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Thoughts on Generative AI Art - tante.cc

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Tantes article is well worth your time: Just yesterday during our daily walk I discussed the impact of "AI" on 'creative' jobs with my friend Oli, and it very quickly turned into a discussion about what is seen as 'creative' in the industry (hello 'content creators', hello stock photography or -illustration, hello marketing lingo) vs.…


.guitars Domain Blues

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For years now I have a website dedicated to a certain breed of electrical guitars, dubbed the "off-set waist" or short "offset" guitars. In my case, this covers the Fender Jaguar and Jazzmaster models, but the term includes other brands as well and over the years several other models share the "offset" body form. I…


Fediversed

Indiewebcamp sign at the fence to the Tollwerk building

Today I used the Activitypub Plugin by @pfefferle to make this website a part of the fediverse. For example, you now can follow my blog on Mastodon by searching for "@blog@webrocker.de", and you should receive my posts directly in your home stream. The implementation was fairly easy, I only had some initial issues with the…


Border:None 2023

A look from the back of the venue towards the stage, a room filled with people and a screen saying Border None: Good Morning

Ten years ago, the first Border:None Conference happened in Nuremberg. And ten years later, Joschi and Marc had the idea to invite back all the speakers, with the topic of how and what changed in those ten years. Ten years ago, this was a one day event. This time, Joschi and Marc decided that, also…


The Power of Music

Frau mit Gitarre auf Bühne, angeleuchtet im dunkelblauen Raum

A beautiful voice, a guitar and good songs - sometimes this is all that is needed to have a room full of people hypnotized. Vanessa Peters, opening for Nina Persson & James Yorkston at Brotfabrik, Frankfurt on 21st Oct 2023.


WordPress.com blogs can now be followed on Mastodon and other federated platforms

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Design in the Browser!

I nearly missed this article by Matthias Ott - The New CSS: Hear hear! Using graphic design / layout tools to 'design' user interfaces is a misconception. Those tools are wonderful to create artifacts to get into the discussion how a website may 'look', and to a lesser extend how it 'behaves'. But often those…


The dangers of Google's .zip TLD - Bobbyr@medium

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Ouch. What could possibly go wrong? Who in his right mind thought that a .zip Top Level Domain would be a good idea? What's next, .ppt and .xls?


Oops?

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Source: washingtonpost.com


btconf-ed, again

Cozy lamp on table, Btconf screen in the background

Wow. The last two days flew by in a breeze. I resurfaced at an in-person event after missing out for three years, and boy, how good this feels.


So long, Twitter API, and thanks for all the fish - snarfed.org

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Without brid.gy, I would never had my blog / twitter POSSE setup working. From time to time I did a quick check to see if the brid.gy / twitter API thing still works after their announcement and following rescheduling of the free API's end, and to my surprise I found brid.gy humming along nicely. I,…


ChatGPT on what would happen if Zork (of 5th element) buys Twitter

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Q: "What would happen if Zork of 5th element buys twitter?" A: "I'm sorry to inform you that Zork is a fictional character from the video game series of the same name and does not exist in real life. Therefore, it is impossible for Zork to buy Twitter. However, if we were to imagine a…