-the-land-tech-progress-report-streaming-music
What's the best / most ethical place to find good instrumental music? I'm trying to find good focus music, and I've discovered that ambient drone stuff usually works best for me (though I'm open to suggestions if you think something else works even better). I'm aware of musicforprogramming.net, which is pretty good; and, of course, I could easily find stuff on YouTube or Spotify; but I want to use sites that aren't ad-driven. Recommendations?
I like this person's art and tutorials. I love it when people take the time to write out their process.
complaining about tv ads Show more
feeling more cheesed off than usual at the amount of ads on television, a quantity which surpasses the “free tier” ads of most streaming services — despite this internet+cable package (can’t get just plain ol’ internet!) being something we pay a bunch of money for.
i’m gonna pay a monthly fee AND they get to rent out my brain? what the hell is my time even worth, negative money?
Revel in the marvels of the universe.