Alternating Bit by Jega from Geometry, which samples Wendy Carlos’ Tron Scherzo. Was big into Jega bk at college https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nAMS9Y7k2E
Wendy Carlos, early electronic music pioneer – the amazing “Tron Scherzo” from Tron (1982). https://youtu.be/p4_xVg_w0IE?t=38s
Sounds of sci-fi – Jeff Mills, Sun-Ra, Bambaataa, Delia Derbyshire, Bowie, Kraftwerk,
@algorave – http://blog.barbican.org.uk/2017/05/the-sounds-of-science-fiction/ … – great stuff
Great lecture by David Mortem outlining need of radical system change, for people and for planet. https://www.alternativeradio.org/collections/latest-programs/products/kord009
microdialectics: thesis, antithesis, antithesis, antithesis, antithesis, log off twitter
Really exciting to see peeps at @automattic getting excited about the open web and WordPress.
Trying to be indieweb and open source, I kind of feel 50% Kevin Flynn, 50% black-and-whiter in the Metaverse.
Mastodon seems like an example of decent UX in OSS. I’d wager that drove quite a lot of the new signups it got recently.
The 100 paper cuts thing that Ubuntu used to do (still does?) was a good idea. Pick off UX issues one by one.
There needs to be some kind of push to get UX designers working on open-source.
Trying AndStatus out as an open source microblogging client. Initial thoughts: feature rich, UX not so hot.
Fdroid provides a great resource for open source android apps. Bit clunky to use, but hey ho.
The systematic construction of dissatisfaction
Say what you like about WordPress, it’s right up there as one of *the* most successful open-source projects.
Like Vaclav Havel’s Disturbing the Peace, arguments made from within the thick of it have that much more weight.
Reading Homage to Catalonia. Lots of relevance. Respect to George Orwell, he definitely got stuck in to a topic, all the way to the front line.
open-source music lib.tidalcycles.org/