it makes use of the subjective moderation system we have, so the only people that can archive channels on your behalf are people you trust as moderators (and yourself, of course)

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Spent my Friday evening photographing a tower of books and cobbling together a (very informal) bibliography of Romanian cookbookery. I'm frankly kind of amazed how good the cameras in phones are nowadays, and the workflows they enable.

"Why I still use RSS...I firmly believe the Internet, and what it stood for, peaked with RSS....Having only the content I want to see only be shown when I want to see it with the freedom to jump between readers as I please, all with no ads? For me, no other service comes close to the flexibility, robustness, and overall ease-of-use that RSS offers."

I shared this story with my Object Oriented Programming class this morning:

When we design software we have choices to make about whether systems will be network accessible, what input options should be allowed,  what defaults should be, and whether to build in redundant system checks and tests. Perhaps this is an extreme example but these decisions can have real material consequences in our communities.

If you're a software designer, this is potentially of interest: And here's a brief video intro:

I'm starting a series of interviews with co-op folks, to learn about their stories and the stories of their cooperatives.

My first convo is with, talking about his experiences with and

Listen and read here:


yesterday Logic Magazine launched Logic School, an online, experimental school for tech workers looking to remake the industry from below, developed and coordinated by @xrw!

applications are open now, classes begin in March and last for twelve weeks. there is no cost! please share with folks who might be interested.

more info @

and here's the twitter link for sharing/more info!

A while back I built a site that converts RSS feeds to ActivityPub actors that you can subscribe to from Mastodon and other ActivityPub-compliant social networks:

I've now also published the source code:

The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!