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Johan Bové

KarachiBeachRadio

(Not a radio station), Karachi Beach Radio uses oral history and experimental sound as media of inquiry to study complex relationships between the ecology of the commons and Karachi’s rapidly commercialising (public) Seaview coastline.
KBR listens to the commons as it happens; and as it disappears… asking what the future of the commons might be? It records the insistent presence of local ecologies that create the commons. It also records the sounds of toxic agents and invasive flows that are now a part of it; and the transformations of open space into impermeable projections of generic world cities.

Johan Bové

Online auctions as a spectator sport

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Discovered an exciting new online spectator-sport: following Ebay auctions for rare(ish), yet popular devices.

The last auction I followed for a Sony MZ-RH1 player was a real nail-biter. Within the duration of the final 60 seconds four bidders competed with each other, with the bid going up from €188 to €289.

The winning bid went to someone who made a bid only 4 times for this item and only followed a single auction in the last period. They won against someone who, looking at their bidding history, is going through some effort finding the rare gem.

ps. I am not going to make this a regular report - just thought this last auction was particular and I was personally glad the winning bid was just a little bit more than what I offered for a similar device just last week.

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Music albums I should get on CD

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According to my Last.fm scrobble history I really should buy these albums on CD:

Aesop Rock - Skelethon (Deluxe)
Booka Shade - The Sun The Neon Light
LCD Soundsystem - American Dream
Bonobo - Black Sands
Band Of Skulls - By Default
DJ Shadow - Our Pathetic Age

And many more.

Going to have to make an order at A&O Medien in Düsseldorf.

https://www.aundo-medien.de/

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Sub Camps of Auschwitz | Re-Finding the Sub Camps of Auschwitz

Important Holocaust  history being collected, preserved and presented in this project.

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Archiving The Internet with Jason Scott | The Web Ahead

Great talk between Jen Simmons and Jason Scott!
> The Internet Archive is a treasure trove of digitized culture — films, software, audio, websites and more. How it it being collected, and how might the Internet Archive be our best hope for preserving the history of this era, as we invent the web? Jason Scott joins Jen Simmons to talk about the challenges of archiving in the digital age.

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How to Set Your Google Data to Self-Destruct

Google has now given us an option to set search and location data to automatically disappear after a certain time. We should all use it. Last year you may have been addicted to Beyoncé. But nowadays you’re more into Lizzo.

Already took care of most of this. Doesn't hurt to delete the history again occasionally.

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The history of ten years of web development would be enough material to fill a book with. It would definitely be a book I’d like to read.

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And the sore throat is gone again thanks to some acetylsalicylic acid magic, aka aspirin.
Interesting history of the medicin: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aspirin#History

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This is pure retro-computing gold. Re-watched the episode and the interview with Pete Perkins, the Apple Cloner perplexed me. This article tries to give some more history on him: https://www.apl2bits.net/2019/09/23/pete-perkins-honda-computers/ and also this : https://www.reddit.com/r/apple2/comments/dy618h/how_good_was_pete_perkins_apple_he_seems_kind_of/