Hey, welcome @almossawi to vis.social! 😄
Oh, no! I just learned that my venerable web host, WebFaction, was acquired by GoDaddy. 🤢
I moved to WebFaction after using TextDrive for years. Then TextDrive became Joyent (ugh), then spun off once they realized they'd get rich on Node.js, then TextDrive was dead, then promises of revival, then… Well, another decade, another web host.
I just hate being forced to do maintenance on all my old sites and services. 🙂
Fantastically geeky ASCII art illustrations on this NY Times piece: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/22/technology/defcon-hackers-privacy-anonymity.html
Chrome browser now auto-logs you in to itself. I noticed this a few days ago, and an happy to see the significance of this change written up so clearly. Makes me happy that I've stuck with Safari as my primary browser for years, and used Chrome only for dev work. https://blog.cryptographyengineering.com/2018/09/23/why-im-leaving-chrome/
“Why Love Generative Art?”
Beautiful, comprehensive, compelling writing on art by Jason Bailey (@firstname.lastname@example.org)
@beesandbombs Hey, welcome over here to 🐘 !
“The investigation into the Skripal poisoning, known as Operation Wedana, will stand as a high-profile test of an investigative technique Britain has pioneered: accumulating mounds of visual data and sifting through it.”
Yes, let's please get rid of daylight saving time altogether! Summer time forever! http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-18-5302_en.htm
Half a year later. vis.social grew to 1 569 users. Here are the 1 684 users who follow @scott.
Visualized 647 with 2 or more incoming degrees (follows from this instance). Excluded accounts from other instances. Size by In-Degree (splined).
It's still a tightly knit community.
Twitter is a horror show, @scott has given us sanctuary here... let's try and make vis.social work! Lot's of people talking about and moving to Mastodon this week, but nobody know how it works?
I am a maths student at the university of York currently working on a web application for visualising structures that exist in in the integers!
I'm not the most experienced programmer so it's tough going but this seems like a good place to share it
it's loosely related to this interactive thing I made a couple years ago on my website: http://joelstrouts.com/blog/factorfinder/factorfinder.html