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:

theguardian.com/music/2022/mar

Serendipity is an amazing thing.

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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.

youtu.be/18BKW9ugjQM

First snow o' the season @ Bled, Slovenia.

Can't say I missed shoveling snow off the car, but it was purdy.

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RT @ValaAfshar@twitter.com

When your children ask ‘why is engineering important?’, show them this video

🐦🔗: twitter.com/ValaAfshar/status/

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I just found out that Microsoft is discontinuing its Academic website with Dec 31st: microsoft.com/en-us/research/p

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...

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Teenage Engineering just dropped a mini-ITX chassis and my brain is going to melt

teenage.engineering/products/c

I see the Bitcoin bros have rebranded themselves to "Web3"...

I guess it's only appropriate: we've lost Web 2.0's Yahoo! Pipes alikes and the semantic web, and instead got a non-trivial contribution to global warming and techbros reinventing capitalism from first principles.

Mazel tov!

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a new sneaker pimps album dropped today

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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.

github.com/bnjbvr/rouille

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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!

physicsworld.com/a/standing-on

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For people asking about #PineNote panel's EMR pen response time, here is a short video.

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The Arecibo radio telescope, the largest observatory in the world for 50 years, collapsed today. Here’s a latch-hook rug I made of the message it broadcast in 1974 and the globular cluster that was the target of that message. Rip you big ass telephone

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My heart rate vs. the 2am earthquake.

Nature: the ultimate alarm clock.

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