I recently had it pointed out to me that I should do an #introductions post! So hi! I'm a clown, stiltwalker, juggler, musician, starting to work on some acrobatics, and I work for a #circus (circusfreaks.org) I have a BA in German, and am hoping to start practicing speaking with people more often in German. I was invited to come and try out Mastadon by @RussSharek@mastodon.cloud and have been enjoying it thus far.
Fun fact: We took inspiration for Tutanota's new, Google-free push notification when @Gargron 's @Mastodon used SSE for push (they now use another push system). 👍 👏 It's exciting to build open source alternatives to liberate people from using data mining services. #foss #opensource Head over to @fdroidorg to read details on our new push implementation 👉 https://f-droid.org/en/2018/09/03/replacing-gcm-in-tutanota.html
"Google wants to kill the URL"
"People have a really hard time understanding URLs" is not a good enough reason to get rid of URLs
To this day, I refuse to use an AMP specific webpage as it breaks the open web. When I'm presented with an AMP link, I edit the URL to remove that component so I get the full page. "Safe" URLs will similarly cater to Google interests and I will not be using it
If other vendors go along with this, I'll write my own browser if I have to
The past couple of weeks have been insanely hectic and busy, and I haven't spent much time here. But through most of it I've had this song stuck in my head, because the combo of the catchy tune and silly music video just won't go away. So I thought I'd share;
Miike Snow - Genghis Khan (Official Video)
- a microSD card weighs somewhere around 0.4g
- the highest capacity microSD that's easily available is 256GB
- a trebuchet can throw a 90kg projectile over 300m
90kg worth of microSD cards is 225,000 of them
Therefore a trebuchet can throw 57.6PB of data over 300m
This would have the highest throughput of any telecommunications network ever created
too tired to art at home for the most part this week, but here's a little bird critter
Me: I want to get this thing done, so, I'll stay up late working on it
Also me: stays up late re-dyeing hair and tying tinsel into it, does not do work
Also also me: argh I feel so wrecked this morning and I slept late and I have So Much Work To Do
While I'm still sorting out some upload troubles with archive.org, here's another youtube video to enjoy:
This is Scott Renkes and Courtney Vanous. They are the acrobatic duo in my circus. Absolutely incredible people, on and off stage.
People often wonder why printers are so cantankerous but frankly any device that embeds pigmented runes in the remains of long-dead trees is going to be stricken by an ancient faerie curse from the start
How did "the quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog" become the typical sentence that contains all letters of the alphabet and not "sphinx of black quartz, judge my vow" which is objectively a million times cooler
/via http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=3821 seriously a wonderful comic
Wikipedia and Google delude many into thinking all human knowledge has been made available to our immediate access.
This is a dangerous lie.
Any scholar will tell you of the vast amount of documents and artifacts completely unavailble online, or indeed impossible to easily scan or study online.
And this silent wealth pales before the oral and analog culture which, in a McLuhanian dimension, can not be simply digitized and maintain integrity.
I don't know why this concept is in my head, but for some reason I really want to hear William Shatner do a spoken word cover of "Jolene". I think it has the potential to be the most beautiful piece of art ever made. Someone please contact his people and get this done.
A clown, juggler, stilt-walker and acrobat with the Circus Freaks. Excited about #Floss, but new to computer geekery. Toots about sillyness, tech, and circus
One of the first Mastodon instances, there is no specific topic we're into, just enjoy your time!