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I'm starting a small call for entries for a yet-to-exist 'zine on tech for resting, being lazy, letting be, and having a break. Share wide and far.

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For the first Fallow Zine, la Jachère is interested in contributions about the following topics, but not limited to them.

- Lazy tech or tech for the lazies
- Tech that falls into place, fits, is just enough
- Tech for rest, pause, have a break, take a breath
- Tech for preservation, of the status quo, of energy, of a moment, of equilibrium

More on jache.re/notes/call-fallow-zin

- Deadline: 21. June 2022 (more or less… deadlines are thresholds to play with)

The proposal *is* disastrous, and it contains ridiculous techno-belief, such as automated recognition of grooming attempts… I mean, how would this even look like? The link above points to a 3 minute video with important info, and a detailed writeup can be found under chatcontrol.eu

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Considering the many voices that say "we need mobilization against this", maybe it would be useful if more of the information was available in other languages. Maybe I just don't see it though

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Question: If you live outside of Germany, did you hear anything about the "chat control" proposal by the EU commission? It's discussed in German media as devastating for digital civil liberties, yet I see almost no international discussion of it. peertube.european-pirates.eu/w

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"The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at and repair."

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oh nice, the sonic pi 4 beta has support for ableton link!

Ugh… I hate searching for things. I wish I had fd and ripgrep in real life

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Fun fact: The developers behind Nim found this important enough to build "we don't care which one you choose, but please just choose already" into the compiler nimacademy.com/docs/basics/#as

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Does anybody know nice spreadsheet software that works on mobile? I'm aware that these are tough constrains, I'm trying to figure out a good way to keep and edit tables w/ around 3 cols together (non-technically inclined people included)

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Playing Half Earth. It's 2030 and things are not looking good. 😬
Maybe I played the Champagne Socialism card too early.
https://play.half.earth/

How can people just mix camelCase and snake_case? Do they not feel anything, does nothing matter to them?

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Yesterday, during a bike ride to the picturesque Microsoft hyperscale datacenter in Middenmeer (NL), I learned that Microsoft and Google store over 2 million liters of Diesel there, of which half is burned during monthly and yearly tests of their emergency generator. I suppose this is commonly known, their way to reach 99,999 percent availability, I just never pictured datacenters having *that* many chimneys... Biking past them also lets the hyper-ness of their scale sink in 😱

It makes me really happy whenever friends ask me if I can help them run old hardware longer

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The curb cut effect: for example, media descriptions right here on Mastodon help people who use screen readers, but they are also useful for explaining the joke for people who don’t get it, for translations of text, and for copy-pasting what would otherwise be just an image of text.

I'd love to be able to just write org or markdown and quickly export that as a good-looking, readable, lightweight document to share with others

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