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will this be worth the inevitable poop in my hair

I made a twitter bot that pretends to be a trump supporter, but yells at racists from seemingly within their milieu. I just wrote a short paper explaining why it works the way it does and why I wrote it and what academic research I consulted while designing it. I want to publish this paper in a peer reviewed journal so I can get a job or whatever.

It's not really an art project, it's just a thing I made. I'd call it #hacktivism, but academic journals seem to think that term means politically motivated cybre crime. It /does/ break the twitter TOS in a few ways, but those aren't the law.... yet... 

There's nothing liminal, post-human, or techno utopian, but it does touch on migration and the alt-right and things that, like, matter in real life.

If there are no journals, I'd settle for a conference paper. Normally, I'm a musician, so I'm not sure where to send this....

#hactivism

I would like to announce a public server running #brutaldon: brutaldon.online/

Brutaldon is a brutalist, Web 1.0 web interface for Mastodon. You can use it as a client for any instance. Currently you do not need a separate brutaldon account. It is compatible with almost any web browser, including text-mode browsers like lynx, w3m, or eww.

Screenshots, issues tracker, and source code are available at github.com/jfmcbrayer/brutaldo.

Have fun!

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“20180531​-​0601_Desktop”

Compressed .7z file processed in various layers/tracks with #Audacity. i.e #databending #experimental #fuzz #noise

dabnotu.bandcamp.com/track/201

Friendly reminder: In terms of value stolen, the two largest forms of theft are wage theft and civil forfeiture. Wage theft alone accounts for more value stolen than all other forms of theft combined. The two most likely people to steal from you are your boss and the cops.

OMG #Krita has the cutest build instructions. These are actually referenced from their official documentation as the canonical way to build it.

How to build Krita... for cats!

davidrevoy.com/article193/guid

my parents tell me they've never read Dune but

1. My name is Paul
2. My middle name is Duncan
3. If I'd been AFAB, I was going to be named Jessica

:blobcoffee:

Is anyone doing a #federated #OpenSource alternative to Meetup.com?

It's useful for local events, but very expensive for organisers ($15 a month for a basic events page). People pay purely because others use it, an open alternative would be 👍

Meetup's "network effect" might be overcome because it isn't a global network (e.g. someone in London is only going to care about meetups in London).

Also, an open alternative would be perfect fit for #federation, each community having its own instance.

Elon Musk
what he says: TRUST THE FREE MARKET
what he means: UwU subsidize me daddy

Hear Electronic Ladyland, a Mixtape Featuring 55 Tracks from 35 Pioneering Women in Electronic Music openculture.com/?p=1021166 t.co/mqqFJkOiCF

Brian Eno’s Advice for Those Who Want to Do Their Best Creative Work: Don’t Get a Job goo.gl/dsKpNv t.co/hl7CD9mGEx

@gc If this happens I think they will try to buy the biggest instances, pour money and developers into making the user experience - particularly on mobile - as slick as possible and then add ActivityPub extensions which make it incompatible with other instances. After enough time had passed they would then drop support for ActivityPub and OStatus.

That's pretty much how web 2.0 pushed out the earlier federated groupware systems.

Ways to work against this are:
* Make it easy to block bad instances
* Discourage very large instances with thousands of users, which will be the most attractive for colonization.
* Promote general awareness of the kinds of tactics which have been used in the past against federated systems
* Encourage users to value community above convenience. Colonizers will try to dazzle users with convenience and shiny/trendy features.
* Create a lot of noise if there is any company trying to subvert open protocols with their own extensions.
* Make it easy for users to switch instances, aka "nomadic identity" so that they can "vote with their feet" if an instance starts adopting bad policies. The difficulty of moving from one instance to another is definitely something which colonizers will try to exploit.

I've advanced from "you don't have the right libraries installed" to "segmentation fault" when I try to launch WOW under Wine.

I'm not sure if that's progress, but it's at least /different/.

RT @anarchismhub: CrimethInc.: **There's No Such Thing as Revolutionary Government : Why You Can't Use the State to Abolish Class**

"You can’t abolish class society without abolishing the asymmetry between ruler and ruled. That means abolishing the state."

crimethinc.com/2018/05/29/ther

“Time magazine concluded that the strike '. . . underscores the helplessness of government in the face of organized, even if nonviolent, lawlessness.'”

jacobinmag.com/2018/05/postal-

Although Black unemployment is at its lowest level in decades (still double that of whites), the numbers can be deceptive. Participation in the workforce is lower than in the 1970s when many racial barriers were busted. twitter.com/SolidarityUS/statu