Hi Virtual Steamie users, we seem to be under attack from spambots again. I don't want to stop genuine users from signing up, but the amount of effort that is going into moderation is increasing.
How would people feel if membership of the steamie switched to 'invitation only'?
OK, friends, this is social.yyy.scot, social media for folk in Scotland. It will run until the 30th June, and then the folk who use it will have a vote on whether it's worth keeping.
Next time someone bounces up to you saying "the #blockchain is a solution to [insert random technical or social problem here]', hit them over the head with a slice of lemon wrapped around a large gold brick, and give them this to read.
Bitcoin dev finds potentially crippling security flaw in Bitcoin Cash
Well, there's one benefit to the fall of the Turkish Lira: Post #Brexit, there will be something for Sterling to track.
"One of the arguments made by big landowners like the Buccleuch Estates is that there should be less talk about who owns the land and more about whether the owners are responsible custodians of it"
They'd dae weel tae haud their whiesht, forbye.
Thinking out loud...
Wanting to have a "Share on Mastodon" link on my blog. The only idea I have is:
That relies on users having a web+mastodon association.
Is there a better way?
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so far and thus far in the same sentence in my previous toot *shudders*
I don't know *anyone* that calls them Swedes, except for the supermarkets. However, if people only see them be described as such, the language will change.
I'm pretty sure most N. Americans know them as turnips and, possibly, Antipodeans, too.
Rutabaga is reserved for ingredients labels, when manufacturers don't want you to know what they are using (I'm looking at you, Mr. Branston).
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The radio coverage of the bridge collapse in Italy is not enhanced at all by the constant playing of the audio clip of the bloke shouting "oh God, oh God, oh God" in Italian.
Please stop treating the news like a drama/entertainment product. I expect better of the BBC.
The #Pianodrome project I mentioned a few months back, while under construction, is up and running in the #Botanics in #Edinburgh.
"The world’s first 100-seater amphitheatre constructed entirely from up-cycled pianos
Five pianos are tuned for all to play and over fifty more are used to build a circle of tiered seating.
A radical re-imagining of what the piano is and can be in today’s throw-away culture."
They've a bunch of #gigs on and their daytime programme (http://pianodrome.org/whats-on/daytime-programme/) features a lot of local #community groups.
I hope I'll be able to get along to see it.
#EdFest #Fringe #piano
I am teaching a course in the Fall called Data & Social Justice at Bennington College. I'm still developing the syllabus and would appreciate your opinions, fediverse.
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It's an ambitious artistic project run by Edinburgh residents, self-funded, labour of love stuff that seems to have had a hell of a lot of work put into it.
This is exactly what an arts festival should be doing, and yet...
I've seen zero mentions of this project in festival-related "news" or reviews and that pisses me off.
If the #Fringe wasn't so fucking corporate and the journalism so transparently linked to a PR battle between 4 or 5 large organisations, this would be more widely known.
(Maybe. Or maybe I'm reading the wrong papers.)
@dphiffer I did some basic data manipulation stuff as part of @cheapjack's Interactive Non-fiction workshop that he ran as a one-dayer for artists https://gitlab.com/DomesticScience/InteractiveNonFiction - my bit was https://gitlab.com/DomesticScience/InteractiveNonFiction/tree/master/chooseYourOwnAdventure/adventuresInText although in attending the day I also built a planning application text adventure: http://planning.mcqn.com/
Two responses from MSPs so far on the Coul Links petitions thus far and both somewhat devoid of opinion.. just agreeing that it's right that the Scottish Government review the planning permission given the designated status of the site.