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Dear gardener librarians,

Special Issue 19 is ripe for harvest.

...Through collective writing and other experimental processes, participants will help rescue, repair, and remake the unseen binned books that would otherwise be destined for disposal. Machines, as stationary "gardening" tools will help us throughout the evening....

https://issue.xpub.nl/19

Date: 06 December 2022
Time: 18:00 – 21:00
Location: Leeszaal | Rijnhoutplein 3, Rotterdam West

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Read & Repair , Poetry and Finance session with Sara Hamadeh and Toon Fibbe at Varia this Saturday, we'd love to host you!

varia.zone/en/rr-poetry-financ
READ 11:00-13:00 CEST
LUNCH 13:00 - 14:00 (free, catered lunch)
REPAIR 14:00-16:00 CEST
Date: Saturday, 24th September 2022
Location: Varia (Gouwstraat 3, Rotterdam)

READ by Sara Hamadeh
Starting from the concept of insolvency, referring to not only the refusal to pay the costs of economic crisis, but also as rejection of the symbolic debt embodied in the cultural and psychic normalization of daily life. The reading session will discuss and explore different processes through which today’s techno-linguistic machine shapes and operates our social body.

REPAIR by Toon Fibbe
To trade in wind, windtrade, or in dutch; windhandel - became a common way to refer to stock market trading during the first international stock market crisis in 1720.
Taking cues from the books, images and plays that dealt with the windhandel we will collectively make inflatable sculptures while thinking about the ways in which finance’s infrastructures have infiltrated intimate realms of our lives, hoping that the wind can offer us a more collective, new type of speculative imagination.

[Image: Poster. Bank notes spiral down on a black background. Read & Repair a text layer on top. & is gaseous.]

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✨ Tada ! 🎉

Mon webcomic « Contra Chrome » vient de sortir en version française :

️👉 https://contrachrome.com

Sous-titre : Comment le navigateur de #Google devint une menace pour la vie privée et la #démocratie.

Avec à l'affiche, Shoshana Zuboff, des piranhas végans, et tout ce que vous avez toujours voulu savoir sur #Chrome sans jamais oser le demander !

À lire et télécharger gratuitement — j'espère que vous aimerez ! ☺️

Et s'il vous a plu, partagez-le autour de vous ! :boost_ok:

#comic

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Amende de 405 millions d'euros pour Instagram, pour non respect des données des mineurs.

Cette amende représente 0.85% des revenus pub mondiaux 2021 (estimés à 47,6 milliards $) : une chiquenaude !

Bien entendu, Facebook Méta fait appel.

(Juste pour le fun, avec 405 millions d'euros, on peut financer l'association Framasoft durant 675 ans.)

https://www.lemonde.fr/pixels/article/2022/09/05/donnees-personnelles-instagram-se-voit-infliger-une-amende-de-405-millions-d-euros-par-l-ue_6140309_4408996.html

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A new 🌱 Green Hack 🌿 is published! Please enjoy 'Optimising images for web' by Rekka Bellum ->
youtu.be/cfrB4Gvpj8c

🌿 @rek for The Photographers' Gallery's Digital Programme. Since COP26 we've invited photographers and artists to share hacks to lower the environmental impact of their practice.

More Green Hacks here:
thephotographersgallery.org.uk 🌿

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The new web theme "soonish" is now officially released as a free and open source theme for PicoCMS platform - a flat file CMS primarily based on markdown. A super simple 2 cols one modified from "simpleTwo". It is enhanced with features such as responsive web, file hiding with meta tag, integrate other features like file generation list based on the available markdown files in a directory, etc. (using CSS and Twig) Feel free to download, fork and use it: gitlab.com/siusoon/soonish

First time contribute to other FLOSS on GitHub, very excited when I do the pull request. Submitted!!

I use the theme to revamp my personal site with better organization of things and completely get rid of wordpress. Starting to also migrate images from other platforms to my own server. The design idea with queer and fluidity in mind, as well as environmental consciousness. But I have to say I really like file organization in a traditional way with just plain text.

now on live: 👉www.siusoon.net

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Feminist Hack Meetings* will happen in Athens, 9 and 10 of September as part of the project A Traversal Network of Feminist Servers, supported by the European cultural foundation. In case you are in the area, the workshops will be in English and Greek. And there will be a live stream too for those who aren't :)

More details about the program available here https://fhm.varia.zone/
(english at the bottom of the page)
* co-organized with @anglk and @estragon

#feminist #internet
#feministhacking

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How could the zine_maker* become more available? Now it's a git repo and command line based.

*python module for generating A5 pdf document from markdown text, with signatures for printing and folding to create booklets
https://git.systerserver.net/mara/zine_maker

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Cool project by Decolonial Hacker; A browser extension that hacks the websites of institutions replacing content with critical texts of their colonial practices.

Chrome:
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/decolonial-hacker/ppijepchgonmnaielfgobfnagdmlaahk

Firefox:
https://j2team.dev/firefox-extension/decolonial-hacker

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So, since Z-lib doesn't allow mirroring, someone decided to mirror it anywat. 7 (seven) Tb of books, people.

"Introducing the Pirate Library Mirror: Preserving 7TB of books (that are not in Libgen)"

pilimi.org/blog-introducing.ht

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@320x200 @fcr interfacewise we have a ways to go but the tools we have available in 2022 are quite insane

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JUST PUBLISHED
👁️ ⚛️ 😅

"The Imperial Sensorium" by @benjamin_royer@mastodon.social
This is a deep exploration of how the nuclear bomb deadened the senses of science and engineering, and an exploration of the invasive colonialism of cybernetics and systems thinking: newdesigncongress.org/en/pub/t

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"In a grotesque mirror-image of nature, the mushroom cloud birthed a world-spanning mycelium, its tendrils captivating the techno-scientific class."

enjoying @benjamin_royer@mastodon.social essay on cybernetics and the nuclear order on the New Design Congress.

kudos @shibco

ndc.substack.com/p/the-imperia

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Back from a missions as IT support for #seawatch on the ground, with us 155 guests, we rescued out of the Search and Rescue Zone (SAR 1) . Circulating frontex drones, lybian coast guards, and the Juventa case, make me shout all push back is illegal!

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Modding Fridays is an online community of people interested to learn together about the maintenance, repurposing, and reappropriation of supposedly obsolete consumer electronics, for fun and profit. We see our interest as part of a broader conversation on post-digital culture, #permacomputing and repair culture.
https://moddingfridays.bleu255.com/Main_Page

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devi is a simple Mastodon bot that will repost whatever comes from a configurable Twitter filtered stream endpoint to a Mastodon account.

I was looking for a simple/lazy way to do that and could not find anything to my liking, or simple enough, so I wrote one :)

you can find it here
git.lurk.org/devi/

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"Smart gardening without coding - all free and open source" is an interesting and inspiring article about how to set up an automated watering system using a rain barrel to collect #RainWater, a #RaspberryPi Zero W, #FOSS software from nymea.io and some hardware sensors and modules: https://www.hackster.io/michael_zanetti/smart-gardening-without-coding-all-free-and-open-source-76b126

#solarpunk #garden #opensource

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Meeting Gaia in La muenstra, BCN Braindancing for next convergencia in august #thf2022 -------
https://zoiahorn.anarchaserver.org/thf2022/

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