I am currently preparing material for my potential bachelor thesis in communication design. I'm looking for info on open source usage or workflow in the design industry (but basically everything none-Adobe). I know of David Revoy's book project and would love to hear about more experiences. If you have any yourself or any material at hand (blogs, videos, papers, etc.) I'd be happy if you could send it my way. 😊 ❤️
CS major programs need to be less vocationalmeans,
This was an adventure and a hassle.
I've just written a tiny C program for Win32 that reports the current 256-color system palette. This is useful for extracting the color palettes of old palette-based programs.
I'm so far out of my wheelhouse it's eerie. I feel like I'm standing in a bog at midnight with a radio receiver, recording the signal of a numbers station. Real what-the-hell-am-I-doing-out-here energy.
Participating in a university debate today about privacy and Big Data. As part of my prep I am revisiting the fantastic talk by Maciej Cegłowski, "Hounted by Data":
Text and slides:
Afterwards, @email@example.com 's thread on GAFAM and advertising data:
Both are essential reading.
I've been reading through Richard Feynman's "What Do You Care What Other People Think", where he talks about his experience in the Challenger Disaster commission. I really like his attitude where, if he wanted to know something, he'd listen to the engineers, the actual workers, not the executives' presentations, which turned out to be inaccurate time and time again.
Makes me wonder how many problems with common software (like bloated web) is due to bad management instead of bad programmers.
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So the #irc server freenode blocks protonvpn. Anybody know a good workaround?
I am paranoid about revealing my ip address fyi.
If you're on a big instance with lots of members, you might want to consider moving to a smaller instance.
Smaller instances can give members more personal attention, as the admin has more time to deal with members' feedback. They also tend to have more interesting local timelines if you pick an instance that matches your favourite topic.
Using smaller instances also protects the Fediverse from nasty people or companies, because a spread-out Fediverse is much harder to hack or buy.
Hm... right-click... "save this video"... it's greyed out... hmmmm...
"Inspect element". Find "stream.mux.com" link... feed it to #YoutubeDL... damn thing figures out how to get each of the individual chunks of video from that url and starts stitching them together with ffmpeg, for a url it was never designed for.
VLC can open everything, including a can of beans; youtube-dl can download everything, including a car.
Together, they fight crime.
Dev for Moonwards, an open source hard sci-fi MMO: https://www.moonwards.com/
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