I wrote up a few options on how to preserve Flash projects here: rhizome.org/editorial/2020/dec

At the bottom of that page you have the option to donate so Rhizome can upsize its emulation infrastructure to keep bringing Flash to the web.

here's (apparently) the most well-known asl translation of jabberwocky, btw and it is AMAZING videocatalog.gallaudet.edu/?em and an essay about it web.archive.org/web/2016092204 which points out that "[a]s deaf education grew in 17th and 18th century Europe, the rational structure of the spoken and written word supplanted gestural expressions [...] such developments were not limited to sign languages, as numerous bourgeois societies developed taboos against excessive gesturing during speech"

@xuv @yannick I agree with your point of view. I have respect for the efforts of the creator of pixelfed, but would like to see a better alternative than just a copy. Or even better: brand new ways of decentralized social media build in a webpage everybody can publish on a basic server. I want to focus all my attention on my own webspace without the need to sign on yet another platform. One self-owned account to connect, share and communicate.

@jartigag I try to use embedded solutions for as long as possible before I actually start to use a managed DB. It often saves RAM and CPU while simplifying backup, monitoring and other administrative work. It also tends to keep your schema simpler.

1. A simple file. JSON, CSV, CFG, Python-pickle. Whatever you like.

2. Use an embedded Key-Value store like LMDB. Often an order of magnitude faster than anything else. Can scale big.

3. Add search or DIY indexes or put some stuff in SQLite.

Drawing non-square, non-grid, trigonometric text columns with Gijs with on this last workday of the year 💥

We're collection our code in this repository: git.vvvvvvaria.org/mb/ascii-ar

"Capitalism's growth imperative stands radically at odds with ecology's imperative of interdependence and limit. These two imperatives can no longer co-exist with each other. Either we establish an ecological society, or society will go under for everyone."

-Ursula le Guin

"to brexit, verb. Make the rounds at a gathering, saying goodbye, but still be present half an hour later." everything2.com/user/Nemosyn/w

Everyone of @guppegroups , Hello.

Everyone of guppe, Hello. I made a pull-request to the master of Mastodon for basic response to group actors.

This will display the Group badge and suppress group boost notifications.

Also, because the group follower is added to the delivery destination, you can deliver with Create-Note instead of Announce.

Tell us about any interesting stories about the group. Thank you!

A #mastodon exclusive! You are invited to play on a *REAL* PDP-8/e running the TSS/8 monitor (TimeSharing System 8) pictured here. There is a user contributed tutorial here:


To connect, ssh tss8@tty.livingcomputers.org

If you are unable to connect that means all 6 (yes, just 6) lines are in use. Remember, this is real hardware and there is NO EMULATION happening. It is the real deal! Enjoy!

#retro #fun #computing

Does anyone know of any nice texts or presentations that argue for as a component of or to rectify what people used to call "the digital divide"?

@raspberry_boy Is that that thing where you can be married to several hardwoods at the same time?

Image from page 601 of "Catalogue systématique et raisonné des curiosités de la nature et de l'art, qui composent le cabinet de M. Davila .." (1767)


@n8 I do have a problem with people using a down arrow pointing to a line as "Save". It's too generic and easily mixed up with lots of other metaphors.

@mray @n8 Or the term used for "Save" in german is "Speichern" which refers to the place where you store grain. But I think there are lots of cases of symbols being used "wrong" but then with enough time and popularity establishing a new accepted convention. I think of the modern favorite, the Octothorp¹ as a nice example.

1. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Number_s

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