Anybody watched and/or discussing The Social Dilemma? (Documentary on Netflix about social media). Seems like prob just a synopsis of what everyone knows, but I'm just 15% in and I feel like I have to watch it because certain people are hosting events specifically for discussing #thesocialdilemma
I have been considering writing an app with the purpose of connecting the fediverse based on dimensional proximity. Similar hashtags, near geo tags, same events mentioned, etc. (I'm working on a list of dimensions.) I want to minimize list management, and develop an experience of physical proximity.
the "there's an app for that" mentality has drug society into a heavily taxed (by Google and Apple), enclosed ecosystem of proprietary technology that is expensive to enter and costly to opt out of. what the #freesoftware movement needs is #highLevelProgramming #hlp that lets your neighbor just bang out an idea the same day they have it, and a year down the road, that function's 5 users could sweep off the cruft in twenty minutes. there is no good reason such a computing platform isn't ubiquitous.
Teaching kids how to code isn't bringing programming to the masses. There's certainly little harm in replenishing or increasing our supply of Morlocks, but the true promise of computing, the reason we say we are living in the Information Age, means putting programming in the hands of lay folk, in forms ubiquitous and invisible. So far only spreadsheets have broken this barrier.
PS: all the above I have learned purely through mental visualization. if you try actually playing with matrices of tetrahedra as I described, PLEASE toot me back! I want to see it. maybe I'll write something up, but my coding time is limited these days.
interestingly, a visual tesselation of tetrahedra requires two orientations of tetrahedra like a checkerboard (every edge-to-edge contact involves a reflection). a voxel system would have polygons facing in eight directions. two more than six. so if you want to try to make your game look somewhat less blocky and more organic, tetrahedron-voxels could give that feature a boost. not to mention that with reduced polygons you could afford higher resolution.
recently I realized that you can turn a cube into a tetrahedron by slicing off four corners. each corner becomes an equilateral face, but the cool part is that each edge corresponds to the diagonal of a cube face. six edges. guess what that means? edge-to-edge, tetrahedra "tesselate" like cubes! quotes because they would leave big octahedron-shaped gaps around all those corners you sliced off earlier. but you wouldn't see the gaps, so maybe you could call it "visual tesselation". is that a thing?
some people play Sudoku. I like to visualize polyhedra. it's way more rewarding to learn something about #geometry than to win and quickly forget a game.
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TED Talks Daily (SD video): How to build a resilient future using ancient wisdom | Julia Watson http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~3/6FaZx8peMzY/julia_watson_how_to_build_a_resilient_future_using_ancient_wisdom
I mean, on the rest of the web. SO job postings are actually relatively good.
via npr: WindowSwap just gave me a little sense of travel. 🤎 https://www.window-swap.com/
@alexbuzzbee Read your Java opinion on your site. Have you considered those thoughts in the recent light of GraalVM, Android runtime (ART), Kotlin, and JavaFX? To disclaim, the whole ecosystem is in transition. Problems not yet abated. But I think we're getting there.