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First day in the home office. Feeling more productive than usual, curious to see if it stays that way for the coming weeks.

Yesterday's report of Chelsea Manning's suicide attempt caught me off guard. After hearing about her release this morning, some of the burden really fell off me.

On reddit I kept stumbling across the appeal for donations from "The Action Network", but it seems to me that it's not quite up to date. Is there another way to donate?

I used the cold Sunday to work on the January issue of my link blog "Der Groschen". The site should be online by the end of the month.

"Farewell Etaoin Shrdlu" is a documentary about the last day of hot metal typesetting at the New York Times in 1978.
The Linotype machines they used there were invented in 1884. It is fascinating to imagine how quickly we replace our tools today and how much learning new tools has become part of everyday life. Apart from that, I was really blown away by the craft and the mechanics of the machines.

As a first step I got "A New Program for Graphic Design" by David Reinfurt and will work through it during the next weeks.

The article made empowered me in some way to see self-education as a conscious, political decision with many advantages and not as a necessary evil.

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A quote from the article:

If the contemporary definition and standardized practice of design and design education are over a century old,might it be a good idea to reexamine both in an age where ecological disaster,immaterial and precarious labor,post-factual politics(often times with design an implicit actor),and geopolitical conflict are among the world’s defining challenges?Self-organized education presents one tool, among many,which can be used to think through and act on these challenges.

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In the last few weeks I have been thinking again and again about whether I should start a Master's degree this year or not. My motivation would be to get to know new people and to use my free time for interesting projects. Actually, I can have that without the study, the study would only give me a kind of structure for it. In the course of the day I found an article that encouraged me to organize my education myself.

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So thanks to @ludger, there's a date for the #fediverse #meetup at #36c3:

Come with all your friends! Bring ideas! And waffles... (I need to get breakfast)...

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A nice quote from the documentary of Hanna Arendt which stuck to me:

"Do you know the difference between love and desire? When you desire Strawberries you eat them, when you love strawberries you plant them."

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“I’m (not) a Monster” is a documentary from Nelly Ben Hayoun- Stépanian in which she searches for the origin of knowledge and thus gets into conversation with many interesting personalities. In response to the election in England, the documentation can now be viewed online for one week. If you haven't planned anything today, I can highly recommend the documentary to you.

What is the best way to do this? I suspect that I would have to build the actual page with cssgrid and arrange the images for the projects in a subgrid - does that make sense? But since I'm just taking my first steps in web design, I'm a bit "afraid" of this implementation.

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I have little to do at work at the moment and would like to use the time to build a website for myself.

I'm not making any progress because I don't really know how to put my idea into practice. I would like to arrange my projects in a table, as soon as the mouse pointer moves over one of the projects a picture should be displayed on the page. The pictures for the different projects should be distributed in a grid on the page-an exemplary picture can be found below.

I am deeply in love with David Rudnick's graphics for Clouds. I have the feeling that Rudnick has created own style hybrid with references from Black Metal, Graffiti, Cyberpunk and the aesthetics of the 80s.

I've certainly been trying for an hour now to buy an overhauled Macbook in installments. No matter in which shop and which product was in the shopping cart - I was told again that my account could not be used for this. It took me some time to realize that this can only be connected to my place of residence and not to my account balance. As annoying as the experience may have been, it was a kind of reality check for me - now it's clearer to me what people elsewhere have to go through.

Hey, I'm Malte. I studied Human Computer Interaction and currently live in Berlin. I don't know where the next few years will take me, but I think it's going to be UI/UX design - I'm currently working in a company and creating e-learning courses. I am interested in literature, graphic design, politics and music.

Good morning beautiful stranger! I just got out of bed because I have to go to work right away. I will write a little introduction later. I am happy to be a part of and I'm looking forward to get to know you. Keep your head up.


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