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 survey from the Barrett Values Centre that has you select ten values from a list and then sends you an assessment via email.
"Simple Risk Measurement is written to help you measure complicated risks using a process that’s simple enough to work out on the back of a napkin and powerful enough to organize a rocket launch. If you are an engineer motivated by the reduction of risk and are frustrated by how to measure your progress, you … Continue reading Simple Risk Measurement
Arbitrary Image Stylization in the Browser is an algorithm that will take any two pictures and apply the style of both of them to a third picture. For an example, I took two posters from the Spanish Civil War that are out of copyright, i.e., Victoria and Izquierda, and I applied those styles to the … Continue reading Arbitrary Image Stylization in the Browser
"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
"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 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