Listening to "Over Fields and Mountains" and reading up on Branko Mataja...
Ran into the album on Norman Records' list of best reissues — it piqued my interest as it seemed like a name from the ex-Yugoslavia region I've never heard before.
Turns out there's quite a story behind this record:
Serendipity is an amazing thing.
Last weekend I gave a talk at HOPE, Hackers of the Planet Earth conference, titled Revolution During Disintegration: Lessons from a Short History of Yugoslav Computing.
HOPE is organized by the legendary 2600 magazine and it was a true privilege and honor to speak at their conference for the first time. In my talk I told some stories and proposed a few lessons as the world around us once again becomes more polarized.
When your children ask ‘why is engineering important?’, show them this video
if you need a moment of pure bliss, might I recommend listening to this
I just found out that Microsoft is discontinuing its Academic website with Dec 31st: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/project/academic/articles/microsoft-academic-to-expand-horizons-with-community-driven-approach/
That's a damn shame. I much preferred their UI and their features to Google Scholar. I guess it's time to look into some alternatives listed in that article...
This is your periodic reminder that Cecil Taylor was a freaking bad-ass dude:
Teenage Engineering just dropped a mini-ITX chassis and my brain is going to melt
Aren't you tired from writing your Rust programs in English? Would you like to try something different, exotic and funny? Do you like saying "merde" a lot?
Here's my contribution to solve this problem: Rouille, a French Rust programming language.
I have a feature in this month’s Physics World on the role of free-and-open-source software in physics research.
Do read it and let me know what you think!
My interests, in no particular order: physics, programming (esp. API design), music (esp. weird), left-leaning politics.
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