There are no problems, there are only technical difficulties...

reminder that the whole "paperclip optimization" problem (the idea that an AI could/would destroy humanity if you told it to optimize for something because it would become the most optimal path) is actually... already there. they're called companies. it's all called capitalism. it's destroying the environment and exploiting humanity to optimize for money for shareholders.

I imagine Mike Pence is actually remote controlling the Donald Trump-puppet while smirking in the background with some very subtle device developed by some very clever and very evil GOP scientists.

I'm of the opinion that crosswalk buttons should have the same priority as ambulances.

If you push them all lights in the should immediately go to yellow and then red. The pedestrians can then cross in whatever direction they please. I don't care how busy or inconvenient to cars this is --

And if some kids want to hold the button down indefinitely and play a soccer game in the intersection. I support such frivolity as well.

The single most unsatisfying thing about artistic production is the phase of wrapping up a project: doing the accounting, writing the report, chasing down the last invoicese...

OK, making progress... found the older version of xournal that is for some reason vastly superior to the newer version.

<rant> Why is it so goddamn hard to find a good workflow for annotating pdfs in linux? Why, why, why? I fucking hate xournal++, but none of the other pdf readers manage to embed my comments in the pdf for non-linux readers to actually read... </rant>

I love my /#swaywm system, but there are still things that are a lot more work than it used to be back in my macOS days. Creating an ad-hoc network from my computer is one of them. So I’m happy to say I finally found a simple solution for my limited networking skill set: github.com/oblique/create_ap to cater for all my hotspot needs without me having to become a full blown sysadmin of my own laptop.

To everyone who still makes text-based tutorials, thank you!

I'd much rather follow a text tutorial than wait 15+ minutes for a video tutorial to load.

Your work is very much underappreciated. Thanks again! 💜

A successful Saturday night as a parent of a 2yo: going to bed with wife and offspring at 19:30 and reading a book.

The road to hell is indeed paved with global variables...

First results of my little experiment are promising! Getting into some cool ways of obscuring and creating video delays with a grid of circles etc... Also managed to get the osc communication going between and oF. Next step: control video effects with the amplitude of live mic input. Who knows, it might even make it into our next piece...

Hi fediverse! I've been sniffing on irc and lately in order to do mastodon and facebook-messenger stuff on the command line, but I can't find any good tutorials on how to set this up. irc seems to be the kind of technology that is second nature to geeks of a certain generation, but to those of us that never touched it before it is veeeery cryptic. All the setup instructions I found assume previous knowledge of the technology and its use cases, which I don't have...

Getting ready to get back into for a bit of interaction between sound, graphics and movement. Excited!

Hi fediverse! I've been sniffing on irc and lately in order to do mastodon and facebook-messenger stuff on the command line, but I can't find any good tutorials on how to set this up. irc seems to be the kind of technology that is second nature to geeks of a certain generation, but to those of us that never touched it before it is veeeery cryptic. All the setup instructions I found assume previous knowledge of the technology and its use cases, which I don't have...

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