"The Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) has sent a "draft decision" (PDF) to the other European Data Protection Authorities on Facebook's legal trick to bypass the GDPR. @noybeu has published the relevant documents today.

In the DPC’s view Facebook can simply choose to include the agreement on data processing in a "contract", which would make the GDPR requirements for "consent" not apply anymore."


#privacy #gdpr

Microsoft has released its Visual TrueType hinting compiler under the MIT license.

This is a set of cli tools, but would allow people to write compatible GUI apps, of course.

It's always been possible for people to write TT hints/instructions directly (ttfautohint outputs them), but VTT is the dominant framework for the industry. Most likely this is good news for GUI font-editor developers (since the freeware VTT app runs fine under Wine already). Still cool news.

We are once again looking for your feedback!

Mike and Adam have been working together on adding a user interface for making custom stroke dash patterns and to make the dash list easier to navigate.

⬇️ Get it here for testing:

🟦 Windows: https://gitlab.com/inkscape/inkscape/-/jobs/1472093062/artifacts/download?file_type=archive

🐧 Linux: https://gitlab.com/inkscape/inkscape/-/jobs/1471108862/artifacts/download?file_type=archive

🍏 macOS: https://gitlab.com/inkscape/inkscape/-/jobs/1471108864/artifacts/download?file_type=archive

Please submit your test results at

Enjoy + thanks for your help!

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 -> relearn.be/2021/

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 (github.com/joeycastillo/the-op)? 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

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