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WHMCS Invalid Token Error Fix

This comment helped me fix the invalid token error issue I was having with Reclaim's shared hosting portal. Long live blogs and their commentators.

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94° Mercoledì di Nexa - An Integrated Domain: visions of a Connected Future | Nexa Center for Internet & Society

Visions of the future are often framed by the technologies that shape them. This is readily apparent in popular culture’s treatment of the future over the past 50 years. Several recurring themes of these fictional projections have become contemporary concerns in 2017: the specter of artificial intelligence, the rise of robots, virtual worlds, and the existential question of self in an increasingly distributed and fragmented reality. All of which points to an increasingly technological mediation of both reality and identity, raising the larger question of how we are managing these changes culturally.

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“Foul, Small-Minded Deities”: On Giorgio De Maria’s “The Twenty Days of Turin” - Los Angeles Review of Books

The Twenty Days of Turin is uncanny both in terms of its subject matter and in the way it prefigures the emotional reality of our own period. This is a book written in 1975 and featuring no technology more advanced than high-end analog audio recordings, yet it grasps the implications of social media in ways cyberpunk never did. It’s a book steeped in the idiosyncratic culture of Turin that speaks to psychic elements of crises now gripping much of the world. The Twenty Days of Turin depicts how the past overflows the feeble efforts of the present to make its own future; in that, it may be the novel that foreshadows our moment more accurately than any number of speculative fictions.

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Minimal WordPress

Sometimes people just want a little bit of WordPress. Before hanging a left with the anth101.com site, we pruned it waaaaay down and tried to make it as simple as possible. This is a pretty solid example that WordPress can be just about anything you want if you’re willing to put in a bit of time and effort. I figure having all these things in one place will help someone else (me most likely) at some point.

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ANTH 101 Rebirth

I had the chance to work more on the ANTH 101 site with Ryan and Mike over winter break. It’s a pretty significant change. It’s almost entirely gutted in terms of the WordPress side of things with a different theme, some new plugins etc. but also some significant changes on how student see and interact with the work they make.

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Working With Printed Books | Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers

Damn, Caulfield made short work of bringing this gem of a resource to light. Great, timely frame for his remarkable work on topic recently.

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basehaxx

Basehaxx is a savegame homebrew exploit for the Pokemon ORAS games on 3DS.

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The OERup! training

The OERup! online training course aims to enable you to find, create and use Open Educational Resources (OER), and to implement Open Educational Practices (OEP) in your daily work. The training is targeted to teaching practitioners, training consultants as well as to the management of adult education institutions.

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concīs - Summer 2016

More than 40 poems, prose poems, flash fictions, micro-essays, visual poems and

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.io British Indian Ocean Territory

.io is one of the fastest-growing top-level domains on the internet, a particular favourite among start-ups and technology companies. It's also one of the most expensive. To the ear of the tech-savvy, “io” sounds like “input/output”, and it’s used for everything from business software and databases to bitcoin and blogs. But like all the other domains we’ve looked at, .io is also a place: a country-code top-level domain, or ccTLD, which refers to a particular place on the Earth's surface. In this case, that place is the British Indian Ocean Territory, a remote but strategically-important scattering of islands in the middle of the Indian Ocean, also known as the Chagos Archipelago.

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A Domain of One's Own in a Post-Ownership Society

What does it mean to “own” a digital good – a domain name or otherwise? This strikes me as an incredibly important question for society (for students) to wrestle with, and it’s a question that is made explicit through the Domain of One’s Own initiative.

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Learn to Let Go: How Success Killed Duke Nukem

To videogame fans, that logo is instantly recognizable. It’s the insignia of Duke Nukem 3D, a computer game that revolutionized shoot-’em-up virtual violence in 1996. Featuring a swaggering, steroidal, wisecracking hero, Duke Nukem 3D became one of the top-selling videogames ever, making its creators very wealthy and leaving fans absolutely delirious for a sequel. The team quickly began work on that sequel, Duke Nukem Forever, and it became one of the most hotly anticipated games of all time.

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The Homebrew Launcher - 3DS

Welcome to the official 3DS Homebrew Launcher website ! This page is meant to be a hub between all the best and newest ways to get homebrew running on your system. If you want to see homebrew in action, check out this video !

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Solid

Solid (derived from "social linked data") is a proposed set of conventions and tools for building decentralized social applications based on Linked Data principles. Solid is modular and extensible and it relies as much as possible on existing W3C standards and protocols.

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Now and Then, Here and There on Livestream

(50 mins) Jason Scott -- In the last few years, the Internet Archive (archive.org) has steered deeply into the worlds of software history, hacker presentations, and artifacts from all parts of technology's past and present. Jason Scott, the Archive's software curator and inside man, walks through both the current stacks of technology and hacker culture history and reveals in what directions the nonprofit library hopes to expand. Lots of amusing imagery and endless lost weekends will ensue.

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GitHub - drcursor/flickrup: Raspberry PI (auto) Flickr uploader

Simple script that automatically uploads all photo files from a connected removable disk/card to Flickr (with Viewing Privacy set to Private). This should be run on a standalone device (eg. Raspberry PI).

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python - sys.argv[1] meaning in script - Stack Overflow

I note that previous answers made lots of assumptions about the user's knowledge. This answer attempts to answer the question at a more tutorial level. For every invocation of Python, sys.argv is automatically a list of strings representing the arguments (as separated by spaces) on the command-line. The name comes from the C programming convention in which argv and argc represent the command line arguments. You'll want to learn more about lists and strings as you're familiarizing yourself with Python, but it the meantime, here are a few things to know. You can simply create a script that prints the arguments as they're represented. It also prints the number of arguments, using the len function on the list.

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linux - Unable to execute script file with +x permission, even with sudo - Stack Overflow

The file system was mounted with noexec which prevented executing files.

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Enable Outgoing Mail on Raspberry Pi | Unix etc.

This article explains how to send email from the Raspberry Pi. It is a generic procedure and also works on other Debian distributions. This is not for receiving mail, only for sending it. (Receiving email on the Pi is a much more involved process, requiring your Pi to preform the role of a full mail server).

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YouTube downloader tool - Fastesttube!

Click on the Install button to install the extention Open any YouTube video you want Locate the Download button under the video player Choose your preferred video format and quality. The download will begin. How to merge video and audio or why I have no sound in downloaded video.

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DigitalOcean Launches Datacenter In Toronto | DigitalOcean

DigitalOcean, the world’s fastest growing cloud infrastructure provider for developers, today announced the launch of a new datacenter in Toronto, Canada (TOR1). Designed to meet the growing demands of Canada’s burgeoning technology and information sector, this marks the company’s 11th location worldwide and underscores its rapid growth.

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Fred's ImageMagick Scripts: CARTOON

For use of my scripts in commercial (for-profit) environments or non-free applications, please contact me (Fred Weinhaus) for licensing arrangements. My email address is fmw at alink dot net. If you: 1) redistribute, 2) incorporate any of these scripts into other free applications or 3) reprogram them in another scripting language, then you must contact me for permission, especially if the result might be used in a commercial or for-profit environment. Usage, whether stated or not in the script, is restricted to the above licensing arrangements. It is also subject, in a subordinate manner, to the ImageMagick license, which can be found at: http://www.imagemagick.org/script/license.php CARTOON

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Two pools, two films, two pairs | Skate of the web

La Piscine stars Alain Delon and Romy Schneider as the main couple who, while on vacation in a gorgeous villa on the French Riviera receive the weird pair of an exuberant, extroverted father with his daughter (Jane Birkin). So the first thing is the force of the main couple in terms of acting. Both are extraordinary names and the image they project is fantastic. They get opposed to the visiting girl, played by a shy Jane Birkin, who will get seduced by Delon.

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How To Set Up a Minecraft Server on Linux | DigitalOcean

Setting up a Minecraft server on Linux (Ubuntu 12.04) is a fairly easy task on the command line. When choosing your server, be sure that it has (at a minimum)1GB of RAM, preferably at least 2GB. The first thing you need to do is to connect to your server through SSH. If you are on a mac, you can open up Terminal, or if you are on a PC, you can connect with PuTTY....

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The Internet has been mocking Zaza’s terrible penalty (13 Photos) : theCHIVE

On Saturday Italy lost on penalties to Germany, thanks in part to a shocking penalty from Zaza, who was subbed on to take one as he’s a ‘specialist’. Twitter saw the horrendous miss and had a good laugh at it.

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Software cracking - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The High Cracking University (+HCU), was founded by Old Red Cracker (+ORC), considered a genius of reverse engineering and a legendary figure in RCE, to advance research into Reverse Code Engineering (RCE). He had also taught and authored many papers on the subject, and his texts are considered classics in the field and are mandatory reading for students of RCE.[12] The addition of the "+" sign in front of the nickname of a reverser signified membership in the +HCU. Amongst the students of +HCU were the top of the elite Windows reversers worldwide.[12] +HCU published a new reverse engineering problem annually and a small number of respondents with the best replies qualified for an undergraduate position at the university.[12]

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Old Red Cracker - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Old Red Cracker (abbreviate +ORC) is a pseudonym/handle for a reverser that wrote the now famous +ORC "how to crack" lessons. He was one of the pioneers of publishing cracking lessons on the Internet and therefore very well known among the reverser scene. Not much is known about +ORC since he has never revealed his identity but he has left clues and puzzles on how to reach him.[1] This has led to so called "+ORC Stalking" where individuals have tried to find out who he really is. Some have speculated that he might be from Europe but this has never been confirmed. Among people who have tried to find +ORC's true identity is +Fravia who has even had email correspondence with him and spread his tutorials.[2]

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This ain’t no Rotoscope – 106 drop in

As usual it started with a tweet: Follow Jim Groom @jimgroom @mdvfunes @phb256 @johnjohnston So this would be an excellent example of SPLOT, port to a web version and bam https://twitter.com/cartoonbrew/status/748189825166086144 … 12:54 PM - 30 Jun 2016 Retweets likes The referenced tweet looked interesting: Follow Cartoon Brew @cartoonbrew RT for the early birds... https://twitter.com/cartoonbrew/status/747963901397078016 … 6:22 PM - 29 Jun 2016 2 2 Retweets 6 6 likes I’ve tried Rotoscoping before, but this looked good. I hied over to MacOS/OSX – Paint of Persia community – itch.io, read about it. paid $5 and set things up. At that point I realise that the app helps you to manually trace frames, seemed a wee bit time consuming. I though I’d leave it for another day. I did start musing on doing something similar, I was thinging FFmpeg & ImageMagick. Google takes me to Fred’s ImageMagick Scripts: CARTOON. so the plan is: export a movie to a series of images. cartoonise those image create a move from the cartoon images Bounus points for getting the sound track back in. I already have ffmpeg & imagemagick installed on my mac. These are commandline tools. I downloaded the cartoon script First find a video: YouTube downloader tool – Fastesttube! Rename the downloaded file shower.mp4 Open the terminal and cd into the folder that has the cartoon script and the movie in it. First extract lots of still images (make a folder shower first mkdir shower): ffmpeg -i shower.mp4 -r 6 shower/out_%04d.jpg this takes the input file (-i) at 6 frames per second and create jpg files in the shower folder with the file name out_0001.jpg ,out_0002.jpg ect Given the movie is 3 minutes 22 seconds long I end up with 1212 images in the folder. I delete the last few manually to give me 1023 images. I now need to loop through all of those images and create a cartoon version. the use of cartoon is basically: ./cartoon face.jpg temp.jpg There are some paramaters you can use but I stuck to the default. This would take the image on the left and create the one on the right: face.out So I move into the shower folder cd shower mkdir out;for i in *.jpg; do ../cartoon $i out/$i.jpg;done this script: makes a nother folder called out for i in *.jpg for each file with a .jpg extension in the current folder do does: ../cartoon $i out/$i.jpg runs the cartoon script from the folder above (../), and saves the output file in the out folder with the same name. When I kicked this off I quickly realised it would take a while to r=un through 1212 images, so went to bed. The next morning I have 1023 cartoons (I don’t imagine that it took all night). out_0672 Time to stich these together, it took me a few goes to get the paramaters right. (google helps). ffmpeg -f image2 -framerate 6 -i out_%04d.jpg -c:v libx264 -pix_fmt yuv420p out.mp4 -f chooses the format image2 which makes an image sequence. -framerate 6 to get the smae length of movie as I started with -i infiles confusinging names out_0001.jpg ect the %04d means look for 4 figured numbers starting with 0001 -c codec -pix_fmt is the pixel format, I dn’t know much about these but the script failed until I added it in It took me a few shots until I got this right. I then moved the out.mp4 video to the same folder as the original and ffmpeg -i shower.mp4 -acodec copy -vn shower-audio.mp4 To extract the audio from the original file. then: ffmpeg -i out.mp4 -i shower-audio.mp4 -vcodec copy -acodec copy -shortest final.mp4 To add the audio from the original to the out video to give me a final one. the -shortest parameter gets rid of the audio at the end to make up for the frames I removed. Bingo: Video Player At this point I remembered iMovie has a comic filter… This post is mostly as an aid to my occasional dip into the world of commandline video editing. Posting helps me remember. It also plays a wee bit fast and loose with copyright.

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MacOS/OSX - Paint of Persia community - itch.io

Download ptop_without_nwjs.zip Unzip to a folder . . Download http://nwjs.io/ (normal) Place the nwjs.app in your ptop folder. Create folders "save" and "output" as stated in the install.txt open nwjs.app

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Episode 720 - Joe Dante / John Carpenter — WTF with Marc Maron Podcast

Marc dives deep into genre waters when he welcomes madcap director Joe Dante into the garage. They talk about art school, Roger Corman, Piranha, minimal budgets, Gremlins, Innerspace, and more. But first, a master of modern horror also stops by the garage. John Carpenter tells Marc why he wanted to make scary movies and why he now wants to make music with his son. This episode is sponsored by Mr. Robot on USA network, Atlasssian, Blue Apron and Weinerdog from IFC films.

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CBM-Command - Home

CBM-Command is a disk manager for the Commodore 64, Commodore 128, Commodore VIC-20, Commodore Plus/4, and Commodore Pet/CBM computers. It is written in the vein of Norton Commander or Midnight Commander; but, it is much simpler due to the target platforms. Each Commodore model has its own native version of the application.

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CBM-Command Demo - YouTube

Demonstration of CBM-Command, a Norton Commander style file manager for Commodore 8-Bit computers.

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SuperCopy 64 - C64-Wiki

SuperCopy 64 is a disk utility program for the Commodore 64 personal computer. It has the ability to perform disk functions with either a single or multi floppy disk configuration. Functions, which are selected from a simple menu-style user interface include:

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commodore.software - SuperCopy 64

SuperCopy 64 is a disk utility program for the Commodore 64 personal computer. It has the ability to perform disk functions with either a single or multi floppy disk configuration. Functions, which are selected from a simple menu-style user interface include:

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nostalgia.c64.org

The date was 1st of January in 1994 when Mr Alpha, then in Rebels, had the idea to form an"oldie-group", as he calls it. This new kind of a scene association should release old skooldemos, game-graphics and -musics in collections to keep remembrances awake. It was firstly called "The Remembers" (TR) and also wanted to provide fresh and hot orries to the famous groups that were still around at that time. "Legendary Oldies " was the first real product coming from TR, the first part of these oldies was released under the Rebels flag earlier. The first sceners following Mr Alpha were Maverick, H-Bloxx and luckily also Zyron, who agreed on an offer by Mr Alpha in spring 1994.

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SD2IEC Info

Of all the methods of loading stuff into your Commodore, the SD2IEC family of SD readers are the business. SD2IEC emulates the basic functions of an 1541, as well as supporting fast loaders like JiffyDos and Final Cartridge III and Epyx Fast Loader.

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CBM FileBrowser v. 1.6

CBM-FileBrowser is a program launcher for Commodore machines. Even if it was originally intended for devices with sd2iec firmware, it works also with any CBM drive (without sd2iec functions of course).

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Uiec - Commodore 64 (C64) Forum ->FB64 or uIEC/SD File Browser

There are file browsers you can run on the commodore that make it so much easier, the best one is Fb64 which is in the CBM Filebrowser here. Just copy the FB64 progrom over to your SD card root directory and load"fb64.prg",8 (or ,10 if you have not changed the default device yet). it can be found here http://www.vic20.it/cbmfilebrowser/

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[CSDb] - Ghosts'n Goblins Arcade by Nostalgia (2015)

A Ghosts'n Goblins remake for the C64

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Commodore Disk Image Search

File Name Type Blocks Sysline EVERGREEN.C prg 34 EWOK WARS.C prg 26 EYE OF TIGER.C prg 23 FIG MESSAGE 1.C prg 23 FLASHDANCE.C prg 28 FREDDY FINVERS.C prg 16 FROSTY SNOWMAN.C prg 21 FUR ELISE.C prg 22 GHOSTBUSTERS A.C prg 21 GHOSTBUSTERS B.C prg 26 GIRLS WAN FUN.C prg 22 GLORIA.C prg 29 GODFATHER.C prg 19 GOLLIWOG.C prg 40 GREAT ESCAPE.C prg 20 GREAT IS LORD.C prg 26 HART TO HART.C prg 20 HEAR IT FOR.C prg 25 HELLO DOLLY.C prg 22 HILL ST BLUES.C prg 23 HUNGARIAN RHAP.C prg 20 I WILL.C prg 21 ISLAND IN SAND.C prg 26 JESU JOY.C prg 26 JINGLEBELLROCK.C prg 22 KARMA CHAMELIN.C prg 36

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format a new disk - Commodore 64 (C64) Forum

Formatting a C64 Floppy Disk

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Flyer Internet Modem « Retroswitch

Bring your Commodore computer into the internet age with Flyer, the combination internet modem and disk drive emulator for Commodore 8-bit computers! Purchase Bring your Commodore computer into the internet age with Flyer, the combination internet modem and disk drive emulator for Commodore 8-bit computers!

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µIEC - C64-Wiki

µIEC was designed in early 2005 as a low cost interface that would allow CBM enthusiasts to save data on commonly available IDE hard disk drives. Development stalled in late 2005 due to stability issues with the firmware. In early 2008, development started again, with an eventual replacement of the µIEC DOS firmware with the more capable sd2iec firmware.

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A Simple Guide to Connecting your PC and Commodore Disk Drive

Most of this document has been obsoleted when I designed the ZoomFloppy, a USB adapter that works similar to these X-cables. However, the section on installing a parallel cable in the drive still applies and the basic concepts are still useful. Intro There are a number of ways to connect the C64 or PC to your Commodore disk drive. The X1541-series of cables provides multiple ways to do so, some obsolete today. It is very difficult to figure out which combination of cables and adapters you need. This document attempts to clear up the confusing terminology. I include links for each term to the appropriate section of Joe Forster's X1541 cable pages. If you want to purchase a cable instead of making it yourself, he has a shop for buying them. Just be absolutely sure you understand what you want and know what you're getting before placing an order.

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JiffyDOS/uIEC/SD Questions - Commodore 64 (C64) Forum

- I've purchased a uIEC/SD with Daughterboard from Jim Brain's site, just awaiting on new ones to come in. In the meantime, I picked up a 2 GB SD card and wanted to prep it beforehand. - Should the card be formatted FAT16 or FAT32, or does it matter? Fat32 is best, but I don't think you will have trouble with Fat16 - Can I just need to copy over all my files over in their respective folders yes, or do they need to be set up in some specific configuration? doesn't matter - Is there any file/folder name character length limit that I need to stick to? No, but if you want to view all the characters, make sure it is still in the normal Commodore disk restrictions (about 16 characters). - Is there any problems reading upper/lower case, or should I convert all the file/folder names to upper or lower case? No probs - What bootloader should I put on the card to help with loading? How do I install the bootloader on the card so it'll run? You don't need one unless you update the firmware. Second question is about JiffyDOS. I picked up the ROM overlay on Jim's site as well, but now have no idea how to actually overlay the ROM onto my C-64. You need to have an EEPROM burner to make your own chip. - How do you upgrade the C-64 with the ROM image? Do I do that with the uIEC/SD? You can't do that. - I noticed a $20 Kernal ROM image with a toggle switch also available. Should I have gotten that one? Yes, sounds like you should have. You might be able to get a refund if you buy that one.

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Download Conan: Hall of Volta (Commodore 64) - My Abandonware

Conan: Hall of Volta (also known as Conan the Barbarian) is a Commodore 64 game published in 1984 by Datasoft, Inc. whose theme is medieval / fantasy, licensed title. It features a action genre and uses a platform perspective.

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MacPorts Guide

MacPorts is an easy to use system for compiling, installing, and managing open source software. MacPorts may be conceptually divided into two main parts: the infrastructure, known as MacPorts base, and the set of available ports. A MacPorts port is a set of specifications contained in a Portfile that defines an application, its characteristics, and any files or special instructions required to install it. This allows you to use a single command to tell MacPorts to automatically download, compile, and install applications and libraries. But using MacPorts to manage your open source software provides several other significant advantages.

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OpenCBM on Mac « Lallafa's Blog

OpenCBM is a library and a set of command line tools that allow to control old Commodore IEC devices like the famous 1541 floppy disk drive with modern computers. You can transfer disk image to and from old discs. As modern computers do not provide a IEC connector, OpenCBM allows to control adapters that attach to your PC. Older PCs use parallel port cables (like the XA1541 or XS1541) and newer ones use an USB adapter (XU1541 or XUM1541).

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Commodore Disk Image Search

File Name Type Blocks Sysline BEAT IT prg 33 1984 SYS2061 BILLY JEAN prg 39 1984 SYS2061 CLASSIC prg 50 1984 SYS2061 MANIAC prg 26 1984 SYS2061 SUMMER prg 15 1984 SYS2061 UPTOWN GIRL prg 28 1984 SYS2061 GHOSTBUSTER prg 27 1984 SYS2097:REM CSS PINK PANTHE prg 25 1984 SYS2097:REM CSS THE CARS prg 27 1984 SYS2097:REM CSS FLASHDANCE prg 138 2001 SYS2066 JEDI E.OF TIGER prg 16 1999 SYS2065 ABC RHASODY prg 40 1984 SYS2097:REM CSS DR.WHO-SLUETH prg 31 10 SYS2061 SKY CHANNEL prg 26 1984 SYS2097:REM CSS SYNTHE WORLD prg 12 1985 SYS2073 TCS-CRUNCH! R.H.SPECIAL prg 14 0 SYS(2080) THE FRIENDS ... NEW SONG prg 27 10 SYS2064 SHAKE THE DISEAS prg 26 10 SYS2064 KNIGHT RIDER prg 13 1986 SYS2085 TFG TECHNOLOGIES CALIFORNIA GIRL prg 29 1986 SYS2085 TFG TECHNOLOGIES IBEX prg 22 1986 SYS2085 TFG TECHNOLOGIES

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Envisioning the Hack That Could Take Down NYC -- NYMag

ack The day cars drove themselves into walls and the hospitals froze A scenario that could happen based on what already has. Illustrations by R. Kikuo Johnson On December 4, 2017, at a little before nine in the morning, an executive at Goldman Sachs was swiping through the day’s market report in the backseat of a hired SUV heading south on the West Side Highway when his car suddenly swerved to the left, throwing him against the window and pinning a sedan and its driver against the concrete median. A taxi ran into the SUV’s rear fender and spun into the next lane, forcing a school-bus driver to slam on his brakes. Within minutes, nothing was moving from the Intrepid to the Whitney. When the Goldman exec came to, his driver swore that the crash hadn’t been his fault: The car had done it.1

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VersoBooks.com: Fiat Has Branded Me: A Hot Autumn Timeline for Nanni Balestrini’s We Want Everything

Nanni Balestrini’s We Want Everything (Vogliamo tutto), published in 1971, captures an explosive moment of worker militancy in Italy during 1969. It is the story of one man, told by a narrator whose experiences are based on those of the worker and militant Alfonso Natella. It is also, however, the collective story of workers from the Italian south who arrived at the Fiat Mirafiori factory in Turin during the 1960s. These workers were described, in approving terms, by the Italian radical political theorist Mario Tronti as a ‘crude, pagan race’. Balestrini’s narrator says of these new workers: ‘The monsters were coming, the horrible workers’ (WWE 65).

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» BC Open Educational Technology Collaborative

“open education is not limited to just open educational resources. It also draws upon open technologies that facilitate collaborative, flexible learning and the open sharing of teaching practices that empower educators to benefit from the best ideas of their colleagues.” Cape Town Open Education Declaration, 2007 The BC Open Educational Technology Collaborative is a loosely-knit, tightly-honed group of BC post-secondary educators dedicated to working together to address our common dream of providing open and ethical online tools to educators.

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OET Sandstorm

A group of BC educators, technologists, and instructional designers support this app framework hosted on BCNet EduCloud. Sign in via email or GoogleID and explore over 50 apps offered.

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Docker Cloud BYON & Docker Compose | Network Effects

Late last year, Docker snapped up cross-cloud container management service Tutum, but it wasn’t clear how the acquired company’s handiwork would manifest under the Docker brand. Tutum was built from the ground up as a Docker tool. It gives visibility into containers, and enables a team to create, start, terminate or redeploy as needed. It also provides a dashboard view of all of the containers under team management. Tutum is now Docker Cloud. Docker Cloud is a new service by Docker that implements all features previously offered by Tutum plus integration with Docker Hub Registry.

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BCNET | EduCloud Server

Low-cost, virtual data centres for higher education. EduCloud Server is a self-managed, private higher education cloud server service that provides simple and secure virtual data centre access to provision, manage and utilize servers at a fraction of the cost of implementing physical servers. The self-service portal offers users the flexibility to deploy, redistribute, and remove server resources as needed anytime, anywhere, from any device. The fully monitored architecture ensures a stable and robust service that securely stores and backs up data within British Columbia. EduCloud Server is operated and supported by the University of British Columbia, ensuring service flexibility and 24/7 availability, designed to meet the needs of higher education and remain 100% FIPPA compliant. EduCloud Server is a self-managed, private higher education cloud server service that provides simple and secure virtual data centre access to provision, manage and utilize servers at a fraction of the cost of implementing physical servers. The self-service portal offers users the flexibility to deploy, redistribute, and remove server resources as needed anytime, anywhere, from any device. The fully monitored architecture ensures a stable and robust service that securely stores and backs up data within British Columbia. EduCloud Server is operated and supported by the University of British Columbia, ensuring service flexibility and 24/7 availability, designed to meet the needs of higher education and remain 100% FIPPA compliant.

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Hovering | Music for Deckchairs

This is the lesson that MOOC pioneers have left behind for us to think about as they pivot into the next phase of their business plan: that analytics, automation and personalisation are the basis of a low-cost and skeleton staff educational experience that can be rolled out anywhere, and that only needs a modest fee-for-access to cover its costs, providing the market reach is wide enough.

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EduCaaS

EduCaaS is a digital environment for learning and creative teams based in microservices, RESTful APIs and Open Source technologies. We are on the shoulders of giants. Our multilayer approach may include

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uIEC/SD - RETRO Innovations

Purchased one of these today, I have fallen down the C64/C128 rabbit hole.

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custom ps

More research on IEC to make sure the C128 does not fry on my watch.

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IEC 60320 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Spent some time figuring out what IEC means so I would fry the machine.

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Donkey Kong on a Commodore 64 - YouTube

Donkey Kong looks quite good on the C64

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Philips Computer Monitor 80 - Gallery - MCbx

The monitor that went on the fritz.

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Amibay.com Forum

The "C128-D ? has internal PSU mate!" comment saved me a lot of headache.

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Donkey Kong on a Commodore 64 - YouTube

Donkey Kong cannot come soon enough

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Vintage HowTo Load Game Commodore C64 C128 C128D Disk 5 1/4 - YouTube

Useful video for quick tip for loading games.

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Commodore 64 and 128 program loading instructions and troubleshooting

Found this page useful as guide for some basic load commands.

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RUN/STOP - C64-Wiki

C64 Wiki is a wealth of knowledge

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Yie Ar Kung-Fu | Retro Gamer

Review of the Yie Ar Kung-Fu for C64

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Commodore - RETRO Innovations

Retro Innovations a great site for C64 enthusiasts to get peripherals that make copy, storing and using disks easier and more compatible for the 21st century

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Getting c64 games on 5 1/4 floppies - Commodore 8-bit Computers - AtariAge Forums

Useful forum post with tons of advice for downloading C64 games onto a floppie, etc.

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C64.com Mr. Do's Castle

The treasure chest.

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The X1541-series interfaces

There are four serial cables and two additional parallel cables. These all connect Commodore drives to the PC parallel port. Also, using the serial cables, you can connect a Commodore machine to the PC, too. Depending on what Commodore and PC hardware you have, what operating system you are running on your PC and what transfer speed you want to achieve, you may select among a number of cables and cable pairs. For a detailed guide on selecting, see below. The cables are the following. For more infos on each cable, follow the link on the cable name.

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JiffyDOS KERNAL ROM Overlay IC - RETRO Innovations

Speeds things up if you are running some more recently created peripherals like the uIEC

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1541 Ultimate - ReplayResources

Emulating cartridge for the c64

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Digital inheritance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Digital inheritance is the process of handing over (personal) digital media in the form of digital assets and rights to (human) beneficiaries. The process includes understanding what digital assets and rights exist and dealing with them after a person has died. Digital media play an increasingly important role in life. The media in which a digital inheritance resides can be owned by or independent of the deceased. In contrast with physical assets, digital assets are ephemeral and subject to constant change. Intellectual property and privacy are additional factors. Digital inheritance may present a challenge for data heirs in its complexity and intricacy, and may have legal implications. With the average person having multiple online accounts, digital inheritance has become a complex issue.

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Round and round | raptnrent.me

Profound words of wisdom from 80’s hair-metal masters, Ratt. These came to mind as I was reading Roland Barth’s 1977 look back at open education. I was also reminded of my experience weeding the Education section of our library collection, when I found book after book from the 70s examining issues that are still being examined today. What goes around comes around, give it time. Open education meant something different to Barth though. It was a term created by American education researchers to describe practices that were going on in British primary education in the 1960s. Their practices were not coordinated or based on any grand theory, but rather something that grew out of the conditions of the times.

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Beyond Open Education on JSTOR

Roland S. Barth The Phi Delta Kappan Vol. 58, No. 6, Technology and Education (Feb., 1977), pp. 489-492 Published by: Phi Delta Kappa International Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/20298650 Page Count: 4

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Inside the Green Room | Jacobin

On April 29, Green Room, the new film from indie up-and-comer Jeremy Saulnier, hit national theaters. The movie features an all-star cast — including Patrick Stewart, Anton Yelchin, and Imogen Poots — and tells the story of a struggling punk band, The Ain’t Rights, who mistakenly take a gig at a neo-Nazi skinhead bar in backwoods Oregon.

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Build Your Own Flickr Automatic Uploader with a Raspberry Pi

Essentially, all you’re doing here is making a simple Python script that will upload all the photo files from a USB drive to Flickr (with the viewing set to private) when it’s connected to the Pi. When it’s done, the script sends you an email to say it’s ready then unmounts the storage device. It’s a very simple little program, but if you’re annoyed at Flickr’s paywall but still use the service, this is a nice way around it.

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How To Install WordPress with LAMP on Ubuntu 16.04 | DigitalOcean

WordPress is the most popular CMS (content management system) on the internet. It allows you to easily set up flexible blogs and websites on top of a MySQL backend with PHP processing. WordPress has seen incredible adoption and is a great choice for getting a website up and running quickly. After setup, almost all administration can be done through the web frontend.

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Commodore 64 D64 Disk Files, Commodore Internet Gaming | CommodoreServer.com

Use the Comet64 Internet Modem to connect your Commodore 64, SX-64, Vic-20 or Commodore 128 to the Internet. Using software found on CommodoreServer.com, you can connect to CommodoreServer.com to download games and other files as well as connect to other Internet resources. Depending on software availability, you can view email, chat, Twitter, Facebook, FTP, use CSIP (on CommodoreServer.com), WWW, or use just about any Internet protocol available today. The board provides what is known as Serial-to-Ethernet and works by sending commands to it to communicate on a high-level protocol (no need to use a TCP/IP stack or other low-level software). Any software that supports Serial-to-Ethernet may be used.

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64NIC+ - RETRO Innovations

Your Commodore 64/128 machine can join the growing ranks of Internet capable systems by installing the 64NIC+ Ethernet interface. 64NIC+ offers inexpensive Ethernet connectivity and more. Based on the Crystal CS8900 10 megabit Ethernet interface engine, the interface emulates the popular RR-NET solution as well as the NET64 and TFE systems. Designed by Brain Innovations and previously sold as a fundraiser for the the Cincinnati Commodore Computer Club (CCCC), 64NIC+ allows the Commodore user to experience online connectivity in true 8-bit glory. Play online Ethernet games, telnet to your favorite BBSes, Twitter from your Commodore! In addition to Ethernet capabilities, the system also includes an optional on board ROM socket that can be loaded with up to 16 cartridge images. With the appropriate ROM, the 64NIC+ can autoboot and load your favorite games and utilities via TCP/IP, no disk drive required.

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How to connect a Commodore 64 or 128 to a modem - The Silicon Underground

The Aprotek Minimodem-C24, at 2400 bps, was the fastest modem that plugged straight into a Commodore without an interface. With an interface, any Hayes-compatible modem will work just fine, keeping in mind the hardware limitations. Novaterm was the name of a C-64 program that could go to 4800 baud with an ordinary RS-232 interface. DesTerm could reach 9600 baud on a C-128, since the 128 had a faster CPU. Most software didn’t support the 6551-based cartridges, but Novaterm and DesTerm did, so you can use the same program with a 6551 to get higher speeds out of a Commodore with an RS-232 (serial) modem.

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LUNO’s EGB2

LUNO’s flagship model, EGB2, is a timely update of the classic record consoles of the 50’s and 60’s. The beautiful Mid Century inspired design, boutique minimalist turntable, pull out MiniBar and custom gold rimmed whiskey glasses effectively evoke the luxurious style and modernist design of the Mad Men era. Each EGB2 is crafted by finely skilled artisans in the USA using American Walnut and would undoubtedly be a conversation piece based on it’s stylish design alone.

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Domain Awareness Center - Oakland - LocalWiki

The Domain Awareness Center (DAC) is a planned surveillance hub which aims to integrate public and private cameras and sensors all over the City of Oakland into one $10.9M mass surveillance system. After mounting opposition to DAC in 2013 and 2014, The Oakland City Council voted on March 4, 2014 to restrict DAC to a primarily Port-focused operation by removing citywide ShotSpotter maps and city traffic cameras from the system, and requiring any further expansion or information-sharing decisions to come before the Council for approval. Needless to say, this issue is highly controversial, and not only here in Oakland: many US cities, and other cities worldwide, are watching closely to see how Oakland’s example will play out.

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FOREVERYONE.NET | ABOUT — FOREVERYONE.NET

FOREVERYONE.NET CONNECTS THE FUTURE OF THE WEB WITH THE LITTLE-KNOWN STORY OF ITS BIRTH. IN 1989, 33-YEAR-OLD COMPUTER PROGRAMMER TIM BERNERS-LEE INVENTED THE WORLD WIDE WEB AND HIS VISIONARY DECISION TO MAKE IT A FREE AND ACCESSIBLE RESOURCE SPARKED A GLOBAL REVOLUTION IN COMMUNICATION. TIM HAS DECLARED INTERNET ACCESS A HUMAN RIGHT AND HAS CALLED FOR AN “ONLINE MAGNA CARTA” TO PROTECT PRIVACY AND FREE SPEECH, EXTEND CONNECTIVITY TO POPULATIONS WITHOUT ACCESS AND MAINTAIN “ONE WEB” FOR ALL. TIM’S DRAMATIC STORY POSES THE QUESTION: WILL WE FIGHT FOR THE WEB WE WANT OR LET IT BE TAKEN AWAY?

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Internet Archive Labs

Internet Archive Labs is an incubator which grants compute resources to open-access, public-good initiatives.

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"The Damned Thing"

WORKS BY AMBROSE BIERCE "The Damned Thing" First published in Town Topics (New York), December 7, 1893. Reprinted in the San Francisco Examiner, September 13, 1896.

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Net Art Generations

19 November 2013: I don't remember when I made these notes, must be the end of 2007 Net art can be divided into more than just two generations like old and new or 1.0 and 2.0, or internet and post internet. There are at least three plus one more. The 1st -- Artists working with the Internet as a new medium. Coming from other backgrounds, like film, performance, photography, whatever. It is a special condition: the medium is not new because it is fresh, it is new for you, because you have other/previous/old experiences -- and now you are translating them, trying yourself in a medium you subjectively see as new. The 2nd -- Studied jodi at university. I mean artists who were trained to pay attention to the Internet, understand the concept of media specificity, who see their work in relation to projects previously created. The Last -- Net artist active in between dot.com crash and web 2.0 rise. I'm talking about circa 2000--2005. I can still remember very well these dark years. Bubbles busted, there were no new events or festivals or journalists willing to write about things online. Fellows were leaving to make installations, announced retirement. Researchers wouldn't hesitate to talk about the death of net art in the presence of net artists who were still working, online or offline, doing the projects about the Internet. The 3rd -- artists working with the WWW as mass medium, not new medium.

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Accidental Allure – 106 drop in

A couple of weeks ago I started playing with combining images in the browser. There are several ways to go about this, I found a nice script to blend two images on a canvas and gave that a shot. It worked well and gave interesting results. I though that using the Flickr API I could gather a list of images and randomly blend them two at a time. Flickr’s API will return a json list. I started using the flickr.interestingness.getList which produced some interesting (sic) combinations. However when I started to get the license of the photos most were not labled for reuse.

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Replace a String in Multiple Files in Linux Using Grep and Sed

I recently had to replace every occurrence of a certain word / string in a ton of files spanning multiple directories, and this is the quickest way I've found to do it. It uses grep to search for a certain word and if it find its it runs sed to replace the strings you want. Note: This will not work on windows systems

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Hip Hop Mixtapes : Free Audio : Download & Streaming : Internet Archive

In hip hop's earliest days, the music only existed in live form, and the music was spread via tapes of parties and shows. Hip hop mixtapes first appeared in the mid-1970s in New York City, featuring artists such as Kool Herc and Afrika...

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The Roman Seasons of Tennessee Williams - The New York Times

To search for Williams in today’s Rome is to explore the vestiges of that heady, messy period after the fall of Mussolini but before the so-called Italian economic miracle of the 1950s and 1960s. When he arrived in 1948, the newly open city was the epicenter of a just-dawning golden age of Italian neorealist cinema. The dollar was strong, prices were low, and, as Williams put it, “an Americano could get away with a whole lot.”

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Paolo Angeli: Tiny Desk Concert : NPR

Paolo Angeli has a whole toy shop aboard his guitar: He's got hammers, pedals, propellers, springs, drone strings and even a couple of cell-phone ringers at his disposal.

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Brian Eno is MORE DARK THAN SHARK

Jocko Homo, the thrilling B-side of debut single Mongoloid, was one of the first songs the fivepiece came up with. With its off-kilter 7/4 rhythm and infectious chants, it perfectly summed up Devo's musical and theoretical mission statement, and has long been the centrepiece of their wild live shows (recently documented on Miracle Witness Hour, recorded in 1977). "It was always our performance stamp," says Mark Mothersbaugh, the song's primary writer. "It had the opportunity to be the craziest thing we did all night!"

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Course Management and Collaborative Jupyter Notebooks via SageMathCloud | OUseful.Info, the blog...

Prompted by a joint coursemodule team to look at options surrounding a “virtual computing lab” to support a couple of new level 1 (first year equivalent) IT and computing courses (they should know better?!;-), I had another scout around and came across SageMathCloud, which looks at first glance to be just magical:-)

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Open isn’t free: What are the costs (hidden economies) – MASHe

At OER16 we explored letting some of our presenters present virtually. This raises interesting questions about cost. Whilst virtual participants won’t eat your food or sit in your venue there is still expenditure in resourcing and organising events. OER16 would not be happening if it were not for all the hours invested by the programme committee and other supporters. We also encounter the challenge for OER events that ‘open’ equals ‘free’. This area was recently touched upon by Martin Weller in his ‘Positive openness’ post:

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“We Will Literally Predict Their Life Outcomes” — Backchannel

Scientist Vivienne Ming says she can foretell a child’s earning potential, happiness, even longevity. But not all her claims add up.

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Building a Personal API

The BYU University API committee has been looking for a good project to jumpstart our efforts in personal APIs. The BYU Domains project is not only providing the means to host the personal API, but the initial project as well.

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Docker as a Personal Application Runner | OUseful.Info, the blog...

This is not so much thinking of Docker from an enterprise perspective as an environment that supports development and auto-scaled deployment of containerised applications and services, nor is it a view that a web hosting service might take of Docker images providing an appropriate packaging format for the self-service deployment of long-lived services, such as blogs or wiki applications, (a Docker hub and deployment system to rival cPanel, for example). Instead, it’s a user-centric, rather than devops-centric view, seeing containers from a single user, desktop perspective, seeing Docker and its ilk as providing an environment that can support off-the-shelf, ready to run tools and applications, that can be run locally or in the cloud, individually or in concert with each other.

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Docker And ReactNative: A Quick Chat With Alessandro Nadalin | Codemotion Rome 2016

Just two days to Codemotion Rome 2016 and we are super excited! As you know we have many international speakers, coming from outside Europe as well. Like Alessandro Nadalin, an Italian guy who lives in Dubai, working as VP Technology at Namshi, a fashion e-commerce in the middle-east. He is a seasoned technical leader, who pays a lot of attention to enterprise patterns, methodologies and SOA. When he’s not working, you can find him speaking at some conferences, blogging or eating some Indonesian food in the old side of Dubai. He is going to give two talks at Codemotion Rome: “React Native in the wild” and “Dockerize it: stop living in the past and embrace the future”.

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Southdale 1956 Richfield Edina Shopping Mall History Video - YouTube

Opened in 1956, Southdale Center in Edina, MN was the first fully enclosed shopping mall of its kind. Designed by Victor Gruen, it became the archetype of the typical American mall. Malcolm Gladwell's New Yorker piece about Gruen is a great read. Southdale Mall still exists. It is situated off I-494, south of downtown Minneapolis and west of the airport -- a big concrete box in a sea of parking. The anchor tenants are now J.C. Penney and Marshall Field's, and there is an Ann Taylor and a Sunglass Hut and a Foot Locker and just about every other chain store that you've ever seen in a mall. It does not seem like a historic building, which is precisely why it is one. Fifty years ago, Victor Gruen designed a fully enclosed, introverted, multitiered, double-anchor-tenant shopping complex with a garden court under a skylight -- and today virtually every regional shopping center in America is a fully enclosed, introverted, multitiered, double-anchor-tenant complex with a garden court under a skylight. Victor Gruen didn't design a building; he designed an archetype. For a decade, he gave speeches about it and wrote books and met with one developer after another and waved his hands in the air excitedly, and over the past half century that archetype has been reproduced so faithfully on so many thousands of occasions that today virtually every suburban American goes shopping or wanders around or hangs out in a Southdale facsimile at least once or twice a month. Victor Gruen may well have been the most influential architect of the twentieth century. He invented the mall. Things were changing even as that piece was published in 2004. Sprawling shopping malls are closing and new construction has slowed dramatically. Commerce moved online and to big box stores. Southdale's still kicking though! http://kottke.org/16/04/video-footage-from-1956-of-the-first-american-shopping-mall

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How Mexican Twitter Bots Shut Down Dissent | Motherboard

More than 75,000 automated Twitter accounts are being used in Mexico to combat protests and attack critics of the government, according to research presented by writer Erin Gallagher at the Chaos Communication Camp in Zehdenick, Germany earlier this month.

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Add New Drive to CentOS

Adding a new drive to CentOS or RedHat systems. Making use of a second drive for extra space? Here's a quick run-down: 1) Make sure you know which disk is being formatted. First, second, and third drives will be /dev/sda, /dev/sdb, and /dev/sdc respectively. Check this with fdisk -l

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Changing the document root for your domain - InMotion Hosting

InMotion Hosting is able to change the Document root location where your Primary domain points to. This allows the file structure to be maintained how the developer wants to reference the files in the website code. This article will explain how to get the document root changed for your primary domain.

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Dear ds106... - YouTube

Nora Forknail's "Dear " advice video for future students! So good.

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More Evidence for Lead Poisoning as Key Crime Driver

Over the years I've written a number of posts about the Crime Wave of the Late 20th Century, its causes, political repercussions and the long shadow it still casts over our society. What drove the rise of crime starting in the mid-1960s and its precipitous fall from the early-mid-1990s is no mere matter of historical interest. Today we talk a lot about mass incarceration, the militarization of policing and various other excesses of policing and corrections. But our ability to do so, to have any political shot at change is heavily, heavily tied to the drop of crime over the last 25 years. If crime shoots back up again, we're back to the political environment of the 70s and 80s that created mass incarceration and all the rest. But we can't have any confidence that it won't shoot up again if we don't have a clear idea why it dropped in the first place or, for that matter, why it started spiking thirty years earlier.

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A tale of some timely help | raptnrent.me

It’s also one of the tools Reclaim Hosting makes available through Domain of One’s Own, so that makes it easy to set up with a one-click install. Storage space is a potential issue, so I wanted to offload that to S3. I wondered how to connect the two, so I googled it and what do you know? Jim wrote up a walk-through a few months ago. This was kind of a lifesaver because the process involves typing some arcane gibberish in both the S3 settings and the Omeka config.ini file. I ran into a problem with the Amazon endpoint. Apparently you (or I) do need to specify the endpoint, which means figuring out what it is. The nice people at Reclaim helped me out with that. My S3 account is in the US West region for some reason, so the endpoint is https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com.

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Report on Lightweight Digital Collections Platforms

Our team started with a curiosity about Scalar and along the way formed a collaboration with two graduate students to compare it with three similar services. These “lightweight digital collection platforms” as we call them each have potential to fit the needs of students, staff, and faculty who want to build their own digital collection. Supporting this kind of scholarship using these tools today is very challenging, however, because none of them quite meet all of the requirements. In the end, we found ourselves imagining a drupal-based cloud platform and service designed for small digital collections, which we call “drupal.edu”.

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Site Publisher for cPanel

As a company, Reclaim Hosting is heavily invested in the cPanel software to drive a decent user experience for building on the web. It's been interesting to see them evolve the product after what honestly seemed like years of stagnation. The x3 theme which was still the default just a few years ago and felt straight out of the 90s has been replaced with Paper Lantern, a responsive theme built with Bootstrap, Angular, and jQuery. I've also kept a close eye not just on the user-facing features but also the administration tools. I love that they openly welcome discussion (and participate themselves!) in their Feature Request area and you can see as things develop and are coming down the pipe.

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A Lifestyle Business Can Kill You — Strong Words — Medium

In 2012, a reconfiguration in how Google ranked pages caused MetaFilter’s revenues to drop overnight. During the next few years, Matt struggled to keep MetaFilter afloat. Just over a year ago, Matt stepped back from his day-to-day role. Indie.vc caught up with him last week to check in on how things have been going.

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Recapping the OU Creaties | Adam Croom

Yesterday afternoon we held the first OU Creaties award luncheon, which was a ton of fun. As I wrote a couple weeks ago, it’s great to get to celebrate the work of your community. We wanted to simply have a way to acknowledge and showcase the work that has taken place at the OU since we started our domain of one’s own project, OU Create, via Reclaim Hosting, and I think it’s safe to say we accomplished that.

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Robots.txt - Archiveteam

ROBOTS.TXT is a stupid, silly idea in the modern era. Archive Team entirely ignores it and with precisely one exception, everyone else should too.

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Visual Thinkery for 30th Apr 2016

Bryan, why haven’t I had this thought before? I’m in the shower — where all good ideas are formed. Well — not formed as such, just realised. There’s something about the sensation of water on skin that grabs the half-baked thoughts hidden deep within the subconscious — thoughts which have been jolting around my grey matter while I slept...

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Reclaim Hosting: An Instructional Technologist and a Developer Team Up to Provide Practical and Simple Hosting for Universities - HostingAdvice.com

TL; DR: Getting started building a website can be daunting. The combination of hardware and software, the terms and technology, and the never ending stream of bad information on the Internet leaves a lot of folks scratching their head and giving up on their dreams of a digital identity. Tim Owens and Jim Groom envision a world where hosting is simple, shared, and available to anyone that has a desire to claim it. Together they’re turning that dream into reality with easily accessible hosting for everyone — including a product for students and staff to get free hosting through their university.

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Hackers vs. Academics: who is responsible for progress? – Daniel Lemire's blog

Academics succeed mostly by their mastery of communication. They are able to aptly draw attention to themselves and their accomplishments. They know how to “appear” modest when in truth, their whole objective is self-promotion. Hackers let their work speak for themselves. In fact, it is not rare that it is exceedingly difficult to find out who built such or such tool.

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I am #IndieEdTech – Messy Thinking

I first saw on a Tom Woodward tweet, which may be why it caught my attention. I work with Tom at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Academic Learning Transformation Lab and have never known him to be a casual hashtagger. As I contemplated the hashtag, I remembered he was attending the Indie EdTech Data Learning Summit, a meeting on personal APIs hosted by Davidson College, a meeting so low key it had escaped my radar entirely until I was trying to track down Tom and Jon Becker, who were both there.

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Owning just a little more of my data.

I have gradually begun to take control of my own data. Having always been interested in Open Education and the extension of this to control my own data I have made a number of changes over the years to how I manage my own data & control my own technologies.

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Audiogrep: Automatic Audio “Supercuts” – Sam Lavigne

Audiogrep is a python script that transcribes audio files and then creates audio “supercuts” based on search phrases. It uses CMU Pocketsphinx for speech-to-text, and pydub to splice audio segments together.

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GitHub - kevinhughes27/audiogrep-docker: Dockerfile for audiogrep and pocketsphinx

dockerfile for audiogrep and pocketsphinx. Run the build script to build the container, and the run script to run it (you'll want to mount your home directory not mine). After running the container you can use the audiogrep command to run audiogrep.

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NOIR CITY: THE 17TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF FILM NOIR | American Cinematheque

For the 17th year, the American Cinematheque brings film noir back to the big screen in Los Angeles! Co-presented with the Film Noir Foundation, our 17th annual Noir City festival offers three weeks of jaded gumshoes, femmes fatale and menacing heavies in gloriously gritty black-and-white. These evenings shine a spotlight on some usual suspects as well as rarely screened gems, including the Foundation’s new 35mm restorations of THE GUILTY and WOMAN ON THE RUN, as well as new prints of THE UNDERWORLD STORY, NO ABRAS NUNCA ESA PUERTA and SI MUERO ANTES DE DESPERTAR (two classic Argentine noirs making their Los Angeles premieres!). Whether you’re a noir novice or a longtime aficionado of the postwar demimonde of crime and (occasionally) punishment, Noir City is well worth a visit.

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StackScripts - blueprintmarketing/wordpress

Linode stackscript for installing bitching WordPress

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Future Trends Forum #8, with Jim Groom: full recording, notes, and Storify | Bryan Alexander

We began by discussing the Domain of One’s Own movement. Jim described it as a way to think through technology in order to empower the educational community beyond tech skills and training. He cited Jon Udell‘s vision of Wikipedia as a place where knowledge is socially constructed...

Jim Groom

Jim Groom

Jim Groom

Jim Groom

Revisiting the book that immortalized the ’80s indie punk rock scene · For Our Consideration · The A.V. Club

Maybe the most important legacy of the bands in the book is an approach that [Minutemen’s] Mike Watt outlines in Our Band Could Be Your Life: “We just could never see mass acceptance of our music. But that didn’t make it little to us—it was still important. But if we were going to do it, we had to make sure the dream fit the tent. A massive bourgeois tent would be too much dead weight. Let’s just carry enough to get us there.” That is the crux of the book and it applies more than ever today, as making music becomes even less lucrative than it ever was.

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SparkPost | Using SparkPost with Postfix

To use SparkPost as an SMTP relay for Postfix, create an API key with the 'Send via SMTP' permission enabled, then enter the following into your Postfix config file (typically main.cf):

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How To Install and Setup Postfix on Ubuntu 12.04 | DigitalOcean

Postfix is a free, open source Mail Transfer Agent which works to route and deliver email.

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Fugazi Live Series: A to Z

Fugazi is a band from Washington, D.C. featuring Ian MacKaye, Joe Lally, Brendan Canty and Guy Picciotto. They played their first show on September 3, 1987, and have since released seven albums and played over 1000 concerts, covering all fifty United States, Europe, Australia, South America, Japan and many points in between. The band is self-managed and release all their material through Dischord Records. Fugazi always made sure their concerts were open to people of all-ages and were ticketed at a reasonable price, usually $5 to $7. Over 800 of these shows were recorded by the band's sound engineers, Joey Picuri and Nick Pellicciotto, often on high-quality recording gear. The goal of this project is to create a complete archive of the Fugazi live experience and to make these recordings available. Show pages will include data from the concerts and well as photos and flyers when possible. Initially the band released 100 concert downloads (in addition to the 30 shows released on the now out of print Fugazi Live Series CDs) and new downloads will be added on a monthly basis until the entire archive has been made available. In keeping with the band's philosophy of keeping music affordable, the suggested price of a concert download is $5. However, we also offer a sliding scale option where you can set your own price. Additionally, we offer an All Access option for $500 that will allow you to download every show on the site – that would include all 130 presently available downloads as well as all subsequent shows (800+) that will be added to the site over time. If you are interested in purchasing this option, click here.

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Who's Responsible for the Demise of America's Public Research Universities? - The Atlantic

According to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences’ recently completed Lincoln Project report, between 2008 and 2013 states reduced financial support to top public research universities by close to 30 percent. At the same time, these states increased support of prisons by more than 130 percent. New York City’s budget office reported in 2013 that incarcerating a person in a state prison cost the city roughly $168,000 a year. California apparently does it on the cheap: It costs roughly $64,000 annually for each prisoner—a bit more than the cost of a year at an Ivy League university (average tuition is $50,000) and far more than at the University of California, Berkeley, ($13,000) or at CUNY ($8,000).

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Projects | DigitalOcean

Check out apps, wrappers, and integrations created by our developer community using the DigitalOcean API

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Jim Groom

Re-Live A Classic Era With ART OF ATARI Preview | Newsarama.com

The Art of Atari represents the most comprehensive retrospective to date, clocking in at over 350 pages, and collecting production and concept artwork, photos, and marketing materials. Fans can glean exclusive insight from key people involved in Atari's rich history, with behind-the-scenes details on how the most iconic games in early video game history were conceived, illustrated, and developed!

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Create Your (FREE) Website Using Github and Jekyll | GC Digital Fellows

The Digital Fellows have led numerous workshops on, and written posts describing how to use Github for collaboration and sharing. One of the neat features of Github is that it also provides a means for users to host static websites for free within any repository. This means that for each project you host on Github, you can create an accompanying website within that repository with information about the project. You can also create a Github repository specifically for hosting a website, such as a personal website or a website for your organization or team.

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Jim Groom

No We Do Not Build Open Source Software, We Build Bots That Make It Look Like You Do #DesignFiction

If you want to stay relevant in the modern software industry, you need to be sending all the right signals your customers will be looking for. One of these signals is showing that your company supports the concept of open source software. To get government contracts these days, you often have to provide open source software possibilities -- even if your core offering is proprietary, or operates in the cloud.

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First Steps in the Personal API – Bionic Teaching

The first step in starting to consider your personal API is figuring out where your stuff is now. This has been an interesting experiment for me as I’ve flung stuff all around the Internet with very little concern for long-term considerations.

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Conceptual art on Tumblr

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The New York Times TimeLapse (1996-2010) : Vinay Goel : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive

A timelapse of the nytimes.com homepage from Nov 12, 1996 to Dec 24, 2010 using the Internet Archive Wayback Machine. Contains a total of 2782 snapshots.

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as you wish travolta tutorial - YouTube

An After Effects Tutorial showing how I made this GIF: https://gfycat.com/GrouchyGoldenHorse.

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Jim Groom

Indie Ed-Tech

This is what DoOO fosters and where indie ed-tech in general holds the most promise in my mind. As it pushes back on Silicon Valley and corporate priorities (i.e., procurement, digital courseware, the LMS, etc.), it simultaneously pushes back on our own institutional structures that, intentionally or not, prop up those corporate priorities.

Jim Groom

Jim Groom

Welcome to Massive: The Future of Learning Week 1

For the first three weeks of the course, we'll be exploring three genres of large scale learning: MOOCs, intelligent tutors, and interest-driven learning communities. In the second three weeks of the course, we'll explore three problems that emerge repeatedly across the genres, I call them the Paradox of Free, the Paradox of Routine, and the Paradox of the Familiar. Each of these are design challenges that emerge from the efforts to create large scale online learning environments.

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“No, I’ve always been a bartender.” | raptnrent.me

Here is Jim and I talking about My Darling Clementine, John Ford’s classic Western. Jim brought up the noir connections, and there are many, but one we sort of missed was cinematographer Joseph MacDonald’s pedigree. The visual style of noir wasn’t just something he was emulating, it’s something he helped create. I brought up the true crime connections, in particular the questions about the truth in true crime that came up during our course on the topic. Stuart Lake’s biography of Wyatt Earp, which served as source material for the film, established Earp’s legend among the myths of the Old West, but both Lake and Earp did a lot of embellishing on the truth of his story. Ford was more interested in making a good movie than in any historical accuracy.

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The Rise of the Shadow LMS | edutechnica

Over time, these products are adding more and more features that one might normally expect to see in a LMS – giving weight to Norman’s Law of E-learning Tool Convergence: Any eLearning tool, no matter how openly designed, will eventually become indistinguishable from a Learning Management System once a threshold of supported use-cases has been reached.

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A Flexible and Personal Learning Environment | edutechnica

The third is an architectural perspective from a case study contributed by Erasmus University Rotterdam that elevates the importance of APIs in constructing such a learning environment. I am a huge fan of APIs and believe that they will play an increasingly central role to make learning technologies work better together in ways that current approaches cannot. (On a random side note, check out this recent coverage about a recent event that focused on “Indie” ed-tech and personal learning APIs. There really are many great ideas out there – too many to cover in any one post or at any one event.)

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Ensuring Higher Education for All | U.S. Department of Education

New US Sec. Education calls out American higher education via Bryan Alexander