Mastodon is a free, open-source social network. A decentralized alternative to commercial platforms, it avoids the risks of a single company monopolizing your communication. Pick a server that you trust — whichever you choose, you can interact with everyone else. Anyone can run their own Mastodon instance and participate in the social network seamlessly.
I’ve just stumbled across this particularly excellent Handheld Raspberry Pi project from Node. It is built around the Raspberry Pi 0 W, with built in Wifi and Bluetooth, and it looks like a perfect weekend project, and exactly the kind of thing I wished I had when I was 15.
A few days ago, over on Boingboing, Rob Beschizza shared his new writing setup. A planck keyboard, an old iMac, and some beautiful vintage speakers, tucked away in a corner of his abode.
I send out a semi-regular newsletter. Durring the warmer months, I tend to manage about an issue per week. You can sign up for it here. I just sent out today’s entry, which contains a couple of bits that I wanted to share a little more widely.
Earlier today I wrote about a 1980 album “Music for Parties” by the fake band Silicon Teens. This reminded me of the 1997 album Pulsars by The Pulsars (another band that doesn’t really exist), and their song “Silicon Teens”. Have we gotten meta enough yet?