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Übrigens: Diese ganzen Maßnahmen wegen des Coronavirus wie die Absage von Großveranstaltungen, Absperrung ganzer Gebiete (oder Staaten) usw. werden nicht getroffen weil das Virus so gefährlich für den Einzelnen wäre, sondern damit das Gesundheitssystem nicht zusammenbricht.

Liebe PolitikerInnen: Reden wir doch mal darüber, wie ein Gesundheitssystem aussehen müsste, das nicht schon bei einer Grippewelle an seine Grenzen kommt.

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Kennt ihr IT-Unternehmen im Bereich 25-130 Mitarbeiter, bei denen es einen Ethikcode gibt, welche Projekte/Kunden man nicht macht? Also z.B. sowas wie "Keine Rüstungsindustrie"?

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Wanna help a comrade who just had a very shitty thing happen to them, but don't have time right now?

Good! Set an alarm for a few weeks from now.

Community support is often strong immediately after bad news and declines quickly within the first 2 weeks unless the person effected explicitly asks for help again.
Recovery from an intense experience often takes 6 to 8 weeks or more.

Be that person that still checks in and makes time for that comrade 3, 5 and 8 weeks after the shitty thing.

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question to queer comrades about bi/pan inside fighting, boost ok 

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Egal, von wo man guckt: Das Problem ist der Rassismus, und der steckt überall, in allen.

Der geht nicht von ein paar Bekenntnissen weg. Was fehlt:

- stabile ausreichende Förderung der Anti-Rassismus-Initiativen
- aktive Zivilcourage
- Aufklärung und Antira-Workshops für alle.

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Next weekend Varia will host a meeting on feminist servers as part of a series called Feminist Hack Meetings.

Let's talk about feminist servers! In this meeting, we invite you to discuss questions like:
What does it mean for a server to be feminist, and how could it look like? What and who does it serve? What does it take to create and maintain it?
We would like to map and draw collectively our ideas and consider the possibility of setting up a feminist server at Varia, as a base for our practice.
We will bring material (like RPis and computers) to start experimenting and trying things out.
Join us!

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New essay: Seven theses on the Fediverse and the becoming of FLOSS

Recently, @rra and I have been working on an essay highlighting questions about the and how these are getting entangled with practices. From software production to structure and governance within alternative social media, online communities and politics.

The text follows a multi theses model, to map the different things we've been looking at and publish the current state of our research.

It is the closing chapter of a new publication from INC/Transmediale (

PDF of the text:

Feedback welcome. We're planning to publish an online version with more references!

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Estem de tornada després d'uns mesos tenint el compte una mica abandonat. Romanguin a l'escolta.

En breu anunciem les dates definitives de les jornades de #PortesObertes i Hackeja la Terra 2020.

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Estamos de vuelta después de unos meses teniendo la cuenta un poco abandonada. Permanezcan a la escucha.

En breve anunciaremos las fechas definitivas de las jornadas de #PuertasAbiertas y Hack The Earth 2020.

@Ixotika was first motivated to join the fediverse when I showed her that I follow @eider . I hope you can find each other.

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Here's the link to the screen version of my vpn zine. ping me if you'd like the print version too

Because my rss feeds have been trapped for some time now in a feed reader that is not working properly, I have been feeling a bit disconnected and uninformed.
Since @Xosequiroga helpfully pointed out this morning that there is an entire instance for news bots in different languages, now I'm tempted to replace my rss feeds by following more bots.
I'm just concerned that my timeline will overflow then, so that I miss other posts and just become more conscious of how uninformed I am, if I don't actually read all the articles.
I think I may need to look more closely at filtering and organizing this account. Or fix my feed reader. Or both.

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a guide when researching internet censorship and surveillance

Most of the wood we have left now is too green and damp to burn well, so keeping the fire going requires copious amounts of twigs and cardboard and almost constant attention.
In between tending the fire, however, I wrote a longer blog post about winter in Calafou.
Spoiler: It really is as awful as everyone warned me it would be.

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We just released the OPEN CALL for #AMRO20
Deadline: Monday 24.02.2020

We are looking forward to your submissions!

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This weekend Varia is hosting two gatherings that are both the start of a series:

Feminist Hack Meetings (on Saturday)

An informal first gathering of a series of research meetings that aim to explore the suggestions, urgencies and potentials of feminist hack & tech initiatives.


Read & Repair feat. The Bootleg Library (on Sunday)

Come and make yourself comfortable, read the books you never find time to read, browse/exchange/acquire parts from our electronics depot or use the quietness of the day to repair things that need fixing.


Last night as I was helping someone with a new Linux installation, I ended up becoming extremely frustrated with the Matrix client Riot again.
Responsible password management was an ongoing theme throughout the evening, but we were making good progress until we hit a major stumbling block with the keys for an encrypted Riot channel.
There have been a few situations where using an encrypted Riot channel has made sense, but I still don't think it works well. To me, the system of keys, key backup, and "verfied devices" still seems confusing and not very efficient.

What am I missing?

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Next week during @liaizon @lidia_p @320x200 and me are hosting a few workshops to introduce people to the fediverse.

"Welcome to the Federation" is a workshop and Q&A session for people new to or already part of the . We will cover concepts such as the server-client model; on-line federation; discussions of different servers and communities; and last but not least allow those new to the idea to sign up on the Fediverse. The workshops also deal with how to run or join a Fediverse community, the challenges of federated social networking, and the wider impact the Fediverse has on free software production and its culture. The workshops are meant to be informal and semi-structured to allow for different levels of engagement and experience from the participants, but will nonetheless offer a high level of understanding."

I really just wanted to go downstairs and use a friend's private shower to wash my hair today. Right now, though, it feels as though there are just too many things that could go wrong with that plan. Instead I think I'll just pull a blanket over my head and hope this damned wind stops soon.
Everyone told me winter is bad in Calafou. Everyone was right.

Everything I've tried to do today has ended up becoming stupidly complicated. Now I'm seeing an error message that says "contact your system administrator".
Since I'm supposed to be one of the system administrators, I now feel thoroughly incompetent in absolutely everything.

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