In classic Mac OS, I used to use a utility that would comb through all of memory (no memory protection!) looking for strings. I used it to recover text from unsaved documents after an application crashed, or if I accidentally hit the wrong button in a dialog, etc.
This kind of thing is harder to do on modern systems, but I’m glad to see people are still out there doing it. (But, yeah, don’t type large amounts to of text into web browsers…)
Where visual space emphasizes linearity, acoustic space emphasizes simultaneity—the possibility that many events can occur in the same holistic zone of space-time. Unlike visual space, where points either fuse or remain distinct, blocks of sound can overlap and interpenetrate without necessarily collapsing into a harmonic unity or consonance, thereby maintaining the paradox of "simultaneous difference". - Roots and Wires - Freddy Mercury #quote #visuals #acoustics #spaces #simultaneity
"Perceptions of scientific research literature and strategies for reading papers depend on academic career stage" https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0189753 (when reading papers I ignore Intro, Discussion etc. and just look at Methods and Results... obviously, I am old)
[seeing somebody boost a joke post from a while back] wow that was a blastodon from the pastodon
its kind of wild to me that there's been so few new features in browsers
i mean like, i just found myself disliking the size of an image, so i wanted to scale it up. ok fine i can zoom the page in
but why can't i just zoom the picture???? that's the only thing that was too small to read
@hrheingold you once said we need a taxonomy of tools for thought. Am I on the right track with this map https://condensr.mmelcher.org/?tft.xml where I compiled some 'affordances' that sit between the tools (on the left) and the thoughts (on the right)?
(A text version is on my blog https://x28newblog.wordpress.com/tools-for-thought/ ).
Well it had to happen eventually. #Scripps is retiring FLIP (FLoating Instrument Platform). This is an amazing piece of engineering (and soooo weird on the inside - everything pivots, so walls become floors). The #ship to be towed out to a location, and it would literally flip, sinking most of the ship directly down to give a *very stable platform for #oceanography research. Launched in 1962.
Björk // "I find workaholism really anti-fertile. For example, in my work with Scandinavian schools with biophilia, it is very apparent that short schooldays and a lot of free time inspires the imagination most and not only makes the kids happier but also they make more original things in the end. I've seen how the working until midnight in the biggest cities is really destructive...and you aren't coming up with any new ideas but just repeating old stuff on a loop."
SPECIAL MUSIC RESIDENCY FOR SANATORIUM SONORUM FESTIVAL
content creator but "content" as in "quiet happiness" not "existing in the churning mediascape" is this anything
Continuation of what resonates a lot lately: “As yet, we can grasp this future only in glimmers. But it is for us to construct this future, even as – at another level – it is already constructing us: a new kind of collective agent, a new possibility of speaking in the first person plural. At some point in this process, the name for our new desire will appear and we will recognize it”. #k-punk #markfisher #future #pattern #hauntology