Oooh @whtrbt I gather from your website you're a fellow Carlo Scarpa appreciator? :O
Next time you come over we have to go "hunting" for some of his less-known stuff around here :D
There're always more perspectives waiting to be discoverd, even in those same old 10 square kms.
"[Attention is] a lot like breathing. Some kind of attention will always be present, but when we take hold of it, we have the ability to consciously direct, expand, and contract it. I’m often surprised at how shallow both my attention and my breathing are by default. [...] By inviting us to perceive at different scales and tempos than we’re used to, [artwork can] teach us not only how to sustain attention but how to move it back and forth between different registers."
There's some more time to vote for the next book we'll read at the Merveilles Book Club. Feel free to chime in!
Link in the post above :D
Still taking proposals for the next book at the book club BTW :D
Two questions that you folks might know an aswer to:
1. Can you suggest a good iPad SSH client? I see there's Blink (https://github.com/blinksh/blink) but the 20$ are quite a steep price, and I don't have access to a computer running XCode
2. Do you know about a portable bluetooth + USB mechanical keyboard? I have seen one (https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000288803852.html) but I'm not sure whether it's any decent
Lovely chitchats yesterday at the Merveilles Book Club :D
Now, though, it's time to choose the next book! This month's theme is: Tiny Books - something for a lazy Sunday afternoon.
Propose your books at the link below, and let me know if you have any other ideas, themes, or whatnot that you'd like to see in the Book Club!
Proposals close on Feb 7th, then we'll vote for the book.
Starting now! :D
The Merveilles Book Club is meeting in half an hour at https://vc.oddworlds.org/bookclub
Come join us to chitchat about the book we've been reading (The Unreal and the Real by Ursula Le Guin), and say hi to some of your fellow Merveillans!
Can't join today, or feel kind of awkward joining a conversation on a book you don't know much about? Proposals for the next book open tomorrow :D
Partially related: it's high time I reconfigure the stuff I'm hosting to work over IPv6 >_>
Found out about this web/VM host: https://www.datacenterlight.ch
What they did with this data center is very commendable!
Should be interesting for all the self-hosting crowd here in Merveilles :3
Hey, I think this second time worked out great! :D
The book was _huge_, and it really felt like we barely scratched the surface of it (and most people including me didn't fully read it haha), so we've decided to talk about it again at the next meet-up.
We'll meet next time on January 30th at 20:00 UTC, which should be reasonable for most people. Same link as today.
Email with calendar invite coming soon.
Thanks all for coming :D
Exploring the world in all possible ways. Nothing human is alien to me.
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.