People I’ve Talked To Recently

Ben Werdmuller

Stereotypes of what a man should be, and what a woman shouldn't be, hurt everyone. These archaic ideas need to die in a fire.

Bea David

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Ben Werdmuller

Having the Doctor change genders underlines the point that we're all people and gender is a silly dividing line. It's progressive as hell.

Ben Werdmuller

We need more male heroes who are pacifists; who are peaceful; who are inclusive. We need to kill masculine stereotypes for good.

Ben Werdmuller

It was remarkable, for 53 years, to have a male action hero on screen who believed in inclusivity & diplomacy, was anti-gun, anti-violence.

Ben Werdmuller

People are complaining that a woman playing the Doctor eliminates a role model for boys. Obviously dumb: a woman can be that too.

Zoé Samudzi

Just as leftists of color existed then, we continue to exist and can criticize leftisms w/o disingenuous liberal WW interlocutors, tyvm lol

Zoé Samudzi

Not everyday in the attempt to demonstrate political acumen & curry favor with PoC do you need to erase our contributions from history.

Zoé Samudzi

Are we also about to insinuate here that white liberals of the time were chomping at the bit to work with black and brown folks? 😂

Zoé Samudzi

Was there racism in left organizing? Absolutely. Were leftists of color organizing both in interracial coalition & autonomously? Absolutely.

Zoé Samudzi

So in an attempt to invalidate the left by highlighting historical exclusion, you fully erase the non-white leftists organizing back then?https://twitter.com/jillfilipovic/status/888542315303899136

Zoé Samudzi

Not pretending queer relationships + desire aren't also fucky, but I praise the lord I'm not heterosexual and can opt out of cishetero men.

Zoé Samudzi

And I prefer men that're emotionally capable and stay in their lanes. It seems we're at an impasse.https://twitter.com/bazaaruk/status/887758445335760896

Ted Rheingold  💛

"Full transparency: Im deleting old tweets" is an Orwellian oxymoron.https://twitter.com/scaramucci/status/888809731099435008

Ben Werdmuller

I really love following . Such a refreshing attitude - particularly given everything she went through.

Russell eBooks

I gave up on one of his films halfway through because a picture hook swung in such an affected way: not even inanimate objects feel genuine.

Zoé Samudzi

Basically, he builds beautiful filmscapes around dysfunctional white people & their interpersonal relationships 🤷🏾‍♀️https://twitter.com/rsslldnphy/status/888813371679789057

Zoé Samudzi

Probably because I can't stand Jason Schwartzman and he medium key ruins entire movies for me no matter the rest of the cast

Zoé Samudzi

Wes Anderson builds some of the most aesthetically pleasing worlds, *whispers* I just generally find what I've seen of his boring.

Zoé Samudzi

One of the actually most satisfying threads I've ever scrolled throughhttps://twitter.com/diegolvnas/status/882839083654946816

cow-eyed sara

sorry extras casting didn't provide a hip enough backdrop for the dialogue and character development of ur all-white social group

cow-eyed sara

sometimes when white people complain about a space being 'too white' it's like yeah! and sometimes it's like

Ben Werdmuller

The Big Sick is such a lovely movie. I laughed and cried. Romantic and hilarious. Worth catching in the theater if you haven't yet.

Francis Lam

. bucatini is the worst because it looks like a shape you can slurp but when you slurp nothing happens because the hole & physics

Dan Canon

Good morning! Remember, your worth as a human being has NOTHING to do with the price at which you're able to sell your labor.

Deb Chachra

. made the best use of a sari since Octopussy escaped from a balcony and James Bond.https://twitter.com/SusanSchorn/status/888041658394320896

Aaron Parecki

Attempting an Instant Pot hot sauce recipe tonight! • 2 cups cherry tomatoes • 2 carrots • 1 small onion • 1.5 cups habaneros • 4 cloves garlic • 1 cup rice vinegar • 1 cup water • 1/2 cup Mustard • 1/2 tsp xanthan gum Chop the carrots, onion, garlic and habaneros. They don't have to be super fine. Sauté the onions in the instant pot until translucent. Add everything and set to high pressure for 4 minutes. Let the pressure come down naturally, or you'll get a room full of capsaicin and you will regret it. Blend with an immersion blender. Notes on the outcome of this recipe will follow!

Aaron Parecki

I sent a normal video on Snapchat and it split it into three sections all of which show a glitchy version of it and omg I am so old I don't understand Snapchat

Zoé Samudzi

. on Trump's threat to militarize the South Side, the analogy of the "ghetto"...it's so so good.https://medium.com/beotiscreative/the-chicago-negro-and-the-warsaw-ghetto-2413bbea84ea

Jean Hsu

I’m super excited to share that I’m offering a few 1:1 coaching packages for individuals paying out of pocket or w/ their education budget.

Zoé Samudzi

Read this whole thing and could barely tell whether or not it was satire lolhttps://twitter.com/cnbc/status/888458941365194752

holly wood phd  🌹 🔪

I don't know if it's a "fun" fact so much as one of those facts that inspire people to build guillotines.https://twitter.com/Looklive/status/888477465131208704

Quinn's internet  👻

Now try to imagine explaining those tweets to yourself a year ago.

Quinn's internet  👻

...which is gone in 12 hours with the debut of the WH's new reality show: a hunger games of opiate addicts where the winner gets a fix.

Quinn's internet  👻

Jan '18: OJ goes on trial for killing Sean Spicer, goes out of news cycle in two days as 25m people lose healthcare,

Matter.

Journalism is a public service, central to democracy. Should it be funded like one? An important debate in . http://bit.ly/2uHjfWk

Aaron Pomerantz

This chrysalis is so shiny, I wound up taking an accidental selfie! Tithorea sp, ,

Ben Werdmuller

Morgan is amazing, and I was so privileged to be in the room for this conversation. It's absolutely worth your time.https://twitter.com/mattervc/status/888488857896923137

Magic Realism Bot

A maharajah declares war on fear.

Deb Chachra

*BEARCAM KLAXON* It's salmon season and the Brooks Falls bearcam is back! (thanks, !) http://explore.org/live-cams/player/brown-bear-salmon-cam-brooks-falls

Deb Chachra

Hey, Boston—just a reminder that tickets for both and this fall are now on sale, and both shows will be great.

Josh Lucido

"if [VC] can invest $120M to reinvent juice, surely we can raise $30M to save our democracy." YES, http://www.newmediaventures.org/julie-menter-pdf17/

Limericking

A fellow who never grew tired Of lying whenever required Abandoned this mission And quit his position When someone annoying was hired.

Zoé Samudzi

Some of you "allies" display a really shocking lack of tact, honestly.

Zoé Samudzi

And why the FUCK do you think it's a good idea to invite NRA and Ted Nugent and Fox News supporters in my mentions?!https://twitter.com/richardcircle/status/888435593499205632

Joschi Kuphal 吉

🥋 Proud as punch! mastering her first Karate belt test! 😎

Ben Werdmuller

If you ever want immediate confirmation that the tech industry is every bit as horrible as you think it might be, install Blind.

Quinn's internet  👻

How do you say "technically correct" in latin? Ada and I are designing a family crest.

Ellen K. Pao

"Women are prey." Women who almost made it on why they didn't get the Fortune 500 CEO role. In tech and VC, I saw women prey on women, too

Quinn's internet  👻

I FINALLY UNDERSTAND THE TRUE MEANING OF QUICHE. It's leftovers-day French pie.

Quinn's internet  👻

SHIT I forgot about Dre. Look, it's been a busy morning.

Deb Chachra

UK folk, there's a lecture in February 2018. Non-UK friends, this is 's book on materials science:https://www.amazon.com/Stuff-Matters-Exploring-Marvelous-Materials/dp/0544236041

Deb Chachra

Congrats to for winning the Royal Society's Faraday Prize for science communication! https://royalsociety.org/grants-schemes-awards/awards/michael-faraday-prize/

Deb Chachra

The more women/PoC value diversity, the worse they were rated for performance and competence. To which I say: Come at me, bros.

Quinn's internet  👻

It's like Americans just decided planes, they just don't work here. Air's different, see.

Quinn's internet  👻

"This thing that the entire developed world does that costs usually about half what we pay, it just can't work."

Quinn's internet  👻

America, I love a lot of things about you, but sometimes you're fucking stupid.

Quinn's internet  👻

When NPR fact checked Trump, it left his assertion that single payer would bankrupt the country completely unchallenged. 😖

VIDEO CATS  🎥

Very disappointed with the results of his Schrodinger's test

Joschi Kuphal 吉

⌛ Still some hours to go! Take your chance, win a ticket & join us for https://material.is on Aug 17th in Rekyjavík, Iceland. Good luck!https://twitter.com/smashingmag/status/888039389808533504

Aaron Parecki

Hey @namecheap I know @cloudflare is great, but it's really frustrating to get interrupted by a CAPTCHA in the middle of checkout! 😠

Deb Chachra

Going southbound on the Northern Line weirds me out a bit every time—it's like the London Underground equivalent of a wrong-way concurrency.

Joschi Kuphal 吉

You should have a look at AirBnbs! I was told there were some affordable ones poppin' up recently. Also, I'd highly appreciate ur company! 😉https://twitter.com/vasilis/status/888042298197643264

Joschi Kuphal 吉

🏁 Always wanted to visit ? Up for joining us for and explore the Web as a material? Well, here's your chance! 3…2…1…GO!https://twitter.com/smashingmag/status/888039389808533504

Joschi Kuphal 吉

Excellent, Robert! Very much looking forward to meeting you there, and thanks for the generous donation! \o/ https://twitter.com/closingtag/status/888013388483358721

Deb Chachra

. gets past the breathless 'teleportation' headlines and into what quantum entanglement really means:http://www.nature.com/news/quantum-teleportation-is-even-weirder-than-you-think-1.22321

Quinn's internet  👻

Any sufficiently advanced form of capitalism is indistinguishable from feudalism.

Joschi Kuphal 吉

24 years ago, I spent one year at the Werkbund Werkstatt Nürnberg which heavily influenced https://material.is. Happy 30th anniversary!

Quinn's internet  👻

I'd be less worried about a bunch of unemployed weedy programmers than a bunch of tough as shit long haul dudes with free time and no money.

Quinn's internet  👻

Imagine the six million newly unemployed people we could have by automating the trucking sector. I mean, they're truckers.

Joschi Kuphal 吉

📹 Can't attend on Aug 17th in Reykjavík in person? Our Video Pass is for you! 👉https://material.is/#tickets-stream

Joschi Kuphal 吉

Thx for switching #6 to charity mode over ! This way all revenue goes to a good cause!https://ti.to/tollwerk/accessibility-club-6

Job

Ooo! New by and in November, with speaking! This is very tempting =)

Aaron Parecki

The https://webmention.io dashboard just got a whole lot more useful! You can now see the last few dozen webmentions you've received, and delete them if you want! This is the first step towards a "block" feature in webmention.io: https://indieweb.org/block Thanks to @tantek for the inspiration!

Zoé Samudzi

You can see the show at E.M. Wolfman Bookstore in Oakland till its closing on July 24th (we'll have a screening & artist talk that evening)https://twitter.com/blck_aesthetic/status/887842327493869568

isis agora lovecruft

The Al Capone Theory of Sexual Harassment has many excellent insights into other bad behaviours of sexual predatorshttps://twitter.com/vaurorapub/status/887312978508427265

Connor Goldsmith

Confederate, Man in the High Castle, whatever -- alt histories where genocide wins are boring. Genocide has already won, like, a lot.

isis agora lovecruft

Calling our pure-Rust crypto library, curve25519-dalek, from Go is roughly 3x faster than equivalent pure-Go codehttps://twitter.com/FiloSottile/status/887738691631894530

Eric Hu

Walked in a Chinese restaurant, hostess asked how many in my party, non-Chinese friends asked why I did the hang loose hand sign so here:

Andrew Sempere

I have always appreciated the U.K. penchant for highly specific warning signs. Also DANGER NO DOG

Deb Chachra

People who can get to NYC in September: this has my highest recommendation.https://twitter.com/roseveleth/status/887766067589918720

The Vagrancy

THIS SATURDAY! JULY 22ND @ 1:00PM MERCY STATION by Abbey Fenbert, Directed by Darcie Crager. A staged reading... http://fb.me/2EhzZtOAM

Aaron Parecki

Cold Brew Coffee will help me concentrate, right?

Joschi Kuphal 吉

📣 Beyond delighted to announce Club #6 w/ , Nov 6th, Berlin, right before 👉https://a11y.club

John Walters

great views of a showy female glow worm on heather then a spectacular lightning storm out on a Devon heath last night until rain came in

Aaron Parecki

Pretty excited about these new stainless steel ice cubes

Abbey Fenbert

I love this title, this writer and also everything about this:http://hazlitt.net/feature/magic-can-be-normal

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

RT if this is the first time you've seen the officers religion in the headline after a police shootinghttps://twitter.com/pamelageller/status/887060135864025088

Bear Knee Sanders

*Heaven* God: you may ask me 1 question Me: Why aren't there lowercase and uppercase numbers? God: what? Me: I wanna write loud numbers

isis agora lovecruft

okay people I heard y'all have Opinions about this, so tell me which one should I learn first

isis agora lovecruft

Dear programmer who made my phone's autocorrect: When I type "server is honest-but-curious" I don't mean "server is honestly butt curious"

isis agora lovecruft

very excite that I have sort of the correct power brick (19V 3.8A but supposed to have 18V 3.48A 😬) now I can play with this novena's FPGA

Policía Nacional

¡Ayúdanos a pillarlo! Buscamos a este desalmado que se grabó pateando a un conejo. Rotundo NO al redesabiertas@policia.es

rknDE

Yo where's the "connect this to my iPhone as a MIDI Controller" app?

rknDE

The top light strip is 🔥🔥 though, and the grooves of the touch-rotary "knobs" are amazing. I was skeptical, but wow

rknDE

The Getting Started guide also needs to be way more prominent on their website

rknDE

I'm not sure which part of the Morph to press to identify it as a Bluetooth Keyboard though.. none of the drum pads seems correct...

rknDE

The Sensel Morph feels simultaneously like a production-run Touch Co, and like the future.

boats  ✨

the C apologism strikeforce, ready to protect C from the evil Rust conspiracy of making C a hard language to use in 1973

Joschi Kuphal 吉

Just got the ticket for my 3rd in a row. Very much looking forward to meeting you there (& seeing on stage 😉)

Slashdot

The Aurora Borealis May Be Visible Tonight In The Northern US http://bit.ly/2tvsiVJ

Aaron Parecki

Going to attempt to build an antenna #hamradio

Aaron Parecki

This is a game I like to call "How much stuff can we put on the cat?" 😻

Aaron Parecki

Attempted to make tater tots tonight. Started in the pressure cooker and the potatoes were really small so they got way too soft. kept going anyway. Went through two frying pans to fry all these. the first one is now covered in black charcoal. Turns out those cheap bags of frozen tater tots are totally worth it.

Chris Vickery

Apparently future-dated gps packets disable Stingray phone signal intercept devices. The device thinks its license has expired and locks up.

Chris Vickery

Apparently future-dated gps packets disable Stingray phone signal intercept devices. The device thinks its license has expired and locks up.

Aaron Parecki

Former Goat Blocks adventures 🍺

Aaron Parecki

Goat blocks selfie of choice — with Don

Josh Billinson

Star Wars, but all of the light saber sounds are Owen Wilson saying "wow"

isis agora lovecruft

here's an irish wolfhound in a knitted cap, because that thread was getting too dark

isis agora lovecruft

"using numbers in Javascript sounds really fun!" said nobody ever

isis agora lovecruft

Oh I guess these are double-precision floating points because Javascript I guess this is why friends don't tell friends to do ECMA6

isis agora lovecruft

wow, who knew signed integer overflow bugs could be so useful for making it look like you work extra hard on fridays

rknDE

3 years in and I finally have to visit the Zollamt

Aaron Parecki

@timonus Whatever happened to your Checkie app? Looks like it's not on GitHub anymore!

Joshua Idehen

Hi, I'm a YouTube thingy. My name is rational thingy. I'm all abt rational thinking. It's all women's fault they won't Fuck me. I'm rational

isis agora lovecruft

The weird multimedia scifi on a fansite has now progressed to being pro-gender-fluid and anti-capitalisthttps://www.sbnation.com/a/17776-football

Kasper Hawser

Using salt circle runes to trap an A.I. car is possibly the most cyberpunk thing ever.

rknDE

Berlin friends, do you know anyone who could support a once-per-week internship in data science? A friend is looking to get into the field

isis agora lovecruft

guess who got new glasses and can now see past their terminal

Joschi Kuphal 吉

Finally added some docs to our component library extension https://github.com/tollwerk/TYPO3-ext-tw_componentlibrary Next up: Docs for the ↔ bridge …

isis agora lovecruft

hello my name is isis and i am very good at computer

Matthew Ryder

Former GCHQ chief on just now: 'A backdoor into end to end encryption won't work... neither will changing legislation'. 1/2

[UASF]Vortex

is still being unanimously rejected by developers all over the world.

rknDE

Who has the best karaoke song book in Berlin?

Aoife Byrne

I have a special place in my heart for this Victorian ad for contraception

Pauline McCarthy

Ok, my lovely friends, if you are coming to Iceland as a tourist, why not take the Icelandic Pledge :)...http://fb.me/4g2xejPBK

isis agora lovecruft

it hatched and it smells like vanilla and cute grrrls

isis agora lovecruft

TBH what got me to do the interview was: 1. wow, Royal Society 2. SPACE COLONISATION AND BEING TRANS (in my imagination, at the same time)

Kate Erbland

Our subways are so scenic, like a tropical waterfall.

Charlie Lee

Firing the Bitcoin Core devs makes absolutely no sense. I question the motives of people that want to fire the devs.https://twitter.com/i/moments/883012730449428480

rknDE

Symphonie pour un homme seul was a completely revelation the first, second, & nth time I heard it. https://vimeo.com/34209212 RIP Pierre Henry

Matthew Green

I'm going to re-up this. GnuPG is an important piece of software that desperately needs funding. Please donate.https://www.gnupg.org/donate/index.html

rknDE

yessssssss my finally shipped!

Lasse Marhaug

RIP Pierre Henry. Legend of electronic music.

TF

State Dept, MPAA, RIAA “Fake Twitter Feud” Plan Backfireshttp://dlvr.it/PSbTYQ

NPR

In Congress, July 4, 1776.

rknDE

App idea: a real-time map of street musicians currently playing Wonderwall

Jillian David

Focus group. This could have been avoided with 1 focus group (of women).

Made With ARKit

🐍 Watch your step → inter-dimensional iPhone portals are closer than they appear 🧐http://bit.ly/2sufO0d ARkit demo by 👌

Barnaby Walters

@w03_ @rvkgrapevine burning poo? Ugh what a waste. Perhaps Iceland would benefit from setting up periodic composting toilets by the road for people to poo in, and then giving/selling the compost to Icelandic farmers? I’m sure they could even come up with some silly branding for it.

Barnaby Walters

@w03_ I’m surprised people get so annoyed about pooing in the wild in Iceland, the landscape is so devoid of humus it could benefit from some good healthy biomass, no?

Natalie Shure

All the jockeying over AHCA makes one thing painfully obvious: the ACA is already the market-based, non-universal system GOP claims to want

Barnaby Walters

Video: Trip to the Mill / Wicker Basket Schottishe

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGbZvzddnmk

Two lovely new tunes by John, played by Emilyn, John and myself in Toronto, Canada, 2017-05-12.

Barnaby Walters: Hurdy Gurdy
Emilyn Stam: 5 String Fiddle
John David Williams: Accordion

Barnaby Walters

@ztsamudzi although honestly I have no idea in what sort of religious context this dance culture fitted into, I will have to read up on that and try to learn more.

Barnaby Walters

@ztsamudzi there are various pan-european dances found all over the continent, e.g. polka, schottish, waltz, mazur/mazurek/mazurka, polska, slängpolska/polonaise/ländler/steyrer/wickler (modern term), minuet, quadrille, etc. Each dance form typically retains the same basic step everywhere but has regional variants, or is related to dances from different areas, as the dances and music travelled along trade routes. Many fascinating examples exist of tunes or dances which are found in parallel sources in many different areas, which is a nice way of getting rid of nationalists who try to appropriate this stuff for nationalism. A lot of these dances made their way over to America too, and in a lot of cases (IIRC) mixed with black dance+music culture and became the basis for a lot of n. american traditional dances.

Most of these were danced a lot in Europe over the past 300 years but then more or less died out in the 19th century (as the style of music changed and Europe started to import and appropriate e.g. latin dances), before being rediscovered as part of the various folk revivals in the 70s. Now they’re danced casually as “balfolk” or “eurodance”. Not widespread in the mainstream, but not totally obscure either (e.g. google “balfolk”) with widespread events and a more and more progressive pedagogy.

Barnaby Walters

Neutral nouns are easy to spot in Icelandic because they go on forever

Ashley C. Ford

"But aren't YOU being racist, by calling me racist?"

Barnaby Walters

Video: The Poisonous Polonaise (Polonoise No. 19, Wittenberger Apothekenhandschrift, Deutschland)

More music from Emilyn, John and me!

https://youtu.be/p3_6zcVobEE

This one is a beautiful polonaise found in the Wittenberger Apothekenhandschrift, a hand written dance manuscript found in the Giftschrank (poisonous substance cabinet) in an old pharmacy in Wittenberge, Germany.

Sheet music for this piece, and many other amazing northern German traditional music, can be found in volumes 1-3 of Neues aus Alten Büchern (new things from old books) published by Tramudea e.V., and also on tanzmusikarchiv.de and the TradTanzMusik youtube channel.

Recorded in Toronto, Canada on 2017-05-12

Barnaby Walters: Hurdy Gurdy https://gurdy.is
Emilyn Stam: 5 String Fiddle
John David Williams: Accordion

Gene Demby

What will absolutely stop ppl from getting killed/maimed/roughed up/embarrassed by the police is less unnecessary contact with the police.

Black Lives Matter

We are deeply saddened. Philando, we honor your life today, despite the fact that our "justice" system has not.

Vann R. Newkirk II

there is pretty much nothing a cop can do to a black person—on tape or otherwise—and not get away with

Ben Werdmuller

In 2017, our actions define us. Meet Matter Seven: I could not be prouder to support these startups.https://medium.com/matter-driven-narrative/meet-matter-seven-d07f02683108

Bea David

Issue: 404 cHash empty (TYPO3 8) With #78002 the cHash is enforced for Extbase plugins if arguments are present. This however could break some functionality if it does not add a cHash argument but other arguments. [read on]

Barnaby Walters

Finally figured out how to format a memory stick for optimal compromise between compatibility and file sizes.

The goal is to be able to stick this memory stick in anything from the last 15 years and be able to load files on and off. The implementation idea was to have two partitions, one FAT32 for compatibility with everything, and one ExFAT for wide compatibility allowing larger files.

The mistake I made last time was using a GUID-based partition map, which rules out compatibility with older hardware which uses a BIOS. This can be rectified by using the older Master Boot Record partition map, which has some restrictions, but nothing particularly relevant in this case.

I had no end of problems trying to achieve this with the Gnome Disks tool and GParted, and on Mac OS 10.11 it’s not possible in the Disk Utility GUI. It is, however, very easy using the command line Disk Utility tools.

Firstly, run

diskutil list

to find out the descriptor for the device you want to format (e.g. /dev/disk2, referred to in future examples as /dev/diskX), then

diskutil unmountDisk /dev/diskX

to unmount it in preparating for formatting. I’m formatting a 64GB flash drive with 62.1GB actual capacity into two equal portions, so my command ends up looking like this:

diskutil partitionDisk /dev/diskX MBR ExFAT NAME_OF_FIRST_PARTITION 31.1g FAT32 NAME_OF_SECOND_PARTITION 0g

where the format is pretty self explanatory:

volume partition_map partition_1_format partition_1_name partition_1_size partition_2_format partition_2_name partition_2_size

The size of partition two is given as 0g, which results in the rest of the available space being taken.

A list of available filesystems for formatting can be browsed with:

diskutil listFilesystems

I just tested the newly formatted universal memory stick with a computer with which it previously didn’t work, and it worked perfectly, so I’m confident that this approach achieves my original goal.

Barnaby Walters

Video: Lights in the Sky (Barnaby Walters)

Finally the first video from my trip to Canada last month! Playing with Emilyn and John is always a blast, and this time we recorded a bunch of tunes. More to come!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhxygxmaiSE

A waltz I wrote whilst living in Iceland, recorded for the first time with Emilyn Stam and John David Williams on 2017-05-12 in Toronto, Canada.

girlfriend in a coma

it's pride month so straight allies, its time: kill your local fascist, run a cop off the road, and don't you ever fuck up my pronouns

Andrea Chalupa

Masquerading as Reporter, Assassin Hunted Putin Foes in Ukrainehttps://nyti.ms/2s6yC9m

Imani Gandy

If your analysis of the UK and US elections don't mention racism and white supremacy, your analysis is fundamentally flawed.

#SuperLeft2017

Very useful thread with concrete suggestions of how you can fight back against AHCA.https://twitter.com/benwikler/status/872911051628707841

KTLA NEWS DESK

Comey: "No Doubt" that Russia Interfered with U.S. Election

Abbey Fenbert

Let's be very real, plays by women are better plays Support the Women in Theatre Festival! Now in NYC! http://www.projectytheatre.org/2017/04/project-theatre-company-commissions-9-plays-women/

LA Review of Books

One reason why intersectionality is increasingly important in Europe? The Roma population: http://ow.ly/ERLL30cnCeI

İyad el-Baghdadi

UAE public prosecutor: Expressing sympathy with Qatar on social media is a crime punishable by lawhttps://twitter.com/AlArabiya_Brk/status/872239070935752704

Joschi Kuphal 吉

📡 Moving svg-sprite forward — please help me with your input & suggestions https://jkphl.is/articles/moving-svg-sprite-forward/ What would you like to see? Thanks!

Quinn's internet  👻

Seriously, "Dark" shit is nonsense. Fight me. Better bring RFCs. Because I will.

Barnaby Walters

Just a few more days now until Vaka 2017 in Akureyri! I’ll be there the whole week, and will be teaching some tunes and dances with Wilma and Benjamin on Thursday. There are still tickets available!

Deb Chachra

I wrote about appreciating the invisible systems that underpin our world, as part of a new series at :https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2017/05/gratitude-for-invisible-systems/526344/

Barnaby Walters

[freeverbcontrol] — I tried to make a little pd GUI abstraction for [freeverb~], but couldn’t find a simple (or even complicated) way of storing parameters which are unique per instance of the abstraction.

The approach I eventually came with up is simple, if a little cludgier than I’d like: provide a template patch with the actual GUI as a subpatch, which must be copied/pasted into the patch you actually want to use it in.

Download: freeverbcontrolpd.zip

Barnaby Walters

decided to give up strings on my gurdies. best listened to with headphones.

Barnaby Walters

@rknLA @free_bear_rides impuse response sample as in for conv. reverb? Not sure what you mean, the hurdy gurdy isn’t a space you can sample (…is it?) Such a recording almost certainly doesn’t exist already, but I might be able to make you one if I know exactly what it is you need…

Barnaby Walters

The old Fitbit and Fuelband which Aaron Parecki gave me a few years ago (thanks Aaron!) don’t hold a charge anymore. The Fitbit battery is near impossible to replace, and with the Fuelband I decided that as there’s no way of loading custom firmware (which would let me get at data without an internet connection and proprietary apps), it wasn’t worth trying to get replacement batteries. So before throwing the devices away, I took them apart.

I didn’t find out much which I hadn’t already seen in teardowns, but these devices have such strange form factors that it was fascinating to see the engineering up close.

The rubber coating comes off very cleanly. Here you can see some of the funny curved traces used on flexible circuit boards:

The LED array, with “Just Do It” written on the top of the PCB (invisible to the end user). On the sections of flex between the more solid boards you can see the unbelievably fine traces:

On the back of the LED matrix section, with a part number. To the right you can see the jaggedy bluetooth antenna trace:

The fitbit isn’t so interesting. Removing the cap with a heatgun reveals a tiny circuit board with a tiny battery and vibrating element.

I also opened up the dock, as I noticed that the USB cable was power only, with no possibility of wired data transfer. The third pogo pin must be for the reset switch, which is mounted in the dock. There’s a little IC in there too, but I was more interested in seeing how the pogo pins were attached to the board. Turns out they’re just soldered straight on:

I’d love to have been able to flash custom firmware to the Fuelband, it’s a lovely bit of hardware, and manufacturing something like that is completely out of the question for a hobbyist. There are so many fun things which could be done with a device equipped with an LED matrix, accelerometers and bluetooth — a wearable MIDI controller, for example.

That possibility would also have made replacing the batteries worth doing, and in doing so saved the device from the landfill. Free software and open hardware isn’t just political, it’s better for the environment.

Barnaby Walters

Doing some prototyping+testing for the next MIDI-enabled gurdy board:

My current approach is an Arduino (Genuino) Uno with a custom made board with a line of hall effect sensors, and the various other boards plugged into the Arduino. It works, but there are various problems — wiring the whole thing together is a hassle; the limited I/O on the Uno requires me to multiplex the sensors, introducing delays; hand-soldering through-hole sensors means they’re all in slightly different positions; and a single line of sensors isn’t enough to cover the whole throw of a key, resulting in notes turning off when they’re bent too far.

I heard about emsproto.com and was initially considering designing a board containing the sensors and microcontroller myself, and having it built, but after drafting up a very simple one-component test board and seeing that there’s a base cost of €200 per board for PCB and assembly, I decided on another approach.

The next version of the board will be a custom designed sensor and breakout board with two rows of surface-mounted hall effect sensors, into which I can plug a Teensy 3.5, removing the need for multiplexing, vastly increasing the speed at which the system can run, and opening up various possibilities like easy-to-implement USB-MIDI support.

Barnaby Walters

@t happy oneoldernessday Tantek! Congrautlations on another successful lap around the sun ;)

Barnaby Walters

FOR SALE: Two newly built Hurdy Gurdies

The first two instruments from this winter’s series are now for sale. The new design is an evolution of my previous instruments, aiming to be more compact whilst having a loud, mellow, balanced sound. The instruments fit nicely in Ritter Alto/Tenor sax bags (I’ve flown several times with this model as hand luggage without any problems).

Vio #4 for €2700 + P&P from Germany

https://youtu.be/BLZDyc99MXw

This instrument can be seen played together with a violin in this video from Folk Marathon 2016.

2x melody strings (G and g)
2x drones (C and G)
2x trompettes (C and G)
Fully chromatic two octave keyboard (including F# in the upper octave)
Height-adjustable melody string bridge
Adjustable drone bridges

Fitting capos and/or an amplification system is also possible.

Vio #5 for €3150 + P&P from Germany

https://youtu.be/ddGXaQiN97E

2x melody strings (G and g)
2x drones (C and G)
2x trompettes (C and G)
4x sympathetic strings (C, G, D, A)
4x capos (one for each drone and trompette string)
Three channel active amplification system
Fully chromatic two octave keyboard (including F# in the upper octave)
Height-adjustable melody string bridge
Adjustable drone bridges

Some more photos:

Interested? Questions? Contact me at barnaby@waterpigs.co.uk for more information.

Barnaby Walters

@aaronpk thanks! Drone and trompette (buzzing) sound are acoustic, the melody is just the synth. Magnets in the keys + hall effect sensors on a board underneath, a magnetic rotary encoder on the shaft controlling noteon/off and expression, and an arduino inside the keybox putting it all together and sending MIDI signal out. The whole thing is built into the instrument, which also works great acoustic or amplified. There are a lot of improvements to make, but I think this is a good start!

Barnaby Walters

MIDI-enabled hurdy gurdy playing NI Reaktor… a preview of a prototype, more of this to come in the future ;)

https://youtu.be/S75rP-7xuiw

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