Thinking a lot about what I want from which platform lately, and sure, scale ist great for some things, like raise attention, give voice to elsewhere unheard voices, etc. but the price has become pretty high: Design for attention and scale is anti-social design, it always breaks contexts etc.

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"These decentralized strategies are relevant across situated contexts of crisis and resistance not because they are scalable or commodifiable but fractal and relational, yet this is precisely why they are never centered as “emerging or innovative ” in the dominant capitalistic narrative of technological futures."

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"Meanwhile, decentralization holds radical roots and applications far beyond crypto-powered blockchain. Peer-to-peer structures like mesh networks and distributed file-sharing have been in development since the 1990s, and grassroots political movements, unions and co-ops since the dawn of time. Beyond the imagination or concern of the privileged class, decentralized technologies come into necessity where centralized systems fail."

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I like these thoughts by Alice 元 Zhang about decentralization and web 3 a lot: "Under its shroud of novelty and complexity, Web3 sets out to hard-code the Internet with free-market economics, which has proven time and time again to exacerbate social and ecological injustices."

The death of Gabe Serbian really makes me sad. Put up 3 shows for The Locust and 3 for Retox, let them stay at my place after some of them, and though we never talked much I remember him as a kind person and of course an out of this world great drummer. Thinking of the grief of those close to him.

@antjeschrupp Streng genommen ist es ja ein Kampftag gegen die Arbeit, bei vollem Lohnausgleich.

Hi, gibt es einen besonders effektiven Weg alle Follower auf Twitter, die auch ein Mastodon Account haben, hier zu adden? (z.B. via Mastodon Handles aus dem Twitter-Profilnamen) #neuhier

There are lots of technical differences, of course, but the fundamental difference may be this. On a good day, when it's really humming, and two or three big topics have everyone's attention, Twitter gives you the feeling that you've jacked into The World. Mastodon feels like wandering through a foreign city at night, and every time you turn a corner, you catch a glimpse of something happening through a door or window, and realize that the world is still being created from the ground up.

I am trying out some changes to the Explore tab here on Only one post per author will now be displayed, allowing more different authors to be seen. I've also tweaked how quickly those posts fall off.

I'm pleased to note that even, my Mastodon server where the only letter you are allowed to post is "e", has seen increased activity in the last few days.

Thanks Eeeeelon!

Okay, I didn't understand the appeal of pup play because I didn't *feel* the aesthetic but now I have seen the light.

“It’s not a problem of getting people to express themselves but of providing little gaps of solitude and silence in which they might eventually find something to say. Repressive forces don’t stop people from expressing themselves but rather force them to express themselves. What a relief to have nothing to say, the right to say nothing, because only then is there a chance of framing the rare, and ever rarer, thing that might be worth saying.”

- Gilles Deleuze

So sehr mich das für die ukrainischen Geflüchteten freut, so bitter und beschämend finde ich, was alles plötzlich möglich ist, wenn die Geflüchteten weiße Hautfarbe haben...

On Mastodon and #hometown, you can turn off boosts in the Home timeline by clicking the settings button at the top of the timeline. Not helpful if you're trying to find new accounts to follow, but if you're like me and want a chill timeline, it helps.

You can also turn off boosts from individuals: go to their profile and click the three dots. This is useful if an individual is a bit spammy on the boosts.

(This works on the web interface, not necessarily third party phone apps.)

warum haten eigentlich so viele auch aus der #klimabewegung auf die #letztegeneration ab? (frage von @BenBen; @AufstandLastGen)

auch aktivisti müssen den zustand der welt verdrängen, & nutzen dafür den "aktivistischen offset" - der wie jeder andere klimaoffset empirisch quatsch ist ("fetisch").

fetisch: investing something with a power it doesn't per se have.

die LetzteGeneration durchbricht diesen mechanismus in unseren köpfen, weil sie zeigt: es geht noch viel mehr, & das, was *ihr* nicht tut, was wir tun, ist der situation viel adäquater, als das, was ihr tut.

And giving me really bad music recs will make me leave almost every space. Don't use this against me.

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Don't judge me for using Habitica. Somehow how its structure of Habits, Dailies and To-Dos spoke more to me than other To-Do Apps so I got stuck there.

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My last non-political web niche is done for: I have left my Habitica party because someone there recommended Akira The Don to me because he does such great lofi hiphop sampling Jordan Peterson and Jocko Willink.


Now it's actually up and running properly, In the (almost) words of Les Savy Fav: "Let's get off of this tin can and into the arms of an intentional and inclusive critical technology research community":

All welcome, if you agree to the code of conduct!


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