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had my first nightmare in a long time to get my heart pounding on wakeup

a nightmare which consisted only of a popup saying i had 281 open browser tabs

"must be DNS",
a haiku told me it must
-- it was my router

I wish more lefties would internalize that hypocrisy is not a meaningful accusation to the right. Of course they're being hypocrites. That you are bound - by rules, standards, logic, human decency, some sort of fundamental moral consistency, anything at all - and they are not? That's their conception of what power is, and why they seek it. So they can exercise power, without constraint, and you cannot. That's the whole point.

Hypocrisy is the virtue-signaling of fascism.

Quick, incomplete list of privacy-oriented European public resolvers with a free plan:



🇩🇪 (open source)





All taken from this precious list:

This toot is just meant for my own quick reference when trying DNS providers -- check the list above for more alternatives, IPv6 addresses and more services that provide DNS-over-TLS or DNS-over-HTTPS!

It seems that it was
up for deletion but I
was not notified

I'm happy to introduce our new ultra-low tech CMS for smol, accessible websites. The goal was to make something that could be self-hosted, but friendly enough for people who don't SFTP or use a terminal. 3 PHP files, Apache, and Gemtext. Should work on any dumb old Apache host; a technical person could manage many of these for friends and family with zero maintenance. Happy to answer any questions or take bug reports.


What do you say to a crypto enthusiast who just lost money to a bad bet? 


Okay, it's time to tell new users a secret about Mastodon.

Mastodon is (whispers) part of a much bigger network 😮

Mastodon servers use an open standard called ActivityPub to talk to each other. That's how you interact with people on other Mastodon servers.

But, dozens of other federated networks also use ActivityPub, so (this is the good bit!) you can follow people on these other networks from your Mastodon account!

For example:

PixelFed ( is a photo sharing network, here's a random example account @Iancylkowski

PeerTube ( is a video sharing network, with a p2p system that allows videos to go viral even on small servers, here's a random account @craftykat

BookWyrm ( is a social reading site, an open alternative to Amazon's Goodreads, here's a random account @mouse

Together, Mastodon and these other services form... The Fediverse :fediverse:

(whispers) Click on the link...

A friend told me that one should have multiple accounts for a proper Mastodon experience.

That seems to make sense. Having another account for tooting in other languages, focus on specific subjects or present multiple personas.

But it sounds a bit difficult to handle many accounts and multiple timelines/instances -- I'm reminded of the mess that is Tweetdeck. How do you manage this, fediverse? Multiple tabs, one for each instance account? (and what if you have more than one account in an instance?) Special tools or hacks?

I never did an so I'll join the fun:

I live in Porto and have a background in design. With @aiscarvalho I dedicate most of my existence exploring the ways that we make computers do what we want, and how we can make them output pretty and/or thoughtful things. I did a lot of teaching in formal and informal contexts (and miss it much). Digital rights activism is another focus of mine, and I recently got into livecoding dance music.

(links are in my bio!)

@jine @rlafuente and @aiscarvalho did such an amazing job on the beautiful format. And they are still at it! :unwanted_fire: :unwanted_love: :unwanted_fire:
It was, let's say a challenge, to turn a completely digital worksession (due to C19 travel restrictions) research process in a layered, sometimes frivolous, sometimes dark bedtime stories.
Thanks @PW for grinding through it all together :unwanted_ok:
!Broad smile on face!
There are some lurkers in the stories as well. Hope they are happy!

is a collection of contributions in many media that originate from the worksession Bureaucracksy, organized by Constant in December 2020.

After registration, you will be presented one story per day, at 20:30 CET, 21 days in a row. Once you have received all contributions, you will have to unregister. Unless you want to enjoy another cycle !

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This work session brought together artivist practices around the imaginative re-appropriations of rules and regulations, and took place between 7 and 12 December 2020. Bureaucracksy investigated the governance of techno-social systems through the prism of bureaucracy. The execution of rules is an essential element of computation, of digital infrastructures, and of the societies that they operate with. Critical practices of listing, naming, filtering, tool making, care and sharing require that some books are kept.

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Dear new users:

It's alright to take your time and get up to speed on here. You don't have to hit the ground running. You might have picked up the habit of interacting with social media as it it were naturally a competitive performance--we all did--but the best thing about Mastodon and the fediverse beyond it is that it's not like that. Take some time to decompress.

It took me about six months to fully drop the armor that I'd been wearing from being on other sites. That was three years ago. This place changes lives.

Also, it's okay to be picky. Sign up at a new instance, if the first one you pick isn't the best fit possible. You'll find your home, and folks here understand it takes trial and error.

Above all, take a deep breath. What feels weird now will make sense pretty quickly.

Glad to have you.

Plot: A marine biologist with budget limitations has to find a grant to keep her PhD thesis going. Name of this movie? 

Funding Nemo

The problem with overachievers 

Nowadays a lot of attention is given to the way in which society demands too much work from individuals, but not so much to the behaviour of those very individuals. Yesterday I was reading a blog post from a scholar I highly admire where she explained the use of her time. During the academic year she would do research mostly between midnight and 3am, and dedicate the weekends to the review of manuscripts. She even jokes about having a heart attack before 42. Now, she is famous, unanimously recognized as an excellence of her field. So why not taking it easy? If I'm correct, she doesn't have kids, so it's not a matter of carving some time for work in an otherwise impossible routine, but simply work *a lot*, because work can be fun, gratifying and meaningful. In the past, I used to think "good for her", but now I'm changing my mind. Overachievers are a problem for two main reasons: 1) they raise the bar for everyone else; 2) they accumulate opportunities and thus make them scarcer …

XPUB is the two year Master of Arts in Fine Art and Design: Experimental Publishing of the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam. XPUB focuses on the acts of making things public and creating publics in the age of post-digital networks. XPUB puts special attention on collective work, DIY/DIWO/free software, and a balance of prose and code writing.

Application deadline
April 28 2022

A book is ... (work in progress)
Jian Haake (currently in the first year of study)

Decided late last night I should make a pixel font that resembles Latin Textura manuscripts, scribal abbreviations and all.

Coming up with rules in the font to automatically use the abbreviations was pretty fun. Making vector versions of all the letters was not.

#FontForge #PixelArt

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A fediverse community for discussions around cultural freedom, experimental, new media art, net and computational culture, and things like that.

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