Took me at least 30 mins to come up with a DIY tool to undo this kind of set screw. My brain is on holidays

If you're in Rotterdam this July (22nd-25th), keep reading!

Together with Santiago Pinyol and Luke Murphy we're organizing this year's edition of Relearn in and around the city.
Relearn is an intensive IRL three day collective learning experiment with as many teachers as participants from all backgrounds and disciplines to learn from-and-teach each other, beyond the traditional paradigms of education from an interest in free culture and practices of care.

This year's edition will take place in and focus on Rotterdam. We aim to explore the importance of self-organisation and the use of experimental tools to build alternative systems and economies within the urban fabric of Rotterdam.
Apply by the 30th of June! Find the full text of the open call here ->

Starting in a few minutes:

Read & Repair - Sense-full Pedagogy feat. K MacBride and Yun Lee

Web CMS question 

What CMSs are you setting up for clients and collaborators lately?

I still really like the flat file and static site approach but I haven't had great success in motivating editors and end users about markdown and file directories etc.

I'm not a PHP fan, I would like to find something in Python Flask as I have found that it strikes the right balance for me. I do know a few people that use Process Wire, is that still a thing? @raphael I think?

Quokka CMS looked very promising to me but is dead in the water. Wagtail and Django look great but feel really huge for the relatively simple and small (portfolio type) websites I usually make with/for people.

I'm close to setting up a Wordpress but can't get exited about it, need to broaden my horizons. What are you peeps using?

Kitchen fermentation 

Leaving this alone is going to be a challenge. Tamari promises though!

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Kitchen fermentation 

OK here goes. Miso with homemade, fresh koji. Including custom ceramic fermentation vessel, a kind of Companion.

...forget about this for 6 months now I guess

Successful batch of koji rice thanks to the homemade temp & humidity controller in the dehydrator fermentation chamber

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epub / ebook reader 

Building up a new reading list so I'm sorting through paperback purchases, epubs and PDFs that I'll slowly acquire: the non proprietary ebook reader question comes up again.

Has anybody had any success with devices such as BQ cervantes (supposed to run on published software?) or The Open Book ( Are there others out there that I'm unaware of? Ideally, I'd like to manage my lib with Calibre, ok with it being a bit more manual. E-ink is a must.

Ideas / thoughts ? Thanks!

laced this hilariously janky temperature controller for fermentation projects before the weekend

"A catalog of formats for digital
discomfort… and other ways to resist totalitarian zoomification."

By Jara Rocha and Seda Gürses

#corona #covid #vaccine #IP 

As & Johnson &J are soon to submit their vaccine to the European Medicines Agency , their rep gets asked if they will release their to combat the global . Their answer is an outright no.

IP question @04:42 on

the instace I use for publishing unlisted lecture recordings has recently upgraded to 3.0.1 which means that is enabled.

This sounds like an ideal workaround for groups larger than 35 or 40 attendees when starts to struggle.

Now to see if will recognise Peertube streamkeys...

Very sad to hear about the passing of on Saturday.

R.I.P. to one of highest-profile transgender musicians of recent times.

Home cooking 

You were right @focus404 the fresher spores made this all a lot easier! Sugess with 450gr of chickpea tempeh :)

Do you consume oat drink, soy yoghurt, or other #vegan dairy alternatives?
EU parliament is attempting to ban any terms, marketing, or even appearance of vegan products that are associated to milk or dairy. This includes the terms "yoghurt" style, similar packaging in cartons or yoghurt cups, or even the comparison with milk's climate impact.

While this dairy-lobby-driven amendment is already through parliament, there's a petition to stop it in council.

WhatsApp bashing 

Ceremonial Sunday night deletion of the crippling WhatsApp account after spending a large part of the weekend explaining myself to all my contacts ✓

Recently set the display language in Firefox to Gaeilge because why not, and I was reminded rudely just how clueless Firefox are about Privacy when they also changed the outgoing language preferences header on my browser, so that some (nice) websites start displaying Gaeilge to me.
That's actually a gigantic privacy leak Firefox, and you only told me I'd be changing the displayed language in dialogues and menus. Nothing was said about privacy impacts.
Also, spellcheck no longer accepts English..

is being a pain in the **** → navigator.permissions.query() prompts are taking ages to pop up, making web-conferencing very tough.

What browser(s) are you using? Is there anything that isn't WebKit based that is worth trying?

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