So sad to hear has passed. Of all the posts, on the bird site, I've seen on his passing, this one seems so very perfect!

"Every time a medievalist dies, a new bizarre illumination appears in the margins of a manuscript, to baffle and delight future generations of colleagues.

RIP, "

twitter.com/DaisyEBlack/status

I saw a talk about minimalist, unobtrusive tech by some ceo that also wrote a book on the subject, but can’t for the life of me remember her name. Any bells ring?

I want to improve my writing.

Who of you can recommend freelance editors who could go through English articles I've written, together with me? I'm interested in feedback on structure, understandability, wording, these things. Preferably in Berlin, but Skype works, too. Thanks!

Mozilla just laid off 70 fantastic people. If you can help them - open positions, offering helpful conversations and references, anything else - please say so.

Use #MozillaLifeboat as an umbrella tag for easy finding. (It's already flowing on the birdsite.)

If you've been affected, I'm happy to chat directly. Also have some open positions (see rest of this thread). But doesn't have to be today - take time to recover if you can.

Most of all: thank you folks for making the web better.

Inspired by the Symmetric Nearest Neighbor filter in GIMP
2.10, I applied it to a whole bunch of other image filters: Gaussian blur, edge detection and unsharp mask.

observablehq.com/@jobleonard/s

Anyone have a good system for buying, storing, and listening to music? In particular, I'm interested in hearing from people who who buy a lot of CDs from artists who aren't in things like Amazon, iTunes, or Spotify. Do you have a method for accessing your library while you're traveling?

Bloomberg just bought @citylab@twitter.com, which has been a valuable news source for urban topics. That they start out with layoffs is a discouraging signal… motherjones.com/media/2019/12/

✍️ My experience switching from Google Analytics to self-hosted Matomo using their new WordPress plugin

piperhaywood.com/switching-fro

Wrapping up this week of drawings by going curvy with the vein-branching pattern I've been playing with recently.

patreon.com/posts/32927950

Come to our opening of semio-technical traffics at 68artinstitute tomorrow between 18 and 21... Artist talk at 18:00 til 18.30 instagram.com/p/B7HBKP0B9hh/?i

In 1998, a programmer who had been working on Y2K fixes started to get anxious because he couldn't believe how pervasive the problem was. He switched from company to company trying to get away from it, but everywhere he went he became regarded as the Y2K expert and immediately became the team lead for that company's Y2K contingencies. He finally had a nervous breakdown, quit his job, and decided he wanted to be knocked unconscious when the Y2K actually came about.

A month before Y2K he was put into an artificial coma and cooled down to a near cryogenic easily sustained long term life support.

Unfortunately the life support notification system had a Y2K bug, and no one revived him for 8000 years.

Finally he was found and revived. He woke up, and saw himself surrounded by lots of glass, light, stainless steel, and tall beautiful people in white robes. He asked if he was in Heaven.

They replied, "No, this is Chicago. Actually but it's a lot like Heaven to someone like you."

"Someone like me?"

"You are from the 20th century. Many of the problems that existed in your lifetime have been solved for thousands of years. There is no hunger and no disease. There is no scarcity, or strife between races and creeds."

"What year is it now?"

"Yeah, about that - it's the year 9,998. You see, the year 10,000 is coming up, and we understand you know something called COBOL?"

I've been thinking about setting myself a challenge similar to my daily drawings, but with hand drawing data and charts.

Daily would be too much. Maybe weekly? Small data sets?

, perhaps.

Is anyone interested in joining me?

Just updated my gallery with last week's drawings. While traveling, I didn't have access to my glass dipping pen and inks. I used a ball-point pen, instead, for those days.

kristinhenry.github.io/inkyDay

Starting to settle back into regular life again, and attempting to de-stress with a lichen inspired pattern for today's drawing.

patreon.com/posts/32927950

Show more
vis.social

vis.social is an open social platform for creative people, especially anyone in data, visualization, creative coding, and related arts and research.