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MTT 274 / In Sight
djcev.com/2022/05/mtt-274-in-s

Downtempo, IDM, and a bit of drum & bass this week. Slow (and then fast). This #djmix features music by Breaka, Chris Randall, Fanu, Paul Blackford, XY0815, and more.

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Today I learned that shopping malls were invented by Victor Gruen, a Jewish socialist who created malls as a backlash against highways and cars. He visualized a community hub complete with art galleries, medical centers, coffee shops, etc. - so everything people needed was within walking distance and they could interact together. But then they turned into a world of never ending storefronts and before he died he denounced malls as bastardized versions of his original idea.

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I found a 3D model of CERN collision Event data and brought it into 3D and set up materials/camera/lighting/atmosphere. I might incorporate it into my next short after the May animation.

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26: Tree

Second day! 😊 Here, I'm doing a simple recursion with a dash of randomized angles, using a green color gradient. #tic80

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24: Particles

Another 🥵juicy🥵 part of many games! These particles have a position, a color, a direction, a speed, and a "frames to live" counter. They shrink and slow down as they age. #tic80

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12: Piano

#tic80 has built-in editors for sound effects and music! Here's a virtual piano that you can play with your computer keyboard! I like how arpeggios (fast pitch patterns) instantly make a sound chiptune-y! :)

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oh man a virtual analog synth in tic-80 would be so great

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This weekend, I want to try the "Make 50 of something" technique! So I'll try to make 50 #tic80 carts! :D

1: Dissolving

This doesn't clear the screen each frame, but instead clears 5000 random pixels before drawing the circle!

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I wrote a utility library of MIME types called Guile-MIME because I needed it for a program I wanted to write.

sr.ht/~taiju/Guile-MIME/

This library is the first time I have published anything in Guile.

This library helped me learn Guile because it is a simple program.

#guile #scheme

i have had an idea for a long time for a semantic recipe search engine, where you can plug in indredients you have and it will show recipes that use as many of them as possible

semantic recipe web would make that possible :)

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Hey Fedi, do you know if there is a federated (perhaps even #ActivityPub-powered) cooking recipe hosting service? If not, let's 👏 make 👏 this 👏 happen!

I hate modern recipe websites. All of them are full with ads and tracking. The leading recipe hosting in my country loads over 30 different trackers, and that's excluding the ads!

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A hundred replies later, here’s what I gathered:

— people seem to like the idea :D
— there are other projects with similar idea of making recipes publishing more communal
— there are quite a few recipe formats: Schema.org, FatHub, RecipeML, h-recipe, Cooklang
— semantic markup is a must
— discoverability will be tricky
— Nextcloud has a cookbook app; it is unclear how it works with (federated) Nextcloud Social
— name ideas: Recipedia, Cookwyrm :blobcatgoogly2:

I’m quite hyped to say the least

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The first union in a AAA studio (by Vice's counting) has just won the NLRB vote to bring itself into existence, after announcing an intent to form back around January.

The union in question is not big— about 28 members, comprising the QA team of a sub-studio of Activision Blizzard that does overflow work on Call of Duty titles— but unionization is so rare in games it's still a milestone. Interestingly I guess this means it will also be a rare union within Microsoft?

vice.com/en/article/y3vyyy/rav

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Honestly, if you want to make the community accessible you have to start seeing people who aren't developers as people who are also capable of having valuable knowledge and skills. No one wants to be part of a community where they're perceived as a weaker/dumber/less competent/less valuable element, and that's 100% how I feel on #ssb

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That "Bionic Reading" thing with the bold letters that went around the other day is turning out to be a patent & trademark scam run by nutjobs. (Also, it doesn't work.)

twitter.com/TorpedoGG/status/1

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northernlion quote 

have to remember that the thai flag is a blueberry sandwich with ketchup bread

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