Ubiquitous computing demo video from 1995 demonstrating seamless creative collaboration across devices and space: http://www.ubiq.com/hypertext/weiser/quicktime/UbiCompTeaScene.qt
Their acting isn’t great but the technology is impressive.
What’s your favourite general term for internet-of-things-connected devices/objects?
Acquired today: one pizza stone and a paddle! Hopefully this will push my pizza quality to the next level now that I have a decent dough technique.
“Kickstarter’s terms won’t let us run our campaign, so we’re running a kickstarter to raise money to build our own crowdfunding platform”
Quite disgusted by the sales copy on sen.se/store/mother — an interesting idea creepily presented. What’s the physical metaphor for the “mother” itself? Or does it end up being just a weird looking ornament, awkwardly placed within ethernet-cable distance of the home router?
Finally managed to book transport for Halsway Gurdy Weekend. See you on Feb 7th, fellow #gurdy enthusiasts!
Off to Háskólatorg to help @mailpileteam pack some perks
@crispinwalker you’ve been doing Pratchett—inspired morris dancing? That is all kinds of awesome
#taproot now sports a composite homepage feed, meaning it’s not just notes which show up on the homepage, but also articles and music!
Next up: breaking out various post types which I’ve been overloading notes to create, e.g. checkins, audio, photo, into their own things, remove the ability to create “named notes” (that was a stupid, yet well styled, idea) and figure out what to do with all the old notes which should actually be in other categories. Auto-detecting which templates to use for them should be easy enough, but I doubt I’ll be able to move them all into their new homes.
All that old content will have to stay as notes for the purpose of URLs and querying, but in at least some cases can be styled better. Overall I’m comfortable with this, as it leaves history (and, more importantly, URLs) untouched without compromising the reading experience too much.
New tune, recorded as a test of my #gurdy’s pickup: OWLS WITH TENTACLES
Playing around with plan9.bell-labs.com/plan9 on the #raspberrypi. It seems that old Apple keyboard+mouse are not supported even via a USB hub, but Dell USB keyboard and mouse are even without
kbargs=-b in the config file.
I’ve also had no success just formatting the SD card and dragging the image on, whereas unmounting it, then using
dd to transfer the image works perfectly.
It’s rather an intriguing operating system which I think will reward further study. Next steps:
drawtermand try using it as a visual terminal and mounting the filesystems on each other
@Jack_Way such nonsense is why my github profile photo stubbornly remains geometric shapes. I already gave them my URL, just get the favicon or parse the h-card photo out instead of using SPOF silo.
Just as I was getting all excited about the price of #dogecoin, it’s dropped down again.
So the plan now is to buy thousands of dollars worth of DOGE, then go looking for more bobsled teams in need of some funds…
Sad news about the George Sand committee on rencontresdeluthiers.org — I don’t know exactly what this means for Chateau d’Ars but I’m assuming it’s either not going to continue, or will continue in a diminished form.
Attending for the first time last year was one of the most intense and enjoyable trips I’ve ever been on, filled with wonderful instruments, music and even more amazing people. Whatever happens to the festival, those things will remain.
@aaronpk and accepting a reply from the same UI :) This calls for cake — going to have a go at those cookie recipes you posted!