So: This is awesome.
It's about music, women, hackers, sound; Things you know like Dr. Who and Die Antwoord, and awesome things. I am halfway through and it's awesome. You should watch.
"Complex Numbers: Inevitability", perhaps the only song in the world about the heat death of the Universe
It's in Russian, but the video clip got English annotations https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMJNta-okRw
And somehow there is also a French version! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DynLBcmOTGs
"Web Bloat" by Dan Luu
it's not the best that we have to consider this, but i would say, a really good cloud based user-agent that can sit in the middle & interpret seems to make all the sense in the world.
there's half a dozen incarnations of this idea already. amazon silk, opera turbo, a bunch of others more botique incarnations. we're still missing a good cloud browser for the console, but this is totally doable.
Google Home is pretty useless for me, apart from tea timers and controlling spotify music as it is; and it's been failing even switching music lately.
Need to finally set https://mycroft.ai up and get rid of Home for good.
"If any script fails, the page still delivers its core functions and information via the markup, stylesheets and/or server-side scripting."
Feel like this is the right place to share!
Instead of buying wireless headphones you might be better off buying a separate Bluetooth -> 3.5 mm adapter.
- it's tiny
- costs 10£ (if not less)
- you can just buy new adapter if it breaks (instead of throwing away your headphones)
- you can use it with different headphones (e.g. home/work/exercise)
- you can still use your headphones without Bluetooth
People often tell me that it never occurred to them they could do that!
Here (https://merveilles.town/@karlicoss/103512730751661222) I mentioned a project I worked on for the past year and a half. It's not a concept or vaporwave, I actually use it on all of my devices including phones!
But making it usable for other people is a pretty hard problem. Almost all of my github projects and blogging lately have sprouted from this in order to break down and explain the complexity.
(also guilty of doing fair amount of yak shaving instead of pushing to release).
"A Thermomechanical Material Point Method for Baking and Cooking"
Wow, this is awesome! Decent baking (also apparently roasting/dehydrating?) simulations are possible now?
"Every aspect of your life is a choice. There are default choices -- you can choose to sleepwalk through your life, and accept the path that's been laid out for you. You can choose to accept the world as it is. But you don't have to. If there's something in the world that feels so wrong, and you have a vision for what a better world could be, you can find your guiding principle, and you can fight for a cause."
Just finished the first prototype of a new literate programming tool: verso|recto.
It does things a little differently than most LP tools, letting you keep the source code in standard file formats while still providing a strong link between code and prose. Feel free to try it out and let me know what you think!
(@karlicoss - you might find it interesting)
Ah ok, it ended up not really solving my problem, merely prompting me towards what could be a decent solution. So I somewhat unexpectedly wrote a post: "What if cron and systemd had a baby?"
Very relieved that it seems quite simple to implement and all the complexity would be hidden inside systemd.
Trapped in meatspace. Trying to break out.
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