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Some affluent air traveler, please climate-compensate by paying for our bus/train tickets that were more expensive than flight tickets.

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A friend of mine is urgently looking for (preferably steady) Android dev work in the Netherlands, please let me know if you know something!

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Gezocht in Amsterdam: ruimte voor #IndieWebCamp op 28 en 29 september.
Benodigd 3 ruimten (1 max 35, 2 max 10-12), waarvan de grotere op beide dagen, de anderen alleen de 1e dag. Budget: liefst gesponsord door gebruiker v.d. ruimte(s). Bijv. kantoor/vergaderruimtes tech-gelieerd bedrijf? #IndieWeb
zylstra.org/blog/2019/07/7723/

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keti koti, end of slavery 

There's a limited view of economic growth being inherently linked to growth of consumption of resources and pollution. It's not true.

If you write a song and make money off it, you've grown the economy by a bit. Most developed economies have been growing in services in recent decades, which mostly means people moving bits and paper around for money.

Opponents of drastic CO2 reduction act as if it will inevitably harm economic growth, but it's not as simple as that.

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Tech enthusiast: "I want smart lights, smart tv, everything, and connect them all to my digital assisstant!"

Tech worker: *looks wistfully into distance* "I should get a small place in a little town, with a garden, make my own furniture."

Sometimes the best thing a translator can do is convey enough of the author's language to make the thought of missing out on the original unbearable.

Thank you, Guido Golüke, for doing this for John Cheever.

Is there any way to easily see which other instances have been defederated by your home instance? In a time where "free speech" is used and seen as a dog-whistle for white supremacists, I'm curious how far community standards diverge from my own.

I thought this was an interesting observation that, for me, explained, why some wikis fail to 'become alive': apenwarr.ca/log/20100901

I know of a wiki that went 'dead' as soon as it was migrated to mediawiki. Correllation ≠ causation.

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With #XR opening up the possibility of positive environmental and social change. The big challange is to get individuals to move past the eco feel good and into the hard social issues were the real power for destruction/creativity lies.

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Today's tech culture of security-uber-alles is, on the one hand, a sign of our industry growing up and becoming more mature.

On the other hand, it's also playing right into the hands of big corporations.

Small shops and hobby projects already struggle to meet our security expectations. Every time we raise that bar, projects die and the big guys have less competition.

Is Apple code signing protecting the end user? Or Apple's app store revenue and veto power?

Bit of both, probably. 🤷‍♂️

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