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I took that picture out of the window of a hostel I stayed in in Gimmelwald, Switzerland. Possibly my favorite place I have ever been to.

edit: totally didn't realize that the photo was supposed to be taken today, sorry for cheating.

(not taken today, oops)

The key difference, for me anyway, is that it doesn't show the hubwheel on individual comments. They are still ordered the same, of course, but I like that it forces me to read comments instead of judging them by their number of votes.

yotta  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Cheese or font?

Obviously, the cheeses and fonts are hand-picked, but I still find it shockingly difficult.

yotta  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: One random tweet

They use the same alphabet, but the thing you linked to is actually Farsi, not Arabic.

yotta  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Lurker roll call

I have been lurking so hard that I rarely logged in. The other day, I decided that I wanted to be active, so here I am.

yotta  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Reimplementing Markdown in Arc Lisp

Hey, forwardslash, do you have any recommended resources for learning arc? I have pretty good experience with typed functional languages (haskell, OCaml) but not very much with lisp (if that makes a difference). Do you like it?

yotta  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Is hubski open-source?

I don't think mk has any plans to do this, but I could be wrong.

yotta  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Rob Sheridan - Glitch Art

I like his illustrations.

On the subject of glitch art, this is pretty cool. I like his textiles.

I like the idea of using art to store experience outside the brain.

I think one of the best things about music, as opposed to visual art, is that people are much more likely to approach it at face value. There is still a lot of music that is regarded as bad, or talent-less (easy example: "rap is just talking over a beat"). But I find that people are willing to accept that listening music is worthwhile insofar it produces a reaction in yourself that you find desirable.

This contrast may come from the fact that most of us, myself included, are more familiar with being "moved" by music than by visual art. Almost everyone understands the urge to dance.

I often think that there just isn't that much to get. Perhaps this is the "problem" with contemporary art: that it is taken too seriously. Not that it isn't meaningful or important.

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