Ok, turns out the actual image dates back to 2016. Unsure how it was received back then, but I can say I had many questions seeing it anno 2020.

At the same time, I do wonder how it will be different than setting up a personal / group scuttlebut pub.

Whilst I have questions about this being VC funded as well as I don't really agree with the tagline ... the effort planetary.social/ is making is legit and I look forward to following along.

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Aryeh Nirenberg has created an amazing video, which lets you feel the rotation of the earth:

Using a tracking mount aligned with North Star, he kept taking photos every 12 seconds for about 3 hours. The camera is looking at the same portion of the Milky Way.

Which I shouldn't use as an excuse to not finish my research work. I feel it needs to be done in the coming months.

Although I haven't been able to submit my PhD yet, what I did learn over the past 9 years is the sheer relativity of everything.

Tomorrow my daughter turns 9.
I started my PhD before she was born.
I want to scream.

The Fri3d Camp CfP is open for another 2 days! Get your family friendly hacker / maker / diy activity ideas in and join us in August for the 4th edition or our family friendly camp.

Just found out there's a demoparty happening in Brussels yesterday and today ... in case anyone reads this, is there some public part still happening today?

Been enjoying the recent Power of Ten episode featuring @changeist - there's a lot of good stuff being said. I primarily like the idea of 'understanding through narrative' and the reflections made on user centered design.

My 6 y/o daughter revived my partner's childhood tamagotchi. It's interesting to relive this thing from the parent perspective, I must say ... although I'm not really sure what I think about it yet.

I've been poking at Scuttlebut a little bit over the past few days, very interesting take on a social system. I'm intruiged by the way it manages to distinguish between people on the same network versus through a 'server'. It does make the whole interaction feel a lot more humane, even though I'm just testing with one other person.

Started chipping at @waag founder Marleen Stikkers book in which she tells the alternative history of the internet. Although I knew most bits and pieces, the storytelling is very much on point. Book is Dutch only, but worth checking out! singeluitgeverijen.nl/de-geus/

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The @privacyint talk is, so far, one of my favourites. Also very much liked the reply to the question about whether it would be more secure to just keep track with pen and paper. mastodon.xyz/@privacyint/10339

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#36c3 and it's a wrap!

If you want to download video/audio of all the awesome talks, here's your yearly reminder that I wrote a little console tool called "sync3c" to automatically filter & sync talks from any #ccc event for you:


I've been postponing an extended listening session of Alessandro Cortini's latest album for a while. I'm finally diving in now and ... *gasp* so good. open.spotify.com/album/0eQcXzL

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