It's low-key blowing my mind how many cities are independently organizing for the #ClimateStrike in Pakistan (21).

Climate change is not a mainstream issue here. It's barely present in our political discourse. 3 months ago, I was worried we'd even be able to pull off a big enough strike in Karachi, our largest city. This map gives me a lot of hope.

Hey Instagram users, did you know you can export your account?

Pixelfed will be rolling out experimental Instagram Import soon!

Random query for fediverse tonight. Anyone in the successfully get (that’s Fiber Optic to the Premise rather than Cabinet) service turned up in a rural area? For less than £20k?

Huh. Seems that a University catering unit out there finally adopted meaningful carbon mitigation: Go .

Suppose I’d better get back to action at ...

Saw on reddit and had to share. If your site is bad enough to not allow pasting, it's also not worth manually typing my randomly generated 50 character password into.

Firefox admits they will eventually be sending all of your DNS to Cloudflare. Cloudflare will monetize your internet browsing, no matter how much their PR people say they are.

If you want to disable that, go to "about:config", and set "network.trr.mode" to 5.

The values are: 0 - default off, 1 - race, 2 TRR first, 3 TRR only, 4 shadow, 5 off by choice

politics / satire 

Just not sure if this is Machiavelli, Hobbes or Foucault. Any thoughts?

This is a really chastened and pragmatic social media 3.0 - some fascinating developments in terms of creative accommodations to pluralism with a full awareness of how malevolent bad actors can be on a given platform.

Feature set for Mastodon 3.0 just announced: It’s really maturing as a platform, and frankly way ahead of Twitter on many levels.

uk politics + sociology of mobilisation 

Fascinating piece on shifting conceptions of , “A revolution in time” by Paul J. Kosmin in My favourite quote: in ref to dating in classical texts: “Indeed, they are not really dates at all, so much as synchronisms between multiple events, coordinating a network of better and lesser-known occurrences: what is being dated, and what dates it, belong to the same order of things.”

Making the Fediverse more resistant to embrace, extend, extinguish 

Has anyone found an iOS that supports lists or saved searches? I feel like I’m missing out on the hashtag experience. Yeah, I know it would all be better if I had a linux phone. Working on it...

We have to stop thinking and planning in terms of GDP and GDP growth.
Really the only metric that matters for our future is emissions per capita - and how much we have been able to reduce that number year over year.

Ranking countries by that metric will also give us a much clearer picture of the world.

I’m on the hunt for a chamomile rake. So if you happen to find one in your grandmothers attic, please don’t throw it out...

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