🙌 Liked: PuzzleScript! An open-source HTML5 puzzle game engine.
Our first homegrown greens of the season!
🙌 Liked: Heterotopias | games + architecture
🙌 Liked: Alda is a text-based programming language for music composition.
🙌 Liked: facundoolano/rpg-cli: Your filesystem as a dungeon!
Little lichen nest.
On top of the world
The still water
🙌 Liked: Micro Cornucopia : Free Texts : Free Download, Borrow and Streaming : Internet Archive
The order that my 5 year old decided to lay these project estimation cards out in is blowing my mind.
In reply to: The Filing Cabinet
The affordances of the filing cabinet as an information technology have produced new relationships between power and epistemology. 15 The distinct concepts of storage, filing, information, and efficiency have been activated in certain institutional settings to establish social dynamics and relationships, especially those of gender and labor. In this light there are two crucial and overlapping points: first, the filing cabinet illuminates an important moment in the genealogy of information; and second, the filing cabinet belongs to the material history of efficiency. Indeed, the vertical filing cabinet brings to the fore a commitment to particularization that shaped the use and conception of information at the beginning of the 20th century.
In reply to: The Open-Source Software bubble that is and the blogging bubble that was – Baldur Bjarnason
The biggest problem—and this isn’t limited to web development—is how it has baked exploitation into the core worldview of so many people. We use open-source software. We get paid to use open-source software. Our employers benefit, but the money never trickles down—money never trickles down. This is fine when the project in question is directly funded by a tech multinational. Less so when the project is something specialised, a little bit niche, or inventive, and therefore not financed by a gigantic corporation.
🙌 Liked: z88dk: The z80 development kit
🙌 Liked: The Lobster Programming Language
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In reply to: Code Log: In which I explore how to make sounds
A few posts ago I set out to make a program that could bleep and bloop. I was met with middling success.
But then, while noodling with GUI programming in Racket, I stumbled across this excellent post, Learn Racket by Example: GUI Programming, that walks you through how to create a program that bleeps and bloops!
With this tiny program I’m able to bleep and bloop in style! Not heaps useful, but heaps fun.
In reply to: Built to Last
In a field that has elevated boy geniuses and rockstar coders, obscure hacks and complex black-boxed algorithms, it’s perhaps no wonder that a committee-designed language meant to be easier to learn and use—and which was created by a team that included multiple women in positions of authority—would be held in low esteem. But modern computing has started to become undone, and to undo other parts of our societies, through the field’s high opinion of itself, and through the way that it concentrates power into the hands of programmers who mistake social, political, and economic problems for technical ones, often with disastrous results.