Quit proprietary software city, build your own landscape

parents/family, positive 

TIL that
.dd was the assigned country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for the German Democratic Republic (East Germany). It was chosen based on the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code for the German Democratic Republic, the letters coming from the German name of the country: Deutsche Demokratische Republik. In accordance with IANA policy, .dd was therefore available to be assigned as the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for East Germany. However, this was never done, and so .dd was never added to the root nameservers. Its only use was internally in an isolated network among the universities of Jena and Dresden and presumably Rostock.


"Smythe asks what “the nature of the ‘product’” of radio and television actually is. First, there would be a market for receivers. Second, “there is that product known as station time, and sometimes as audience loyalty (measured by ratings) which stations sell to advertisers. What is sold is a program for the audience (in whose continuing loyalty the station management has a vital interest), and the probability of developing audience loyalty to the advertiser. [...] In commercial radio and television, our Janus-like product is paid for twice. It is paid for once, as a producer’s good, if you please, when the sponsor pays for its production. And it is paid for again, as a consumer’s good, when the more or less predictable audience response results in the ringing of cash registers where the sponsor’s product is sold to ultimate consumers”. It would therefore be a myth that “radio and television programs are ‘free’” (Smythe 1951, via Christian Fuchs, 2012)

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this explanation that Facebook is just a reimagination (recapture?) of internet via a network television business model of behaviour control - where the audience is the product, and the advertiser is the customer - is genious.

Dmytri Kleiner, (with help of Dallas Smythe) in 2012.


Wait, does that mean that microsoft is sending third parties contents of user's mailbox when they mark something as spam? do users know this?

"Junk Email Reporting program (JMRP) When an Outlook.com user marks an email as "junk", senders enrolled in this program get a copy of the mail forwarded to the email address of their choice. It allows senders to see which mails are being marked as junk and to identify mail traffic you did not intend to send."

Kick off performance evening of the On-the-fly livecoding cooperation project starts at 7 CET!


On the lineup: Luka Prinčič, Blaž Pavlica, Roger Pibernat, Sabrina Verhage, Sebastian Pappalardo, Chigüire, Claudia, Patrick Borgeat, Olivia Jack, Iván Paz, Dinou, Glen Fraser & Niklas Reppel

you run a pretty badass free/libre software project.

on your main webpage, where you are describing main features (selling points?), at the end of each description paragraph you self-confirmingly write "cool" or "very cool".

please don't.
just ....

"I figured some of you might be wondering why I suddenly decided to start producing this kind of content (whether you prefer to call it erotic art or just whoring out). The answer is simple, I like it. I love eroticism and nudity. I've learned to appreciate my body and I enjoy sexualizing it on my own terms. I'm exploring my sexuality and identity. If you think I'm just a regular e-thot desperately trying to intelectualize being an e-thot, it's okay. I enjoy being an e-thot, too. I've always wanted to show off my sexual side and I don't see the reason why I shouldn't use it or profit from it. I'm happy to be in control of my own body, especially since it has not always been the case."

-- ras.alhagve patreon.com/rasalhagve

a good example that everyone should follow: the @privacyint newsletter to supporters:

+ links are not scrambled/tracking
+ there are no images embeded
+ text/plain version has links as footnotes

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when I receive a newsletter i want to see where the links in the html part lead to when I mouse-over. the tracking links that lead via the newsletter service should not be the new normal. I protest!

the fact that every user profile page on any pleroma instance (with default FE) has that login form where in the user field there's that "e.g. lain", always makes me a little ... i don't know how to express it, but it's not a good feeling. as a consequence, whenever I see anyone using pleroma makes me feel not good looking at their main user profile page.

is that weird?

/’̷fu:bar̞/ Gḽitch Ar̰t F̬estiv͐al͒ 2020
OCT 03-09 2020

Starting with the first Saturday of October, the sixth /’fu:bar/ festival is focusing on finding, catalyzing and documenting errors in new media art and the process of its creation.

In its first fully networked iteration – the festival is presenting a week full of online performances, lectures and discussions on the practices of more than 20 artists and collectives active in the field of electronic and digital experimental art and theory. The program is completed by a video art screening, free workshops and a group multimedia offline&online exhibition of over 150 digital artworks by 80+ artists from all around the world.


climate change, covid, hope 


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