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Hi there! I'm moving here from that I'll keep as an alt, mostly (tbh) because server issues have been ongoing for months, but also because I think a smaller instance that is closer to my interests might be better.
(I was new to the fediverse when i chose mcloud as my instance so that was not the most educated choice).

I'm , interested in (surprise!) and socio-environmental challenges, but also in culture and language.


#comictober2021day25 (villain)! An old drawing I made which I've redrawn digitally. Who wants a Loki hug? 😍❤️
#comictober2021 jour 25 (méchant) ! Un ancien dessin que j'ai refait numériquement. Qui veut un câlin spécial Loki ? 😁🥰❤️
#inktober #inktober2021 #comictober  #fediArt #mastoArt #krita #digitalart #loki #villain #marvel #mechant #hug #calin

New study and map on Current Practices of Biometric Mass Surveillance in the EU commissioned by Alarming expansion of testing and deployment across the EU.

Read the report➡️

The map 🗺:


"She told me that she didn’t call herself an anarchist because she didn’t feel that she deserved to—she didn’t do enough. I asked her if it was OK for us to call her one. She said she’d be honored."

Happy birthday, Ursula Le Guin.

Trump is on the fediverse!

We can block these instances in case they try to federate:

#Fediverse #Fediblock #TruthSocial #Trump #MastoAdmin #Mastodon

Duniter team is back on ActivityPub thanks to Mastodon instance.
We are switching to english langage for reasons that will be explained later on. Stay tuned!!

I've just published 3 of the 4 appendices to the HTMLite spec I've been writing. Now all I need to do is source all the related standards I've been referencing!

I wrote a brief appendix describing one trivial error recovery algorithm for handling unbalanced tags (self-closing and <script> handling is already described in the specification proper).

I copied in the sample useragent stylesheet from the CSS2.2 spec.

And I wrote a categorized/prioritized list of elements and attributes.

Dear Fedizens, and in particular #FOSS enthusiasts and developers.

Today is #Fediverse 🌻 #ProjectRevivalDay ☘️

(Well, I actually just made that up)

A day of reflection about those gems of ideas for which #ActivityPub projects have started, but which have since stalled or been abandoned.

Are you maybe the person to bring them back to life once more, and pick up a hobby side-project? Or maybe go all-serious and apply for #funding?

Check the 👻 icons on our watchlist:

Once again my #coop is hiring:

We do open data stuff for public good. This role in particular is focussed on beneficial ownership data analysis and standards development, but internally there's a lot of flexibility about what you work on and we have a variety of ongoing projects. It's particularly fun to do transparency and anti-corruption stuff though.

We have flat pay, are all remote, mostly UK-based, mostly part time, extremely flexi, and always looking for new ways to improve our wellbeing.

There's a birdsite thread with more info here: (which I might recreate on here later).

#coopjobs #cooplife

A public wish @datatitian to forward to the W3C Metaverse Group:

Can the group suddenly become very proactive and counter all the mainstream media coverage about “Facebook invented the metaverse and wants to create jobs and build the stuff with political leaders”

[see german massmedia coverage, thanks to ZDF for the balanced coverage] and

NOW is a moment.

#metaverse #open #activitypub #immers #indie

"The Gitea project is currently reaching out to professionals who would be able to perform an accessibility audit (and be paid of course).

This issue is currently a placeholder for when we receive the report so we can coordinate remediation of issues identified.

If you are, or know, someone who can perform a professional accessibility audit of Gitea please reach out to the project team at (or any of the project owners per their email in"

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@fosstodon really love 💖 the initiative.

Am not a member (though I may move to fosstodon soon-ish).

For the #Fediverse at large: I suggest @alcinnz as a person to consider donating to for tireless work on better browsers and standards.

See also:

Adrian just submitted a #weblite HTML draft:

And look at these great browser projects:


#Rhapsode auditory browser:

I'd like to remind you all that while Firefox may not be great, Chrome is a lot worse and telling people not to use Firefox is just going to push most of them back to Chrome. Demanding that people go "all the way" and rejecting incremental steps is pretty high on the list of reasons why free/libre/open/non-megacorp software isn't more popular.

Feminist Hack Meetings #3
Feminist Futurotopixs

At Varia + online  
Saturday 06/11/2021  
11:00-13:00 CEST

#Spideralex will introduce us to Feminist #Futurotopixs. This workshop will enable participants to dream, invent and desire together feminist #technologies. They will invent narratives, speculative fiction and radical imaginaries that work as alternatives to existing oppressive or dystopian models. The workshop is oriented at co-designing stories and creating new worlds as processes to imagine and #dream together about feminist desired futures.   

More info:

To register send to:

F(eminist)H(ack)M(eetings), organised by Artemis, Angeliki and Julia, are a series of research meetings and workshops that explore the potentialities and imaginaries of feminist technological collectives. These gatherings aim to challenge who counts as a hacker, and what counts as hacking. More:

/This event is made possible with the kind support of the Creative 
Industries Fund NL/  

*Varia's newsletter:*

@estragon #varia #fhm #femimist #hack #meetings #speculativefiction

Few! Finished Chapter 3 of HTMLite a.k.a. HTML6, and apparantly there's people itching for me to publish. So I'll do that now!

Then I'll carry on drafting a chapter on webforms and a few appendices. Including:

* A suggested error-recovery algorithm. Non-normative since plenty, but not all, HTML parsers implements WHATWG's one.
* A suggested useragent stylesheet.
* A bibliography of specs I've mentioned.
* A prioritized list of elements for browser engines to implement, and cite.

If you want a free and open alternative to GitHub, you can support Codeberg on LiberaPay:

And Gitea too:

Our list has not been working for a few weeks now. #GreenFediverse is a open project and it would be great to see if anyone from the #Fediverse has some time to help fix the list, wants to work on it or make it their coding-project.
💚 🔌 🌏

Hello FediTips users!

I don't have any donation links and don't normally ask for donations.

However, the person who hosts my Fediverse account has been hit with extremely large energy bills lately 😔

If you appreciate FediTips, could you show some love to the hoster @stux who makes FediTips possible? ❤️

Stux's donation link is here:

➡️ (scroll down to the section marked "support the community")

Alternatively, if you are looking to run your own site, get a plan from Stux's independent hosting service @Stuxhost (

Stux runs lots of free libre services to help people looking for privacy (, and has done for years. However, servers mean energy bills, and energy has got expensive lately, so now Stux needs our help!

Working on a @librelingo app for #linuxmobile. It is made with QML, Python (PySide2) and Kirigami.

Code is here:

Not released a stable version yet, but I wonder about the packaging options for the app to be available in @ManjaroARM @postmarketOS , @Ubports, @mobian , etc.

Is there anything special that I should take care of (upstream) to facilitate packaging?

BTW, is there any PySide2 app packaged as #flatpak out there?

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