I realised that what I had been doing was adding to a dataset for training the machine-learning software that guides self-driving cars – probably those designed and operated by Waymo, the autonomous vehicle project owned by Alphabet Inc (which also happens to own Google).
…the wood amongst the trees….. By deconstructing images into random regular elements it enables us to see the wood amongst the trees, the hidden details we may have missed, the texture of the paint, the stories within stories, the sub plots.
Theo is using a ds106 toy I made a while back. I don’t think I’d really though much about the use of cubomaina images.
Cubomania Gif! makes still jpgs too. I just changed it a little to keep the still images fullsized but resizing gifs to a more sensible 400 pixels wide.
The images in Theo’s post are a lot more illustrative of his ideas that the one here.
For Micro.blog, I believe the right approach is to first introduce a simple “quote” feature. This UI would be streamlined to support quoting a sentence out of a blog post, with your own thoughts tacked on. It would fit with the spirit of easy posting in Micro.blog, but it would encourage more thoughtful posts and naturally scale up from traditional linkblogging.
I very much agree that quoting from and adding something to a post is of great value, but some times I love something I don’t understand well enough to add value. That is why I’ve an enviable stuff category here.
Reading: Getting there | Jeremy Cherfas
Although I am really enjoying exploring the indieweb, this point about reliance is always on my mind. I am relying on so many technologies to be able to do this and we can alway fall back on the evil mega-corporations.
It might be because I am in a micro.blog bubble at the moment but it does seem that the indieweb stuff is getting slicker and easier to use. When I switched to sempress with a wing and a prayer it felt like an act of faith. It is beginning to feel like a great choice.