@richard if you want to make eyes bleed on a minimal budget, I can recommend playing around with generating patterns with SVG and animating them! Might be hard on the CPU though, but depends on how far you take it 😁


@richard you can add a videofile (mp4) with CSS background. It should auto-play, but with no sound. Alternatively you can animate HTML and SVG elements directly with CSS3, to keep the footprint small.

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Today I lectured in Lidingö, at a business event, using a presentation proposed and written by the AI GPT-3, and with illustrations made with DALLE 2. I decided, curated and presented. Co-working with AI as a storyteller clearly makes thing smore interesting. :)

#GPT3 #dalle2

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New blog post on the upcoming #bonfire beta release: bonfirenetworks.org/posts/beta

"In a few days' time we'd like to invite you to experiment with a 'playground' instance of Bonfire, the federated social networking toolkit for communities. Lots of what you'll see in the Bonfire beta will be recognisable from other social and/or federated apps. There is some functionality that may be a little different with Bonfire as well."

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"Our current crisis does not only come in the form of rising global temperatures, but also in our injured capacities of attention."

-- "Stand out of our Light"

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Review of "Stand out of our Light" (5 stars): A must-read for anyone interested in the future of social media, advertising and the attention economy!


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The LMN-3 is an accessible, open source DAW-in-a-box. Pretty amazing fully open source project, built with a Raspberry_Pi . Check out this video showing it in action. youtube.com/watch?v=h5UmPTttN1

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A little side project I've been working on. Another #paleoart piece i finished: brachiosaur mating season! I was inspired to give them a comb- and wattle-like structure on their heads and throat (like chickens), by looking at how their skulls seemed to have carried a very big weight on top of it. A comb and wattle could have been very important for signalling vitality but also for cooling down those massive bodies!

#brachiosaur #MastoArt #DigitalArt #KritaArt

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Isaac Roberts took this photo of the Andromeda galaxy in 1888, almost 100 years before the invention of ciabatta bread. t.co/FnmDR53Gwb

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@kramse inkscape is powerfull, but too much for basic use. I recently started using boxy-svg.com for simpler things, also available as a flatpak. And it has an integrated code editor which I have found to be indispensable for optimizing and fine-tuning my SVG’s, like this one: skyfritt.net/tjenester/cyberut

@kramse draw.io’s format is basically SVG (XML), so it is quite future proof.

@kramse draw.io has a built-in and searchable symbol library (svg) that includes many network related icons. I use it to make network diagrams. I use the desktop version in GNOME (flatpak) and it works great!

@jens i found out yesterday that it is not possible to add a custom search engine to Safari on iOS. WTF?

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I ranted about this in a thread yesterday, but it may bear repeating. Big Tech is so big now that they're swallowing up the entire supply chain.

Apple, as an example, doesn't just bring you music. It produces the player software. It produces the hardware. It designs chips. It owns fabs. It's a label for publishing media in the first place.

The goal isn't sales of products, the goal is total control over how you access things.

Music. Films. News. Conversations. Work. Navigation. Health.


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Ok, I admit it, I grew tired of upgrades, security and spam right when the Platforms launched, and I thought yeah, wouldn't it be nice to just think about the content? Super-keen high-paid tech kids keeping the shop open 24-7, no more hot-swapping drives, no more sifting Kijiji for a compatible replacement for a 2yo 'vintage' CPU... What could possibly go wrong?

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@tomasekeli i can recommend fzf for fuzzy search in linux shells! Also, the builtin pushd and popd do someting similar to what you are describing.

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I am honored to be chosen by the Nordic ministers of culture to be one of thirteen experts in a new Nordic think tank. The think tank will take a closer look at the tech giants’ influence on democracy in the Nordic Region and come up with proposals for solutions.

The think tank will carry out the work over the course of the next 12 months, and will result in a presentation of its recommendations in the first half of 2023. 

So all thoughts and comments are welcome!


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Prior to Russia's invasion, Ukraine had a vibrant tech start-up scene.

We will support at least 200 Ukrainian deep tech start-ups with up to €60,000 each aiming to safeguard their progress and drive the recovery of the Ukrainian economy.


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