Polish university student Wojciech Kosior shares his story of how he managed to graduate without being forced to use Zoom, Skype, or other nonfree programs: u.fsf.org/3bv

looking for a phenomenon i can't recall the name of - it was about a philosopher who received a fancy gift (a coat or a piece of furniture,) which kickstarted his compulsion to keep 'upgrading' his belongings to match the fanciness of a new item, eventually leaving him financially ruined

passing on this beautiful open call for a new art & ecology residency to the fediverse lios.io/ -- happening this summer in Bledow Desert, Poland

LIOS labs art & ecology residencies are programmes designed to nourish the inner and outer ecosystem. The residencies are spaces for knowledge ex-change and cultivation of regenerative body-mind practices.

This open call is especially directed to self-organized makers, artists, scientists, agents and groups of all kinds that feel the urgency of reimagining our world. We are looking for people willing to take the risk of living in the desert and working with elements as their guides in designing structures that inspire ecological living. We encourage initiatives that take in consideration local outreach, in forms of workshops and other social interventions.

The cost of 10 days residency is 185 euro. This fee includes accommodation and vegan & local food, insurance. Its a self-organized non-profit group.

birdsite rant 

so many people i follow on twitter suddenly turned into NFT peddlers and crypto shills over the last few months and it's painful to watch

found my neighbour use Pompeiian mosaic as his 'beware of dog' sign

fully switched to linux a few days ago, no problems so far. while running dual boot i would always find an excuse to keep using windows - now the temptations are gone

@rek just skimmed through the new edition of the journal, the illustrations and layout are great. gonna reread it this year

Can't Get You Out of My Head has a great selection of music so far

Schneider TM - The Light 3000


Watched the first two episodes of Can't Get You Out of My Head

it's surprisingly concise! Adam Curtis usually jumps all over the places and storylines in his documentaries, here the narrative and themes seem quite focused. the episodic format works very well for him

Hi everyone - my name is Bhavik, and I'm an artist, designer and developer.

I'm interested in the future of social software, particularly how social spaces online can be calm, intimate, decentralized and open. Some of my work can be found at my website: bhaviksingh.com

I'm excited to be here, learn from everyone, and share as well :)

"Understanding Comics" should be recommended reading in high school art class tbh. It certainly taught me more about art in general than some of my teachers.

Czas się przedstawić: nazywam się Paulina Matysiak. Jestem posłanką IX kadencji Sejmu, członkinią Zarządu Krajowego Lewicy Razem. Jestem wiceprzewodniczącą Komisji Polityki Senioralnej, pracuję w Komisji Łączności z Polakami za Granicą, przewodniczę Zespołowi ds. Walki z Wykluczeniem Transportowym. Pochodzę z Kutna, wcześniej pracowałam w Bibliotece Uniwersyteckiej w Toruniu, a potem w urzędzie. Uwielbiam czytać książki, pisać piórem (lewą ręką!) i kolekcjonować atramenty.


rewatched Porco Rosso, enjoyed it even more than the first time - it's quite subtle movie, even by Miyazaki's standards. i feel like rewatching the rest of Ghibli catalog this year and see how my tastes/values changed over the years

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