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Gardening and DIY are important not just because it gives people more independence and saves them money, but because it de-alienates them from their labor. There are few types of propaganda more potent than excitedly checking your peppers several times a day and thinking to yourself, "what if all work was this fulfilling"

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Just published "Koype v0.1.0, ActivityDesk and You" on #patreon!

You've seen me talk about #koype and more recently #activitydesk a lot. This post gives more context on them!

patreon.com/posts/23172761

Feel free to support and follow the process at patreon.com/jackyalcine

#dev | #creators

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When the history of the web is written, let the record show that I was against this decision and it's part of the reason I left Microsoft. I didn't join the Edge team to help cement Google's dominance of the web.

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NOTE TO NEW USERS:

Mastodon's a cool place, but it's private like a local coffee shop, not a home bathroom.

Remember that the admin of your instance can see EVERYTHING you post, including direct posts. They can even disable 2 factor authentication, if you have it enabled (and you should. No really, enable that stuff now.)

Bottom line: Find an instance where you feel you can trust your admin, and don't send direct toots unless you trust the admin at the recipient's instance as well.

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Just realised: with the purging of adult content based on US moral standards, corporations controlling huge swathes of user content and the decline of the number of browser engines.

The WWW is becoming AOL.

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POSSE: Publish (on your) Own Site, Syndicate Elsewhere |IndieWeb

"POSSE is an abbreviation for Publish (on your) Own Site, Syndicate Elsewhere, a content publishing model that starts with posting content on your own domain first, then syndicating out copies to 3rd party services with permashortlinks back to the original on your site...."

#posse #indieweb #onlinemedia #Plexodus

indieweb.org/POSSE

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Please boost if your account is safe for non-binary people. :nonbinary: :nb:

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If you make video and it can be CC-licensed and especially if it's about making or electronics or art or creativity, diode.zone wants to help you host your videos. DM for account creation. diode.zone/about/instance

Once you start playing with clipping the Sobel values things get even weirder

A few zoomed in details highlighting the textures

I think I've pushed this about as far as I can. Hope the full-resolution comes through - it's the zoomed-in textures that are the best about this method after all!

(you can blame the original sketch I stole the voronoi code from for the Obama picture)

I've been doing some Voronoi Stippling experiments today, including the rare inverted stippling, and decoupling of resolution and ink coverage. Also a rudimentary webcam capture. Check it out at beta.observablehq.com/@jobleon

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Every time I join a new social network, I think about „Liminality and Communitas in Social Media: The Case of Twitter“ by Jana Herwig.

She uses Victor Turners model to describe how joining a new platform is a separation from society, striping the person of previous social status and forcing them to grow before re-joining society.

[PDF, english] homepage.univie.ac.at/jana.her
[Related paper, PDF, german] homepage.univie.ac.at/jana.her

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I made a tool to export the feeds of the websites of the accounts you follow on Twitter: opml.glitch.me/

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