Silk woven portrait of Joseph-Marie Jacquard, woven by Michel-Marie Carquillat on a Jacquard loom - France, 1839.
The program for this weave required Carquillat to encode ~24,000 Jacquard punch cards.
The image is fine detailed enough to capture detail like the translucency of the curtains over the window.
This achievement was one of the main things that later convinced Babbage to use punch cards for his Analytical Engine, cascading into actual use in computing later on.
"Big Tech's problem is Big, not Tech" by Cory Doctorow (video) https://archive.org/details/decentralizedwebsummitmedia-2018-courtyard-2?start=509
I missed this when it came out a few months ago, but this is a great talk. I'm becoming more and more convinced that the problems of technology centralization can't be solved without antitrust. Tim Wu's recent book "The Curse of Bigness" also comes to mind here.
Playing #TuxRacer with my HMC Mini #Joystick from my electric #wheelchair. Thanks to my #DIY adapter box, which makes it possible to connect the joystick as a game controller to the PC via USB. The adapter makes use of an Arduino Leonardo to process the signals from the joystick. I programed the microcontroller myself and got some help from the people from the #KOLab #Makerspace for the wiring and development of the circuit.. A big thank for that!
A quote from my teacher on productivity -- worth sharing Show more
"Productivity isn't about how many boxes you tick off your list; it's about having free time."
Shared because I've already done so much ahead of time and doing additional work (still in advance) right now brings in unnecessary burnouts.
Gotta take control of these workaholic tendencies.
This morning's listening: "Pretty Eight Machine"
"PEOPLE OF EARTH!" Show more
The alien noisily screeched as it broke into TV broadcasts and video streaming the world over. "TZAG!" the alien continued, baffling the stunned audiences as it waved appendages in a friendly, but slightly unsettling, manner.
Do you like sci-fi? Do you write your own stories for fun or profit? Why not join us in a low pressure semi-collaborative journey among the stars:
Cosmic Voyage is a public access unix system focused on storytelling. Practice some command line skills while you write and get motivated from your peers.
Visit us on irc.tilde.chat in the #cosmic room as well.
"Surveillance has thereby lost its exceptional character and has become a more and more routine practice. Finally, personal information is increasingly used to enforce standards of behavior. Information processing is developing, therefore, into an essential element of long-term strategies of manipulation intended to mold and adjust individual conduct."
'Reviewing Privacy In an Information Society'
I realize that not everybody shares this sort of cultural affirmation, so it probably wouldn't be workable, but sometimes I wish I could offer a "high five" on a toot, you know? You see somebody doing somethin' cool, and you're like, "Wow! That deserves a high five..." But... you can't... So instead you click the little star with a disappointed sigh... :/
I just discovered this talk about why my local transit authority pays somebody to maintain Open Street Map data for seven counties in Oregon: https://vimeo.com/106226528
According to https://trimet.org/budget/pdf/2019-adopted-budget.pdf Trimet budgeted US$18,409 in the 2018/19 fiscal year for "Open Street Map Data Maintenance", and I think that's awesome.
Weird how I managed to mangle the URL after pasting so you can't click it, but the embed came through fine. Just in case a clickable URL is useful. https://media.ccc.de/v/35c3-9631-symbiflow_-_finally_the_gcc_of_fpgas
I'm only half way through this talk on SymbiFlow, but the amount of progress on open FPGA tooling is so exciting. (If you're into that kind of thing, which I am.) And I didn't know they were so far along with the ECP5 bistream! #FPGA vhttps://media.ccc.de/v/35c3-9631-symbiflow_-_finally_the_gcc_of_fpgas
Interests: programming languages, open platforms, art, craft, diy, and justice. #nobot
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