Tomorrow is the launch and open day of the Infraschool: a peer-to-peer learning initiative organised by members of Good Times Bad Times and Varia.

For the first term of the infraschool we'll be learning about digital tools, community infrastructure and cooperative organisation! If any of those sound interesting to you then come along to Varia at 17:00 Wednesday 25th of May :) Unfortunately I won't be able to make it, but I'll be there in spirit!

More info can be found at

and the great ASCII art is made by @simoon

one_obvious = "more than one"

print(f'There should be {one_obvious} way to do it.')

opportunity in academy

boosts appreciated! :boost_requested:

tutor in commercial practices at WdKA, art academy in Rotterdam, Netherlands

The job description is quite generic, but here is a list of relevant topics/subjects that are relevant to this position:

-art and design practices in relation to degrowth and collapsology
- system thinking and ecological economics applied to art and design practices
- alternative (micro)economic systems/models in art/design/publishing
- collaboration, cooperation and collective practices within microenterprise and coop
- (post-)free and open source software, hardware, and licensing
- resilient and less extractive computer technology and networked infrastructure
- creative design with extreme material, carbon and energy constraints
- collective care, work and labour ethics in the creative industries
- transition, circularity and beyond, gambiarra and repair culture (engagement and critique)
- multi-, trans-, and cross-disciplinary projects beyond the cultural sector

Haha, yells at you that "You have more urgent tasks!" if you procrastinate by doing something non-urgent on your list. Just the kind of feature I need.

My favourite swipe typo of the day: "Norse cancelling headphones". Presumably that means Bluetooth is turned off.

technologies which don't at all sound like someone's kink 

constraint satisfaction
petname systems
type coercion
propagator models

When I see one email newsletter link to another email newsletter I feel a deep melancholic longing for blogging.

achievement unlocked 

Marathon finisher βœ…

Can't really call myself a marathon runner after today's event though. Too bloody hot!

Really excited to announce the speakers of the first series of free online talks on "algorithmic patterns" in arts and culture.
Featuring weaving, wire bending, heritage algorithms, konnakol, live coding and juggling patterns
Emerging info and signups here:

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

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.


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

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

Any of y'all have good examples of when a software team _isn't_ very diverse and it overlooks obvious features? (for examples a talk tomorrow morning!)

Bonus points if it's research software.


It's so funny what kind of content does numbers on the fediverse.

On the 23rd of May 18:30-20:00 CET, the cell for digital discomfort (Jara Rocha, Karl Moubarak, and myself) is organising a workshop as part of 2022!

A workshop session to map out each of our current conditions of connecting and being together, the physical-political, and technological conditions using a diagrammatic methodology.

The workshop is geared towards installing ourselves into the conference's infrastructural spectralities by sharing, learning from and attuning to each others' conditions for connectivity, online participation and basic computer-mediated mundane day-to-day life. We want to pose this affirmation as an initial trigger: installing is about situating β€” attuning to our network of (inter)dependencies and attuning to the dependencies with our local and vernacular but also standardized and planetary networks.

I am hearing of multiple orgs that ceased offering email services (SMTP and IMAP on an organizational domain) and instead force people to use the Microsoft-hosted email-like messaging service known as Outlook.

In each case, they say they are doing so in the name of compliance.

How can they claim this? Are they saying they will go into employees' inboxes and email archives to delete messages in case they get a request from correspondents asserting their rights as data subjects?

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