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Rising and falling of the sun "at an effective 'shutter speed' of eight years - taken using a pinhole camera made from a drinks can and a sheet of photographic paper - may be the most extreme example of its type." via @NatGeo https://www.nationalgeographic.co.uk/photography/2020/12/longest-known-exposure-taken-by-makeshift-camera-forgotten-inside-uk-telescope

This is extremely cool.

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#tdc3244 #ds106 Blue https://daily.ds106.us/tdc3244/

The sky is grey here today so I took a trip through my flickr. Modified a script to pull down my photos flickr thinks is blue.

There is nothing I could see in the flickr api to filter colours as there is in the search but I noticed the url for the search contains text=&color_codes=7 so I added that in. Sees to have worked.

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#tdc3243 #ds106 Surroundings https://daily.ds106.us/tdc3243/

Victoria Park Pond, Bright November Day
#tdc3243 #ds106 The first bright day for a while

See: waterfowl, runners, dog walkers, autumn leaves & a blue sky
Feel: Winter sun, frustrated, crowded, thankful
Hear: chatter, traffic, playground kids
Smell: Cold water, winter coming
Taste: tail of my after lunch coffee

Replied to https://twitter.com/magsamond/status/1330456416121987074?s=20 by masked-abhaile (Twitter)

Thanks for the affirmation, Ian, currently swimming thru tons of #TeachMeet research data (yep, same dna as Pedagoo, BrewEd, CampEd). Key features: non-hierarchical, open, peer-to-peer. So far, *sharing* is the definitive value emerging from this global appreciative inquiry; tbc.

Along with avoiding @ewanmcintosh’s “keynote-speaker-sponsor-driven” & keeping to
@magsamond’s “non-hierarchical, open, peer-to-peer” I think early #teachmeet principals of everyone being willing to participate & serendipity of random were interesting ways to change dynamics.

Replied to The OBS Screen Timer Zoom Trick (CogDogBlog)
So what the bleep is this? Well, OBS Studio or Open Broadcast Software. What it offers is quite incredible and is a credit to what open source software can be. It lets you create composite scenes for video, switching between, and actually do the live streaming. It’s a digital video studio, and offers everything I used like 10 years ago running live streams from Second Life with Wirecast ($500+ software).

Hi Alan,
Thanks for this. Earlier in the year when schools were closed here I was racking what is left of my memory for a piece of freeware I used to use (perhaps pre osx) that did a little of this, system extension maybe.. I think I used it with Marritech…
OSB looks marvellous I’ll certainly try it if we go back into school closures here.

And your side rant nails it!

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#tdc3231 #ds106 What personality is your font? https://daily.ds106.us/tdc3231/

 

Dear DS106 Daily Create, I type mostly in TextMate, the font is Menio Regular 16. I had to check that. I Do not think I've ever spent much time thinking about fonts. I spend more time thinking about gifs. #tdc3231 #ds106Dear DS106 Daily Create,
I type mostly in TextMate, the font is Menio Regular 16. I had to check that. I Do not think I’ve ever spent much time thinking about fonts.
I spend more time thinking about gifs.
#tdc3231 #ds106

Replied to bookmark: To Mend a Broken Internet, Create Online Parks | Read Write Collect by Aaron DavisAaron Davis (Read Write Collect)
Eli Pariser reflects upon Walt Whitman's creation of Fort Greene Park in 1846 and suggests we need an online version of a shared public space. He suggests that there are three problems with the c

Isn’t this a great post Aaron, I’ve been re reading it over and over. I love how you link it to Greg’s @jgmac1106 domains from the library idea.

It is a tricky problem to get to a truly public space from our current private and commercial ones? I recall an idea that I think was talked about in Scotland about giving everyone a domain name when they were born linked to some sort of identifier. Something like that could be linked to different services at different times and deal with the fast pace changes in internet services.