My new website and webshop are live since last week! Very happy with how everything turned out. So, if you are interested in my work or want to support an artist, check out www.margodeweerdt.com.

... It's been a while since the last 'toot' here... And it's October!

Dear Autumn, thank you for returning. I've been awaiting your arrival since March.

Business model: Hi, I’m a poison apple.

UX team: Right, let’s dip this baby in sweet candy and shove a stick into it.

Business model: I’m still a poison apple.

UX team: Yeah, but now they can’t taste the poison.

#SurveillanceCapitalism

Friday night = waffle night.

In combination with the podcast ‘How to fail’ from Elizabeth Day.

And the heatwave of the year landed in Antwerp: This weekend temperatures of 37 degrees Celsius and more, it feels like an inferno. (Obviously, we Belgians are not used to this.)

Plan:
Fan, water, more water, cold showers, icecream and generally 'trying not to melt'.

Have a good weekend! 😎

Some lovely ladies in historical attire for you lot tonight.

I've bought a great book few month back (dear god, it's already juli in the strangest year that 2020 is): John Peacock - The Chronicle of Western Costume.

Another book added to the 'to read list'...
Thanks Daniel Milnor for the recommendation!

(He has a great blog, Shifter, see link bellow.)

shifter.media/read-world-witho

Let me put it this way: if you are not a startup (i.e., you don't have venture capital and you’re not looking to scale exponentially and have a billion-dollar exit) and yet you call yourself a startup, you are actively helping the startup that will offer your services for free until it kills your sustainable small tech business.

So maybe don’t call yourself a startup.

Startup is a Silicon Valley brand. It does not mean a new, small tech business.

Maybe I’ve not been saying it loudly or frequently enough for the last however-many years…

Privacy is not a luxury.

Same with accessibility. Neither are luxuries, they’re life-sustaining rights. And you’re unusually privileged if you’ve not had to care about either.

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Finally got around to scanning my 120 redscale film from my Lubitel camera from last summer. It's an old redscale film, so it was an experiment to see what would come out, but I'm very pleased! It worked and has a really fairytale/freaky atmosphere...

Here are 4 images, there are 12 on one 120 film. Not edited.

They were taken on a hike in Wéris, Belgium. There are a lot of prehistoric menhirs, sites etc.

Good evening,
A drawing made after seeing a tiny little field in the city, filled with poppies.

Current sound in my headphones.

"We're all misunderstood
They say we stand for nothing and
There's no way we ever could
Now we see everything that's going wrong
With the world and those who lead it
We just feel like we don't have the means
To rise above and beat it

..."

open.spotify.com/track/5imShWW

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