I had a fun day in the shop getting everything dialed in to make a polishing tool for wearable lenses.

The OSS bubble that is and the blogging bubble that was – Baldur Bjarnason

“The biggest problem—and this isn’t limited to web development—is how it has baked exploitation into the core worldview of so many people.”

Me, on the OSS bubble in web dev baldurbjarnason.com/2021/the-o

The Transmutable Swan is now OSHWA certified to be genuine open hardware; my first project to join that prestigious company but certainly not the last.

A person lashed out at me on birdsite for posting job openings (at a co where I don't work) for senior roles for which (as a newly minted CS BS) they aren't qualified. Dog speed, angry young spaceman.

Hey, I got my art website back up to date finally! Check out art.joshmillard.com/ where can browse through my work from the last few years in oil and watercolor painting, stained glass, linocut prints, and my recent dive into plotter drawings.

It's Monday which means that it's once again time to put out the call for news items for tomorrow's W3C Immersive Web Weekly: 📯

Did you see a neat new WebXR experience?

Did something big happen that needs coverage?

Reply with links and I'll take a look!

What's your favorite thing you can do with your PinePhone that you can't do with Android or iOS? Please boost.

Hey immersive web folks,

Running a one-day event about all of WebXR development is somewhat impossible because there's so much going on.

I'm hosting an open town hall *this Sunday* to discuss which topics and voices should to be heard in the WebXR Developer Summit on May 25th.


You might think from this screenshot that I've drawn even a single shape in this CAD file, but no. I'm just randomly moving around cells in a spreadsheet as a form of procrasta-planning.

I just pushed "publish" on issue 48 of the Immersive Web Weekly. I usually tweet out several topics that I covered in an issue but this week can be summed up as "🎉 OMG A Fully FOSS Stack 🎉" while imaging a gif of myself dancing on clouds.

The RealTime Conference happens today and for two more days. Tickets are free and there are *many* sessions that are relevant to the . Sadly, I scanned the speakers' page and recognized nobody who works directly on web standards. 🤦‍♀️

Whelp, I tweeted about my next project (Augs by Transmutable tm) and now I feel like I'm livestreaming my underwear drawer and claiming to have superpowers.

PS. A huge thank-you to the lovely folks who provided the German, French, Spanish, and Dutch translations :)



#CleanUpTheWeb #FlocOffGoogle

If you're happy
And you know it
Still we die

If you're happy
And you know it
Still we die

If you're happy
And you know
Still by age or plague
Or bullet

If you're happy
And you know it
Still we die

i've tagged out 600+ open source, experimental and tiny tools by their qualities and built a new website for sorting through them!

these are all tools towards joyful digital creation, with the goal of enabling working entirely outside of proprietary systems- moving instead from one hand-made software to another.

(the list takes submissions if it is missing yours >:))


The fundamental core of art as commodity is that its value is in its scarcity and not in its content.

There is a secondary consideration, of making art under capitalism, where artists are motivated to sell art work to pay for food and shelter and the free time to continue making art, and that can't be easily dismissed. Art having a perceived value that justifies paying for it is a problem of this capitalist context. But that should not be conflated with art's value being in its salability.

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