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I'm a networking geek and researcher living in Berlin, currently working on a PhD in Computer Science. On a technical level, I like access networks such as WiFi and mobile networks, I like measurement and understanding performance, and I do low-level user-space programming in C. I sometimes talk about science, free software, and tech communities, among other things.

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"Critics of the big tech companies are often told, 'If you don’t like the company, don’t use its products.' I did this experiment to find out if that is possible, and I found out that it’s not—with the exception of Apple."

What happened when a reporter blocks blocked Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Apple for a week.

- Onionshare
- Jitsi
- Purism laptop
- Nokia phone
- physical maps, calendar, and books
- cash

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"I worked for a company that used [...] a machine learning algorithm that combined the personality test results with data from people's resumes to determine which candidates were the best fit [...] The system saw we had lots of managers named Michael, so it kept recommending managers named Michael"

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8 bit computers can also go on the internet

d'ya ever think about that?

more to the point: making your online content lightweight is an anti-colonial act

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"Because rigid radicalism induces a sense of duty and obligation everywhere, there is a constant sense that one is never doing enough....

What depletes us is not just long hours but the tendencies of shame, anxiety, mistrust, competition, and perfectionism.

It is the way in which these tendencies stifle the capacity for collective creativity and change." #uspol #radicalism #socialism

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Alright, fuck it let's do this. If you got a patreon, ko-fi, liberapay or whatever, reply with it and I will boost. Cannot promise donations, but I will use what reach I have to help if I can. Let's actually build that support network I was talking about earlier.

I encourage others to boost this status and all the posts that end up beneath it to get as wide a spread as possible.

Not sure if this will even work, but I feel like I should at least try.

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If you'd like to get your own pixelart portrait like these, I can make one for you!
Support me on Ko-fi ( and contact me (here or wherever, more contact info is on my website).
8x8 pixels for one coffee, 16x16 for more than one :)

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This Is Not an Atlas gathers more than 40 counter-cartographies from all over the world. This collection shows how maps are created and transformed as a part of political struggle, for critical research or in art and education: from indigenous territories in the Amazon to the anti-eviction movement in San Francisco; from defending commons in Mexico to mapping refugee camps with balloons in Lebanon; from slums in Nairobi to squats in Berlin; from supporting communities in the Philippines to reporting sexual harassment in Cairo. This Is Not an Atlas seeks to inspire, to document the underrepresented, and to be a useful companion when becoming a counter-cartographer yourself.


#NotAnAtlas #Geography #cartography #CounterCartography @weeklyOSM

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Make good error message folks, the whole world will always thanks you.

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empfehlungen für trans-friendly therapeut*innen in berlin? (außer bast...)

boost wär nett :)

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Solarpunk Action Week official dates: Spring 2019

This year's first #solarpunk action week will take place on the first full week of March (3rd-9th)! Start planning and organizing now for a week of community building and practical projects, and make sure to post about your actions with the hashtag #SolarpunkActionWeek so we can share them here!

Ideas for actions will be posted here as well as our official tumblr, and you can find even more resources on the Sunbeam City wiki

Please boost this post and spread the word, and we'll see you punks in planting season! ✊💕

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#OpenAudio is an instance of @funkwhale , which is part of the ActivityPub-powered Fediverse.

You can browse tens of thousands of music tracks that are legal to download and share at: specialises in #CreativeCommons tracks and other #Libre music, much of it from the Free Music Archive ( The FMA has been under threat recently, so is a sort of lifeboat for the content.

#AlternativesAtoZ #Music #FunkWhale

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them: tech is a tool, like a hammer

me: maybe it's a tool like a stove, where leaving it on without good purpose or with no purpose is actually quite destructive in many cases, and it can easily be used for purposeful destruction

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Dear #fediverse. I work as an #architect and design buildings that harm the planet. I am looking for a practicing #engineer who can teach me building energy modelling using #opensource tools. I have a background in software dev, run #gentoo #linux and am willing to learn down to the details.

I do not have a background in heat transfer or thermodynamics, which is why I am asking for a tutor.

I promise to use this to design better buildings.

Please help retoot this so I can find someone.

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cybrespace: the social hub of the information superhighway

jack in to the mastodon fediverse today and surf the dataflow through our cybrepunk, slightly glitchy web portal