5. I like the Creative Commons licenses, but choose well. You may lose control of your art (having it used against your intention, in an ironic or non-ironic way) or limit the people who would like to use it.

6. Make it clear if the art needs to have your watermark / signature on it or not. Can remixes edit it out?

Fellas... I can't believe it works... I created a DigitalOcean snapshot where you get asked a few things on first boot, and it gives you a working Mastodon installation, with SSL and everything. Holy shit


I've commissioned a lot of art the last two years and I have some tips for the artist as well:

1. Agree on the number of consultations / corrections upfront. A consultation after a rough sketch / detailed sketch is usually a good idea.

2. If the client doesn't want to pay upfront, have them pay 50% upfront or 100% after the sketch.

3. Always send smaller / watermarked pic before getting paid!

4. Make sure you understand the licensing. This is CRUCIAL.

Someone responded:

"As an artist that stores their art on twitter and a lot of art related sites. This troubles me deeply. Imagine if Twitter or even Youtube did this. Every video gone forever."

And just holy yikes, y'all. This gave me palpitations.

Please don't think of uploading/sharing stuff as "storing" it on any of these sites--twitter/tumblr/etc. There's no good retrieval process, you don't control compression, etc. It's nice to access stuff one's shared for resharing but not storage.

Do you know ArXiv, the open pre-print database of scientific articles?

Well, there's also info.africarxiv.org/ for African research:

AfricArxiv is a free, open source and community-led digital archive for African research. We provide a non-profit platform for African scietists to upload their working papers, pre-prints, accepted manuscripts (post-prints), and published papers. We also provide options to link data and code, and for article versioning.

@alxd No to Fedbook, we really need to stop accepting it as a necessary evil for organizing before it's used against us

As for a logo, have you seen :greensun: ? I made it to be a solarpunk symbol, and it's :cc: so you're free to use and modify it as you please. Larger version and variations here: wiki.sunbeam.city/doku.php?id=

I'm thinking about starting meetup in Warsaw. Starting with a talk on what is solarpunk both within the ecological and societal dimension.

I think we'd need a logo.

Do you think we should have a Facebook group?

Microsoft up to their old tricks.

Microsoft’s New Skype for Web Doesn’t Support Linux and Mozilla Firefox

@ondiz by law all the bookstores are closed on sunday nowadays. The ones which I knew which had any community are closed, and meetup.com debates / talks are different than just hanging out in a hackerspace, debating stuff :/


I realized I don't know any common / public spaces to hang out with people in my city. Everything is commercialized or closed. I don't mean a cafe where I go see a specific person. I mean a community where you go to have a conversation, do something together.

Maybe a squat? I have heard a lot of bad things about squats in Warsaw ._.

In the end re:publica 2019 decided not to give me a slot. Well, I'll make it a blogpost then.

Whenever some venture capitalist or Singularity University lobbyist or Silicon Valley tech bro mentions “exponential growth” or “accelerating growth” just look them straight in the eye, say “tumour”, and walk away.

RT @jeremyburge

For years Facebook claimed the adding a phone number for 2FA was only for security. Now it can be searched and there's no way to disable that.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/jeremyburge/status


Kurzgesagt decided to delete two of their most controversial videos and redo one of them so that it matches their current standards.

They allow reuploads, as long as theyre not monetized (not FB, YT).

I respect that.

From my blogpost on hackers in popular culture:

Seeing "computeromancy" as an aesthetics makes the true hacking much more tame and hackers' criticism of our capitalist culture - toothless. They're dangerous because they're skilled / criminals / geniuses, not because they see more than us or raise valid points against how we use technology.


Getting to educate students on cybersecurity. I see that there's no point, really. I already replied in strong words, explaining I don't want to validate corporations by my presence and I'd much rather go to a smaller conference where people don't need to pay for lectures.

@arcans @InvaderXan


They did so last time.

This time Id just legitimize the corps advertising there while allowing them to charge for my lecture.


@InvaderXan I'm especially hostile about this group, since they wanted me to deepthroat several huge corporations by encouraging students to work there (they're known to be awful employers).

At the same time, they didn't agree to invite Mitch Altman when he was in Poland.

We used to give free cybersecurity talks which were extremely popular, but each year they moved us to a smaller room giving the big hall for the sponsors, who no one wanted to see.

I don't want to be supporting corps again.

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