Considering a random act of (passive-aggressive) kindness and ordering a pair of good quality headphones for delivery to the teenager two doors down listening to loud music with the window open. I want to encourage their enjoyment of music but also reduce the impact on the rest of us... #tw
Any recommendations for a privacy-respecting managed DNS service suitable for the hobbyist user? Ideally should support ALIAS/ANAME pseudo-records and not cost more than about £5/month for 1m+ resolutions. Turns out when you run a matrix server your DNS records get hit *a lot*. #tw
Looks like @anj has been a busy little bee, data-mining @EThOSBL@twitter.com data, using @UKWebArchive@twitter.com tools, for the openVirus project set up by @firstname.lastname@example.org
Read all about it on the #BLdigital blog: https://blogs.bl.uk/digital-scholarship/2020/05/searching-etheses-for-the-openvirus-project.html @Contemporary_BL@twitter.com #BLisOpen #LetsGetDigital #tw
It's time for @zoom_us to stop messing around with minor things like security, privacy and end-to-end encryption and give us the feature that we really need: non-greenscreen virtual backgrounds on Linux! #tw
"... No normal human trying to communicate 2020 would choose this ridiculous format"
> This is a wretched state of affairs. Entering a URL does not represent consent to install software. Imagine an app store where even examining an app meant you had already installed it. Would you want to use that app store? I wouldn't. So how in heck have we arrived at that pattern for browsing the internet?
This tree is named Hyperion. Standing at a height of 115.61 metres, it is Earth's tallest known living tree.
Hyperion is a coast redwood (sequoia sempervirens) and it lives somewhere in Redwood National Park in California. The exact location is remote, and is being kept secret to avoid any potential ecological damage or vandalism which too many visitors might bring.
Excellent explainer on why you're seeing so many wildly different predictions about coronavirus right now, and why that doesn't make those predictions useless for experts. From fivethirtyeight.com and Zach Wienersmith of SMBC.
RIP John Horton Conway
Today I learned that many/most color laser printers layer an array of yellow microdots on top of documents 🔬
This Machine Identification Code https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machine_Identification_Code encodes a print date and a serial number unique to the machine. It only became public knowledge in 2004, ~20 year after deployment 😑
The Technical University of Dresden released a tool 2 years ago to layer on _even more dots_ to render the MIC unreadable and aid whistleblowers publishing https://github.com/dfd-tud/deda ✊
If you haven't seen it yet then I thoroughly recommend watching this full recording of the National Theatre's production of One Man, Two Guvnors. Superb acting fur the whole cast, exquisite comic timing, awful puns, physical comedy and James Corden spit-taking with soup, this has it all. Had me in stitches for the full 2h40m.
Spent the day in a collaborative hackathon making a birdsite bot that analyses code repos and provides recommendations - won the hackathon, then promptly got my account suspended 🤣 here's the awesome code: https://github.com/RSE2-D2/RSE2-D2
OMFG A FEDERATED SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATIONS PLATFORM!
I literally cannot wait to dig into this!! It's what I've been wanting!
As any conversation of data provenance goes on, the probability of someone suggesting blockchain as a solution approaches 1. #tw
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