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Sort of feels like dual golden ages of space exploration and television are coinciding right now

An important trick when building anything is to understand what parts of the work must be precise and what can be done sloppily.

Federated social media services: Want a better username? Start your own instance!

Cool, I got my personal site running with SSL on a new host! alignedleft.com

Do we have some interesting already here on Mastodon? On Twitter they contribute much of the most wonderful, miraculous and pleasing content.

Changed my Twitter name to "gka@vis.social" 🐦 🐘

Winter break side project: Get all personal sites, domains, DNS in order. Move sites off formerly beloved host WebFaction (recently acquired by shady GoDaddy). Currently testing Gandi.net hosting, which includes free and auto-installed SSL certs. I may finally move to HTTPS! Better late than never.

Saw a tumblr post warning people that twitter might do the same thing as tumblr to artists, which yes, they very well might. The fediverse should prepare to accept new users, more art-themed servers might be good.

Dealing with impostor syndrome by just making my slides intentionally hideous.

News flash: After an evening of hacking, our free and open source Disqus clone schnack.cool/ now supports OAuth sign-in via 🐘 Mastodon!

(so if you want to put a comment form on your static blog/website and want to allow your users to sign in via Mastodon, this might be for you)

Not sure if you can tell, but I hate asking for money from you or anyone. 🙃

This vis.social experiment has been running now for nearly a year. Can you believe it? Your consideration donations to cover hosting fees have been put to good use, but the vis.social balance is now down to zero, so I'm covering costs myself.

If you like this strange place and want it to continue, I’d appreciate a small one-time donation:

paypal.me/alignedleft
cash.me/$alignedleft

Please indicate that your donation is for vis.social. 💰 📈 ✅

@scott shall we set up an instance of writefreely.org for the vis.social community? instances look like write.as/, can host multiple blogs and can be followed from Mastodon etc

As always, Justin O’Beirne‘s latest map analysis is superlative: justinobeirne.com/new-apple-ma

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vis.social

A social space for anyone in data, visualization, creative coding, and related arts and research. Share your work, discuss, critique, and ask for help! Come one, come all: → creative coders
→ data scientists and visualizers
→ generative artists
→ visual researchers, curators, and critics
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