What I've been listening to this week: A Winged Victory for the Sullen (19), Wilco (18), anthéne (9)


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On March 30th, I'll imagine "What Would Open Source Look Like If It Were Healthy?" as my entry in GitHub’s Office of the CTO speaker series.


My (ridiculously ambitious?) talk will be livestreamed on Twitch.

But be careful what you write to IPFS. As far as I know there's no delete for IPFS, so what you write may get picked up and pinned by someone else. I guess the same is true of the web in general, but with IPFS its a lot more mechanical and less happenstance.

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The Webrecorder project now have a new desktop app called ArchiveWeb.page which lets you interactively collect a set of web resources and then view them offline or when the sites go away.

You can even share them with others p2p using IPFS. For example here's a collection I made of a project website I'm involved with, that is linked to a conference, that has a video.


Let me know if it works.

Bookmarked: Intertextual design: the hidden stories of Atari women: Human–Computer Interaction: Vol 0, No 0 tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.108

Recovering Foucault inkdroid.org/2021/02/26/foucau I’ve been enjoying reading David Macey’s biography of Michel Foucault, that was republished in 2019 by Verso. [Macey] himself is an interesting figure, both a scholar and an activist who took leave from academia to do translation work and to write this biography and others of Lacan and Fanon.

One thing that struck me as I’m nearing the end of Macey’s book is the relationship between Foucault and archives. I think Foucault has become

Interesting Kojo Show today about the failure of covid vaccine online registrations systems which highlighted how vendors' bundling of registration with scheduling has been problematic. I'm not entirely sure what the distinction means though... thekojonnamdishow.org/shows/20

Bookmarked: Mapping Jah Wobble’s Interdimensional Dub | Bandcamp Daily daily.bandcamp.com/lists/jah-w The former bassist for PiL charts a wide-ranging musical course in his solo output.

I love this effort by some of my colleagues to help students deepen their creative use of social media (not just as a tool, but a medium) while getting a small stipend:


Note: non Univ of Maryland students can apply too.

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:space_exp_mars2020_jpl: Random Image from Mars Perseverance :space_exp_mars2020_nasa:

Title: Mars Perseverance Sol 2: Rover Down-Look Camera

Id: EDF_0002_0667110918_032ECV_N0010052EDLC00002_0010LUJ01
Sol: 2
Date taken: 2021-02-22T12​:​42​:​33Z (Sol-00002M10​:​35​:​53.769)
Date received: 2021-02-22T21​:​33​:​14Z
Camera used: EDL_RDCAM (UNK)
Camera position: UNK
Camera vector: UNK

NASA's Mars Perseverance rover acquired this image using its Rover Down-Look Camera. This camera is mounted on the bottom of the rover and looks down at the surface.

This image was acquired on Feb. 22, 2021 (Sol 2) at the local mean solar time of 10:35:53.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Source: https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/multimedia/raw-images/EDF_0002_0667110918_032ECV_N0010052EDLC00002_0010LUJ01
NASA's Mars Perseverance rover …

It strikes me that an additional benefit to having a coherent and contemporary theme running through programming assignments is that, in this time of all remote learning, extra threads that can hold things together are welcome for the students, and the instructor.

I just added the 4th installment where students dip their toe in the water of creating their first class.


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As an experiment, there's a new Matrix room for DocNow:


DocNow is a community for memory workers, technologists and artists who are building practices and tools for archiving the web & social media.

The matrix room is meant to supplement (not replace) the existing DocNow Slack, as a distributed, open standards driven, non-Salesforce owned, communication medium.

At the moment it's just me and an RSS bot, which is ... unsurprising. Stop by and say hi?

Bookmarked: Decentralization and Decency: A talk on the values and goals of decentralizers / Paul Frazee ftp.osuosl.org/pub/fosdem/2021 Video and slides from Paul's FOSDEM 2021 talk that pivoted after the events of January 6th, 2021.

This might not be saying much to folks outside of the United States, but if you live in the US there are very few outlets like Democracy Now for constantly reliable reporting that takes on US hegemonic power directly.

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This is a very special episode of Democracy Now which takes a look at their last 25 years of impactful reporting without taking money from corporations or the government.


Bookmarked: Real Co-op Stories realcoopstories.org/ Cooperative workers tell their stories, along the way answering questions like: How is the day-to-day in a co-op? How did you get started? How did you find others to start something with? Did you get initial funding? How do you make decisions? How does it compare to non-cooperative work? What challenges have you faced?

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