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Colleague: "Do you know how to convert a physical linux system to a virtual machine? Is there migration software that can do it"

Me: dd if=/dev/sda of=/mnt/smb-share/disk.img and boots it

Colleageu: "What do you mean you can just copy the whole hard drive"

everything's a file bruh
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"Google’s Top Search Result? Surprise! It's Google" by Adrianne Jeffries and Leon Yin themarkup.org/google-the-giant

Not really surprising, but looks pretty damning when all the evidence is stacked together. The tech antitrust scene is going to be interesting for the next few years.

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Mid-roll ads are going to get auto-enabled on all videos longer than 8 minutes.
#YouTube

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The Studio for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon (run by Golan Levin, who taught the best class I took there during grad school) has ten commissions available ($5k each) for Indie game devs to make games about the US Constitution.

shallmakeshallbe.org/

Proposals are due 8 Aug.

via twitter.com/golan/status/12827

... and the bugs introduced while fixing the bugs are also more interesting than the fixed result probably is

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When your code has bugs but you kind of don't want to fix them because you like the results

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New blog post on how I tried to restore (and subsequently capture to WARC) one of the oldest and most unique Dutch homepages from the mid-'90s bitsgalore.org/2020/06/30/rest

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baku89.com/glisp/ is a really cool graphical REPL with interactive documentation and indicators how different functions you call build up your shapes.

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Ok, I have come to terms with the fact that the success I have achieved has been limited by society's expectations/limitations for my gender. But the fact that what I have achieved will be erased or attributed to men who didn't do my work and invention? That's unbearable erasure.

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#Emojis
A tool that embraces the diversity of people and to let users choose individually and freely what their emojis look like
(it's missing glasses for me though ^^)
variableemojis.com/

Oh, it's not a bug... it's inherent to the geometry of tiling. It's probably possible to fix but the maths to get the tiling right would be too messy to implement right now.

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So I've been experimenting with how to skew, rotate and translate discrete space-filling curves.

Been really stuck for hours with a mysterious edge-wrapping issue for skewing though :(

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An unputdownable account of the history of epidemiology and its imbrications with various forms of politics bostonreview.net/science-natur

Trying to apply the HI-curve to dithering without much success.

So obviously the only option is to fall back on glitching the output on purpose.

observablehq.com/@jobleonard/h

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I had a stupid/clever idea about a pie chart that adds up to more than 100%. Still haven't found the right textures (or actual data to plot).

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vis.social is an open social platform for creative people, especially anyone in sciArt, data, visualization, creative coding, and related arts and research. English is the common language of the instance.