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radar.squat.net is an alternative and radical events agenda. It lists events at autonomous and community spaces that are generally either free or entry on donation

It would be great to see more events from other places around the world listed.

radar.squat.net

#squattheplanet #freespaces #radar

*please boost for visibility*

If you want to know why we can't have nice things try wrapping a long line of text in an svg box.

Back on the Youtube mapping project for a short stint, preparing it for a conference after very useful feedback from reviewers (previous work is here: davidbenque.com/projects/archi )

Trying to move away from 'spaghetti ball' network viz and focus more on individual 'traces'. I wanted to show full titles from the start but this was very hard to do with existing tools (eg. Gephi), so I'm writing my own using (🙄).

🍎➡️🐧 As a designer the real challenge behind this is of course the start of a completely Adobe free practice. This was already mostly the case for me. The odd tasks, collaborating with others, and requirements from suppliers will test this in the long run! 😬

🍎➡️🐧 Kicking off the work year with a fully operational Linux setup, and feeling great! Third time lucky on the system reinstalls, ended up going back to plain Ubuntu 18.04 with Gnome. Things just seem to work better on it, more forum threads for problems, and as a former mac user the spotlight + exposé + spaces all rolled into one keypress is 🤯.

Keeping the old mac setup a bit longer for safety (i.e. for Scrivener and Sketch files) but will soon be reformatted for my partner.

On January 1, botsin.space/@almanac will start reprinting the 1938 "Almanac for New Yorkers", an urban almanac from the Federal Writers' Project. Daily trivia and upcoming events from eighty years ago.

🍎➡️🐧 The first order of business was, of course, to spend 4h wondering why no means of internet connection worked. This was solved by looking into the syslog and figuring out that the preinstalled OS had the date set to Jan. 2117 and that was causing the issue. 🎉

🍎➡️🐧 The Tuxedo 😵Insanitybook😬 has arrived! I opted for their version of Ubuntu Budgie for a start.
🎺 engage transition period 🎺

'Library Freedom Institute (LFI) is a privacy-focused six-month program for librarians to teach them the skills necessary to thrive as Privacy Advocates'

libraryfreedomproject.org/lfi/

It's time again for Endless Jingling, the random carol generator I made a few years back and for which I am unquestionably going to hell.

joshmillard.com/endlessjinglin

I'm delighted to be assisting Teal Triggs with her ongoing research project: using design fictions to think about the future of public libraries.

I started by designing graphics and a film synopsis generator for a workshop at the British Library a couple weeks back.

This was first experiment with Tracery.js, see the sketch here: libraries-without-walls.s3-web (designed for A4 printing so may not scale well on phones etc)

🍎➡️🐧 The Big Move: apparently funds are now secured for the Tuxedo laptop!

double checking and yep, buying a macbook pro doesn't any sense whatsoever:

Anyone remember that video where it's just an edit of youtubers saying "sorry for not posting", justifying themselves, committing to posting more, etc?

so heartbreaking and so genius. I must show it to a student but I forgot the artist's name.

Anyone remember that video where it's just an edit of youtubers saying "sorry for not posting", justifying themselves, committing to posting more, etc?

so heartbreaking and so genius. I must show it to a student but I forgot the artist's name.

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