2020 will be the 20th anniversary of the free office suite (OpenOffice.org was announced on July 19, 2000) and the 10th anniversary of LibreOffice (announced on September 28, 2010)! Help us make a cool logo to celebrate: https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2019/10/01/libreoffice-10-20-logo-community-contest/
Our wiki has many "FAQ" (Frequently Asked Questions) pages, helping LibreOffice users to get more out of the software. Recently, our community has worked on making the pages easier to translate – and you can help too! https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2019/11/19/refreshing-libreoffices-frequently-asked-questions-pages/
As I was thinking about the costs of conventional wisdom and unexamined societal defaults, "The new dot com bubble is here: it’s called online advertising" landed:
This explains the insane, expensive, poisonous unexamined beliefs about #advertising's (non-)efficacy.
“all the traffic that had previously come from paid links was now coming in through ordinary links. … Annually, eBay was burning a good $20m on ads targeting the keyword ‘eBay’.”
over the past few years I have made a whole bunch of tutorials for creative coding with p5.js and put them here: https://creative-coding.decontextualize.com/ I made them primarily as notes for me to follow along with when I'm teaching, so they're sketchy in some parts (and very out of date in others). but some (non-student) folks have told me recently that they found the tutorials useful, so I'm sharing here in case they might interest the fediverse!
(btw text is BY-NC licensed and the code examples are all CC0)
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