It's Bandcamp Friday again, and another chance to remind you that http://blackbandcamp.info is a listing of black artists and labels on Bandcamp, searchable by genre (if you're looking for something specific) or location (if you're looking to buy local)
Through the High Energy Electro-Beats sampling Pop Music older than I was, I thought I heard a dull thumping.
Music paused, I waited a few moments. With a shrug, I set my headphones back on my ears.
More dull thumping.
I paused again, squinted around the room, until I spotted the new door.
With effort, I pulled it open.
"Pizza!" screamed an imp, throwing the box at me, before running away.
Not sure whose it was, but it's mine now!
Call for contributions for #Code4Lib2021, a loosely-structured conference for people working at the intersection of libraries/archives/museums/cultural heritage and technology. #GLAM
Carl Malamud has gone to court - even the Supreme Court - to defend your right to read and utter the law. He's risked millions in personal liability, even criminal prosecution, all because of his conviction that you should face no barriers to reading and reproducing the law.
Malamud set out the case for making the law free to read and publish in his 2013 essay, "The Twelve Tables of Code."
Song "Eye Of The Hurricane"
Suddenly remembered this song out of the blue. Although it took me a while to find it as I slowly coaxed snippets of lyrics out of my memory. Vague description of the contents of the song gave me way too many bad results.
Anyway, it's a pretty, but sad, little song. David Willcox's "Eye of the Hurricane":
He has some things on bandcamp these days, but not that song it seems:
My local jazz station (KMHD, they’re the best) just played this live Nat King Cole recording from 1960 and it is *incredible*. It was a late show in Vegas (2am start time) so the crowd is mostly other entertainers who are also working during normal performance times. If you are familiar with popular music in the late 50s, this is the equivalent to a very thorough diss track. Even if you just know who Elvis is...my god.
I spent the morning replacing my parents' bathroom sink.
Their old one was a variety I had never seen that started leaking from the overflow, which was basically a drip pan that had been glued on to the side of it. Anyway, they'd been without a bathroom sink for a while. I was finally able to get in there and replace it. It didn't even require extra trips to the hardware store, and I only sprayed myself in the face with water once. That's gotta be the smoothest house project for me so far.
European Parliament votes for right to repair 😃
"On November 20, 2020 (Hawaiʻi Standard Time), the Subaru Telescope captured Hayabusa2 on its way back to Earth after exploring the asteroid (162173) Ryugu."
This was a nice way to start my morning. KT Tunstall and Pomplamoose cover U2's "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For":
The first image received from Mars: an interplanetary color by numbers (JPL, 1965) http://www.directedplay.com/first-tv-image-of-mars
Best book on how to deal with climate change that I've read in a long time, and it's free: https://www.rewiringamerica.org/handbook
While it's focused on the US, the concepts are universally applicable. It cuts through all the bullshit and explains exactly what needs to be done 💯
Hear, hear, #GNU #Guix is 8 years old today! 🎉
It's possible I saw one of her pieces without knowing it while visiting an art museum in Cody, Wyoming years ago. I'm going to have to find more references to her work.
Interests: programming languages, open platforms, art, craft, diy, and justice. #nobot
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