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iron gall ink update. i am stopping the fermentation early since this is just a test batch. i'm filtering it with cheesecloth. right now it's about as intense as a dark tea.

it smells really lovely- a sweet, spicy forest floor smell.

Stallman, FSF, MIT, Epstein, Minsky 

Cool op-ed from @l03s about What Remains in The Ecologist!

"Gamers battling industry disinformation

What Remains is a game that draws parallels between industry disinformation campaigns from the 1980s and today."

theecologist.org/2019/sep/06/g

this weekend is the second edition of the Γ€quidistanz fesitval in the Republic of Kugelmugel! It's a must go.
nothingmore.work/s/in/aequidis

Technical Breakdown of a new NES game written in Lisp

"What Remains is a narrative adventure game for the 8-bit NES video game console, and was released in March 2019 as a free ROM, playable in emulator. It was created by a small team, Iodine Dynamics, over the course of two years of on and off development.[...] Herein is a technical breakdown of some of the pieces that make up our game’s engine, in the hopes that others find it useful or at least interesting to read about."

dustmop.io/blog/2019/09/10/wha

I know there are quite some struggling with the disk space usage of the mastodon instance they maintain. The issue is not acknowledged enough and there are very few ways you can mitigate this using the official mastodon tools etc. Even better, often the proposed 'solution' is to 'get more disk space lol'.

Here's a compilation of recipes on how we try to deal with this for post.lurk.org as we learn by doing.

things.bleu255.com/runyourown/

In general we document many parts of lurk.org on that wiki so that other collectives can use that information:

things.bleu255.com/runyourown/

New chatroom!

64sprites@muc.lurk.org?join

For discussions about and surrounding : AAA, indie, homebrew, retro, art, experimental, broken, unfinished, non-existant, all welcome.

The chat is hosted on check lurk.org for terms, etc.

Support for #Jingle file transfer over #SOCKS5 was merged into #Dino. SOCKS5 enables data transfer without an intermediary but also supports transfer via a server if a #firewall prohibits direct transfer. Data transfer over the #XMPP stream ("In-Band-Bytestream") has an overhead due to encoding, but serves as a fallback if http file upload and SOCKS5 fail.

We are delighted to reveal that a second Floppy Totaal event will take place in 2019! Join us on the 19th of October at Varia in Rotterdam for "Floppy Totaal: Double Density". For a full program, check: varia.zone/en/floppy-totaal-DD

Call for participants: Collective Conditions 

I'm Ale, one of the Libre Graphics Meeting ( ) organizers and developer.

I'm also (co-)leading the () and chapters in .

I πŸ’› and 🍳 , riding a 🚡 , listening to good 🎢 and taking s πŸ“·.

Another Relearn is around the corner ! Relearn 2019 in Paris will be the third episode of the curve at La GΓ©nΓ©rale on the 6th (evening), 7th and 8th of September. The official application deadline has passed, but there are 2, 3 more days to subscribe.

relearn.be/2019/#paris

don't you just love it when you want to launch 'firefox' in dmenu and accidentally keep launching 'fire' by David Bucciarelli?

I still need to find out why this is packaged in distros like Debian, Manjaro, Ubuntu.

Open Call Eclectic Tech Carnival 2019 

Hey open source typography nerds! In the process of revamping our :cc_cc: netlabel design template into fully :cc_cc: -licenced open and libre material I'm looking for quality libre font foundries or collections. Any pointers greatly appreciated!

(please boost)

#typography #GraphicDesign #CreativeCommons #floss #LibreDesign

Open Call for contributions

Eclectic Tech Carnival 2019

8 - 13 October in Athens, Greece

Halt and Catch Fire

/ETC is a gathering of feminists, who critically use/study/share/improve everyday information technologies in the context of the free software and open hardware movements.

We strongly believe that an empowering event is one in which everyone actively contributes to its realization. For this reason, we would love to receive plenty of suggestions for activities, presentations, workshops etcetera.

We invite you, women and FNTI persons (females, non-binaries, trans, intersexuals) to kindly submit your proposal by Monday, 2 September 2019, at whatever time zone is comfortable for you.

Please send an email to this address:

call@eclectictechcarnival.org

Looking forward to seeing you in Athens!

More information for the open call:
eclectictechcarnival.org/ETC20

Recording of Conversations developer Daniel Gultsch on the state of the community in 2019 at

media.ccc.de/v/froscon2019-244

Some takeaways:

1) there is a growing network of people working on a federated chat network based on XMPP. There has been a lot of activity in the space in recent years. This activity is partly due to the development sprints, many of which last year have been organized by @pep

2) a bunch of new (and existing) clients continue working on usability (cross platform, consistent UIs, support for mobile, end-to-end encryption). Particularly web clients such as ConverseJS by @jcbrand are promising.

3) A directory to search public discussion channels exists: search.jabbercat.org/rooms/1

4) Ongoing experimentation with what can be built on top of XMPP as a federated protocol by for example @Goffi

5) Conversations for Android has secured funding to implement a Voice / Video calls!

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