Swatch Internet Time - Wikipedia
"Instead of hours and minutes, the mean solar day is divided into 1000 parts called ".beats". Each .beat is equal to one decimal minute in the French Revolutionary decimal time system and lasts 1 minute and 26.4 seconds (86.4 seconds) in standard time. Times are notated as a 3-digit number out of 1000 after midnight. So, @248 would indicate a time 248 .beats after midnight representing 248/1000 of a day, just over 5 hours and 57 minutes.

"There are no time zones in Swatch Internet Time; instead, the new time scale of Biel Meantime (BMT) is used, based on Swatch's headquarters in Biel, Switzerland and equivalent to Central European Time, West Africa Time, and UTC+01. Unlike civil time in Switzerland and many other countries, Swatch Internet Time does not observe daylight saving time."
wiki  wikipedia  swatch  time  clock  system  1990s  1998  beat  bmt  switzerland  world  internet 
9 days ago
Spider Robinson - Wikiquote
"Shared pain is lessened; shared joy, increased — thus do we refute entropy."
1996  1990s  quote  wikiquote.org  spider_robinson  sci-fi  writing  fiction  pain  joy  life  callahan 
9 days ago
Strawberry generation - Wikipedia
草莓族 cǎoméi zú / 草莓世代 cǎoméi shìdài
"Chinese-language neologism for Taiwanese people born after 1984 who 'bruise easily' like strawberries – meaning they cannot withstand social pressure or work hard like their parents' generation; the term refers to people who are insubordinate, spoiled, selfish, arrogant, and sluggish in work."
wiki  wikipedia  taiwan  china  chinese  generation  name  millenial  1980s  1990s  2000s  youth  language  strawberry  fruit  social_change 
10 weeks ago
Annoyed by Restaurant Playlists, a Master Musician Made His Own - The New York Times
“Who chose this? Whose decision of mixing this terrible roundup? Let me do it. Because your food is as good as the beauty of Katsura Rikyu.” (He meant the thousand-year-old palatial villa in Kyoto, built to some degree on the aesthetic principles of imperfections and natural circumstances known as wabi-sabi.) “But the music in your restaurant is like Trump Tower.”
ryuichi_sakamoto  nytimes  restaurant  music  musician  composer  nyc  japanese  ippodo  kokage  kajitsu  soundtrack  2018  2010s 
11 weeks ago
YMO - 君に、胸キュン。 (720p60) - YouTube
uwaki na vacances a.k.a. キュン @ #19
drummachine / lipsync version

簡単には言えないよ
yellow_magic_orchestra  pop  tv  japanese  japan  countdown  1980s  1983  浮気なぼくら  naughty_boys  interview  live  performance  music  lyrics  takashi_matsumoto  kyun 
july 2018
Eurydice Dixon and the sexism of the system – Solidarity Online
"'Starting a conversation' about domestic violence, as Turnbull claimed he wanted to in 2015, is a much cheaper option than doing anything to stop it. Unlike funding the social services women need to secure their independence outside relationships or marriage, 'starting a conversation' is free."
eurydice_dixon  solidarity.net.au  australia  murder  rape  sexism  2010s  2018  amy_thomas  malcolm_turnbull  essay  violence  society 
june 2018
27 Memes That’ll Make All Capricorns Feel Targeted
not all of these are good and who knowz about the multiple-sign-combo ones, but hey... I'm a Capricorn

and #5 is too close to home :-(
buzzfeed.com  list  meme  image  funny  zodiac  capricorn  personality  social_media 
june 2018
A Woman’s Work: Home Economics* (*I Took Woodworking Instead)
"It started with me doing all the work to find the apartment and negotiate the lease, laying out the full deposit myself, doing the repairs myself before we moved in, and then, once we had moved in, paying for household items he didn’t prioritize, like a sturdy, airtight trash bin that wouldn’t attract roaches or fall apart after six months."
longreads.com  emotional_labor  labor  caregiver  cartoon  comic  illustration  drawing  artist  relationship  age  aging  carolita_johnson  time  feminism  money  cancer  debt  patriarchy  work  michael_crawford  grief  life 
june 2018
Townes Van Zandt - Second Lovers Song - YouTube
don't want tears from you
Don't build your love on shame
All that we've done is through
And all we can do remains
My lady can't you see
I love not jealously

<3
townes_van_zandt  song  music  audio  country  folk  1969  1960s  our_mother_the_mountain  love  youtube 
may 2018
5-10-15-20 | Pitchfork
might as well go through these. Jarvis C brought me here
*to_read  music  list  memory  musician  interview  song  growing_up  archive  pitchfork.com  writer 
april 2018
PEBKAC - Wiktionary
purportedly deployed in a kind way by metafilter mod
pebkac  wiktionary  definition  acronym  phrase  problem  keyboard  computer  insult  funny 
april 2018
Wow, Bob Mackey! on Twitter: "doing deep Simpsons research and noticing a LOT of notes from MG about removing racist/ableist/homophobic jokes… "
aw. current writers should take notes.

(I have now not-watched The Simpsons for 2x as long as I did-watch it, with the exception of episodes circa 2016 playing in the laundromat)
bobservo  simpsons  notebook  criticism  editing  matt_groening  writer  writing  tv  1990s  culture  racism  handwriting 
april 2018
Iran's blogfather: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are killing the web | Technology | The Guardian
"You’re encouraged to post one single hyperlink and expose it to a quasi-democratic process of liking and plussing and hearting. But links are not objects, they are relations between objects. This objectivisation has stripped hyperlinks of their immense powers.
...
"Some networks, like Twitter, treat hyperlinks a little better. Others are far more paranoid. Instagram – owned by Facebook – doesn’t allow its audiences to leave whatsoever. You can put up a web address alongside your photos, but it won’t go anywhere. Lots of people start their daily online routine in these cul-de-sacs of social media, and their journeys end there. Many don’t even realise they are using the internet’s infrastructure when they like an Instagram photograph or leave a comment on a friend’s Facebook video. It’s just an app.

"But hyperlinks aren’t just the skeleton of the web: they are its eyes, a path to its soul. And a blind webpage, one without hyperlinks, can’t look or gaze at another webpage – and this has serious consequences for the dynamics of power on the web."
guardian  blog  blogging  culture  2008  2000s  2010s  smartphone  2015  iran  link  internet  social_media  prisoner  power  radical  noise  surveillance  government  hossein_derakhshan 
april 2018
Fred Ho - Wikipedia
American jazz baritone saxophonist, composer, bandleader, playwright, writer and Marxist social activist
fred_ho  biography  wiki  wikipedia  musician  writer  activism  marxism  侯维翰  1980s  1990s  2000s  jazz  saxophone  asian-american 
april 2018
Kitchen sink realism - Wikipedia
aka all those films that made me buy a Film Forum membership.
genre  realism  1950s  1960s  art  literature  film  theater  british  u.k.  writing  definition  anger  disillusionment  wiki  wikipedia 
april 2018
Mp3tag - the universal Tag Editor (ID3v2, MP4, OGG, FLAC, ...)
Advanced Audio Coding (aac), Apple Lossless Audio Codec (alac), Audio Interchange File Format (aif / aifc / aiff), Direct Stream Digital Audio (dsf), Free Lossless Audio Codec (flac), Matroska (mka / mkv), Monkey's Audio (ape), Mpeg Layer 3 (mp3), MPEG-4 (mp4 / m4a / m4b / m4v / iTunes), Musepack (mpc), Ogg Vorbis (ogg), IETF Opus (opus), OptimFROG (ofr / ofs), Speex (spx), Tom's Audio Kompressor (tak), True Audio (tta), Windows Media Audio (wma), WavPack (wv), WAV (wav)
software  mp3tag.de  tag  mp3  audio  editor  sound  information  metadata  music 
march 2018
STEPHEN BOYD - ONLY HUMAN - YouTube
#TerraceHouse

totally got caught by this as Hanさん's theme song
stephen_boyd  youtube  audio  music  pop  rock  soundtrack  tv  terrace_house  ballad 
march 2018
古井戸 - Wikipedia
加奈崎芳太郎と仲井戸麗市のフォークデュオ

ろくでなし、何もやる事なしー
wiki  wikipedia  fluid  furuido  古井戸  ふるいど  japanese  band  musician  日本語  duo  folk  加奈崎芳太郎  yoshitaro_kanazaki  仲井戸麗市  reichi_nakaido  1970s 
february 2018
Defenestration - Wikipedia
comes from the New Latin de- (out of or away from) and fenestra (window or opening).
wiki  wikipedia  defenestration  definition  prague  history  1610s  1410s  window  war 
february 2018
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