Have been a musician for most of my life and a computer tinkerer for all of it. I'm currently rediscovering my long-neglected love of all kinds of technology alongside my desire to live with less.
Great to be here, and super excited to see all the inspiration here in town 🙏
this is a very sensible effort for musicians to unite against Spotify's existing hegemony & poor payout for artists that aren't already millionaires
I'll never get tired of this stupid video https://youtu.be/UmPmpUTr22c
Anybody heard/messed around with bytebeat? I'm trying to pipe these small C programs out to make an audio file, but am totally lost in OSX.
Was getting tired of relying on bloated websites and phone apps for a basic HIIT timer, so I made a Python app.
"The Coming Civil War over General Purpose Computing"
"When we have a toothache, we know that not having a toothache is happiness. But later, when we don’t have a toothache, we don’t treasure our non-toothache. Practicing mindfulness helps us learn to appreciate the well-being that is already there."
Thich Nhat Hanh, *The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching*
"I reverse engineered McDonald's internal ordering API and I'm currently placing an order for a McSundae every minute at every McDonald's location in the US to figure out which ones have a broken ice cream machine."
"We moved to GitHub because everyone's already there"
"We shut down the mailing lists because most of our users prefer to use GitLab in their web browser"
"We're rewriting in Rust because we don't really have any non-x86_64 users"
"We're leaving IRC because Discord is more user-friendly"
What all of these arguments have in common is that they exclude people, centralize infrastructure, and eschew free software for proprietary solutions, all in the name of some ill-defined measure of "progress".
I made a daily task manager to go along with my tracking app I made the other day. Includes a basic timer that logs time spent on a task.
Merveilles is a community project aimed at the establishment of new ways of speaking, seeing and organizing information — A culture that seeks augmentation through the arts of engineering and design. A warm welcome to any like-minded people who feel these ideals resonate with them.