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I write code to craft devices that generate visuals and music, mostly by using openFrameworks, cheap computer things and duct tape.

I also craft alphabeths and practice asemic writing.

you can find most of my things on my website: npisanti.com/

also for reference: a picture of a coffee and me

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"He calls it a 'chaos garden' […] The blanket of plants crowds out most unwanted species, including weeds; the cucumbers and squash and other flowering species attract beneficial insects that keep pests like 'squash bugs' at bay; the dense foliage increases soil moisture retention and reduces the need to water; and the plants tend to mature at different rates, allowing for several months of a diverse bounty rather than a monocrop that gets harvested all at once." civileats.com/2020/05/12/most-

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Support your Mastodon instance. Read your Local Timeline.

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"B4RN started planning to roll out its fiber-to-the-home network in Clapham in 2014, and by the end of 2018, around 180 homes out of 300 in the village had been hooked up with an affordable full gigabit-per-second symmetrical connection (currently only around 10% of homes in Britain are even capable of receiving such a connection). The speeds are impressive, especially in a rural context where Internet connectivity lags horrendously behind urban areas in Britain. Rural download speeds average around 28Mbps, compared to 62.9Mbps on average in urban areas. B4RN, meanwhile, delivers 1,000Mbps."

Remember kids: 5G is for corporate profit, community networks are for people. Don't let propaganda make you think otherwise.

arstechnica.com/information-te

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Lovecraftian vegetation

(or something-Jeff Vandermeer's Annihilation-something-something...)

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The Frog is Out! I think this is our most fun game yet, it's free on itch, so go, unlock all the secrets and let us know what you think

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afk-mario.itch.io/pullfrog

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Solutions to existing software problems cause more layers of solutions to the problems of the former solutions. It only gets worse.

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A new term for your vocabulary

Zuccware (noun, countable)

1. A #software designed by a company owned - directly or not - by Mark Zuckerberg (founder of #Facebook).

2. (fig.) Any non- #opensource software which monetizes users' private information or is used to harvest data for control purposes.

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In the southeastern US, taro (Colocasia esculenta) is an invasive species which likes to grow in wetlands.

The entire plant is edible when properly prepared (thoroughly cook it or soak it overnight to remove excess oxalates).

Why not go out and gather some? Help your local ecology, get some free vegetables, and give the finger to commercial food production all at the same time!

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I feel like when time is considered money, then are entire temporal existence is commoditized, and we experience time in this really anxious, run-down-the-clock sort of waym

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Semipalatinsk, soviet nuclear test site in Kazakhstan. Photo: Alain Nogues

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"Wrongfully Accused by an Algorithm

In what may be the first known case of its kind, a faulty facial recognition match led to a Michigan man’s arrest for a crime he did not commit."

nytimes.com/2020/06/24/technol

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How to remove bugs from your garden without pesticides

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‘It’s just a pigeon,’ said the girl. ‘Let it die.’

The boy lifted it with gentle hands. It was too weak to struggle. He could feel its heartbeat against his fingertips. ‘It just needs help, that’s all.’

He nursed it day and night. Warmed it by a lamp, cleaned its wounds. Fed it from his hand. Every day it grew stronger. And larger.

After a week, it was the size of a cat. A month, a dog. It gazed at him with adoring eyes. And one day, it would carry him into the sky.

#microfiction #TootFic

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Merveilles

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.