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Just want to give a shout out to public libraries. There's no way in hell I could buy or store all the books I read and listen to in a year.

BTW I'm sure all of you know this but freelibrary.org has downloadable ebooks and audiobooks.

"In the face of the tragedy of this night, the students of the museology course are mobilizing to preserve the memory of the (Brazil) National Museum. We ask everyone who possesses images (photographs / videos / even selfies) of the collection and exhibition spaces to share them with us." thg.museu@gmail.com

labor day is just boneless may day tbh:

"Conservative Democratic President Grover Cleveland was one of those concerned that a labor holiday on May 1 would tend to become a commemoration of the Haymarket Affair and would strengthen socialist and anarchist movements that backed the May 1 commemoration around the globe. In 1887, he publicly supported the September Labor Day holiday as a less inflammatory alternative. The date was formally adopted as a United States federal holiday in 1894."

Brazil's National Museum went up in flames tonight, massive flames at that. It's a total loss, millions of priceless historical artifacts turned to ash in seconds, including a 10,000 year old naturally preserved mummy, the oldest such mummy in the Americas. I am feeling beyond devastated and helpless at this moment. To lose history is to lose our own humanity is to lose everything.

"Apple has been storing profits in overseas tax havens to the tune of more than $285 billionβ€”cash reserves large enough to meet the International Food Policy Research Institute’s yearly goal to end hunger by 2030 and buy Boeing or McDonalds with what is leftover."

-- bostonreview.net/class-inequal

#apple #finance #capitalism

ayyyy cool kids whos ready to grab a beer and start workin on reading

"a pattern language"

the classic, bible-length text, on common-sense building techniques and urban–planning patterns, cover-to-cover

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Hello Fediverse,

Can you recommend any managed hosting services for starting your own Mastodon (or other Fediverse) instance?

@mastohost is doing a great job in making it easier to start your own instance. Are they the only ones?

#Fediverse #Federation #Instances #SelfHosting #Mastodon

OK, I am going to ask again one last time before making the leap to a smaller instance

Is there a #sanfrancisco focused instance? It would be cool if it were closed/invite only, pro-lgbtq, poc-led/run, veg/vegan positive, foss supporting or any combination of those

My car gets forty rods to the hogshead and that's the way I likes it

News organizations and journalists shouldn't be seeking "verified" account status on silo services, but should be embracing the with their own managed instances.

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