Duncan Robson's "Hours Played" is a really wonderful tour of games: youtu.be/l8V6QtlRbro
The logic of its transitions feels downright magical at times. And I love the diversity of its sources; it pulls from many different eras and platforms and genres, and serves as a good reminder that while many of the most heavily promoted games today are about Dealing Damage To Stuff, that's only a fraction of the total idea-space of this medium and there are oceans of undercelebrated work.

Technically, I do believe the current tools we see popping up are better built versions of centralized platforms most people use, and that's cool.

But the reason progress is so slow is because we're still clinging to the concepts they ground into us when their were no other options available.

We need to stop building decentralized platforms in the same vein of centralized ones.

And building tools that actually help people *must* be at the center of why we're building them in the first place.

What's with shitty Pleroma admins emailing you to ask why they're blocked???

putting all of my itchio stuff on sale in response to prime day itch.io/s/19934/prime-day-deal

Wow 😮

Libre activists in Albania 🇦🇱 are doing their own version of switching.social (see photo) 👍

Switching.social is available under a CC By SA licence, so if you want to do your own version in your own language, please go right ahead!

There are already versions in French, German, Italian and Turkish:

#Albania #Albanian #Alternatives

Working on my thesis and I have been starting to share bits and pieces of my drafts along the way.

I am researching Black women artists and our relationships to monuments and sites, for me specifically here in Barça that relate to Puerto Rico.

If you want to support my research, art practice or just are interested in general, check out my Patreon

I propose that we use "retiarius/a" to describe people on the Internet in Latin. It's a classical word to describe gladiators who fight with a net in the arena, but why not use it to describe "netizens" now? Was thinking about this earlier.

new dialup express instance block 

Ever had the need to embed Youtube videos, tweets, etc.?

Check out Embetty, a privacy-conscious alternative to spying embeds.


July 4, Hawaii, Independence 

I put the mini zine and sticker set up for sale on our shop website with a few other stickers, postcards and zines to look at :)

Library folk, a question/request...

I'm looking for some of those old-fashioned library book slips. The older the better. Unused would be awesome.

Got any just hanging around that you'd like to declutter from your life? HMU.

Anyone have any good recommendations for a headset/earset that works well for people wearing glasses? So many of them just pinch the arms of the glasses against the side of my head and it's not fun.

Suggestions greatly appreciated

instance meta, blocks 

FOSS, venting 

that vice article, just curious 

One of the easiest mistakes people make, IMO, is assuming that “organized” means “hierarchy.” That’s not true. Self-organizing structures exist all around us. They lack leaders and instructions, and still form consistent, durable shapes.

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An instance for people that make stuff. Doesn't matter if you DIY, work on your car, your garden, do art, cook, make music, or anything else. Toot about it here