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Reinder Dijkhuis

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Who am I? I am a translator, webcartoonist and once and future musician/songwriter. Married to an American artist/scholar/teacher who is a mass shooting survivor. Old as dirt, feeling twice as old again. Two stepkids, two dogs, one cat. Politics generally left, philosophically an anarchist. Non-religious, history of undiagnosed depression. Like beer, need coffee. Has a sociopath's palate. Love things that go Zworp.

Those gaps are where you expect them to be: people and organizations with little long-term entanglement with FB; Barbara was a very late adopter of the platform and Numero have communication channels that work better for them (Instagram, Spotify playlists).

Nazis, terrorism, Austin Bomber kulturkritik Show more

Yep, there are gaps beginning to form in my Facebook experience, with cartoonist and longtime friend Barbara Stok and the Numero Group record label calling it quits.

Words have meanings (Austin bomber, general large scale violence, uspol) Show more

Also, they were pretty mediocre musicians:

I own t-shirts and tapes, because they kicked ass.

They were the tightest sloppy punk band I've ever heard, but I guess playing 300/365 days will do that.

Rona managed to tune up the zither (not perfectly - that will take some time as it settles down after its first tune-up in literally decades) and is going a bit crazy about it. She's looking for insertable sheet music of songs she knows, as opposed to the German folk melodies we have, and has suggested starting a Drunk Zithering group.
If the Drunk Zithering group happens, I'm in. Drunk music making has helped me a lot in the past with my personal musical growth.

@Gargron This is awesome, and I'll be sharing it widely. But, I also think now is the time to start talking about how we stop the likes of #CambridgeAnalytica / #Palantir from abusing the Fediverse's model, too. I work for - I can see how easy it would be to map and monitor the entire fediverse right now. From there to hyper-targeted fake profiles is a small enough step. How do we harden ourselves against #Twitter / #Facebook-style manipulation without damaging the social fabric?

Just asked my main social chat group if they were willing to switch from WhatsApp to Signal...

Health stuff Show more

For professional reasons, I cannot delete Facebook. However, I'm wondering if account deletion is really that much more effective as a gesture than doing what I've done with Twitter: keeping the account but going silent.
I am willing to take other precautions so that 'going silent' means actual silence or something close to it, but fundamentally I'm thinking of non-engagement outside of my professional interactions.

Remember when everyone left MySpace to go to Facebook because they were dissatisfied with MySpace's protection of their privacy and felt Facebook would do a better job?

Hugo nominations closed over the weekend, and I can confirm that neither the Sad nor the Rabid Puppies put up a slate or indeed anything at all. So hey, nominations should be a happy thing when they come.

austin terrorism, uspol, racism Show more

Digging into Mark Boyle's other work in the series, I find this, which is a load of ableist crap and is probably the reason no-tech has stopped speaking to me:

Here's a hoopoe. Hoopoes are pretty cool. I enjoyed reading this, but I don't think it's for me. It's interesting that 'no-tech' has stopped speaking to me; instead I favor 'old-tech' - the repair-preserve-and-reuse-oriented culture that people like Andrew Roach talk about.
Of course there is still the issue of me being all thumbs and I really should do something about that.