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Testing an upcoming feature during the #Stockholm XMPP sprint: Leave a group chat on #Dino and #Conversations will leave as well, join a new group chat on Conversations and Dino will join too. The underlying protocol extension was also implemented by #Gajim and #prosody during the sprint. #XMPP

Sneak preview of the USB edition of Networks Of Ones Own: Three Takes on Taking Care ... which we will celebrate this Saturday in Varia :). Join us if you are around! (Gouwstr 3, Rotterdam - 19:30h,

This Saturday at Varia ( ) we present the outcomes of a big choral project: the second issue of of One's Own β€” a periodic para-nodal publication that is collectively written within a network.

More info:

Publication launch event in Rotterdam 

Getting a lot of reports of spam/follow bots on

πŸ“’ Ten Forward Moderation Announcement πŸ“’

The following instance has been suspended from Ten Forward:

Reason - large amount of spam accounts originating from this instance without any sort of moderation action on their part apparent.

Sun Sep 22 17:11:39 UTC 2019


I have discovered a whole new youtube genre. General midi comparison videos.

Dune 2 intro MIDI music comparison

This poll is important to me, please help me out by listening and voting.

Did you know tomorrow is a Global Climate Strike?


preparing to uses third party js, so you can presumably access "striking" sites just fine by disabling javascript.

Currently researching how to do it at the web server level.

so who are the artists/activists/engineers in NYC working on decentralized networking (broadly construedβ€”peer to peer, activitypub-esque stuff, mesh networking, gopher revivals, etc.)?

(I feel like I probably know most of them [and maybe even had them as students] but for some reason I can't come up with a quick list)

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."

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

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."

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 as we learn by doing.

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

New chatroom!

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

The chat is hosted on check for terms, etc.

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