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Kith kitchen meet up in half an hour, I'll post the jitsi link here when we're live

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Check out FLOSS-UX.

As you all know #UX is generally a weak spot in #FLOSS projects.

"This project is dedicated to improving, educating and creating discussion for the benefit of everyone interested in Free/Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS). What does it take to create user experiences that rival proprietary software with huge budgets and design teams? Let’s figure it out as a community, through discussion and cooperation!"

community.humanetech.com/t/flo

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This weekend's Kith.Kitchen video meet will take place Saturday (March 6th) 18:30 UTC

This weekend's Kith.Kitchen video meet will take place Saturday (March 6th) 18:30 UTC

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One thing that stood out to me was Imma Mwanja's emphasis on the importance of free software in mapping projects to enable participation of people in postcolonial areas. This is an article that she recommended:
ivangayton.net/2020/07/03/use-

"The use of proprietary products creates a vicious cycle whereby charitable and public development funds are effectively channeled to proprietary software companies […], entrenching the Western monopoly on well-paid jobs in Africa."

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cherries 🍒
#pixelart #ドット絵

if you like my work, consider supporting my by buying me a coffee: ko-fi.com/maruki

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I'd like to hold a video meetup for Kith kitchen folks on the first weekend of March (6th to 7th), just a no-pressure friendly hangout for our users to get to know each other better. If you're interested, like this post and I'll send you a doodle poll link so we can find a time that works.

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> You want to make a webpage because they are cool.
> You want to make it yourself, by hand and for free, because *you* are cool.
> This zine is for those who have not made a site before, especially those who don’t consider themselves coders.

solarpunk.cool/zines/web-zine-

I'd like to hold a video meetup for Kith kitchen folks on the first weekend of March (6th to 7th), just a no-pressure friendly hangout for our users to get to know each other better. If you're interested, like this post and I'll send you a doodle poll link so we can find a time that works.

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Tech pessimism 

The basic history of the internet goes like:

An open platform without the expensive and difficult barriers of building things in physical spaces allow for a big diversity of innovators that overturn some existing market or system. There are usually people claiming that openness and decentralization are the future while this is going on.

Then with the old incumbents disrupted, someone big and funded is able to use that same lack of barriers to build up a huge, centralized monopolistic service faster than any competitor can keep up with. The open tech that cleared the path doesn’t die, but it becomes small and niche.

The World Wide Web births centralized services like Facebook. P2P clears away the old media delivery and creates space for closed streaming services. Linux becomes the OS that runs the closed software that harvests your data, etc.

There’s a fundamental libertarian streak to online. And like libertarianism will always do, it cedes all power to monopolists.

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Today I announced a new mentoring programme for Black artists in the West Midlands (UK) who want to explore the creative potential of live coding. Details are here: algo-afro-futures.lurk.org/

In short four participants will get mentoring in all things live coding from me and @yaxu over four sessions and will be given a fee of £100 per session attended.

I know my reach on the fediverse is small so if you know anyone who could benefit from this please pass it on to them #livecoding

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:boost_ok: indigenous land destruction, current, action links 

"A Judge. In 2021. Just said it was the right of the US to extinguish Indian title by treaty or SWORD.

When Natives say the system’s anti-Native. We mean it. To this day US enforces laws specifically attacking & discriminating against Natives.

And it’s allowed b/c we’re ignored."

twitter.com/LucasBrownEyes/sta

"this is so fucking devastating. please dont ignore this. we need to pay attention and fight this however we can.

here are some resources on ways to help.

donations, spreading the word, contacting state reps, and protesting/direct action are all things we can be doing.

saveoakflatws.com/take-action

apache-stronghold.com/take-act

you can also follow ProtectOakFlat for more updates. please pay attention. we need to end colonization before it destroys everything."

twitter.com/ISANANIKA/status/1

GG: ^ more links down thread in linked tweet!

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:boost_ok: indigenous land destruction, current, action links in reply 

"Breaking: Judge Steven Logan has denied an Apache injunction to halt destruction of Oak Flat by mining giant Rio Tinto.

He quoted a case saying, "The exclusive right of the U.S. to extinguish Indian title has never been doubted. And whether it be done by treaty, by sword, ... by purchase, by the exercise of complete dominion adverse to the right of occupancy, or otherwise, its justness is not open to inquiry in the courts."

Oak Flat is set to be transferred to Rio Tinto as private property for mining on March 11th."

twitter.com/PeccaryNotPig/stat

GG: action links in reply to this toot

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The Open Source Afro Hair Library spring fellowships are open! Artists can get $1500 to design Black 3D hair models. Details & application here: afrohairlibrary.org/

Read more about the project here: prettydarke.cool/portfolio/ope

Via :birdsite: (twitter.com/prettydarke/status) 🐘

#MastoArt #artwithopensource

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Where's my gardener mufos, and who should I meet? I'm a total newbie and starting to garden. And by starting to garden I mean both researching what to plant for my first ever kitchen herb containers in a couple weeks and also recently hired some professional advice on how to progressively turn my yard into a permaculture food forest in upcoming years. I'd love to see more posts from other n00bz and from experienced gardners who like helping us learn. Bonus if southeast US (7b/8a boundary).

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