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Sunday, October 2nd, 2022

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Checked in at Charlie’s. Back in Charlie’s after 30 years, this time for a session — with Jessica

Saturday, October 1st, 2022

Checked in at An Spailpín Fánach. Cork Folk Festival, like map

Checked in at An Spailpín Fánach. Cork Folk Festival, like

Thursday, September 29th, 2022

Checked in at An Spailpín Fánach. Sliabh Luachra abú! — with Jessica map

Checked in at An Spailpín Fánach. Sliabh Luachra abú! — with Jessica

Monday, September 26th, 2022

Malleable Systems Collective

Modern computing is far too rigid. Applications can only function in preset ways determined by some far away team. Software is trapped in hermetically sealed silos and is rewritten many times over rather than recomposed.

This community catalogs and experiments with malleable software and systems that reset the balance of power via several essential principles…

I’ll be adding those principles to my collection.

Wednesday, September 21st, 2022

Checked in at Jolly Brewer. A full house of musicians for tonight’s session — with Jessica map

Checked in at Jolly Brewer. A full house of musicians for tonight’s session — with Jessica

Tuesday, September 20th, 2022

Have I reached the Douglas Adams Inflection point (or is modern tech just a bit rubbish)? – Terence Eden’s Blog

This chimes with something I’ve been pondering: we anticipate big breakthoughs in software—AI!, blockchain!, metaverse! chatbots!—but in reality the field is relatively stagnant. Meanwhile in areas like biology, there’s been unexpected advances. Or maybe, as Terence indicates, it’s all about the hype.

Sunday, September 18th, 2022

Checked in at The Bugle Inn. Playing some tunes with Rowan map

Checked in at The Bugle Inn. Playing some tunes with Rowan

Wednesday, September 14th, 2022

Quality Is Systemic - Jacob Kaplan-Moss

Software quality is more the result of a system designed to produce quality, and not so much the result of individual performance. That is: a group of mediocre programmers working with a structure designed to produce quality will produce better software than a group of fantastic programmers working in a system designed with other goals.

This talks about development, but I believe it applies equally—if not more—to design.

And this is very insightful:

Instead of spending tons of time and effort on hiring because you believe that you can “only hire the best”, direct some of that effort towards building a system that produces great results out of a wider spectrum of individual performance.

Sunday, September 11th, 2022

Checked in at The Bugle Inn. Sunday session 🎻🎶☘️ map

Checked in at The Bugle Inn. Sunday session 🎻🎶☘️

Tuesday, September 6th, 2022

Ancient Web Browsers | tweedy

This is an archive of the very earliest Web browsers — the true pioneers, the Old Gods, the Ancients:

WorldWideWeb, LineMode, Viola, Erwise, Midas, TkWWW, Samba, Lynx, w3, FineWWW

Friday, September 2nd, 2022

Checked in at Sussex Ox. Lamb, apple and potato straight from the farm — with Jessica map

Checked in at Sussex Ox. Lamb, apple and potato straight from the farm — with Jessica

Wednesday, August 31st, 2022

Folk Interfaces

Folk creations fill a gap. They solve problems for individuals and small communities in a way that that centralised, top-down, industrial creations never can. They are informal, distributed practices that emerge from real world contexts. Contexts where individuals have little or no control over the “official” means of production – of furniture, urban architecture, crockery, artwork, media stories, or taxonomies. In response people develop their own unpolished, unofficial, and deeply practical creations.

Now apply that to software:

Only professional programmers and designers get to decide what buttons go on the interface, what features get prioritised, and what affordances users have access to. Subverting that dynamic is the only way people can get their needs met with the computational tools they have at hand.

Tuesday, August 30th, 2022

Checked in at Dover Castle. Tuesday session 🎶🎻 — with Jessica map

Checked in at Dover Castle. Tuesday session 🎶🎻 — with Jessica

Sunday, August 28th, 2022

Checked in at The Bugle Inn. Sunday afternoon session 🎶🎻 — with Jessica map

Checked in at The Bugle Inn. Sunday afternoon session 🎶🎻 — with Jessica

Thursday, August 25th, 2022

Checked in at The Lord Nelson Inn. Starting the session ☘️🎶 — with Jessica map

Checked in at The Lord Nelson Inn. Starting the session ☘️🎶 — with Jessica

Wednesday, August 24th, 2022

Checked in at Jolly Brewer. Session night! 🎻 — with Jessica map

Checked in at Jolly Brewer. Session night! 🎻 — with Jessica

Sunday, August 21st, 2022

Checked in at The Bugle Inn. Sunday afternoon session 🎶🎻 map

Checked in at The Bugle Inn. Sunday afternoon session 🎶🎻

Wednesday, August 17th, 2022

Checked in at Jolly Brewer. Wednesday night session — with Jessica map

Checked in at Jolly Brewer. Wednesday night session — with Jessica

Sunday, August 14th, 2022

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Checked in at Riddle And Finns. Seafood feast! — with Jessica

Wednesday, August 10th, 2022

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Checked in at Jolly Brewer. Wednesday night session 🎻🎶 — with Jessica