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Since the influx of people coming from the birdsite, I've had quite a few follow requests from people with no bio, picture, or posts, meaning they're effectively asking to be allowed to look at me through a one-way window. I think one of the biggest differences here is that the Fediverse is about interaction, not acquiring as many "followers" as possible, so I won't accept your request if you're invisible to me.

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"Ask who benefits, and from whom."— Lenin

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“A principal rule for writers, and especially those who want to describe their own sensations, is not to believe that their doing so indicates they possess a special disposition of nature in this respect. Others can perhaps do it just as well as you can. Only they do not make a business of it, because it seems to them silly to publicise such things.”

—Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

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Black History Month 

To kick off #BlackHistoryMonth I'm going to drop a link to the biography for Olive Morris.

Morris was a member of the British Black Panthers and a leading figure of radical feminism during the 1970s. During her time in activism, she established black women's magazines, organisations to support women of colour and pioneered London's squatters movement with the occupation of several vacant buildings in Brixton.

She's one of the most important figures in post-war British radical history and someone that more people need to know about.

The Wikipedia article on Morris is incredibly well sourced and put together, so if you read it and want to know more, check out the references at the bottom: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olive_Mo

TOMORROW: ENOUGH IS ENOUGH DAY OF ACTION

Join us for a rally at the Buchanan Steps

Enough is Enough. We are rallying for a Day of Action across the country to support striking workers and demand action on the cost of living crisis.

Join us for our Glasgow Day of Action rally on Saturday October 1st

Location: Buchanan Steps, Buchanan Street. G2 3NY

Time: 12 noon

The weather in Glasgow today reminds me that i'm so fortunate to have walls, windows, ceiling, floor, door.

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#OtD 30 Sep 2014 Xu Lizhi, a poet and rural migrant who worked at the Foxconn factory in Shenzhen, China, took his own life at the age of 24. You can read an obituary and translations of his poems here: libcom.org/blog/xulizhi-foxcon

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A humanoid robot that laughs when you laugh. Uncanny valley taken to a new extreme.

【動画】人の笑いに合わせて”一緒に笑う”人型ロボット開発 | NHK www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20220

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Please don't preorder/buy a digital edition of the live coding book coming out at the end of Nov on MIT press. It's open access and will be freely available as mobi, epub and pdf. They're also selling digital editions separately (despite us paying an open access subvention with public funds).
The ebooks will be free to download, edit and share under a CC-BY-SA license on their website, but hidden under the 'resources' tab. We're discussing how to make this clearer..

If i had to choose one favourite artist, among all art forms, i think it would be Leonard Cohen, so i'm grateful for the publication of this short story by him. theguardian.com/music/2022/sep

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