Time to remember Estonian ingenious “pavilion” at the Venice Architecture biennale of 2008 — a gas pipe connecting Russian and German pavilions. Just incredible that both countries and organisers accepted it. Nord Sream was always a disgrace. https://salto.ee/projects/gas-pipe-at-the-11th-venice-architecture-biennale/
War in Ukraine
Just sharing a resource of very detailed overview of the frontline. Presented anonymously, but seems to be very accurate after two weeks.
I wonder what maneuvers are European politicians performing to prevent FB blackout. It would be a disaster for lots of them.
Depending on a monopolist has deep reaching consequences.
A Grandma’s Dying Wish Was a Giant Dick on Her Grave
The grave of 99-year-old Catarina Orduña Pérez is now topped with a huge penis and testicles weighing nearly 600 pounds.
I think strategically it is safer to run your own. Main concern to delegate is that peertube (and the whole fediverse) is fiercely anticommercial. It is nice, but also means that resources are usually based on enthusiasm, therefore limited and unreliable. If mastodon has some scheme of account migration to another server, peertube apparently does not. You can get in trouble if the owner discontinues the service. And videos require way more resources than text/img. So I'd keep videos on my own machine or some paid/well funded server if you can find any.
I myself am a happy user of Yunohost. Using oldish pc for <100€, attached to home network. After installing Yunohost, getting peertube ready is a matter of several mouseclicks and a few minutes. Very comfy for non programmer. And seems to be reliable. I even had to restore auto-backups after failed updates (other apps, not peertube), a few times already, with instant success.
I do not even have static IP at home, but it actually never changed in 14 years (hail Lithuanian telecom).
I'd say the biggest home hosting annoyance is the router: most consumer grade routers have no hairpin loopback capability, meaning that when you are accessing your server from inside home network, your domain name does not work and you must use local ip address. So if you choose this path, you might need a new router (or just put the server like in parent's house basement).
Our new polling @Survation 📢
💧69% want publicly owned water
🚌65% want publicly owned buses
🚄67% want publicly owned rail
🏥78% want a publicly owned NHS
💡66% want publicly owned energy
📮68% want a publicly owned Royal Mail
Apparently in many parts of the UK, homes that face each other at the rear are required to be built 21 metres apart, and you'll never guess the reason why this rule exists.
Added "Fully automated luxury communism" to my Inventaire for lending:
Review of "Fully Automated Luxury Communism" (4 stars): On global politics and economics of urgency, with hope
When fuel supply goes low, prices go high. Also political price of bootlicking dictators.
The timeline of fossil fuel depletion roughly corresponds to global warming deadlines, with some lag.
It is nothing but wise to swallow the bitter pill now and get healthy in a few decades. Especially for Germany, who wishes(?) to be on technological vanguard of developed world.
FOSS, Russia and military ambitions (ONLYOFFICE)
Beware: ONLYOFFICE is developed by a Russian company trying to hide its Russian origin via an EU proxy  (sorry, no good English source yet, use translation if needed).
Grotesque fact: the version of ONLYOFFICE they market in Russia is branded as R7-Office, a conscious reference to the R7 intercontinental rocket, as seen in some of their Russian PR materials .
Snyder untangles current confusion around the term "fascism":
exhibition architect, semiotics graduate, euc rider based in Vilnius
masto instance for the tildeverse