Useful keyboard shortcuts for the web client that aren't documented in the panel yet, courtesy of @Gargron:

gb -> blocked accounts
gd -> direct messages
gf -> favourites,
gh -> home,
gl -> local timeline,
gn -> notifications,
gs -> getting started panel,
gt -> federated timeline
gm -> muted users,
gp -> pinned toots,
gu -> your profile


a new essay in the Infinite Séance series by Olia Lialina 🙂

Infinite loop, infinite scrolling, numbered days:

#olialialina #internethistory #netart


Take me down to the paradox city where the grass is green and the grass isn’t green

@natecull  Derek Black and Matthew Stevenson — How Friendship and Quiet Conversations Transformed a White Nationalist

Came across this startlingly deranged Marvin Minsky quote from 1968 where he blames *art critics* for why computers can’t make good art (because they refused to codify art for him)


Despite all of technology’s advancement, nothing will beat the alpha smart Neo for word processing


protip(?): if you add ".rss" to the end of your profile url, you get a feed of all your public and unlisted toots that you can then plug into ifttt in order to cross-post to birdsite, with links on every one to remind people that you're actually on a much better website. here's how it looks on mine.


@polychrome Amen. A lot has to do with a kind of presentation spectacle that we have been trained to expect: fancy fades, transitions, spinners, videos, animated gimmicks, etc. The core functionality of most "apps" could be done with a boring HTML form or green-screen text application but that does not feed into our conception of ourselves as "high-tech". The result is that a huge amount of coding and hardware expense goes into maintaining this pretense of technological progress.


You can now challenge someone to game of over toots! 💪

It's actually a standalone server in the , implementing all by itself. 😃


Hey, #Berlin people! A new social centre is starting to organise in Neukölln and they're having a summer fest tomorrow!

More details here:

I'm showing a selection of Final Girls films, horror films made by women (suitable for a teen audience), starting around 20:30, for free of course! There will also be a vegan bbq, music, a workshop on anonymous software and encryption by @resist_berlin and a lot more, just come, it'll be gr8

(Boosts welcome)


@drm @saper Cool! My code is here:
The daily news (RSS) works and could be expanded to support those things you mention. I was looking at weather data recently.
If you want to run it, it needs docs but it should not be too horrible to deploy on a debian-based system. I'm currently on vacation, so only intermittently online but I'm happy to try to help if you want to try it out or hack on it.


@saper @drm Dot matrix is fun and super cheap if you buy second hand, but those bastids are loud! They do have the advantage of using normal paper though.


@drm That is a cheapo generic 50mm POS printer I got on ebay for like 25€. I'm now using a slightly less cheap 80mm no-name printer with an auto-cutter.


this article on teaching programming to non-native English speakers is super helpful I definitely struggle with this in my own teaching, and it's doubly difficult because so much of what I teach is specifically *about* English. nevertheless I've been trying lately to engineer more opportunities for my students to make work in and about other languages

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