'Food Matters, all you need is a lavatory', A group show made by 63 artists involved in 43 encounters. In Ghent, Belgium. More info: https://www.hansup.be/2018_food-matters_group-exhibition_hans-verhaegen.html
In case you missed it, there's a non-technical explanation of federation/decentralisation on switching.social:
It's aimed at people who have no prior knowledge. If you know someone who is confused by how a decentralised platform works (for example Mastodon compared to Twitter), you might want to send them this link.
In case you missed it:
The Brave web browser is funded by venture capital and sells advertising space to replace the ads it blocks.
Here's their ad-sales site:
"funded by Founders Fund, Foundation Capital, Propel Venture Partners, Pantera Capital, DCG, Danhua Capital, and Huiyin Blockchain Venture among others."
You might want to consider other options if you still use #Brave.
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This is currently the smallest painting I ever made. From a time when having a personal computer was science fiction. In 1988 at least for me it was. A line of buckets full of inks and water colors injected with oil and acrylic paint was my analogue computer to play with the instruction, random events and surprise. https://hansup.be/1988_tiny_painting_hans-verhaegen.html
These charcoal drawings by Rik De Boe are fascinating: http://www.rikdeboe.be/
@Gargron Is there a way to hide the amount indicators for tweets, followers and following? I don’t want to know exactly how many followers, tweets or people following. I can understand that a lot of people do love to see these numbers (going up). I think however they also promote unhealthy social competition. People with a lower tendency to be visible, connective or socially active are being punished by these low numbers. Social interactivity should not be about having the highest numbers.
And then there is this silly thing. A flat HTML page of hyperlinks pointing to web sites I find interesting to keep for a while on a page. https://www.hansup.be/hyperlinks_hans-verhaegen.html
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But DistroWatch won't add us to their catalog until we get enough votes!
Please vote for us! Just click "Recommend."
Busy 'cleaning up' my twitter account. I want to leave it completely empty. Just unfollowed around 150 people. A lot have web sites that I will try to (re)visit regularly. I must say that I really fell in love with personal websites again. Why oh why have I wasted so much time on social media! Bring back those webpages full of hyperlinks to other webpages! Social media are so dull to navigate and look at. Everybody: make yourself a website instead of yet another account!
The free libre open source analytics software Matomo (formerly known as Piwik) is now on the fediverse:
They also have a website:
The software costs nothing if you self-host, and they also offer a paid hosted option for people who prefer it.
Unlike Google Analytics, Matomo's data stays entirely on the site that uses it. No one else has access to it, so there's no way for it to be aggregated across many sites.
It's a silly thing, but I am removing manually all my old tweets, because I was curious to see how Twitter deals with something no one would bother to even do. My counter says 318 tweets left, but I cannot see them. So unable to delete them. I have one pinned tweet to say I am at Mastodon and then a whole bunch of retweets from around 2012 and before that I am also unable to delete. My deadline is February 2019. 10 years of blue bird has been enough for me.
This appearing on earth. Computer-aided art at http://www.hansup.be
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