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I'm based in the UK and into food, land, tech and people collaborating to manage them.
I'm involved in a few projects - 40 people using online tools to collaborate managing a field is a mobile hackspace/workshop set up to help environmental & community projects build & fix tools and infrastructure Soilhack is a peer 2 peer learning network

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Real talk, this FlorisBoard keyboard is probably the best open source keyboard for android that I've ever used.

It's gesture keyboard is like 80% there. It might not have some of the more advanced features that AnySoftKeyboard has but the stuff that works is impressive.

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We now have 23 Social.Coop members with accounts on Meet.Coop. If you would like to make an account (free for Social.Coop members):

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Social.Coop server maintenance / downtime this weekend and will be down for an overdue system upgrade this Saturday evening. Downtime will start around 9pm EDT. if all goes well, it will last no more than 30-40 minutes.

If you have any questions or want updates if something goes wrong and it takes longer to restore service, this is as good a time as any to remind folks about our Element chatroom at

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Watching Exterminate all the brutes

Sad, awful and unbelieveable look at the real history of colonialism. Why am I only hearing about the Haitian Revolution now -

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Tomorrow 1 May, starts a free online series on gig and tech worker organising:
And in a nice coincidence a special issue on new labour movements and emancipatory technology studies has appeared in #NanoEthics:
More info next tweet!


A handful of billionaires control most of the UK’s national newspapers.

New Internationalist is owned by over 3,600 readers from all around the world. You can join the world’s largest media & help New Internationalist through current economic troubles.

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From the EFF:

"We've heard from a group of journalists working on a feature length documentary that involves governments and spytech companies. They worry that their devices have been compromised and are looking for a tech that can determine if their computers are being used to monitor them."

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Most #Plants Depend On A #Fungi-#Bacteria Relationship We've Been Overlooking

Agricultural scientists may have overlooked a #symbiotic relationship essential to the success of #food production. Its discovery may bring potential to supercharge it to enhance #crop growth, replacing artificial #fertilizers that come with a host of undesirable consequences.

#Biodiversity #Fungi #Biology

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In this April I've come across two new European rail co-operatives, the Dutch and the French

I haven't analyzed them thoroughly to see what kind of co-ops they are or aim to be, but I think this is something quite remarkable. Start of a new era? A bottoms-up resistance to rail privatization?

What do you think of these two co-ops? Are there other similar co-ops around?

#coop #trains

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Announcing XMPP<=>ActivityPub gateway project doubled with XMPP Pubsub end-to-end encryption supported by NLnet/NGI Zero (thanks again @NGIZero !)

#XMPP #activitypub #libervia #nlnet #e2ee #pubsub

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Greetings, everyone! 🌱
OpenSourceSeeds is committed to re-establishing seed as a common good for all. We do this by providing new varieties with an open-source licence. This is an easy way to legally protect seed from patents and other forms of privatization.

We'd love to get in contact with anyone interested in open source, commons, seeds, organic agriculture and agrobiodiversity. See you soon! 🥦

#opensourceseeds #introduction #opensource

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passing on this beautiful open call for a new art & ecology residency to the fediverse -- happening this summer in Bledow Desert, Poland

LIOS labs art & ecology residencies are programmes designed to nourish the inner and outer ecosystem. The residencies are spaces for knowledge ex-change and cultivation of regenerative body-mind practices.

This open call is especially directed to self-organized makers, artists, scientists, agents and groups of all kinds that feel the urgency of reimagining our world. We are looking for people willing to take the risk of living in the desert and working with elements as their guides in designing structures that inspire ecological living. We encourage initiatives that take in consideration local outreach, in forms of workshops and other social interventions.

The cost of 10 days residency is 185 euro. This fee includes accommodation and vegan & local food, insurance. Its a self-organized non-profit group.

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I have a voucher for a free vehicle MOT at a Halfords auto centre to be redeemed before the end of May. It’s of no use to myself or anyone else that I know and it would be a shame to waste it.

The first person to send me a DIRECT/PRIVATE reply will get the voucher and I’ll update this thread publicly to confirm it’s been taken.


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> A shortage of cheese in Albert Heijn supermarkets after the supplier was hacked will soon be resolved, delivery company Bakker Logistiek has told the Telegraaf.

> The hack took place last Monday and took down the order system, forcing the company to return to pen and paper to process orders and regulate stocks, the Telegraaf reported.

> Director Toon Verhoeven told the paper the company had been attacked by ransomware but declined to give any further details.

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"... agriculture’s largest contribution to climate change stems from ... synthetic nitrogen fertiliser. By reducing ... chemical fertilisers and substituting it with high-quality organic fertilisers, half of all agricultural greenhouse gas emissions could be prevented while simultaneously building humus."

#AndreaBeste, PhD in Agricultural Sciences

#ClimateChange #Organic #SoilCarbon

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quick reminder: #osmocom online meeting "OsmoDevCall" with presentation about pySim-shell for sim card inspection, modification, programming starts in one hour.

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good morning ✨ don't forget to work towards the redistribution of wealth and the liberation of colonies and semi-colonies in everything you do 💖

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#app 🌧️ time at @fdroidorg, today 8 new and 45 updated. News include:

* Invoice Ninja (nomen est o… ⚡ oops, zapped 🙈)
* Dogecoin Wallet (wuff!)
* kubenav (manage your Kubernetes clusters)
* PxerStudio (Drawing tool) 🎨

IzzyOnDroid Repo:

* Taiga Mobile (project management)
* OctoPrint (3D-print server)
* SMS Import / Export (coming tomorrow)

As usual: enjoy your #Android #foss #apps from #fdroid (and from IzzyOnDroid of course!) :awesome:

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