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:sunbeam: :fediverse: Sunbeam Beams On :fediverse: :sunbeam:

Today @puffinus_puffinus has transferred the burden of admin to me (temporarily) while the process of distributing the responsibility continues. Sunbeam will not be shut down...

This is a smol callout!

I’ve been working away on my #opensource #GPL #encrypted #texteditor Txt for the past year, and I’m now posting publicly to ask for help with a contribution. Any #javascript developers have some time to assist with getting this little app to a usable state? (Ping @liaizon @ticky @rra @privacytools)

Repo here 👉
Boosts appreciated. 💖

“We think democracy is better,” said the jet-fuel salesperson. “But is it? In terms of outcomes?”

In a conference room overlooking the gray Thames, a group of young corporate types tried to imagine how the world could save itself, how the international community could balance the need for growth with our precarious ecological situation. For the purposes of our speculative scenarios, everything except for carbon was supposed to be up in the air, and democracy’s track record is mixed.

Les collectifs de jardins russes : une organisation résiliente 

Reading Ecological Economics for the Anthropocene rn and really enjoying it

"The fundamental, original premise of ecological economics is to insist on seeing the human economy as embedded in and part of Earth’s biogeochemical systems. Energy, matter, entropy, and evolution, among others, have been neglected by standard economics. This neglect imperils the present and future well-being of humanity and the other creatures with whom we share Earth’s heritage and destiny"

🇬🇧 A few weeks back I started a collaborative documentation focused on how to extend the lifespan of hardware abandoned by the manufacturers.

It's now published with git/gitlab on (and a mirror on )

#lowtech #abandonware #hardware #emobodiedenergy

Logic is now on #mastodon! You can follow us at

New to the decentralized web? We have a great interview with about decentralized social media in our upcoming Security issue. In the meantime, check out his guide:

what is easier? learning how to build one's own images or learning how to do aftermarket RAM & Flash upgrades like you find on taobao etc

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Aha so is dropping support for older router models. OS bloat is a thing in router space as well I guess.

Here's the Brielle one bigger. It is only half res, imgur shrank it.

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Nice python utility I found the other day:

It is a generic tile scraper & stitcher. Use it by by passing the URL pattern of a tile server together with some coordinates and the rest follows automagically.

Attached are maps of , and the Renaissance star fortress town of .

The trickiest thing is finding out how big a map you can make at what zoom level, I keep running out of RAM when compositing.

Next weekend Varia will host a meeting on feminist servers as part of a series called Feminist Hack Meetings.

Let's talk about feminist servers! In this meeting, we invite you to discuss questions like:
What does it mean for a server to be feminist, and how could it look like? What and who does it serve? What does it take to create and maintain it?
We would like to map and draw collectively our ideas and consider the possibility of setting up a feminist server at Varia, as a base for our practice.
We will bring material (like RPis and computers) to start experimenting and trying things out.
Join us!

Are you interested in a federated alternative to Goodreads that doesn't use Amazon?

because I'm making a federated alternative to Goodreads that doesn't use Amazon

⚡ we continue the Read & Repair sessions at with special guest @manetta

🌀 she'll be guiding us through discussions around open licenses from 11 to 13 🌀

New essay: Seven theses on the Fediverse and the becoming of FLOSS

Recently, @rra and I have been working on an essay highlighting questions about the and how these are getting entangled with practices. From software production to structure and governance within alternative social media, online communities and politics.

The text follows a multi theses model, to map the different things we've been looking at and publish the current state of our research.

It is the closing chapter of a new publication from INC/Transmediale (

PDF of the text:

Feedback welcome. We're planning to publish an online version with more references!

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