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@eiZen 's profile made me realise I had not written an post yet: Hi, comrade federnauts! I'm Arlo, a water operator-in-training and a free culture hobbyist with special focusses on OSM, Wikimedia (especially Commons and Wikidata), and libre art. I enjoy checking out (but am not good at myself) worldbuilding projects, conlangs, recreational mathematics, and ecological theory and practice. I'm also an anarcha-feminist and card-carrying nonbinary person (any pronouns are ok).

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@eiZen 's profile made me realise I had not written an post yet: Hi, comrade federnauts! I'm Arlo, a water operator-in-training and a free culture hobbyist with special focusses on OSM, Wikimedia (especially Commons and Wikidata), and libre art. I enjoy checking out (but am not good at myself) worldbuilding projects, conlangs, recreational mathematics, and ecological theory and practice. I'm also an anarcha-feminist and card-carrying nonbinary person (any pronouns are ok).

Sunday, I was happy to give a talk at the FSF #LibrePlanet, wearing the Tshirt I designed for them (photo). But later that day, Richard Stallman announced his return to the FSF's Board of Directors. In this situation, I'll no longer invest my energy for them... 😿
#fsf #rms

imagine if you just started living on the fucking moon rent-free. the cops couldnt stop you #squatthemoon

Aaah. I just learned of such a useful tool for the linux where you do the typey thing: cal. It makes calendars!! cal -y does one with all the months of the current year. Like cute little monthses with their little days. good!! will stop me from searching things like "april 2021" whenever I need to see what day some thing is.

(I learned about it here: en.jeffprod.com/blog/2020/crea)

How come I never before realised that monospace fonts are perfect for calendars!

Can't get over how pretty the Waterman butterfly projection is! 🦋 Here's an interactive version with weather overlays: earth.nullschool.net/#current/

Can any of you help me track down a Japanese translation?

I'm looking for a translation of "楽" ("raku"). Specifically, I'd like a source that translates it as "enjoyment and ease".

The online dictionaries I've found have provided "comfort and ease", which is _basically_ right, but not quite it. And I don't have access to print dictionaries at the moment.

I know at least a few of you are much more familiar with translation resources than I am – can anybody help me out?

#raku

Looking for reading recommendations on OpenStreetMap & colonialism. No specific direction, just, doing MapRoulette tasks made me wonder how maps are made by whom and who they're benefitting.

adventures in OSM 

What kind of labyrinthine construction is this supposed to be?

On this episode of Libre Lounge, @cwebber and @emacsen sit down with award winning artist @davidrevoy to talk about his is webcomic series Pepper and Carrot, the Sintel film, and how he started his Free Software/Free Culture journey.

librelounge.org/episodes/36-da

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