Just discovered that the Forum Internacional Software Livre (FISL) is the largest gathering of #FLOSS people in South America. It happens in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Something to check out.
Automattic (Wordpress.com) has purchased Tumblr
#Mastodon.social has another spam problem atm, but you can't report those accounts, because they don't post anything. They just follow other accounts. And use their bio to spread their message.
It makes me realize we can only report toots, not accounts. That's a problem, no?
This #birdsite thread on reviving a 4000 year old yeast is a great read. https://mobile.twitter.com/SeamusBlackley/status/1158264819503419392?s=20 #egypt
EeePC with FreeDOS
"What makes this combination unique? And old, very slow netbook combined with an even older operating system. "
3min read at: https://bits.krzysztofjankowski.com/eeepc-with-freedos/
Many people know about ELIZA¹, the first chat-bot². But are you familiar with DIALECTOR? During the 80s, french new wave film director Chris Marker got really into his Apple-II and coded a mysterious and interesting bot. Some media archivists have cooked up an online version³ for your pleasure.
I find this really encouraging. How can we get the other 37% to prefer a package manager that does not track you?
If you are a #blender fan, interesting thing to do is compare #Siggraph showreel from 2011 https://video.blender.org/videos/watch/68f0fbb4-ffad-425d-ac53-ea732db97053 with the one from this year https://video.blender.org/videos/watch/80c61af2-10be-4a37-8ded-37918eb26527 #b3d
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