Having a bit of a distracted boyfriend moment here next to my bookshelf. I just learned of the existence of the Xylothek:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xylotheq

"Widespread precarious employment strips academics of the ability to speak and research freely, and curtails chances for career development.

"If the government wants to strengthen freedom of speech and academic freedom, it shouldn't be policing what can and cannot be said on campus, and encourage university managers to move staff on to secure, permanent contracts."

bbc.com/news/education-5707609

I have encountered more image descriptions on Mastodon in 24 hours than I have in Twitter in a couple of years. Seriously. I'm not exaggerating.
As a blind person, this means a lot to me. If you read this and you describe your images, thank you so, so, so much on behalf of all of us. If you don't, now you know you'll be helping random Internet strangers make sense of your posts by typing in a few more words than usual.

One of the most important roles for artists and creators of software today is to imagine and promote forms of cultural practice outside of corporate enclosure.

"Easy Ways to Be More Private on the Internet" ist jetzt auch als gedrucktes Buch in Deutschland und Österreich bestellbar!
#privacy #Datenschutz #Buchmarkt

https://www.zotzmann-koch.com/book/privacybook/

Today is the last day in to ride the old Czechoslovakian-made Tatra trams. The new ones are roomier, more efficient and are way more accessible. But the boxy cold war style was pretty cool. And a testament to engineering that they have been in service (with updates) since 1976!

rbb24.de/panorama/beitrag/2021

If you're interested in news and updates about #BookWyrm, you can follow @bookwyrm!

People who fail to submit to the will of the Facebook Corporation are, effectively, not allowed to participate in mainstream society:

European Lisp Symposium @elsconf
2021 is now over! Thank you to everyone who helped with organizing it, to all the speakers, and to all participants!

https://twitch.tv/elsconf/videos

Let's take you for a short tour over how the conference was organized - see the photo.

Thread.

[boosts appreciated]

Hello Fediverse!

I am currently preparing material for my potential bachelor thesis in communication design. I'm looking for info on open source usage or workflow in the design industry (but basically everything none-Adobe). I know of David Revoy's book project and would love to hear about more experiences. If you have any yourself or any material at hand (blogs, videos, papers, etc.) I'd be happy if you could send it my way. 😊 ❤️

#OpenSource #adobe #FollowerPower

It's #InkscapeChallenge time and this week is "Tea or Coffee" so I'm Celebrating my part in making @inkscape@twitter.com
1.1 with this Inkscape cup creation video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M250oSCDxaE

(reposting because I messed up the editing, sorry everyone!)

This is What3words want deleted. They are currently suing a researcher.
---
RT @Cryptome_org
WhatFreeWords Javascript Library
https://cryptome.org/2021/04/WhatFreeWords-Javascript-Library.txt (2.5MB)
https://twitter.com/Cryptome_org/status/1388101996922744834

Wow these consumer convenience startup greed-bros just have absolutely no Savoir Vivre. They just cannot see any kind of pleasure in any human activity... other than observing numbers getting higher.

I guess that's what happens when you turn life into the worlds most boring video game with spreadsheets.

Am Montag (03.05. um 17:00 Uhr) geht es weiter im #jugendhackt Lab Berlin mit Inés zu den Themen Inkscape & Lasercutting. Steigt tiefer ins Tool ein und bereitet eure eigenen Kunstwerke zum Gravieren & Schneiden vor. Alle Infos unter: https://jugendhackt.org/lab/berlin/

I'm in free to attend talk/panel tonight about
💻 :nes_fire: :unwanted_ok:

5-7pm UK time

"Online Panel: Experimental publishing and alternative networked cultures

Convened by Ruth Blacksell and Lozana Rossenova with contributions from Karen Di Franco, Aymeric Mansoux, Marcell Mars, Tomislav Medak.

The emergence of experimental post-digital publishing over the past decade has opened up new modes and methods of design practice that have allowed for extended relationships between social and media environments. This panel discussion draws on historical as well as contemporary references to examine such approaches through a range of perspectives, spanning the fields of art, graphic design, digital media and software development. The projects and practices discussed in the presentations and subsequent Q&A will consider the shift away from fixed to more fluid forms of publication and acts of publishing that are contingent upon networked, interactive and hybrid (digital/analog) contexts."

research.reading.ac.uk/centre-

#Chia is already making HDD prices go up.
https://www.chiaexplorer.com/
Cryptocurrencies are cancer that's eating upbresources - all for a few people to get rich.
The HDD prices are highest they've been in the past half a year. This is not the pandemic, this is crypto. First GPUs, now HDDs.
People are buying petabytes of storage to hold useless noise in order to get Chia.
Which in 100+ days will yield 1 Chia (currently ~1 USD) per 1 TB of given up pool storage.
#crypto #cryptocurrency #cryptocancer

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