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@aral I've been writing my presentations in markdown and then converting them to reveal.js slides for years. It's great! Easy to get consistent, good looking slides quickly and you can start messing with css if you want to do fancy stuff.

@Siphonay He also did a bunch of version, many before the famous one. Like this one, done with a ballpoint pen. (Taken at a recent Magritte exhibition.)

I have now twice disabled Chrome and other Google apps. Twice they have secretly enabled them again. Is there a way to keep them disabled?

Apparently my MacBook had a kernel panic during the night because a USB card reader (?) process crashed. Were there any USB devices connected? Of course not.

Hasbro is releasing a version of Monopoly that, for some reason, promises to take even longer to play than regular Monopoly.

Since 12% of Monopoly games already last an infinite length of time (see: ), we have to assume that Hasbro has increased the average length of the game from a countably infinite length (aleph null time) to an uncountably infinite (omega) length game.

advertising is a far bigger act of vandalism and nuisance on public spaces than graffiti

i'm so mad about this. it's shady as hell

ICANN? more like ICANN't even hahaha am i right


“The technology behind the internet is not incompatible with our rights, but the business model Facebook and Google have chosen is.”

Yep, that’s Amnesty International saying that.

@sophia This whole "oppression is formative part of geek culture" is also all over game culture and it's an incredibly toxic form of gatekeeping. It's of course also implicitly coded male.

You can now watch my talk on the future of Internet regulation at the European Parliament yesterday on Peertube (@joinpeertube) thanks to @vincib

And here are my slides (which were on the screens but aren’t visible in the video):

starting a bondage session alright let's set up the rules

The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL
"OPTIONAL" in this document are to be interpreted as described in
RFC 2119.

sub: "h-how do you do that with your mouth. the capitalization. the citation. wh—"

WeDistribute needs writers! 

Hey all,

A while ago, my publication, #WeDistribute, got picked up by Feneas, and now serves as the organization's official publication.

This is all well and good: I get to keep writing articles, and figure out how to turn this whole thing into something more than a one-man project.

The writing team is still very small right now, and I'm putting together guidelines for contributing. I would love nothing more than to see other people who are passionate about the fediverse and decentralized communication tech come on board to help provide news coverage, tutorials, technical explainers, interviews, and editorials.

If you think you're up for the challenge, please apply here:

Some question our claim that "80% of people displaced by climate change are women." This number comes from the UN. The BBC wrote this interesting article about it:

#feminism #climatechange

I gave in and moved the Gnome applications list to the bottom of the screen as a dock. Not because that is clearly better, but because that is where it is on all of my other computers, and looking for it was starting to get confusing. has removed Wire from their list of recommended secure messengers:

"[W]e have trusted them in the past because Wire had built a trustworthy reputation for themselves. We now feel that Wire has lost this reputation."

Currently their only recommendation for real-time communication is Signal:

h/t @danarel

I tried listening to Pinker's Enlightenment Now, and the couple of first chapters seemed ok, if a bit simplistic. Then he seemed to miss the whole point of Romantic critique of Enlightenment. It seems like he doesn't realize that he is arguing for an ideology. That would be a worthy goal in itself, if it wasn't masked in talk about Reason.

The IRL podcast has a pretty good explainer of surveillance capitalism, including an interview with Shoshana Zuboff.

@aral I'm just impressed if you manage to go through all of that in 10 minutes.

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