@lauraritchie Just the act of saying no was restorative (however briefly). And add to that we just had a long weekend here in Norway (which meant I managed to have a whole day with no work whatsoever...)

One of the joys of living this far north is the long days at this time of year. Sunset tonight will be just before 11. It barely gets dark.

Yesterday, for the very first time at this workplace, I said no to participating in a meeting I should have been at, simply because I was too damn tired to think.

My conscience has been bothering me ever since, but I’m also really glad I did it...

New blog post: "Tech veganism" nolanlawson.com/2019/05/31/tec

Wherein I try to understand what makes a "tech vegan" (i.e. someone who avoids closed-source software and big tech companies, i.e. probably you), and whether there are parallels with real veganism.

ICANN granted Amazon.com the domain '.amazon' today, rather than the entire geographic region of the Amazon Basin.

Acts like this are colonial, obviously, but also a slap in the face to early internet promises of global representation + shared power. Its really sad.

mashable.com/article/amazon-do

#GAFAM #GAFA #amazon

(via everest-pipkin.com/ , thanks ! )

@lauraritchie @dogtrax @cogdog @tellio @lightweight @compostablespork @carlwinberg @Tdorey @Downes @hrheingold @ayior @wentale @dartigen Sorry to blast you, but Laura got me going (as did Harold, indirectly) to write something about an idea I've been mulling: a community space for artists, educators, thinkers to share, exchange support, teach, learn and connect. An adult version of youngwritersproject.org

Link for more: geoffreygevalt.com/onwriting/a I would love feedback. Boost if you could. THANKS.

@GeoffreyGevalt I read the blog entry; I love the idea, and would love to be included in this space.

France's largest free software organisation @Framasoft has just launched a crowdfunding campaign for an open federated events tool, Mobilizon:

joinmobilizon.org/en/

Mobilizon would replace Facebook Events and similar closed services.

It would use ActivityPub, so people would be able to organise events on the Fediverse.

You can also follow its Mastodon account here:

@mobilizon

#Mobilizon #DeleteFacebook #Events #Alternatives #Fediverse

@lauraritchie I trust you have people around who can carry you when you need it. I hope you have an opportunity for restorative rest.

Inspired by @katebowles #desirepaths β€” as the snow melts, this path reemerges through the farmers' field. Soon that field will be full of feed grass, knee high, but the path will persist.

Live Music Participation Project/ Also Fundraiser, but they don't have to mix 

@turion Thanks; so far I don't have any questions that need to be asked in person :)

It seems like Posteo provides a good balance between privacy, security and convenience, which might be what I'm looking for.

@charlag Thanks for reaching out!

I've looked at Tutanota, and it's definitely among the ones I'm considering. How's the integration with 3rd-party email apps through IMAP? I use Airmail mostly; it makes moving emails between accounts pretty simple, so an importer is not essential.

I'd be curious to know what experiences people have with these alternatives to gmail: switching.social/ethical-alter

I've had a gmail account since 2006, but am finding it harder and harder to live with Google.

I'm considering Posteo; I don't mind paying up front and it seems like you get the most for your money β€” but would like to hear people's experiences.

I'm an email packrat, and would like to keep all my emails. Calendar and contacts are useful too.

For anyone interested in or the travelling life of a slightly eccentric genius type... the documentary about Bill Jay that I did the music for has just been put on Youtube so everyone can see it. (yay!) youtube.com/watch?v=wd47549knO

I am genuinely proud to have been a part of this project.

Our presentation ( @katebowles and I were in person) at in Ireland ended up being a giant shout out for mastodon. The topic was . Full details here, and the video is linked - our session starts at 53mins.

shout outs to @GeoffreyGevalt and our main author @tdorey and @Downes @dogtrax and @Ayior for being involved in our slides. :) @Gargron calendar.google.com/calendar/e

@gamehawk I did not need to know such an article existed. I did not need to know such creatures existed. I want my sheltered ignorance of 5 minutes ago back...

just had a good family laugh looking at these after looking up the classic AI problem dog or bagel... our favoiurites are the dog or towel and Afghan Hound or Saruman

boredpanda.com/dog-food-compar

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