One thing I really like about being on a small, semi-thematic instance is that the local timeline is actually readable and interesting. It's nice to have a low-key look at it periodically and see what others are up to or saying.

The only downside I see is that there are a few instance-locals that I don't bother to follow – I dig their stuff but I know I will probably see their posts on the local TL anyway.

Is that somehow problematic?

Does this indicate some deficiencies in the whole binary "follower" model of connection and discourse?

#lurk #Fediverse

PSA: If you or someone close by have an encounter with a spot robot that - out of whichever reasons - you don't want to have: There is a lever under the robot's chest, a strong pull on it throws out the battery and the robot switches itself off immediately.
Caution: Keep your fingers away from joints and moving parts! Spot is strong and crushes fingers like cream cake.

"El enemigo conoce el sistema" de es un libro de solo publicando en castellano. Un compendio muy importante para comprender y reflexionar sobre la sociedad de vigilancia en que vivimos en este momento. Y también el primer libro que he leído en español. Lo recomiendo.

Je découvre le tennis de table.
C'est physique 💪

#JeRecrute (pas moi, mais je fais passer)

Coop It Easy, une coopérative d'artisans logiciels, qui travaille essentiellement (uniquement?) avec des clients issus de l'économie sociale, basée à Bruxelles.

Ils cherchent un.e développaire Python expérimenté.e, avec aussi des compétences en administration système.

C'est pour bosser sur des modules Odoo libres.

Tous ceux de l'équipe que j'ai rencontré sont de chouettes humains.

Les détails: coopiteasy.be/developpaire-odo

world politics, facebook 

This story is starting to blow up. A fired Facebook whistleblower documented how world leaders are using fake engagement on FB to manipulate, deceive, and harass citizens.

- theguardian.com/technology/202

- theguardian.com/technology/202

@lightone You're probably right. I just took the Readme at face value. I'm currently trying find out which part of it will be federated. Could be just buzzword mashup.

@M_PF Algorithmic trading of NFTs already. That escalated quickly. ;)

@raphael I love this automatic follow feature. I don't have to do anything. You would not have said it, I would not have realized you changed instance. And great choice to be part of lurk :)

Here is my little 8x8 font, with all ASCII symbols and compatible with the code page 437 character set. Available as a 128x128 .bmp image, a .chr file or ready to be embedded in a C project with the .c file.

https://git.badd10de.dev/bd-font/about/

Thanks to @neauoire for the help with the .chr and .c conversion!

I’d like to help others make better free and open source software so I’m making this standing offer: I’ll review a project's README for free. If you're interested, follow the link below. If you know of someone who might be interested, send the link to them.

liw.fi/readme-review/

, mayor of is quitting . "I think Twitter today is not helping me doing good politics and so I'm leaving it". elnacional.cat/es/politica/ada [ES]

So #peertube allows streaming now. Are there any peer tube instances that might want to host an two day event likely to have a peak of 800 viewers and if so, how much would they want to be compensated?

Hello! Scholar.Social is excited to host the second #SummerSchool, a free, indisciplinary online academic conference - roughly spanning 7/26-8/4 🌞

We'll be looking for: people to help organize, moderators for the presentations, and presenters! Stay tuned for more details 👀

You can check out past presentations here: summerschool.scholar.social/

suicide 

On se suicide et puis ensuite on meurt ; lettre à Madame Barbara Lefebvre
crepegeorgette.com/2021/04/10/

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