The FTP archives and homepages of the 1990s may be gone but some of the
best known MU*s are still there.
You can connect from the command line using Telnet.
telnet lambda.moo.mud.org 8888
telnet mediamoo.cc.gatech.edu 8888
telnet muck.furry.com 8888
On modern GNU/Linux distros, Telnet may not be installed by default. You
will need to install it. e.g.:
su -c “yum -y install telnet”
sudo aptitude install telnet
Logging Colours To ThingSpeak
Evie Matthieson died last night. She was an excellent cultural person, my ex partner, and the kids’ mum.
I had spoken to her on the phone earlier in the evening. I’m glad I got to chat with her, even if only briefly. I wish she wasn’t gone. I really wish she wasn’t gone.
The Urinal Is In A Show
ThingSpeak is a Free Software-based web service for publishing (geolocated) data. This makes it better than proprietary services for publishing data.
Using it is very easy, as this tutorial demonstrates. here’s some code I’ve written in the Python programming language to grab a palette of 8 colours from a webcam image of my studio every 10 minutes and publish it to a ThingSpeak “Channel”:
And here’s the resulting data, in JSON format:
Update [17th April 2011]
Thanks to ThingSpeak suggesting it, here’s a jQuery display of the colours:
It starts with the 100 most recent palettes, and adds them every 10 minutes as more are uploaded.
An Aesthetics Of Disappearance
Exploring Art Data – The Plan
The Urinal project is being presented as part of a collection called:
Curated by Furtherfield, in:
International Art in Village Halls
Penryn Town Hall
Private View: Friday April 15th
6.30pm – 8.30pm
I’ve been very, very busy recently and I haven’t had time to work on the “Exploring Art Data” series of blog posts.
I will get back to them. First I will finish the Graves Art Sales exploration. Then I will use Joy Garnett’s images of her paintings as an example of processing a (small) large dataset. Then I will analyse the Netbehaviour mailing list archive as an example of a social network.
And that’s the plan. Unless anyone has anything else they’d like to see.