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Wikipedia - Hoodoo (folk magic)
"African American Hoodoo (also known as "conjure", "rootworking", "root doctoring", or "working the root")."
root  Wikipedia  Hoodoo  magic  folk  WestAfrica  Congo  Benin  Togo  Nigeria  Gullah  cosmology 
13 days ago
In the Plex
<u>In the Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives</u>, Steven Levy

“a vast room, with cubicles”

“During a bus ride to the Great Wall of China, one of the APMs charted the grou...
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16 days ago
penny log (change log)
2018/06/11 old penny in front of Grand Central Post Office

2018/06/09 saw penny in Lincoln Market after checkout but had bags, traffic; saw penny outside Prospect Park stop, but blocked by lingerin...
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5 weeks ago
Meet the guys who tape Trump's papers back together
I do this too

“We had to endure this under the Trump administration,” Young said. “I’m looking at my director, and saying, ‘Are you guys serious?’ We’re making more than $60,000 a year, we need to be doing far more important things than this. It felt like the lowest form of work you can take on without having to empty the trash cans.”

"Both said they were forced to sign resignation letters without being given any explanation for why they were being dismissed."
DonaldTrump  paper  president  archive  tape  Politico 
5 weeks ago
Mario Paint
Mario Paint

90 degree rotation options for stampsOn the title screen, click on the "N" in "MARIO PAINT" and the credits will start rolling. When "PROGRAMMER: NORIAKI TERAMOTO" (the second credit) a...
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5 weeks ago
Cost of Simplicity
"monetized content blends in with non-monetized content"
TatumDooley  photography 
5 weeks ago
Google and HTTP
"Finally, what is the value in being safe?
Twitter and Facebook are like AOL in the old pre-web days. They are run by companies who are committed to provide a safe experience. They make tradeoffs for that. Limited linking. No styles. Character limits. Blocking, muting, reporting, norms. Etc etc. Think of them as Disney-like experiences.
The web is not safe. That is correct. We don't want every place to be safe. So people can be wild and experiment and try out new ideas. It's why the web has been the proving ground for so much incredible stuff over its history.
Lots of things aren't safe. Crossing the street. Bike riding in Manhattan. Falling in love. We do them anyway. You can't be safe all the time. Life itself isn't safe.
If Google succeeds in making the web controlled and bland, we'll just have to reinvent the web outside of Google's sphere. Let's save some time, and create the new web out of the web itself."
Google  HTTP  HTTPS 
7 weeks ago
Beaker Browser
from Laurel's presentation
Beaker  p2p  dat  browser  website 
7 weeks ago
Choo
"a 4kb framework for creating sturdy frontend applications"

from realstevehere: "Beaker/p2p + choo for building webapps"
Choo  html  js 
7 weeks ago
Applesauce
"Applesauce will be a defining project for the Apple II Community as it will allow users to simply create exact images of their floppy media, including copy protected disks. Never before has this been possible. With some effort from the Community as a whole we can all image and save our software heritage from bitrot and being lost to history."

"Weak Bits, Bubble Bits, Fake Bits, And The MC3470"
AppleII  wiki  Applesauce  disk  bitrot  archive  RaspberryPi  emulation  JohnKMorris 
7 weeks ago
Brutalist Websites
so this is where people are coming from
website  list  gallery  html 
7 weeks ago
Wikipedia - Monster Rancher
"monsters can be generated by inserting any CD into the game system"

"TECMO created a CD-reading system that would use the discs to generate random number seeds and, consequently, a large variety of random monsters. The values found in the discs' data are mapped to monster characteristics."
Wikipedia  Japan  game  CD-ROM  virtual  pet  Tecmo  monster  random 
7 weeks ago
Bail Bloc WebMiner
for those like me without the right OS
BailBloc  bail  Monero  BronxFreedomFund 
7 weeks ago
Peer-to-Peer Web NYC
went to this today at SFPC

enjoyed Laurel's presentation, Hugh Issacs, NYC Mesh, Bail Bloc...
p2p  NYC  SFPC  LaurelSchwulst  HughIssacs  NYCMesh  BailBloc 
7 weeks ago
Blot
"Blot is a blogging platform with no interface. It creates a special folder in your Dropbox and publishes files you put inside. The point of all this — the reason Blot exists — is so you can use your favorite tools to create whatever you publish."

met David today at SFPC event
Blot  DavidMerfield  blog  text 
7 weeks ago
Wikipedia - Non-photo blue
"The difference between the non-photo blue and black ink is vast enough that digital image manipulation can separate the two easily."

"There is no known colour within the Pantone Matching System that matches non-photo blue."
Wikipedia  color  blue  photocopy  film  Pantone  note  scan 
7 weeks ago
Wikipedia - Gudbrand on the Hill-side
"In the Aarne-Thompson tale type index, "Gudbrand on the Hillside" is classified under 1415, Trading Away One's Fortune."
Wikipedia  Norway  story  optimism  marriage 
8 weeks ago
Wikipedia - Straw Millionaire
"Gudbrand on the Hill-side, a Norwegian folk tale about the reverse situation: A man makes a series of ever-worse trades."
Wikipedia  trade  straw  Japan  millionaire  legend  Buddhist 
8 weeks ago
My website is a shifting house next to a river of knowledge. What could yours be?
"A website could also be a puddle. A puddle is a temporary collection of rainwater."

"(In early patent drawings depicting the internet, it appears as related shapes: a blob, brain, or explosion.)"
TheCreativeIndependent  LaurelSchwulst  website  Internet  hyperlink  HTML  are.na 
8 weeks ago
Karaoke
2018/05/19: Cheers theme (jail/alley?), "Souvenir", OMD
("Oh, Suzanna" with skateboarder before)

"Listening Wind", Talking Heads
"Who's That Girl", ???
"Everything Counts"
Sade
"Set It Off", S...
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8 weeks ago
Class Appropriation in Fashion Is Real, and Impossible to Talk About
high-vis stripes

"More than ever, unstable, low-paid jobs involve a complete aesthetic universe that can take over your life and requires ceding parts of your identity."
class  fashion  service  clothes  uniform  scrubs  work  Vice  ErinSchwartz  Prada  OpeningCeremony  CalvinKlein  Carhartt  Balenciaga  Dickies  Vetements  DHL  IKEA 
8 weeks ago
Valley Forged: How One Man Made the Indie Video Game Sensation Stardew Valley
from skwak

"All it took was nearly life-ruining levels of obsessiveness."
EricBarone  Seattle  farming  game  GQ  SamWhite  music  soundtrack 
9 weeks ago
How the U.S. government planned to feed nuclear war survivors - Eater
The main ingredient in dishes like tabbouleh, kibbeh, and pilafs, bulgur is nutty, nutritious, high-fiber, and supremely safe. “Bulgur was selected for this investigation because it is processed from a basic agricultural commodity, whole-grain wheat, which is plentiful in the U.S., low in cost, highly palatable, and reportedly very stable,” one government report explained.
[…]
Later that year, the U.S. exhumed 20 tons of crackers — hidden in an old streetcar tunnel under Dupont Circle in Washington, D.C. that had been used since the Cuban Missile Crisis to store civil defense supplies — and shipped them to Bangladesh to feed survivors of a monsoon there. Other cracker caches were dispatched to Guatemala to aid victims of a devastating 1976 earthquake. The recipients of the disaster food reported developing what one newspaper described as “severe gastric disturbances” after ingesting the biscuits.
via:Stolzenhain 
9 weeks ago
The Surprisingly Solid Mathematical Case of the Tin Foil Hat Gun Prepper
"The zombie apocalypse is obviously pure fiction, but it has an allure to a few tongue-in-cheek preppers because of its functional completeness. If you are prepared for zombies, you are literally prepared for anything."
disaster  flood  zombie  medium.com  AR-15  prepper  apocalypse  revolution  Syria  U.S.  probability 
10 weeks ago
n10.as
"We are an internet radio station broadcasting from Montreal, Quebec and Vancouver, British Columbia."

from Anna
radio  Montreal  Vancouver 
11 weeks ago
How 2 Recycle
new label system for recyclables
recycle  label  design  plastic 
11 weeks ago
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