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I really ought to write a blogpost about the E programming language, and why it's *THE MOST* important programming language you probably haven't studied if you're interested in secure distributed/decentralized systems.

Time and time again, I run into some challenge and it turns out that the answer is already written out somewhere on two decades ago.

Already €30,000 worth of donations! Only €5,000 more to reach the second milestone! 💖 💖 💖 If we succeed, we commit to do everything we can to provide you with a fully federated #Mobilizon around fall 2019. #fediverse #ActivityPub #JoinMobilizon

OK, let's try to make this happen (again).

Enter THE POLL'S DILEMMA 2: Pareto Edition!

You can:

- vote
- boost
- reply with strategy and overview of the situation
- wait 7 days to see the results

This saturday 24/05/19 is another #Linux Presentation Day event in #LeesZaal in #Rotterdam from 10:00 to 16:00

You can drop by if you are curious about free software, linux or if you need #help installing a new operating system on your laptop.

More info:

Communication is in
Dutch but most of the volunteers also speak

I am very happy to announce that the new issue of the Pervasive Labour Union zine, 'Fed Up!', is finally(!) out and can be consulted here:
Many thanks to contributors @eliotberriot, @Gargron , @decentral1se, @entreprecariat (and indirectly @rra and @fcr), @pip Julia Janssen, Inge Hoonte and Louisa Bufardeci, Gui Machiavelli, and Martin Schotten.

#fediverse #federation #zine #labour

▝ digital interdependencies ▘affective infrastructures▝ networked entanglements ▖feminist servers ▖federated networks ▚ digital autonomy ▖transitional infrastructures ▞ ▖so-and-sovereignty networks▝ out-of-the-cloud thinking ▚

7th, 8th & 9th of June 2019
Varia, Rotterdam

More info on how to join:

I wrote a report of the interesting @rra + @fcr conversation on federated #networks and #mastodon that took place during the #urgentpublishing conference (Arnhem).

To this day, I have not had one mobile device that was as resilient as the original Walkman.
It had an outer shell of all aluminium, like 3mm thick or something and survived tumbling down an actual granit mountain with only loss of some paint.

Oh, it also had dual headphone jacks, because sharing is caring... and a dubbing button in orange for when you were listening to music with a friend, but just had to comment on the music or something else while you were listening, so you could just press it and speak into the microphone.

Also, it didn't just only have amazing stereo, but one volume-slider for each channel!

Only mobile device as sturdy as that I've had was the Ericsson 688 phone, which I sometimes actually used as a hammer against nails into walls.

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broke: club mate

woke: flora mate

bespoke: co-operatively grown loose yerba mate with a tech co-op branded gourd direct from comrades in Argentina.

#urgentpublishing Marc van Elburg talking about contemporary "zombie zines" : zines that don't have any trace of the community around them or the author, where the content comes from the internet

We need libraries for building things on top of . I see some nice efforts on but it appears to have completely stalled. Is anyone building anything based on ?

There's been an explosion of interest in what I call community-hosting, with new multi-tool hosting services like and #Librehosters, and now self-hosting services for the privacy research community, and perhaps most exciting, the service aimed at the average users currently being #DataFarmed by tech corporations. With all these groups doing similar things with #FreeCode server software, are there any playbooks for reproducing it? Reproducible services?

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