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text editor migration saga 

I used vscodium for a day earlier this week and was impressed – very similar to atom, and very sleek including ultra-easy package installation. But couldn't quite shake my annoyance at being ushered further into microsoft-world or paranoia that they'll next shuttle everyone into a cloud version. (I know it's open source and could be forked, as could atom, but at this point I've seen how easy it is for an original maintainer to take the wind out of a project's sails.)

Word-count accountability 

Calling it at 531 for the day / 1880 for the week so far. All slog today, but I think the section I'm working on is shaping up to be a keystone for the chapter.

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Word-count accountability 

Just 140 words yesterday evening after a long day of toddler care, bringing total for week to 1349. Jumping back in.

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Word-count accountability 

1209 words today added to diss chapter 1, including a few long quotes. Struggled to hit my lower-bound goal of 500 for the day, then found momentum. Setting this week's goal at 3000.

on "automation" etymology: Margaret Wiley Marshall writing in 1957 (less than 10 years into the word's circulation in US industry/discourse) jstor.org/stable/453032?seq=1

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Open Infrastructure Map is absolutely fascinating. Check out all the power stations, turbines, electricity lines, gas, oil, water pipelines, etc near you.

Built on top of Open Street Map data (what an amazing project OSM is).

https://openinframap.org/

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"Land-grab universities: Expropriated Indigenous land is the foundation of the land-grant university system" by Robert Lee and Tristan Ahtone 

This is an incredible long read essential for any person working for or studying at a university in the so-called United States

https://www.hcn.org/issues/52.4/indigenous-affairs-education-land-grab-universities

The stuff that made atom good for academic writing doesn't necessarily overlap with what developers want from an IDE, so I don't see my main use case and the community of people maintaining packages around it being considered at all. Obviously not going to switch to VS Studio Code for that.

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This is very annoying! github.blog/2022-06-08-sunsett

I've been using atom for almost all my writing and note taking since 2018, on top of all code editing since a few years prior. I've had the nagging thought I should switch to a FOSS application, but I had become pretty heavily invested in atom's package ecosystem. I can't see any real rationale for the sunsetting except that it competes with other microsoft products.

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I'm filling in for DJ Away on KZSU tomorrow, 6/9, at 9pm. Tune in for music from Neutrals, Body Double, Warning Light, Grayceon, and more. http://kzsu.stanford.edu

idea: word count progress tracker web app that could nudge you to keep up a daily "streak" + publish your progress updates as an activitypub feed (so you could see / boost them through mastodon for a little dopamine reward)

does something like this already exist?

shout-out to assemblag.es's own @cj for contributing a cue tone!

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my half-hour radio piece "25 Hz," which I produced for the final stage of the Wave Farm fellowship and have been calling a historical noise-drama about radio automation, is airing on Radia stations momentarily radia.fm/2022/05/show-896-25-h

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I'm at Wave Farm getting ready for tomorrow's (Sat) episode of the WGXC Afternoon Show, where I'll talk with Gregory Whitehead, Neil Verma, and Tom Roe about my 9 months of archiving/workshopping/making radio art with the org. We'll be live from 4-6pm ET at wavefarm.org/listen.

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learning about henry flynt, listenting to this recording “hillbilly tape music”

https://invidious.fdn.fr/watch?v=LstLpd_iVWA

reading this text from protest towards Stockhausen:
https://id3419.securedata.net/artnotart/fluxus/hflynt-actionagainst.html

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MIT press is relaunching the Software Studies book series and I am very excited to work together with other fabolous co-editors Wendy Chun, Jichen Zhu and @nwf.
Check out the press release: https://mitpress.mit.edu/blog/mit-press-relaunches-software-studies-series and our thoughts on the new series: http://computationalculture.net/software-studies-revisited/.
Feel free to starting sending proposals our way.

Check out the new manifesto here too: https://gitlab.com/siusoon/refresh/

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@balslev 's sharing of John Cage's computer based music made me dig up a curious quote from Cage that's worth pondering over (can't pinpoint the exact source):

>What we need is a computer that isn't labor-saving but which increases the work for us to do.

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I'm looking for interesting readings on the notion of SCALE in web technology, software development, &c, &c. Nick Seaver's 'Care and Scale' paper is one obvious one, anything else anyone would recommend?

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