@karloskar you're literally at the top of the fediverse.social pixelfed listing. When can I sign up to your instance?
Anyway, one thing I have settled on is that I’m going to avoid making complaints here, both specific ones and generalised complaints about the state of things. There’s enough of that.
So today I’m headed back to my Grandpa’s workshop for the first time in a looong time. Really looking forward to it.
I’m still struggling a little with what to make this place. I’m really resisting the urge to essentially replicate my Twitter network (at least in tone/topic if not actual people). I want the fediverse experience to be different. But how? And because of my hesitation the experience is current anaemic and therefore mostly uninteresting.
This is today's handiwork: https://lauraelvery.com/
Laura is at the Brisbane Writers Festival tomorrow if you're looking for something to do.
Talking about Magical New Fiction along with Ben Doherty and Nick Earls
big news today in Europe for scholars... all publicly funded research must be published #openaccess as of 2020 https://www.volkskrant.nl/nieuws-achtergrond/11-eu-landen-besluiten-vanaf-2020-moet-alle-wetenschappelijke-literatuur-gratis-beschikbaar-zijn~be002c39/
Reminder, Google AMP is bad for the open web. It was bad at inception and it just gets worse.
Ugh. Google AMP is now “improving the performance of mobile content and advertising” by jamming ads *into* photos.
y'all, please send virtual hugs to the Brazilian people tonight, who lost their entire national museum in a catastrophic fire. thousands of artifacts that date back thousands of years were lost, as well invaluable artworks from many cultures. this is a terrible loss for humanity.
as an anthropologist, artist and a lover of brazilian culture, and as someone who studied tupi, this loss is staggering and tremendous.
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