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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!

Feel free to support and follow the process at

#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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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

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

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

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

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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]
[Related paper, PDF, german]

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I made a tool to export the feeds of the websites of the accounts you follow on Twitter:

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@Luca @vanderZwan I made some huuuuge plots with instance names for a visual insepction of the clustering. Just look how perfectly stands out at the bottom of the scores plot. And in the t-SNE plot you see on the far right peertube and its associated servers *_*.
(I hope this is still readable after uploading it xD"...)

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