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A short coverage of last year of lectures in , in Polish. According to the surveys 90.2% of students want to change their internet ways, and 68.3% would like to take part in a workshop!

Krótka relacja z ostatniego roku wykładów Cryptoparty w Polsce! 90.2% uczniów chce zmienić swoje zachowanie w Sieci, a 68.3% byłaby chętna na warsztaty.

I have been completely removed from Facebook for a full year. It has been the best year in recent memory. OBSERVATIONS:

1) I'm still "connected" to current events. I'm just not bombarded with a thousand "rage-bait" rants about it.

2) I'm still connected with everyone that matters. We've shared the responsibility of staying in touch. Sometimes it's on me to reach out, sometimes it's on them. The people who haven't kept up with me, were just a relationship of ceremony and convenience.

3) I'm substantially less depressed. Surprising no one, I guess. It didn't cure depression, but it alleviated that which it brought: A lot.

4) I'm still super social online. I have community here and a few other places. We do things together, and don't just try to whip ourselves into a fury.

5) I've gained a meaningful perspective: *MY* perspective. Getting away from the manipulative pieces of those social media sites has given me enough clarity to be, well... "me."


The video of my lightning talk "We need to tell a better story than cyberpunk" from is now available at .

I realized that my English goes potato after I slip on the stairs. I'll try not to do that next time.

I see I accidentally toyou'd twice :P

The poster itself is available at

Coming back home from I wanted to introduce an awesome Creative Commons artist to you: Lisa "Mullana" Schmidt to you!

You can read more about her at and . She tweets under .

The picture below is CC-BY-SA-NC 4.0 :)

"Decentralization is biodiversity of the digital world" - Reasons why you should care about how your social network is run and structured

For those wonder what's happening to their time at congress, it's a side-effect of the event.

In order to make congress work we need to hack time a bit. This might cause some odd jetties in the time continuum. You might experience loss of time, slow time, fast time, etc

We're sorry for the inconvenience, but we're sure you understand.


Just gave a hackers / lightning talk at ! Hopefully some more Congress people will get interested in the genre! :)

Photo by Thomas Olsen

@Curator a lot of Shaper cards from Android: Netrunner hit the Solarpunk theme nicely:

@Curator my current slides are available at if anyone's interested. I've got only 5 minutes, but I want to make it very visual.

@Curator I would love to use , but I have no idea how to approach the artist to ask for permission.

Theoretically I could just past it into my slides and say "educational non-commercial exception", but it sucks.

Do you know about any I could use as an illustration to explain "solarpunk technology" at a hacker congress?

I want to talk how Solarpunk may be a chance to present independent, grassroots technologies as something creative an hopeful, not just as a voice of rebellion against corporations.

I could one for CreativeCommons if there's none good, but I need it by the 28th.

@Curator any help? :)

Hey. I'd like to get a little fediverse support group doing for writing more in the next year.

It can be blogs, long posts on here, fiction, non-fiction, thesis, uni work, etc. etc.

But I want us to band together and support and motivate each other.

I'm suggesting #AmWriting (capitalized for screen readers) as it's an already established hashtag, which I don't think would suffer if it was used more.

Still, don't give unsolicited advice, obviously.

Who's in?

so on the eve of the #tumblr shutdown, Tumblr IP-blocked the Internet Archive.

Just to be EXTRA dicks.

@daskeit nice to meet you!

As a fan, what do you think about a following sentiment:

"Cyberpunk is very counter-productive for free software, open source and a wide adoption of crypto. It encourages thinking of technology as belonging / being created by the huge corporations, with alternatives being used by a fraction of invested people."

Since the #35c3 wiki is up I'd like to register our #fediverse #meetup. I will go for a location for ~50 people, since I think there have been ~30 last year and the room was kinda packed.

What do you think? Please boost.
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