Blog All Dog-eared Pages: Making Art Work by W. Patrick McCray http://www.mcqn.net/mcfilter/archives/books/blog_all_dogeared_pages_making_art_work_by_w_patrick_mccray.html
I assumed that if GPT-3 generated pickup lines, they would be terrible because they would be something like human pickup lines. Instead, they are terrible for more delightful reasons.
Liverpool Council are looking to see how they can improve #cycling in the city, so I wrote up some of my ideas (not just applicable to Liverpool) http://www.mcqn.net/mcfilter/archives/liverpool/some_suggestions_for_cycling_in_liverpool.html
Reading https://theadhocracy.co.uk/wrote/one-year-in-the-indieweb (found via @KevinMarks) and thinking about how the talk of #IndieWeb being more of a social movement echoes my pondering on the #makermovement http://www.mcqn.net/mcfilter/archives/thinking/is_the_maker_movement_a_movement.html. How they're both a bit messy, but tending towards action. Maybe the movement I really want is #RC2 - a random coining of "Rough Consensus; Running Code" (from the David Clark quote https://www2.cs.duke.edu/courses/common/compsci092/papers/govern/consensus.pdf). There's room for difference & imperfection, but we try to work together and deeds > words
I just downloaded Feminist City from @VersoBooks@twitter.com, which they’ve made free to download until March 23rd (in light of recent events in the UK): https://www.versobooks.com/books/3227-feminist-city
Following a session of soldering on Friday, the new, improved My Baby's Got LED boards are back in stock in the #MCQN_Ltd
store https://tindie.com/products/mcqn_ltd/my-babys-got-led/ Here's a #timelapse of the board production!
Tim Hunkin is starting a 'secret life of components' series; for those who don't know him, he's a nicely crazy artist/mech hacker who does weird automaton/games, and has presented a series on 'the life of machines' (mostly home white goods) many years ago. Recommended.
Got the high-current capability reworked and improved for the My Baby's Got LED board. New design all worked up in #Kicad and a batch ordered, so there should be fresh boards ready to buy mid-March. Waitlist at https://www.tindie.com/products/mcqn_ltd/my-babys-got-led/ #weeknotes #ibal223
Founder of @MCQN_Ltd. Creator of @Bubblino. Co-founder of @DoESLiverpool. Author @aBookOfThings. Ex-CTO of @GNLteam. Ramblings on #IoT, urbanism and Liverpool
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