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🇸🇪 For people in Sverige: join a professional union!

Even if your employer does not have a collective agreement, there are insurance benefits and you support negotiations that influence all companies doing business in the country.

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Today is !

Today, we fight for:
• Higher wages
• Equal pay for equal work
• 4 day, 32 hour work week
• Balanced Employee IP Agreement (BEIPA)
• Fair taxation on stock compensation
• Ban on NDAs that inhibit discussion of working conditions

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I do not know who needs to hear this, but PSA: if you have a WordPress blog, you can install this extension to add ActivityPub support to your blog. It makes it possible to have people follow your blog via ActivityPub services such as Mastodon, receive new posts and interact with it.

#wordpress #activitypub #mastodon #fediverse #feditips

Ever wondered why some stories get very little coverage in the UK?


The D-Notice: a very British form of media censorship

By for The Dissenter, and written to help us all understand why the UK is allowing Assange's extradition


Apparently it is EU Day of .

Collectively Gen X were kinda jerks to Millennials, but they’ve done an *amazing* job raising Gen Z.

To the tiny portion of progressive Boomers, thank you.

To the Silent Generation sliver with Sanders & Warren, love ya.

For new people wondering why Mastodon is on thousands of servers instead of one:

-It helps protect us all against Elon Musk scenarios. It's very difficult for anyone to buy a network made of thousands of independently owned servers. (It's the same reason why no one owns the world's email network, because there are so many independent providers out there.)

-If your server misbehaves (or sells out to a malevolent billionaire), you can move your account to a different server, or even to a brand new server. Decentralisation means you're never trapped on a site you hate.

-Mastodon is an open platform where anyone can start their own server, and they don't need tech knowledge if they use a service like or

...and there are lots more good reasons too, to do with servers using alternative Fediverse software etc, but I'll save that for a future post 😁

#MastoTips #Mastodon #FediTips #Fediverse

I made a list of cool things people do with their blogs:
Hopefully it'll inspire some.
More suggestions welcome!

The EU has joined the by hosting Mastodon and PeerTube instances for EU institutions, offices, and agencies.

ActivityPub is a W3C standard that can redistribute power on the Web back to communities. Great to see public institutions leading.

Great news #Fediverse it is Official. The #EU #EuropeanCommission just launched two servers 🚀

Welcome to #EUVoice mastodon and #EUVideo peertube 🎉

So say hi to 👋

Love #FOSS with @EC_OSPO 💘

Stay in the loop with @EC_DIGIT

Help make things fundamentally right with @FRA ☀️

Regain balance with @Curia ⚖️

Protect that data with @EDPS 🔐

Let's go global with @CDT 🌐

Get us heard at @ombudsman 📣

Watch and boost from:

And explore:

Every now and then I remember Janet Cardiff’s “The Forty Part Motet”, a reworking of “Spem in Alium” by Thomas Tallis, at the NY MoMA and think, “Pop music needs more 40 vocal track arrangements.”

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Every now and then I remember Rich Mullins and think, “Pop music needs more hammered dulcimer.”

I got actual chills at the end of “The Wonder Years (2021)” S1E19. Such a fantastic reboot! I hope it gets a season 2.

Google Docs does not support footnotes in its new pageless format. 🤦‍♂️

Notes just disappear instead of being put at the bottom of the content.

The crowd will go wild if Tufte sidenotes are introduced at .

🎉 Welcome to newcomers! 🎉

A few personal tips:

👌 the Fediverse is NOT twitt*r! enjoy a more relaxed, courteous, benevolent way of interacting! you are part of it!

🤚 introduce yourself! also fill bio and post a couple "toots" before following people to have more chance they'll follow back..

👍 favourite and follow generously! This is how to create link around. No algorithm-god is spying on you, telling you who to follow, what to read! \o/

⚠️ many people care about CW... learn about that


To be clear, I think we can do much better than Mastodon. It’s just the first mover.

Web developers, the ActivityPub spec is right there waiting for you to build a better implementation. Go change the world!

My 2022-04-18 ‘now’ page update is 2 months late and covers 5 months because the pandemic made me sad and WW3 started, but there is some really happy stuff in there too.

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