@alcinnz webfonts can also be dramatically optimized by including only the characters you intend to display. This is especially the case for rich families that contain many scripts etc.

The Experimental Publishing () class of 2020 would like to invite you to the launch of our final publication, Collectiveioning. :thinknyan:

Collectiveioning is a that collects the work generated in our time at XPUB, from collective Special Issues in the first year (Special Issues 07, 08, 09), with threads that connect to the second year projects.

Date: , July 10th, 2020
Time: 19h-2030h CEST/UTC+2
Place: project.xpub.nl/collectiveioni
Occasion: ULTIMATE Very Special Issue Indeed
Attire: Suit or Business Casual or Business or Come As You Are

XPUB Class of 2020:

Simon Browne 📚
Bohye Woo 📄
Paloma García 🗺️
Artemis Gryllaki ✊
Tancredi di Giovanni 🌀
Pedro Sá Couto 🖨️
Biyi Wen 📻
Rita Graça 🚨

The Collectiveioning launch is made possible with the support from Open Source Publishing, servus.at and lilimit.

Yesterday I described audio, so today I'll describe video! Video, and graphics more generally, is defined by the sheer quantity of data that needs to be generated 30, 60+ times a second.

Even with lossy compression, a feature film takes about a gigabyte of storage. Without it, it'd take 4 bytes per pixel * 1920px wide * 1080px tall * 30fps * 60 s/min * 90min ~= 1.3e12 = 130Gb, excluding audio!

Timing appears to be less vital than for audio.

So how do we get this size down somewhat?

💍 In sign of the times, Ayn Rand Institute approved for Paycheck Protection Program loan.

Hilarious story from The Onion.


In #GlitchSoc, public local-only toots (that is, toots that are never rendered outside the originating instance, never presented to non-logged-in users) appear in both the Federated timeline and the Local timeline.

My reasoning to not change that was that the Local timeline has always been a subset of the Federated timeline… like, the Federated timeline is “all public toots known to the instance”.

But this appears to confuse some people, so, should local-only toots appear in the Federated timeline, or only in the Local timeline?

When we say we are a mutual aid event, what we mean is that 100% of the money we get via the donate link will be shared out with artists.
All of our events are streamed online and free to tune in to, but we're asking people whoa re in work (or who have institutional support to attend conferences and festivals) to please donate to help support our artists.

Covid has hit live music hard and this is an event by and for artists to support our community and showcase the community-building potential and accessibility of music shared via the internet.

Please tune in and please give if you can! Get an early bird ticket now!


Fedi meta - reading recomendation 

If you havent yet, do read "seven theses on the fediverse and the becoming of floss"

I think it is really insightful.
It also help look back at the progress we made and maybe clarify the road ahead

"I also got a bad taste in my mouth from Twitter supporting kinds of speech that I don't particularly agree with, and I began to feel like putting my toys and art there was just adding value to the network. For a while I felt that the tradeoff was that the art I published there still enriched my life and the lives of my friends. At some point, though, I started to feel like the balance got out of whack, and I could do more good by putting my work on alternate networks and giving people a reason to get off Twitter. "

All cultural producers with some degree of audience and influence should really think about this: what structures do I validate by my presence? What and whose structures do I reinforce? What other places can I advantage?

@darius in logicmag.io/security/party-at-

Among people who know about (use, have heard, etc.), how many of you know what the XSF is?

Research organisation method 

@colm I've been using Zim extensively for years

Very very interesting long read about the possible future of ActivityPub, the underlying protocol of Mastodon and Queer Haus.

Many of the concerns mentioned here in this proposal is why we chose to limit the connections that Queer Haus has to the rest of the fediverse. To build our own curated slice of the fediverse.

This proposal aims to solve this descent into fediverse nation states by making the network itself aware of consent.

Fascinating stuff! Thanks @rra for the link!



Any way to automatically prune empty accounts that have never been active at all?

Does anyone know whether there is work being done digital / publication collections with ?


It is already built in software like calibre and calibre-web and is used for e-readers to download publications. But... federated calibre-web when?

Does anyone know whether there is work being done digital / publication collections with ?


It is already built in software like calibre and calibre-web and is used for e-readers to download publications. But... federated calibre-web when?

@praxeology To be fair though to make these bike routes properly would require a lot of time because of the need for overpasses and underpasses etc. That is what is so good about the bike network in Malmö, there are quite a few of those whereas in other places you share the street and are at the traffic light half the time . The fast alternative is to change existing roads into bike only streets.. but I guess the PKW lobby wouldn't allow for that..

@kawaiipunk @RuttokansanTuote I've also been looking at something for camping. This can design is quite a nice start though!

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