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Mobilizon. Your events. Your groups. Your data.

Go behind the scenes of the design of #Mobilizon, our new tool to free your groups and events from Facebook.

(illus CC-By @davidrevoy)

Graphics people do you already know "ommpfritt" aka "omm"?

Pascal Bies presented this at LGM 2019 ( and has since been quietly slaving away on it, adding an impressive amount of features ( There's still quite some way to go for omm in terms of overall direction, maturity, documentation, etc., but I feel this definitely goes a bit too unnoticed for the incredible amount of development that has been happening! :)

Spent yesterday evening and today until noon trying to run GNOME under Wayland - exhausted all obvious documentation resources and failed miserably. Now it's evening, I've meanwhile done nothing further to tackle the issue, when I notice something odd: I'm running GNOME under Wayland.

‧ ₊˚ ✩ lol ✩ ˚₊ ‧

GPG-based, minimal password manager "sicuit" is now available on Arch Linux's AUR \o/

I'll be looking into copy-to-clipboard functionality as well as transitioning from mostly reliable beta to officially stable in the coming weeks.

Ported libeno's build system from cmake to meson today (which I'm using for the first time) and I must say I really enjoyed this. Kudos to everyone involved! (meson, ninja, et al)

Saw that one-take masterpiece again today. Once again left in awe. I highly recommend to neither watch the trailer nor read an abstract beforehand.

Random report on my ongoing studies of artistic anatomy: Been keeping at it on and off. \o/ That field has a/many weird (parallel) learning curve(s). It's a lot about learning how to learn in addition to the learning itself. Also a lot about developing confidence in one's own abilities. Vaguely considering to put it in some formal context at some point (school or university) as I suspect it'll be a lot more fun with peers. Anyhow, love this and beginning to get really hooked and into the mindset, definitely staying with it. <3

Free and open air today in vienna: My urban game collective buddies from play:vienna are premiering their epic project of the past year(s): "Siedler von Süd-Wien"

Starting today at 16/17/18h three fictional telephone-booth-sized travel agencies in the Kabelwerk, Schöpfwerk and Alterlaa settlements offer you fantastic "touristic" adventures (audiowalks, games, sights, challenges, ...) in your own city.

I've had the pleasure to beta-test over 30 of these adventures on 3 days/evenings and I can say that coming back home after a day of these felt pleasantly like coming home from a beautiful vacation.

See you there today, or on any other day until the end of october!

The staggering irony here is that back then I didn't even know how to draw a straight line, yet I was a man with a mission, compulsively filling sketch books with (again: Keith Harring obsession) weird monsters sucking up money. Nowadays I could probably author a semi-algorithmic multimedia opera on the contingency of blablabla in 3 languages but somehow I wouldn't know if that made any more sense than going for a walk in the park instead.

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In need of therapeutic advice for an artist! What do you make of this?

"I've been creatively active in a plethora of different fields and media (pop music having been the most prolific endeavour so far), however in recent years I've been mostly struggling to comprehend my own narrative and to gain a sense of stability and identity within all of my diverse interests and skills. Ironically it seems the more I know, the less I know what to do with it!"

(Image: Pencil drawing by my ~8 years old, Keith-Harring-obsessed child self, on the top ribbon (illegible) I back then wrote "Everything but an artist")

Working on promotional slides for a library booth at an upcoming book fair. Conveniently the theme is fantastic literature and I get to indulge in drawing all the mainstream scifi and fantasy themes as much as I please. oh the fun!! ( ^▽^)ψ__

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The writer David Abram used to perform magic tricks at a diner, as recorded in Merlin Sheldrake's 'Entangled Life'. The diners would often return later in the evening asking if he had slipped something in their drink during the performance. They found that the colour of the sky had changed, or that birdsong seemed louder. What Abram believes happened is that they began noticing - they saw his hands doing something that hands should not do, and had their perceptions challenged.

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I bought a dice today to bring some more chaos and serendipity into my day to day life choices. Surprisingly the thing feels incredibly magic, it emanates a child-like fascination and I experience it more as a sophisticated chance machine than a cheap trinket, how cool!

Today's CGmeet was super nice and made me realize just how much I've been missing that feeling of live togetherness in the community. Thanks everyone who helped make it happen!

Hosting provider question: I occasionally need to host small, self-written, lightweight applications for tiny audiences (well below 100 users at peak time). Currently rust/node/postgres-ish stack but would love to just be flexible and be able to install and run whatever. Currently I'm looking at linode - are there better options you would recommend? I tested hosting on a pi from home but I abandoned that because my home connection and the ISP provided router proved too unreliable. Super happy about any suggestions!

Sicuit now has a shiny website, a new demo screencast, import/export scripts for pass, and the alpha builds are getting a little less experimental every two days or so. :)

Just published the first alpha snapshot build for sicuit \(^ヮ^)/

sicuit is a minimal password store concept - like pass, but the store is just a single, structured textfile.

Wrote some proof of concept Rust FFI bindings for libeno today. Without any prior knowledge took me well under an hour for a "hello world" and about another hour for real life interaction with the parser API, shuffling around data both ways (in just around ~50 LOC). Bottom line: Surprised how easy this was, kudos to the rust team!

I successfully argued the maintainers (github owned) into allowing the addition of licenses that are popular outside of github:

I did not (yet) contest one of their other criteria which only declares licenses approved by FSF/OSI worthy of representation, but eventually this would be the really important change to facilitate - not because I want licenses on either side of the spectrum declared as "right" or "wrong" but simply because denying the ethical discourse around licenses that is going on is definitely inacceptable for a site acting as a huge gatekeeper for license information in the wider tech community.

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