Poetic BSD license, Gervase Markham:
"You may redistribute and use –
as source or binary, as you choose,
and with some changes or without –
this software; let there be no doubt.
But you must meet conditions three,
if in compliance you wish to be.
The first is obvious, of course –
To keep this text within the source.
The second is for binaries
Place in the docs a copy, please.
A moral lesson from this ode –
Don’t strip the copyright on code."
What's cooler than someone playing with giant arcs of million-volt potential electricity as if they're best friends?
The above.. but in slow-motion:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lqwj5bACKbU "THE SUPER SLOW SHOW S1 • E2 Part 4: Tesla Coil"
MH (-), Autism, That feeling when... Show more
...when you screw up, you recognize it too late, and you screw up trying to recover from screwing up, then you screw up trying to recover from that failed recovery, and so on, spiraling into temporary self-isolation.
(I'll be okay in a while, it's not the first time.)
"Isqa - Tree Eater", 8m:17s
Someone in the comments to Andrew Huang's video suggested writing a piano piece with #glitch #music concepts in mind, and, apparently, it exists. I'm not sure if it's glitch-y enough for @Azure 's tastes, but it *is* a fun subversion of expectations.
It started as an odd, but calm piano piece.. but it quickly ªevolved into alÃ³ matters of glitcÃ�Åœy noÕses��
"5 steps to make awesome GLITCH BEATS" by Andrew Huang, 8m:56s
Stumbled across this in my YouTube subscriptions yesterday, was insightful and fun, especially for #glitch #music . I ought to play with randomness for music in the future, right now I'm just using it with my music lights...
Mental Health (–), on spoons and markers of success Show more
I had not expected that choosing to eat lunch today instead of just dinner meant giving up most of my mathematics studying. Will try harder tomorrow…
How do others manage a full-time college degree? Or dual major? With a job?
"First patch with Erica Synths Pico System" from Andrew Huang's second channel, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52aFpryIBw8
⚠️ Caution: Contains unapologetically loud noise!
A 6 minute song mostly based on random generation to modulate every aspect of sounds (pitch, placement, etc), forming an atonal soundscape of sharp, impersonal harshness, offering moments ranging from relative calm to, um, ear-invigorating (e.g. 3m:50s).
In other words, I think @Azure would really like this :)
@Tusky Hey, seems you got cameo'd in a French article on Android privacy and tracking!
Unfortunately, I don't know French, and despite showing it as an application that had been tested, there's no positive remarks on Tusky, or remarks about it at all. But still, kinda neat to see that familiar logo in the top-right :)
Mental health, autism perspective, Meltdown/Spectre: ± Show more
On the plus side, the Meltdown and Spectre debacle gives a passable analogy…
In absence of information, I speculate on potential outcomes so I'm prepared for when I learn what's true. If I don't, I'm often too slow to adapt, more easily getting overwhelmed. Unfortunately, though I keep these speculations hidden, they have side effects, including anxiety.
If asked, please share details with your autistic friends.
Request for tech help - server no longer POSTs Show more
Anyone familiar with SUPERMICRO servers getting stuck on POST code "A0" (IDE initialization), IPMI works, but no boot, no iKVM, and seemingly no VGA?
Tried power-cycling. Still need to try removing SATA cables, removing RAM, swapping power supply, possibly reseting BIOS.
Tentative research suggests either dead hardware, bad power supply, or corrupted firmware settings. Exact board: SUPERMICRO MBD-A1SRi-2758F-O, Mini ITX.
Glitch music. A strange genre. The only winning move is not to listen. How about a nice collaboration of human and AI instead?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaALLWQmCdI (explanation first, skip to 5m:00s for song/visualization)
Drum samples and noises through NSynth ( https://magenta.tensorflow.org/nsynth ), arranged by a human.
@Azure , you've remarked on glitch music not being glitch-y enough. This might a bit closer to your taste?
@Yarideki Given your remarks on macrofauna, I think you might like some of the artwork here...
Lots of neat, giant creature art by Ariduka, who unfortunately recently deactivated their deviantArt.
Before then, I had even edited one of their drawings to try to match @Azure 's colors: https://vulpine.club/media/087d20FyzIMSn7oyv5Y
(No recompression: https://datos.zorro.casa/sync/bf/art/others/edited/denki-kitsune%20-%20ariduka.png )
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Sign up for Firefox Pioneer: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/firefox-pioneer/
Opt-in, you can see ongoing studies *and their entire source code* at any time!
Mozilla's supporting several important projects, including a free/open Speech-to-Text service, https://github.com/mozilla/DeepSpeech , rather than letting Google, Microsoft, Amazon, etc hoard their services.
Can't donate financially? Try donating some data :)
"…It's great to be to an intellectual
You there really are so few
And all their plans are ineffectual
Against my 108 I.Q.
I'm sure that you'll agree
That all hens and geese
And roosters and hawks
Are dumb as an ox
Compared to this truly exceptional fox
Who's clever, who's quick
Who thinks out of the box
The grace, the charm, the looks
The genius and wit
I've got to admit, Oh, Golly Gee
It's Good to Be Me…"
However, hardware and software is nothing without wetware. Brains. Juicy, juicy brains marinating in sloppy bags of oxygen, carbon, nitrogen and hydrogen called Human Beings, people, or as project managers like to call us…”Resources”.
These fickle biological specimens are a significant source of complexity in our system. They are a soup of needs and emotions which, when combined with others of their kind, communicate through a low fidelity, highly lossy communication protocol called ‘language’.