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The Trouble With Twitter – jeffmueller.net
We need an alternative to Twitter. I don’t know what that looks like, but I have a feeling it’ll involve tight control of micro-communities where users have the ability to ban people for bad behavior. Whatever it is, I hope it surfaces soon and gets enough traction to pull my friends (and some third-party app developers) away from Twitter for good.
twitter  microblogging  social 
8 hours ago
Web Audio Modem
Lately, I've been working with a client where my development computer is not connected to the Internet. This is a huge inconvenience, as the unavailability of Google and Stack Overflow vastly impact my productivity. Only recently have I begun to grasp how much of my time is actually spent copy/pasting between Visual Studio and the browser.

My office also features an Internet connected laptop and my development computer expose 3,5 mm jack sockets for audio devices. And thus my problems can be solved! Here's how I made a modem for closing the gap with Web Audio.
audio  fun  retro  web  html5 
8 hours ago
A Web-Based Modem | Hackaday
If you are beyond a certain age, you will recall when getting on the Internet was preceded by strange buzzing and squawking noises. Modems used tones to transmit and receive data across ordinary telephone lines. There were lots of tricks used to keep edging the speed of modem up until — at the end — you could download (but not upload) at a blazing 56,000 bits per second. [Martin Kirkholt Melhus] decided to recreate a modem. In a Web browser. No kidding.
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9 hours ago
2007/09/25 - 0xDECAFBAD Bucket
Once up on a time, before my writing brain had been *entirely* swallowed up by Twitter. One of the most productive daily public writing tools I used was the OPML Editor and a daily outline always open on my desktop ready to receive thoughts. Kind of like Twitter, I guess, except it was a *thing* that I added to over the course of the day. I could edit it, publish it whenever, not publish it until I had my words straight.

This is one of the best short things I wrote with it - meditations on my Dad after his passing.
metablogging  writing 
9 hours ago
No, the FCC can't shut down TV stations just because Donald Trump is mad at the news • The Register
America hasn't gone full-blown crazy, yet

The head of America's telly watchdog, the FCC, said he cannot follow up on Donald Trump's threat to revoke the broadcast licenses of TV networks that run unflattering news coverage of the US president.…
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10 hours ago
My adult novels are being reissued with covers to match Walkaway! / Boing Boing
When I first saw Will Stahle's cover art for my novel Walkaway, I was pleased beyond all reason (and not least because I am an unabashed Stahle fanboy, as he is behind some of the greatest covers of our era, from Yiddish Policeman's Union to Autonomous to A Darker Shade of Magic to All the Birds in the Sky). (more…)
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10 hours ago
The movement of David Fincher’s camera is a surrogate for your eyes
This is a really keen observation by Evan Puschak about the camera movement in David Fincher’s films: it mimics your eyes in paying attention to the behavior in a scene. The effect is sometimes subtle. When a character shifts even slightly, the camera keeps that person’s eyes and face in the same place in the frame, just as you would if you were in the room with them.

Tags: David Fincher   Evan Puschak   film school   movies   video
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10 hours ago
R-COIL by viTekiM
R-COIL is a space combat arcade game where your weapon and your thruster are connected and your bullets push back.
gaming  vector  retro 
11 hours ago
I’m glad Twitter helped you become a better writer so you could write this sad eulogy of Twitter.
I’m glad Twitter helped you become a better writer so you could write this sad eulogy of Twitter.
medium  recommended 
18 hours ago
Ask HN: Why did delicious.com fail? | Hacker News
Pretty bummed that @joshu’s comment displaced the one starting “I have no knowledge, but…” in the top spot here.
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19 hours ago
A Little Beagle Puppy Groans, Whimpers and Rubs His Eyes In an Adorable Effort to Wake Himself Up
A really cute beagle puppy named Oliver pulled every trick in his arsenal to wake himself up when he felt his beloved human nearby. The little dog stretched, groaned, whimpered, barked and repeatedly rubbed his eyes until he felt ready to face the day.

Enormous adorableness ensues as Oliver wakes up from a long nap. Be sure to turn the sound up on this one.

Oliver is also very good at not waking himself up, particularly when it comes to going for an unwanted walk.

via reddit

Maymo the Lemon Beagle Systematically Pops a Bunch of Balloons and Scares Away His Little Sister

Australian Shepherd Puppy Wakes Up to Sing Along to ‘Let It Go’ and Goes Back to Sleep Once the Song Ends

Maymo the Lemon Beagle Pushes His Sister Penny in a Shopping Cart in an All Around Town Adventure
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20 hours ago
my daughter drinks like archer : funny
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20 hours ago
jwz: Facebook bans Ladyada
Hey look! Facebook banned another of my friends! It must be a day ending in "y".

Of course, Limor has no idea why this happened. Because commenting on specific accounts, even to the owners of those accounts, is "against policy".

If you work for Facebook, quit:

There are more Russian bots or whatever they are on Facebook than USA female EEs & CEOs from MIT on Facebook that have USA manufacturing companies in the USA, way to set the world on fire Mark.

Zuckerberg, 2010:

Zuck: Yeah so if you ever need info about anyone at Harvard
Zuck: Just ask
Zuck: I have over 4,000 emails, pictures, addresses, SNS
[Bro McBro]: What? How'd you manage that one?
Zuck: People just submitted it.
Zuck: I don't know why.
Zuck: They "trust me"
Zuck: Dumb fucks

It of course goes without saying that, having banned someone with connections and influence, there may shortly be a fauxpology saying that "upon review", whatever triggered this ban did not actually violate their terms of service. (Implied: "this time"). Maybe they will even, in passive voice, throw an anonymous sweatshop contractor under the bus and abstractly "regret" any "inconvenience".

People without such influence don't get even that level of royal treatment.

This is your irregularly-scheduled reminder:

If you work for Facebook, quit.

It is morally indefensible for you to use your skills to make that company more powerful. By working there, you are making the world an objectively worse place. I'm sure you can find a job working for a company that you don't have to apologize for all the time.

You can do it. I believe in you.

Previously, previously, previously, previously, previously, previously, previously, previously, previously, previously.
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22 hours ago
Retro Arcade Art By CTupa: Dig Dug (1982) - The Retroist
Friends, feast your eyes on Christopher Tupa‘s Dig Dug illustration! Not only is it CTupa’s pick for this weeks Retro Arcade Art. Obviously. But it also happens to be one of my favorite video games as well. Much like Pac-Man, there are elements of Dig Dug that match maze games. However in this case you […]

The post Retro Arcade Art By CTupa: Dig Dug (1982) appeared first on The Retroist.
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22 hours ago
Husband Does a Sensual Halloween Photoshoot For His Wife
Just take a look at this magnificent photoshoot, an extraordinary show of love, a husband’s decision to pose for his talented photographer wife Gayla Thompson.
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22 hours ago
Dude. Come on. You’re better than that title. #clickbait
Dude. Come on. You’re better than that title. #clickbait
medium  recommended 
5 days ago
Deconstructing the synth score of Blade Runner (1982) / Boing Boing
Justin Delay breaks down and recreates the otherworldly 1980s synth sounds of Vangelis's stunning score for the original Blade Runner.
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6 days ago
Scandroid Cover of Michael Jackson's "Thriller" : outrun
Scandroid, the synthwave project of Detroit producer Klayton, is quickly becoming a go-to resource for synth-driven and seasonally appropriate covers: His rendition of Star Wars‘ “The Force Theme” was perfect for May The Fourth, and now he’s getting ready for Halloween with an electric cover of Michael Jackson’s spooky classic “Thriller.” The track premieres today exclusively on Nerdist, and while Jackson’s original doesn’t need any improving, the bombastic synths and punchy percussion make it feel like you’re driving through the set of Miami Vice at 200 miles per hour.

The song comes from Scandroid’s upcoming album Monochrome, which also includes the aforementioned Star Wars cover and a bonus remix of “Thriller” by synthwave producer PYLOT. Klayton says that once he decided to put a Halloween-themed track on the album, he knew instantly that “Thriller” was the one:

“I knew when I started the album (Monochrome) that I wanted to do a Halloween-related track. It only took me 1/4 of a second to conclude this would be my perfect chance to cover a track I loved during the 80s. I probably watched the ‘Thriller’ music video 100+ times on my parents VCR after I recorded it from MTV.”

Monochrome comes out on October 27 and is available for pre-order now. Watch the video for “Thriller” above, listen to the track on Spotify, and check out the album tracklist below.

 

1. “2518”
2. “Afterglow”
3. “Rendezvous”
4. “Thriller”
5. “Oblivia”
6. “Monochrome”
7. “The Force Theme”
8. “Future Bloodline”
9. “A Thousand Years”
10. “On The Face of The Deep”
11. “The Veil”
12. “Searching For a Lost Horizon”
13. “Thriller (PYLOT Remix)”

Featured image: Scandroid

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6 days ago
Simon's Cat Unintentionally Spooks His Skittish Human in a Series of Amusing Halloween Vignettes
In a really amusing series of vignettes for Halloween 2017, a very curious Simon’s Cat unintentionally scares his rather skittish human who’s deeply afraid of both spiders and things that go bump in the night. On a rare trip to the attic, a bored Simon’s Cat happily played with the light switch, which unfortunately brought out the resident spiders and left Simon fearfully clutching his childhood teddy bear.

A curious cat uncovers a coven of creepy crawlies. Simon’s Cat FINALLY gets into the attic and gives Simon a spooky surprise!

Later on, while Simon was watching a scary movie, Simon’s cat got stuck inside the new retractable sofa and tried to escape in the most convenient of ways.

Simon’s Cat Tries to Get His Human’s Attention While Playing With a Spider in ‘Scary Legs’

Simon’s Cat Encounters a Scary Cucumber While Exploring Groceries Bought For a Romantic Dinner

Simon’s Cat Tries to Gain Entry Into the Trash Bin Where Yummy Dinner Scraps Waited For Him
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6 days ago
A Church of the SubGenius documentary is in the works / Boing Boing
Folks, there's going to be a documentary about that crazy cult/religion known as the Church of the SubGenius.

But only if you send J.R. "Bob" Dobbs boat loads of cash!

Now more than ever we feel that the story of the Church of the SubGenius needs to be told. There's a core of ideas within the SubGenius ethos – of fighting oppression with humor, community and creativity, of using absurdity as a nonviolent weapon, giving time, permission and priority to expression, creation, and zaniness with friends – that we think has great value we believe these ideas are necessary in today's world and that our film about the SubGenius is the perfect way to invoke them.

Amongst all the spaceships, frop, pipes, eye-bludgeoning graphics, bulldada, yeti ancestors, (and yes, ‘macho spoutings’), we hope you will fund this film so you can join our merry band of pranksters on the culture-jam of the century! It’s going to be a lot of fun!!!

Previously: Crowdfunding a Church of the Subgenius alien contact beam

(RED)
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6 days ago
Facebook Announces Oculus Go, a $199 Standalone VR Headset - ExtremeTech
Oculus is preparing its first all-in-one VR headset known as the Oculus Go. It's coming to a face near you next year for a mere $199.

The post Facebook Announces Oculus Go, a $199 Standalone VR Headset appeared first on ExtremeTech.
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7 days ago
Insentricity :: Testing DRAM Using an Arduino ::
A couple of weekends ago I was in the mood to do some retrogaming and didn’t know what I wanted to play so I asked for some suggestions from Twitter. via Pocket
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7 days ago
Las Vegas should entirely change how we think about gun control.
In 2004, a blue-ribbon commission issued its report on the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Many lapses had allowed the plot to succeed, the report concluded, but the central failure was a lack of imagination. via Pocket
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8 days ago
An overview of Containers for add-on developers ★ Mozilla Hacks – the Web developer blog
Containers enable users to log in to multiple accounts on the same site simultaneously, and give users the ability to segregate site data for improved privacy and security. At Firefox, we have been working on Containers for quite some time. via Pocket
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8 days ago
Deploying ES2015+ Code in Production Today — Philip Walton
Most web developers I talk to these days love writing JavaScript with all the newest language features—async/await, classes, arrow functions, etc. via Pocket
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8 days ago
A Program from a 35 Year Old Magazine for “BASIC Month” and a Chat with Its Author | Byte Cellar
July was BASIC Month over at r/Retrobattlestations and for that competition I decided to reach for my TI-99/4A and type in a TI Extended BASIC game called Pearl Harbor from the 1983 issue of Electronic Fun with Computers & Games…for the second time in 35 years. via Pocket
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8 days ago
The rise of the internet's 'dirtbag left' - Macleans.ca
Earlier this year, a sloppily doodled MS Paint comic appeared on Reddit—the online news aggregator and so-called “front page of the internet”—juxtaposing images of 20th-century fascism with more modern symbols of far-right political thought. via Pocket
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11 days ago
How to design a great Metroidvania map | PC Gamer
There's something uniquely satisfying about exploring the intricate 2D spaces of games modeled after Metroid and Castlevania. via Pocket
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11 days ago
Higher Order Components in React - Blog | SitePen
Traditionally, engineers use mixins, decorators, inheritance, and plain code duplication to add common functionality to a handful of components. via Pocket
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11 days ago
403 Forbidden
Movable type was about books, but it wasn’t just about books. Ideas spread. Literacy spiked. The elite monopoly on education and government started to crack. Luther’s 95 Theses were printed on a press, rocking Europe, and he issued “broadsheets. via Pocket
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11 days ago
DRM will unravel the Web -- DustyCloud Brainstorms
I'm a web standards author and I participate in the W3C. I am co-editor of the ActivityPub protocol, participate in a few other community groups and working groups, and I consider it an honor to have been able to participate in the W3C process. via Pocket
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11 days ago
Sign up for a free IFTTT account - IFTTT
This post originally appeared on the NPR Extra blog. Since launching NPR One in 2014, we’ve been working to deliver a news and storytelling experience that meets users in all the places they are now and will be in the future. via Pocket
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11 days ago
Donald Trump Is the First White President - The Atlantic
The foundation of Donald Trump’s presidency is the negation of Barack Obama’s legacy. It is insufficient to state the obvious of Donald Trump: that he is a white man who would not be president were it not for this fact. via Pocket
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11 days ago
Here's How Breitbart And Milo Smuggled White Nationalism Into The Mainstream
In August, after a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville ended in murder, Steve Bannon insisted that "there's no room in American society" for neo-Nazis, neo-Confederates, and the KKK. via Pocket
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11 days ago
You are conflating Node.js – Christopher Hiller – Medium
You are conflating Node.js (“the project”) with NPM (“the company”), which are two separate things entirely.
medium  recommended 
22 days ago
The Afterlife of Digital Ghosts – ZEAL – Medium
[This essay was funded through Patreon & Medium under the ZEAL project. ZEAL aims to provide high quality criticism of rarely discussed games and comics, and showcase the talents of exciting new writers and artists. via Pocket
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28 days ago
302 Found
The first Bitcoin paper was first released in 2008. My excitement about the potential of blockchain technology has been building ever since.  Decentralized digital currency, once just a far-fetched goal, is finally making inroads into the mainstream. via Pocket
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5 weeks ago
Breadboard a Computer
This small system has been tested, and it works! The aim of this page is to show you how to breadboard a computer, step by step, for the purpose of understanding how a computer system works. via Pocket
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6 weeks ago
www.flickr.com
Favorite: Mozilla NSID - Day 31: It is complete., by mart3ll
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7 weeks ago
Obviously, this is POC level only. – Warren Myers – Medium
Obviously, this is POC level only.

Because any “real” solution needs to follow audit trails, pass security screening, not be reliant on something that could “just go away”, etc.

But it’s a great POC.
medium  recommended 
7 weeks ago
Wow the valley is getting super toxic. Hang in there.
Wow the valley is getting super toxic. Hang in there.
medium  recommended 
7 weeks ago
302 Found
Two weeks ago, I became intrigued with the idea of doing some form of real-time lighting on the PICO-8, a tiny fantasy console. via Pocket
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10 weeks ago
Vanishing Point: How the Light Grid Defined 1980s Futurism
Of all the visual shorthand for a particular type of outmoded futurism, one of the most immediately recognizable—like the chrome lettering with which it is often paired—must be the light grid. via Pocket
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11 weeks ago
Introverts Don't Hate People, They Hate Shallow Socializing
I like to make jokes about how much I hate people. As an introvert, it’s easy to do. via Pocket
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12 weeks ago
www.flickr.com
Favorite: RepRap Cat, by Pete Prodoehl Charlotte decides that she knows how to build a MakerGear Prusa Mendel better than I do...
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12 weeks ago
www.flickr.com
Favorite: Mozilla Firefox Start Page, by moz_kev Uploaded with Realmac Software's LittleSnapper.
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12 weeks ago
Sleepy Hollow Cocktail — The Jewels of New York
½ ounce absinthe

2 ounces mezcal

1 oz st. elizabeth allspice dram

2 dashes angostura bitters

rosemary sprig, for garnish

Pour absinthe into a rocks glass; swirl to coat, and discard liqueur.

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, then add mezcal, st. elizabeth, and 2 dashes of bitters. Strain cocktail into a glass over ice. Light rosemary with a lighter or culinary torch until smoking and place it in the glass. Serve immediately.
cocktails  absinthe  mezcal 
june 2017
The Sherman Cocktail Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Ice
2 ounces rye whiskey
1 ounce sweet vermouth
½ teaspoon absinthe

1 dash Angostura bitters
1 dash orange bitters
Twist of lemon for garnish
cocktails  absinthe  rye 
june 2017
I came to the same conclusion and actually have postponed my migration project for now.
I came to the same conclusion and actually have postponed my migration project for now. Not ready to say “abandoned” just yet, but I have too much other work to do.
medium  recommended 
june 2017
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