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

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

Infinite loop, infinite scrolling, numbered days:
art.teleportacia.org/observati

#olialialina #internethistory #netart

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

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@natecull  Derek Black and Matthew Stevenson — How Friendship and Quiet Conversations Transformed a White Nationalist https://quitter.im/url/1277232 https://quitter.im/url/1277232
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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)

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

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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.

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@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.

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You can now challenge someone to game of over toots! castling.club/ 💪

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

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

More details here: soze44.noblogs.org

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)

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@drm @saper Cool! My code is here: gitlab.com/bhowell/the-screenl
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.

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@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.

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@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.

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this article on teaching programming to non-native English speakers is super helpful pgbovine.net/non-native-englis 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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