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The botoperators

BOTOPERA @ poetry festival + art book fair, wiels

We (An Mertens, Anne Laforet, Antonio Roberts, Gijs de Heij & myself) performed and installed the “botopera” this weekend at Wiels. It was interesting to see this work…

Some links from Hacker News this morning all in ways about the (im)permanence of networked technology

HTTP is obsolete. It’s time for the distributed, permanent web Some great snapshots from early operating systems such as GEOS on C64 and polaroids from the development of…

make: *** No rule to make target ‘Idiosyncratic’, needed by ‘all’. Stop. #error_messages #make

Rules to prevent installing OpenWRT?

OpenWRT routers have increasingly become part of my practice setting up local networks for events. The story of the origins of OpenWRT as the result of the GPL…

Botnet Workshop at H&D

Together with An Mertens, we ran a workshop at the Hackers & Designers Summer Academy 2015. Continuing work with IRC chatbots, the workshop was a crash course in…

Scraping with CSS and (pure) Python

Code discovery of the day: cssselect2 by Simon Sapin, a pure python implementation of fancy CSS3 selectors. Here, I’m scraping some data based on the “unique selector” Firefox…

Architectures over Frameworks

Today via Hacker News… Do Not Learn Frameworks, Learn the architecure Remember the old principle that each module should perform just one function? In case it performs two…

SpockedCanadianCurrency

Live long and process…

A nice article on “spocking currency” and the built in “anti-counterfeiting” algorithms built in to Adobe Photoshop. http://hyperallergic.com/195922/what-happens-when-you-try-to-photoshop-money/

Chatting with the dead: Autoicon

Autoicon is a CD-ROM project by UK artist Donald Rodney who, in response to diagnosis of sickle-cell anemia, created works that explored the idea embodying himself in various…