I'm reading a 1979 NASA paper titled "State of the art survey of technologies applicable to NASA's aeronautics, avionics and controls program" and I think there's some neat stuff in there.
Specifically, section 4.2 talks about UI design for glass cockpits and covers some problems that are still (more?) relevant today, such as
Also present is what I think is a mockup for a map UI, which seem pretty close to what we see in 2020-era mapping applications
The City of Chicago uses a distinctive typeface in most of its visual communication. Today I learned it's called Big Shoulders and it's available under the OFL
re: uspol, diff tools
There's no XML available for the 5,593-page bill that got me interested in this, but you do have XML available for some other proposed legislation, like HR 3884 (Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act).
If you look at this, part of the bill states to strike
(17) Tetrahydrocannabinols, except for tetrahydrocannabinols in hemp (as defined in section 297A of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946).
from 21 USC 812 section 202(c), subsection (c), schedule I. But that's not what the current text is! The current text is
(17) Tetrahydrocannabinols, except for tetrahydrocannabinols in hemp (as defined under section 1639o of title 7)"
and was last amended in 2018 by the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018.
In some sense, this is unremarkable: the intent is probably unchanged, and patches are oftne written against old code and that's why diff tools can deal with mismatches. Still, though.
On a positive note, it looks like bills are published as XML with handy elements like
<amendment-instruction>, and there is standard language ("after "...", insert the following") to denote changes. since a huge chunk (almost all?) of this bill is amendments to existing bills it seems like writing a diff tool is possible
I haven't actually finished this for any other year. guess that's one weird positive of going nowhere for this season
I ran across this interview with / performance given by Takenobu Mitsuyoshi: https://youtu.be/hiWL6JDHpC0
It's pretty good.
I know Mitsuyoshi's work in Daytona USA ("DAYTONAAAAAA / LET'S GO AWAY") best, but he's done quite a lot more than that.
Snapcraft: Security, Theoretically
It seems like every snap I want to install gives me a message like
error: This revision of snap "blender" was published using classic confinement and thus may perform
arbitrary system changes outside of the security sandbox that snaps are usually confined to,
which may put your system at risk.
Are there any snaps that don't run in classic confinement mode, lol
So, Happy Place is a traveling art installation.
I've been to the Chicago and Toronto exhibitions. It's fun, but I think a lot of that fun comes from who you go with and who is around you. (The most amazing thing about the installation is that it makes interacting with strangers enjoyable.)
Anyway, Happy Place is now doing a drive-through version in Los Angeles: https://vimeo.com/482715321. Most of the exhibits are ghosts of what you'd experience in-person, just adapted for, uh, wider wheelbase...
You know that scene in Soylent Green where Sol is euthanized while he watches video of flowering fields? This gives me that vibe
A lot of adults don't like the idea that a child can one-up them, I guess
shitposting as lifestyle. #nobot if anything actually reads that
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