Hong Kong has such a strange democracy. We complain in other countries about lobbyists but HK actually has "Functional Constituencies"¹ where the insurance companies, retailers and the accountants, etc. get to have their own official rep in the legislature!

1. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Function

Just when you thought the accountants who run the airlines could not shave another dollar or drop of dignity from their current offerings, they've innovated again. Most major carriers are now offering 19th century squalor-themed economy seating:

Lufthansa - Lumpenklasse
Air France - Les Miserables
British Airways - Dickens Class
United - Ownership Economy
Delta - Skid Row

Hello fediverse,
this is our very first toot.

"The Hambach Forest, which one could call the last “primeval” forest in Central Europe, is being stubbed for Europe’s biggest climate pollutant – the Rhenish lignite mining area of RWE (Rheinisches Braunkohlerevier), in which RWE mines brown coal. Whole villages and the health of human beings are destroyed in this process.
To prevent all of this it we squatted the Hambacher Forest and take part in other effective and direct Actions."

Since 2012 it is squatted and defended against cops and security forces from #RWE. #hambibleibt!!!

Berxwedan Jiyane

One thing that sucks about working on audio stuff is that you can't listen to (other) music while you do it.

Writer, in but also in what we call the discourse in .

K. Hayles in her book "My Mother Was a Computer" she concludes with a very important statement, that every time we interact with complex dynamics, they create us even as we create them.

I'll write more about this later, but I've packaged some scripts that let you generate on your own computer the lists of books that did or didn't have their copyright renewed: github.com/leonardr/cce-python

Many people know about ELIZA¹, the first chat-bot². But are you familiar with DIALECTOR? During the 80s, french new wave film director Chris Marker got really into his Apple-II and coded a mysterious and interesting bot. Some media archivists have cooked up an online version³ for your pleasure.

1. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ELIZA
2. psych.fullerton.edu/mbirnbaum/
3. dialector.poptronics.fr/

My dog used to chase people on a bike a lot. It got so bad I had to take his bike away.

It was pretty satisfying to do a little more serious micro- on the this year. I was most surprised by the potatoes. They were super happy in a big reusable plastic shopping bag and the flowers were nice. I had no idea they were such attractive plants. Next year I will have to try some more high-tech circulating dirt-free systems and other plants.

It's probably time for Georgism to come back into fashion, housing unaffordability being what it is


a coal powerstation in #Mannheim (#germany) is occupied since this morning.

Last year this powerplant emitioned 6.7 mio. CO2 into the atmorphere incl. toxic heavy metals and fine dust.

take #directaction against #climatecrisis


pen tron or pen snake! a game for the hp7475 pen plotter. next feature will be A4 paper support and a nokia keyboard as interface.

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