Quite proud with the results of our attempt at limiting water usage. It was already quite low, but we were able to drop it another ~20m3.

In NL average water usage for 4 people is ~191m3 according to waternet.nl/en/service-and-con

Ours is ~95m3

"The Time is NOW"...or rather next Tuesday 17th & Wednesday 18th of May for the @publicspaces conference in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

If you're interested in the intersection of technology & society you should be there :) Have a look at the teaser video or check out the conference website for more details:


Hope to see you there!

Yes, it's 14th of Feb again. Time to put @creativecommons @fsfe in the spotlight. The things we as humans can do if we just share & combine our capabilities...

Goal achieved! Native seeds stored in envelopes made from invasive plants!

Here are some nootka rose seeds in a little envelope i made from daphne paper

Mhh, it still occasionally fails to power on. Wake-on-lan to the rescue 😉

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If you have an issue with an Intel NUC of not powering on AND you have checked the obvious culprits (see intel.com/content/www/us/en/su), try contact cleaner (e.g. conrad.nl/p/kontakt-chemie-kon) on the physical power switch on the board. This fixed my 'bricked' Intel NUC.

January 2021....means One musical sketch a day for the month of January once initiated by @CUCKOOMUSIC It will be hard, but I'll try to make to the end..

My sketches can be found here: youtube.com/watch?v=xL4CiarXlT

Just released my tiny plugin to disable core block patterns. Useful for letting users select their theme while preventing them to use the default core block patterns.

Check it out here:


- One can buy the "This Is Not a Drill: An Extinction Rebellion Handbook", but afaict it is not available @XRebellionUK's website as a download?

- Why are designs from @XRebellionUK not available under a @creativecommons indicating allowed &prohibited use?

Just donated to the Internet Archive. Help them preserve digital cultural artifacts! See archive.org/donate/

If you're going to watch (or have watched it already) Netflix's "The Social Dilemma" read this piece conversationalist.org/2020/03/ by @mariafarrell It puts in words the nagging feeling this docu gave me. Via @aral (thanks).

Check banabila.bandcamp.com/album/to It's a great compilation of electronic, ambient & 'world' (for lack of a better term) music curated by en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michel_B. Bonus: your purchase will support 2 organisations trying to make things less bad for people in Yemen.

Great, Murphy's Law: pandemic and our @PhilipsNL television of 3yrs breaks down. Apparently not within warranty...I guess the next tv (or any applicance) will not be a Philips one.

Update: The Spanish label, agreed this was not their work and I got my dispute solved. Hoorah!

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Funny, or actually not 😞. I got a copyright claim on one of my tracks called "Let's Dance" youtube.com/watch?v=WObmxe8U56 made during . By a Spanish(?) label representing 'Autumn Comets' for a piece of footage which according to Archive is in the . So I have opened a dispute. Apparently Google's automagical algorithm cannot read nor understand a video's description. This will be interesting.

Each time I use my books I have to change stuff because the syntax has changed. Once again I wonder about the benefits of Ansible for a self-employed geek like myself...

I work in IT which is the reason this house has:

- mechanical windows
- mechanical door locks
- no Alexa/HomeKit/Google
- no Internet connected thermostats, lamps, or whatnots
- a dumb TV
- wall switches for lights

even ignoring all the myriad other issues with switching everything in society to apps because they’re new, i wish we would talk more about how cruel and inefficient it is to require everyone to purchase a several hundred dollar device + pay monthly to take part in society

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