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Reading Ovid ✨

Personal work inspired by the "Villa of Livia" frescoes on display in Rome.
#mastoart #history

Medium: Photoshop & Wacom tablet

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A reminder that Mastodon and the Fediverse do NOT use cryptocurrency, blockchains, NFTs, tokens, coins, mining, web3 or anything like that.

Masto and the Fedi run on traditional servers and use a sustainable network federation model somewhat similar to e-mail (that's why Fediverse addresses look similar to e-mail addresses).

Also a reminder there are no venture capital firms or other investors either. No one owns the network, each server is independent. Masto and Fedi server running costs are paid by their owners, sometimes with donations from users.

No one is getting rich from the Fediverse, it is all volunteers with some getting donations and a few getting modest grants from foundations. Please remember this when you interact with admins or developers.

(There might be some individual users who post about cryptocurrency/blockchain, but the infrastructure this place runs on doesn't use it at all.)

Tl:dr - Decentralisation does NOT mean cryptocurrency/blockchain


I like to think
(it has to be!)
of a cybernetic ecology
where we are free of our labors
and joined back to nature,
returned to our mammal
brothers and sisters,
and all watched over
by machines of loving grace.

Richard Brautigan, 1967.


All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace

I like to think (and
the sooner the better!)
of a cybernetic meadow
where mammals and computers
live together in mutually
programming harmony
like pure water
touching clear sky.

I like to think
(right now please!)
of a cybernetic forest
filled with pines and electronics
where deer stroll peacefully
past computers
as if they were flowers
with spinning blossoms.


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Standard procedure for kids that can't deal with school: referral to child psychiatry, neuropsychiatric assessment, neuropsychiatric diagnosis and medication.

Procedures almost never seen: (1) an attempt to understand the kid and adapt the environment to make things work, (2) holistic perspective involving the kid's entire world, not only school.

This is what #medicalisation looks like.

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TIL newton’s pendulum has way more „moves“ than I originally thought it has (never owned one myself and just always saw one in films etc.)


gangnam style ft. newton’s pendulum by xmphysics

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This is an incredible shot:

Reminds me of the magnificent painting “The False Mirror “ by Magritte

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Big tech is facing an escalating backlash. Coops could offer a more equitable and accountable alternative. In fact, in some countries, they already do.

This article describes three of them: including the 3rd largest IT firm in Germany & a coop that outcompeted Amazon to become the most popular online shop in Switzerland.

It is an issue of a newsletter that covers existing success stories & exciting new ideas about the future of the coop movement. Consider subscribing!

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fun fact: 100% of successful projects begin with somebody starting something. could be you.

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Ordinarily our life projects are short, they are limited to promote small improvements, they lack vision, they do not reach beyond our immediate environment, when "really with what each of us can contribute we can build a better world in a shorter period of time".
- Jose Maria Arizmendiarrieta

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De ordinario nuestros proyectos de vida son cortos, se limitan a promover pequeñas mejoras, pecan de falta de visión, no alcanzan más allá de nuestro entorno inmediato, cuando "realmente con lo que cada uno de nosotros puede contribuir cabe construir un mundo mejor en plazo más corto."
— Jose Maria Arizmendiarrieta

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Nereid gloves for #MerMay! I'm so pleased that the mirrored lace pattern turned out okay on the second glove, phew!

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Fedi: opportunity to be influencer? No
Fedi: opportunity to think critically about tools I use to share knowledge and experiences, the people who develop them, and my impacts on my community? Yes

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#OtD 22 May 1895 Rail union leader Eugene Debs was imprisoned for 6 months for his role in the Pullman strike. The repression backfired on the state somewhat as Debs emerged a militant socialist. This is a history of the strike:

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Lotus 1-2-3 For Linux

I’ll cut to the chase; through a combination of unlikely discoveries, crazy hacks and the 90s BBS warez scene I’ve been able to port Lotus 1-2-3 natively to Linux – an operating system that literally didn’t exist when 1-2-3 was released!

#development #investigation #linux #programming #retro #unix

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Now available! :mastodon:

My in-depth comparative review of eight Mastodon apps for iPhone

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A Fediverse instance for people interested in cooperative and collective projects.