#TIL that Cebuano-speaking Wikipedians are vastly more thorough in cataloguing the world’s various “Goat Islands” than their English-speaking counterparts, although they neglect the more artistic uses of the phrase. Compare: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goat_Island vs https://ceb.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goat_Island
English-speaking wikipedians would have you believe that Canada only boasts a measly two Goat Islands, but the admirable Cebuano-speaking wikipedians reveal that the true number is sixteen times greater, coming second only to the US, which clocks in at almost one hundred.
The map of Chilean Goat Islands is possibly my new favourite wikipedia graphic:
Today’s late-night puredata madness: creating a 7-limit just intonation abstraction which takes standard 12TET MIDI note numbers and spits the 7-limit just version, expressed as a decimal MIDI note number:
Each canvas has a receive ID of $0- plus the symbol for the relevant filter mode, making the message sending for changing the colours easy.
[biquad~] clicks and pops when changing coefficients, which is annoying when they’re coming from the [filterview] UI. The best way I found of smoothing them was to alternate between two biquad~ objects and crossfade between them over 3ms. This approach, while a little cludgy, is probably generalisable to a lot of similar Pd situations where smooth transitions are desirable.
#screenshot: The absolute worst page-load time I’ve ever experienced:
Halfhearted attempt by a knitwear company at reimagining the gender binary??
Merry Xm! Wherever you are, whatever you do, look around you.
Openstreetmap predicts the effects of climate change:
Reasons not to assume everyone uses a traditional green-on-black terminal:
BREAKING: NASA is developing dragons, press release on new Pluto data from New Horizons lets slip
After four months I completed the Duolingo German tree!
I have thoroughly enjoyed using Duolingo and would recommend it to anyone who wants to learn a language it supports. Having said that, there are many things it will not teach, for which I recommend and am using these additional resources:
Online Deutsche Welle CEFR placement tests put me at A2 right now. Good thing too, as I’m headed for Germany later this month…