Fellow masto instance admins: it looks like I may need to change providers for digipres.club soon. My hosting at Azure is pretty expensive, and certainly giving me a bit more than I need for a host of this size. What are other people using, and what are you paying? I’d love any advice you have to offer!
Not really the topic of the paper, but it’s fascinating how they’ve identified neurons that respond to specific abstract topics, associated with particular types of representations. Thus: we can find out, according to this AI, what constitutes teenage architecture. https://distill.pub/2021/multimodal-neurons/
Last year, we spent 51 days at sea during the passage from Japan to Canada, it was the hardest thing we had ever done. We kept a physical logbook of daily happenings onboard. This is that logbook, revised, and with a ton of extra notes.
A report I co-wrote on digital staffing in museums was just published by #knightfoundation: https://knightfoundation.org/reports/digital-transformation-an-assessment-of-grants-supporting-digital-staff-in-museums/ Some decent #musetech nuggets in there.
Change your Slack passwords if you use Slack on an Android device: https://www.androidpolice.com/2021/02/05/that-slack-email-you-just-got-asking-to-reset-your-password-is-legit-not-a-scam/
Looks like Slack was storing passwords in plaintext for a period of about a month.
Really nice writeup from Slack on their January 4th outage. https://slack.engineering/slacks-outage-on-january-4th-2021/
Attn train enthusiasts. Via @minga - https://store.steampowered.com/app/1134710/NIMBY_Rails/
NIMBY Rails - a game where we can put train lines anywhere we want on a real-world map.
The trailer even includes the phrase "EXPRESS YOUR STRONG OPINIONS ON RAIL NETWORKS".
This is the best email I’ve ever read http://www.mit.edu/afs.new/sipb/user/marthag/postscript/burritos
Even more than Sorcerian, I’m excited about Sepas Channel. It’s an original, mobile/DSi-exclusive RPG with a look that’s kind of halfway between Earthbound and The World Ends With You. This game is great, give it a try when it comes out. http://www.gmodecorp.com/gmodearchives/sepaschannel/
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