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Charles was the first black photographer at the New York Times. These photos, from 1966, were never published.

Two hours of bass house from Disorient sound guru Charlie Funk.

Only 100 humans have a Moog Subharmonicon, so someone took a stab at mimicking it using the ever-present Make Noise Maths. Not too shabby.

X-Posted from the archive from 2008:

It's probably futile to do so, but here's my partial history of New York City in video games. The difficult part is actually figuring out, in fact, if a game takes place in New York. For instance, Frogger could take place in New York, if the West Side Highway straddled a Hudson River full of logs and turtles. Pac-Man is certainly a metaphoric representation of the Financial District. If Donkey Kong is an homage to King Kong, wouldn't that mean he's throwing barrels from the Empire State Building?

NYC Resistor is a hacker collective with a shared space located in Brooklyn. We meet regularly to share knowledge, hack on projects together, and build community.

NEWYORKEXITNEWYORK (c) is an installation featuring a virtual environment in 3 dimensions built out of photographs of New-York City, USA. With a Joystick controller one can freely surf a city metaphor in real time 3D and projected on a giant screen. Defying gravity laws to dive in and out of space and time, to be part and observer of a new interpretation of urban patterns like traffic, noise and streetlife of a virtual city,

Pod Mod talks with the duo behind Seattle modular synthesizer company Noise Engineering and touches on topics as varied as product naming, endangered animals, and the ladies of modular.

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New Release: The Archive

The Archive

This release introduces The Archive, moving all the posts from before "the collapse" to a separate section of the site. Posts in The Archive are locked: no voting, no editing, no commenting. Posts can be recovered from The Archive by crossposting them to other sectors.

The Archive also introduces linkFilter's first NPC: Cando 99-30. Cando manages The Archive and will soon start offering bounties for activities involving all those old posts.

Crossposting

This release also introduces crossposting. Any post can be crossposted to another sector. The original post creator gets awarded XP as well as the person crossposting. You can crosspost your own posts too, but you won't get double XP.

Release Notes

  • Posts can now be cross posted to other sectors
  • Crossposting results in XP rewards for original post as well as cross post
  • Posts and Sectors prior to the 2011 shutdown are now contained in The Archive
  • The Archive can be browsed by year and month, by sector, or searched
  • Posts in The Archive cannot be edited, voted on, or commented on
  • Significant improvements to search
  • Significant improvements to site performance
  • Fixes for avatar selection
  • Fixes for mobile site
  • Fixes for site sluggishness for users with space in username
  • Fixes for search not being updated on new posts
  • All users are subscribed to new sectors (for now)
  • Fixes for posts that are associated to a hard deleted user
  • Support for filtering by date moving forward from linkFilter launch
  • Bookmarks will work deleted and archived links
  • Fixes for sectors containing "all" in the token
  • Purging caches on user preference update
  • Recent posts in archived sectors moved to limbo

Pod Mod talks with the duo behind Seattle modular synthesizer company Noise Engineering and touches on topics as varied as product naming, endangered animals, and the ladies of modular.

[MP3] [Overcast]

Add the 4th amendment to government license plate databases by wearing this shirt/jacket/etc.

Dana Gould talks to Mallory O’Meara, author of The Lady From the Black Lagoon. It tells the story of Millicent Patrick, who worked in the Universal Studios makeup department in the early 1950’s. She created the Creature From The Black Lagoon, which was a landmark moment in film, but credit was stolen by a man with far less talent.

The Dana Gould Hour consistently covers topics I usually don't care much about with such humor and affection that I eagerly await every new episode.

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Next Release: The Archive

I wanted to share my thoughts on the next release for linkFilter, because they may be controversial.

Post Reset / The Archive

I'm going to be moving all posts and sectors except for the very latest ones into a new section of the site titled The Archive. A new heading at the top will allow you to delve into the sectors and visit the heyday of the site. Search will return results from the both areas.

This will allow us to start building a series of sectors that are user moderated and focused on whatever you're interested in. When more of the game mechanics start to come into play there will be reasons to visit The Archive and pull posts into the main area.

User Reset

Once I've introduced some more game mechanics I'll be doing a user reset, pulling everyone back to level 1 and 0 XP. I want to give everyone a reason to start posting again since most users who were here back in the day have already unlocked everything. There will be new things to unlock and new mechanics to allow active users to progress quickly. All posts and sectors between now and the reset will remain active.

Thoughts?

Share them here, in the chat, or on the Discord.

New Release: Markdown Editing

Now with Markdown

Out today, Markdown editing across the site.

I don't know about you, but I always found the editing on linkFilter lacking. My wonky CR/LF to html break conversion never worked right. It also made the text edit fields terrible to look at.

I've removed support for editing HTML directly, and now we just use markdown. All the old rules for where images are allowed and aren't still apply.

Refactored posting

I refactored the posting of links, journals and comments to use as much of the same code as possible. Moving forward this should make making changes easier and more uniform. As with all refactors, you will probably find a bug or two, just let me know.

Other stuff / Bug fixes

  • Fixed a bug with comments creating new threads when they weren't supposed to
  • Fixed mobile mode so you can post again
  • Removed support for legacy skins
  • Turned off all post-per-day cost multipliers
  • Added support for mod deleting and undeleting
  • Removed support for mod editing
  • Comments use proper user/title/body after post
  • Added notification on new sector creation