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  1. Last 7 days
    1. The world can be resolved into digital bits, with each bit made of smaller bits. These bits form a fractal pattern in fact-space. The pattern behaves like a cellular automaton. The pattern is inconceivably large in size and dimensions. Although the world started simply, its computation is irreducibly complex.
  2. Jul 2019
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  5. Oct 2018
  6. cloud.degrowth.net cloud.degrowth.net
    1. There are all these different structures. Thirdly, we need to inter-pollinate, and share these experiences. We need the culture of dialogue. We need to learn how to communicate in different ways- to share patterns, dance, paint etc. Finally, I would like to call it a carnival, and not a confluence- including different worlds,
  7. Jul 2018
    1. Many will tease the possibility of going private, posting announcements in their page bios like, “Going private in the next 24 hours,” to entice people to follow while they can.

      This is painfully sad as it's not like the page doesn't want more followers and isn't going to approve each and every one of them...

  8. Jun 2018
    1. It disorients the reader, and distracts them with endless, timeless content.
    2. The only way to insure your posts gain notice is to bombard the feed and hope that some stick, which risks comprising on quality and annoying people.
    1. The other two are where the open web is severely lacking: The seamless integration into one user interface of both reading and writing, making it very easy to respond to others that way, or add to the river of content.

      As I read this I can't help thinking about my friend Aaron Davis (@mrkrndvs) a member of the IndieWeb, whose domain name is appropriately https://readwriterespond.com/

    1. Having low scores posted for all coworkers to see was “very embarrassing,” said Steph Buja, who recently left her job as a server at a Chili’s in Massachusetts. But that’s not the only way customers — perhaps inadvertently — use the tablets to humiliate waitstaff. One diner at Buja’s Chili’s used Ziosk to comment, “our waitress has small boobs.”According to other servers working in Ziosk environments, this isn’t a rare occurrence.

      This is outright sexual harrassment and appears to be actively creating a hostile work environment. I could easily see a class action against large chains and/or against the app maker themselves. Aggregating the data and using it in a smart way is fine, but I suspect no one in the chain is actively thinking about what they're doing, they're just selling an idea down the line.

      The maker of the app should be doing a far better job of filtering this kind of crap out and aggregating the data in a smarter way and providing a better output since the major chains they're selling it to don't seem to be capable of processing and disseminating what they're collecting.

    2. Systems like Ziosk and Presto allow customers to channel frustrations that would otherwise end up on public platforms like Yelp — which can make or break a restaurant — into a closed system that the restaurant controls.

      I like that they're trying to own and control their own data, but it seems like they've relied on a third party company to do most of the thinking for them and they're not actually using the data they're gathering in the proper ways. This is just painfully deplorable.

  9. Nov 2017
    1. Figure 4: Typical diurnal cycle for traffi c in the Internet. The scale on the vertical axis is the percentage of total users of the service that are on-line at the time indicated on the horizontal axis. (Source: [21])

      I can't see an easy way to link to this graph itself, but this reference should make it easier to get to this image in future

  10. Oct 2017
  11. blog.ashleyalexandraa.com blog.ashleyalexandraa.com
    1. Netzahualcoyotl

      Netzahualcoyotl was a King, philosopher, and poet from the Aztec Empire.

      Another key part to Dario's poem is his constant allusions to powerful people of Latin American's pre-columbian past. Here he alludes to Montezuma, but he also alludes to Cuahtemoc in the following lines. These allusions can allow the reader to see an alternate history where Latin America is powerful before Western influence. Montezuma was another Aztec leader famous for his dramatic confrontation with the Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés.

    2. where you put your bullet you put the future.

      Throughout the poem, Dario refers back to the United States being a powerful force. Not only a powerful force in the an abstract sense, but literally powerful through a bullet. This pattern is critical for understanding the poem. Drawing back to the United States imperialism, Dario comments on the failed sense of power exerted throughout the world. If the United States can exert its power merely through force then is the United States truly powerful?

  12. Apr 2017
    1. p. 56 (and 67[sic--it isn't there]) membership on mailing lists tends to be more stable in the spring semester than the fall



  13. Sep 2016
    1. regional, national, and global

      Comma pattern - x,y, and z

    2. relations, students

      dc, ic

    3. relations, students

      dc, ic

    4. practices, both

      ic, dc

    5. issues, Welch

      dc, ic

    6. be, union

      v, s

    7. are, or


    8. s teach-ers, social workers, healthcare providers, engineers, service workers, and technician

      x, y, and z

    9. Pains), since


    10. part, Welch

      Intro Element

    11. Era," Nancy

      DC, IC

    12. example, in

      Intro Element

    13. issues, including

      ic, dc

    14. In fact, it

      Intro, IC

    15. changes, or


    16. habit, not

      IC, FANBOY

    17. lace, crisis, and discourse

      X, Y, and Z

    18. Instead, I

      This is an intro, IC

    19. care, impact, memory, and decidability

      These are all x, y, and z commas.

    20. have attempted to implement this kind of rhetorical approach in my own classroom, although the project is ongoing and far from perfect.
    21. However, we can imagine a dif-ferent kind of investment and care that is habituated in the work of inquiry, not in the work of feeling.
    22. Such a task is not possible, nor is it desirable.
    23. This is not to say that I imagine some way in which feeling is removed from the site of pedagogy or public rhetoric. Such a task is not possible, nor is it desirable.
    24. engagement, and while

      IC, fanboy IC

    25. As white students, they felt disconnected from the historical details contained in the archives.


    26. Students assured me that they were inter-ested and passionate about other subjects that could also be studied in the ar-chives: campus architecture, other student organizations, or even important historical figures who contributed to campus life.

      X,Y, and Z

    27. However, the conclusions themselves were troubling in the ways they reflected my peda-gogy.

      Intro Element: however

    28. xperiences, learns, understands, and invents

      x,y, and z

    29. The papers them-selves were well-written, creative, and visually masterful.

      X,Y, and Z

    30. Others, meanwhile, were visibly disappointed

      S, , V

    31. home, depending

      IC, IC

    32. During the next class, I once again announced that this focus would be our group's only task

      DC, IC

    33. theorist, Benjamin

      DC, IC

    34. , for


    35. , or


    36. However,

      Into element and transition

    37. This means that I must plan the classes at least a few days in advance, giving the administra-tive assistant time to copy the handout for me.

      IC, DC

    38. In my case

      Into element and transition

    39. Latour suggests that nonhuman actants can redistribute competencies, generate the potential for certain narrative frames, and even shift their own delegation of necessary action

      x, y, and z

    40. s,

      Introductory phrase. IC

    41. , and, consequently,

      IC, fanboys, interrupting phrase thing, DC

    42. ,

      Introductory phrase, IC

    43. , then,

      I don't exactly know what to call this comma pattern. Maybe it's an interrupting phrase? s,, v?

    44. ,

      IC, DC.

    45. ,

      DC, IC.

    46. , "

      DC, IC.

    47. In this case,

      Intro element

    48. Of course, none of us wanted

      Intro element, IC.

    49. Furthermore, each of us is situated

      Intro element, IC.

  14. Jun 2016
    1. T he Future of Publications in the Humanities

      Fuchs, Milena Žic. 2014. “The Future of Publications in the Humanities: Possible Impacts of Research Assessment.” In New Publication Cultures in the Humanities: Exploring the Paradigm Shift, edited by Péter Dávidházi, 147–71. Amsterdam University Press. http://books.google.ca/books/about/New_Publication_Cultures_in_the_Humaniti.html?hl=&id=4ffcoAEACAAJ.

  15. May 2016
    1. news articles on neighbor-hood displacements over the years to get students thinking further about underlying issues that affected them.

      Gentrification -- or housing patterns -- is a great topic to explore with youth, precisely because it is both in the news and the stories represent historical patterns that can be studied deeply. Similarly, this is a teaching moment that can be about what is happening in the lives of youth in our classes and built on the strategies of placed-based education and writing. I started to pull some of this together around Renee Watson's Youth Adult novel Close To Home and Linda Christensen's work with the Oregon Writing Project and beyond with the Roots of Gentrification. See http://youthvoices.net/home1 I'd love to finish some of this curriculum development -- but only when teaching the material with students, not in the abastract.

  16. Apr 2016
    1. Each class that derives from UObject has a singleton UClass created for it that contains all of the meta data about the class instance. UObject and UClass together are at the root of everything that a gameplay object does during its lifetime. The best way to think of the difference between a UClass and a UObject is that the UClass describes what an instance of a UObject will look like, what properties are available for serialization, networking, etc. Most gameplay development does not involve directly deriving from UObjects, but instead from AActor and UActorComponent. You do not need to know the details of how UClass/UObject works in order to write gameplay code, but it is good to know that these systems exist.
  17. Mar 2016
    1. Now that our designers can call our C++ code, let us explore one more powerful way to cross the C++/Blueprint boundary. This approach allows C++ code to call functions that are defined in Blueprints. We often use the approach to notify the designer of an event that they can respond to as they see fit.
  18. Jan 2016
    1. Good Design

      You know you have a good design when you show it to people and they say, “oh, yeah, of course,” like the solution was obvious.

  19. Dec 2015
    1. Clojure Design Patterns

      Intro Episode 1. Command Episode 2. Strategy Episode 3. State Episode 4. Visitor Episode 5. Template Method Episode 6. Iterator Episode 7. Memento Episode 8. Prototype Episode 9. Mediator Episode 10. Observer Episode 11. Interpreter Episode 12. Flyweight Episode 13. Builder Episode 14. Facade Episode 15. Singleton Episode 16. Chain of Responsibility Episode 17. Composite Episode 18. Factory Method Episode 19. Abstract Factory Episode 20. Adapter Episode 21. Decorator Episode 22. Proxy Episode 23. Bridge

    1. Data gathering is ubiquitous in science. Giant databases are currently being minedfor unknown patterns, but in fact there are many (many) known patterns that simplyhave not been catalogued. Consider the well-known case of medical records. A patient’smedical history is often known by various individual doctor-offices but quite inadequatelyshared between them. Sharing medical records often means faxing a hand-written noteor a filled-in house-created form between offices.
  20. May 2014
  21. Jan 2014
    1. For example, by statistically analyzing the interrelationships of relocation data among individuals, it will be possible to distinguish and quantify population-level movement patterns such as migration, range residency, and nomadism.

      Quantifying movement patterns at the population-level:

      • migration
      • range residency
      • nomadism