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Remember the refrain: „There is no data, only software at rest“. NFTs are essentially a weird form of linking to content and - surprise - that content can be malware, stealing your fantasy coins. Via @glynmoody@twitter.com https://www.theregister.com/2021/10/17/in_brief_security/

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I've released version 2.0.0 of my RSS to ActivityPub converter! This now provides functionality I'd hacked in to https://rss.friend.camp - it requires OAuth 2.0 authorization for someone to create a new AP account for an RSS feed.

I used to run this service "in the open" but was overwhelmed by spammers. Now the admin of a Mastodon (or Pleroma or any federated server that is an OAuth 2 provider) can provide this converter as a service solely to members of their instance.

https://github.com/dariusk/rss-to-activitypub/releases/tag/v2.0.0

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Re: Frances Haugen leaks. Does anyone know whether the actual leaked internal research memos are available somewhere?

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Everyone who voted, you are officially Enablers.
I present the Cannon CA17-20-CAT6

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Read & Repair - Digital Solidarity feat. Jara Rocha and Yoana Buzova

Sunday, 26th September 2021
11:00-13:00 Read with Jara Rocha
13:30-15:30 Repair with Yoana Buzova
IRL in

READ
Of all the greyzones of our readwrite worldings, bibliographic self-defence constitutes a specially powerful one. Self-defence, resistance, counter-weighting and mutual support operations of immense technopolitical value keep taking place at what can be termed "peripheral literature areas" such as bibliographies, footnotes, indexes, acknowledgement pages, colophons, library metadata and side annotations, where trans*feminist, anticolonial, antiracist, queer, crip, antispeciest, antifa and atiageist solidarities take very tangible and specific forms.

REPAIR
The devices we surround ourselves with are an increasingly complex and extremely heterogeneous matter. In a short workshop we will investigate the materiality and inevitable politics of electronic components. We will take an interdisciplinary approach to dissect specific objects in terms of their material, socio-cultural and ecological dimension.

In this process we will dismantle and dissect components to their very building blocks, investigating components from the Electronica Depot.

More info: varia.zone/en/rr-digital-solid

Poster by @p_p

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Recent Computer Arts & Activism related Open Calls:

* Rhizome ArtBase Executable Poetry: https://rhizome.org/editorial/2021/aug/24/artbase-open-call-executable-poetry/ – September 8
* On-the-fly Live Coding Projects: @onthefly https://onthefly.space/calls/open-call-for-live-coding-research-projects – September 10
* F(eminist)H(ack)M(eetings) at SPREAD Zine fest: @anglk https://fhm.varia.zone/index.php?title=Main_Page September 11
* Taper. online magazine for small computational pieces: https://taper.badquar.to/6/about.html#submit @nickmofo – September 15
* ICLC. International Conference on Live Coding 21: https://iclc.toplap.org/2021/ – October 4

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Read & Repair - Digital Solidarity feat. Cristina Cochior

This Sunday evening we have a collective reading session on Digital Solidarity. In a time where everything points to the further consolidation and accelerated normalization of the Big Tech industry (Zoom, Facebook groups, Slack, Microsoft Teams, Skype, etc.), we need collective digital alternative practices. How can we develop mutual aid strategies and social closeness through alternative digital infrastructures in times of physical distancing, remote working or care giving?

The text selection for Read in August was made by @ccl Together we will be reading chat transcripts of conversations around solidarity, mutual aid and self-organised care practices, speculative fiction written by activists and texts describing how computational infrastructures create patterns for social forms (Berlant, 2016). Inspired by public domain audiobook communities, we will try to make an audio recording of one of the readings.

More information:
Date: Sunday, 29th August 2021
Time: 19:00-21:00 CEST
Locatie: bbb.constantvzw.org/b/cri-yp7-

[image: poster with title on layers of images, including a scan of bubble wrap, a pen with black background, and waving images of a chat transcript that discusses mutual aid.]

Today I learned a lot about opamps and DIY guitar pedals.
Found this forum post to be interesting and useful

doitfuzz.com/forum/references.

@simoon thanks for all the interesting thoughts and ideas.

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Tune in tomorrow at 18:00 CEST for the last pre-summer episode of The User Condition happening digitally at v a r i a! I'll chat with @AnaelleBeignon about obsolescence, design, non-users and public service.

Info: varia.zone/en/usercond03.html

Stream: stream.vvvvvvaria.org/

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just close your browser and lose all those open tabs

be free

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former Spotify exec said the quiet part out loud at a music conference last week

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