Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) on StarDict on Ubuntu/Debian

So, after reading "You’re probably using the wrong dictionary," I thought I would give installing Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) on a Debian-flavor of Linux a try and write it up the process and some observations of its use. Installation on a Debian-flavor of Linux is straight-forward: $ sudo apt-get install stardict$ cd Downloads$ wget … Continue reading Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) on StarDict on Ubuntu/Debian

A Theory of Documentation

"Documentation needs to include and be structured around its four different functions: tutorials, how-to guides, explanation and technical reference. Each of them requires a distinct mode of writing. People working with software need these four different kinds of documentation at different times, in different circumstances - so software usually needs them all. And documentation needs … Continue reading A Theory of Documentation

Instant Archetypes: A New Tarot For The New Normal by Superflux

"If you are familiar with the tarot you will recognise Instant Archetypes cards as direct (post) modernised substitutes of the classic Major Arcana. It is a condensed symbolic mythology of the present moment, in the way that the classic cards condensed a symbolic mythology of the past. The old archetypes have not disappeared, they just … Continue reading Instant Archetypes: A New Tarot For The New Normal by Superflux

Manyverse, Android App for the Scuttlebutt Social Network

Manyverse is an alpha Android app for Scuttlebutt, the off-grid social network. It needs a lot of work at this point. But, it's an interesting model I hope gets some traction. If you need a pub server, try: http://ssb.learningsocieties.org There are others software efforts that are similar. Compare Manyverse to Riot.im, Keybase, Mastodon, the Safe … Continue reading Manyverse, Android App for the Scuttlebutt Social Network