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: http://npisanti.com/
also for reference: a picture of a coffee and me
"... so in conclusion, nothing actually matters and everything is ultimately meaningless."
A pause. "Why are you so excited about that?"
"Because I think it's great."
A longer pause. "Did... did you not understand me? I'm saying nothing has any meaning."
"If nothing has meaning, we get to choose what things mean! Think of all the potential. If nothing matters, that also means that everything matters!"
"You're really blunting my edginess here."
Etcd, or, why modern software makes me sad
(source in first post)
this was ported to GLSL ES 2 from:
i'm researching dither patterns in GLSL today, everything will go here--->
Erica Synths puts its DIY Kits online as open source projects
“No problem is too small or too trivial if we can really do something about it.”
One day, walking home through the forest, I met a faerie. "Pleased to meet you," his eye held a sparkle, his lips stretched into a mischievous grin, "lovely day for a walk."
"Yes, very pleasant," I agreed, dappled shade across my face.
"I've seen you here in our woods before but we've never spoken," he held out his hand, "may I have your name please?"
And, in my thoughtless haste, I gave it to him.
Now I have no name. I'm free to be whoever I want.
Exasperated by Qt's buggy/janky built-in platform agnostic style engine, for my commercial software project ( https://cancel.fm/ripcord/ ), I wrote a new Qt style engine, Phantom, and also released it as open source: https://github.com/randrew/phantomstyle
The open source KeePassXC project has released version 2.6.0, which uses the Phantom code for their new cross-platform theme: https://keepassxc.org/blog/2020-07-07-2.6.0-released/
Almost every single technology that made the top 5 Silicon Valley companies possibly was developed by government funded programs and projects. The private market wouldn't touch things like the internet and transistors until it saw a profitable use for them (which it did not in the mid 20th century). Capitalism would not have invented these technologies on its own, full stop.
Really, asking "what should replace Facebook" is putting things the wrong way around.
A more interesting way to ask the question is, "what did Facebook replace."
People used to build their own websites. People used to have blogs. People used USENET which was truly distributed and un-censorable.
Facebook and Google took the open internet and open standards and monetized and made everything crappy. Enough of that. Nothing should replace Facebook, it's done, stick a fork in it.
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.