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“A child, more than anyone else, is a spontaneous observer of nature.” —Maria Montessori

Videogrep 2.0 is out!

Here's a tutorial about how you can use it to automatically make supercuts on the command line:

Centuries before we had American Sign Language (#ASL), Native "Hand Talk" was thriving across North America. Plains Indian Sign Language (#PISL) was used so widely across the Great Plains that it became a universal language for both deaf and hearing people to communicate between tribes. At one point, tens of thousands of indigenous people used PISL for trade, hunting, conflict, storytelling and rituals. It formed the basis for ASL and has largely been lost to history.

I’m reading Half-Earth Socialism at the moment. An eco-socialist take that goes hard in on rewilding, veganism, renewables, and, intriguingly, global central planning. ("GosplanT" :D)

It’s good stuff.

Plus I think all Verso books should come bundled with a playable online simulation game like this one does…

“A child, more than anyone else, is a spontaneous observer of nature.” —Maria Montessori

language hegemony 

* the idea that a specific, prevalent language is a standard of communication
* that folks who don't use that language, or use a slightly different format of it (accent, dialect, slang, unvoiced) are not as worthy of being heard
* that any language has inherent and general-use value over others (rather than being a tool of communication with specific limits)
* that someone's using a 'wrong' language (or using a language 'wrong')

Our friends at have published an English language update on their efforts to monitor radioactive contamination in food, and support farmers, in the wake of the Fukushima triple meltdown.

Cloudflare Workers / open-source 

Cloudflare Workers has been such a joy to work with but I have reduced my use of it because it's proprietary.

Really looking forward to seeing it being open-sourced!

Inkscape 1.2 is available! Learn more about this major release and get the download link at Don’t forget to spread the news to friends and share gratitude to the supporters and contributors who have made this powerful software available to all. Draw Freely! :inkscape: 💓

How about some 10BPM techno to start your week?

That's what members of the Disquiet Junto music community have been pumping out the past few days. Project ends tonight (11:59pm your local time); details at Playlist-in-progress:

Did you hear the word? LibrePlanet 2022 videos have been published! Everything from command line graphic design to brain hacking. Read about their publication and check out the videos on #PeerTube.

Have spent the past two months designing and testing a small at-home printmaking setup. The most time-intensive part was studying the ingredients and ecological impacts of paints and inks. Most manufacturers provide little information. Also, I haven't read this many MSDSes since undergrad. #theWorkshop

Happy #caturday - time for a #CaturdayCatFact 😺

Lions (specifically the species Panthera leo) were found in Europe until as recently as the first century CE. Today, the only population outside Africa is found in the Gir Forest of India. The Gir lions have a unique social structure and are highly endangered. 🦁

As always, ask me any cat questions you have!

📷 by Mika Brandt on Unsplash

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