partial myxophaga disassembly
Wow I love this: today is the launch of the e. e. cummings free poetry archive! A project that shows what we can do when works enter the public domain.
Behind the scenes notes: https://twitter.com/palewire/status/1389214308400173064?s=19
COVID-19, vax study, menstruators needed
Heyo! If you are a person who menstruates and you have received a COVID-19 vaccine, there is a STUDY OPEN NOW to track the side effects associated with menstruation, and how the vaccine affects periods! You can participate here: https://redcap.healthinstitute.illinois.edu/surveys/index.php?s=LL8TKKC8DP
It is NICE AND GENDER-AGNOSTIC, all of the language seems to be inclusive, so!
Spread the word if you are comfortable doing so! :)
Next week I'll have been doing WAD Wednesday for 4 years. I'm proud of that run, and I think it's time for a hiatus. Next week's stream will be the last for a while.
Tonight though, starting same as ever, at 7pm PDT: https://www.twitch.tv/jplebreton
In just a couple hours I'll be speaking with @jomc at the Internet Archive about what happened in the history of the internet when people decided to put their trust in corporations to do the job of free public libraries. You can get a free ticket to the online event here:
i've tagged out 600+ open source, experimental and tiny tools by their qualities and built a new website for sorting through them!
these are all tools towards joyful digital creation, with the goal of enabling working entirely outside of proprietary systems- moving instead from one hand-made software to another.
(the list takes submissions if it is missing yours >:))
I can vaguely remember how their veggie burritos tasted, and I remember enjoying them back then, but that was before I moved to what is, with no exaggeration, arguably the best burrito neighborhood on the face of the planet. So maybe those Anna's ones would taste like a brown paper bag full of water to me now. Time beclowns us all.
Just remembered a random burrito place in Boston I went to a few times during the 4.5 years I lived there: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?diff=63286971 (specifically the location on Harvard St)
I linked that version of its wikipedia page from mid 2006 specifically because I remember reading its goofy note about "Flawless Victory", even though it was deleted within a year or two. Somehow that phrase has passed into my regular usage, eg in reference to eating a messy sandwich.
Pleased to report that @jomc and I are speaking at a free online event hosted by the Internet Archive and Library Futures on Apr 28. We will be discussing her book Lurking, and what happened when "in the 1990's and early aughts, people became users, and users put their trust in a corporation to do the job of a library."
Also decided to check out this very autumnal planet someone posted on the NMS reddit - their shot on the left, mine on the right.
Today's "planet of the day" was pretty nice. 0157b5b8f265
Et tu, Signal?
"So many of us have spent significant time and social capital moving our friends and family away from the exploitative data siphon platforms that Facebook et al offer, and on to Signal in the hopes of breaking the cycle of commercial exploitation of our online relationships."
Yes, yes we have...
The new Expedition game mode feels like HG refocusing the game's design on having other players around. Back in 2018 when MP was first added, it was really just "do the same stuff, but now with other players nearby". Whereas now there's a sense of shared goals, building bases and sharing resources to help each other achieve them.
It ends up foregrounding No Man's Sky the Space Chores Checklist, and I've enjoyed getting lost in it even if player-narrative-driven solitary roaming is more my jam.
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