Posted 105 photos: my final hike in the north of Syros; two beaches, then vegan souvlaki.

May I present to you... my favourite YouTube video of all time

The Forest Cafe in Edinburgh is in financial trouble. This is an important space for many people and needs a lot of energy for a reboot. Are you interested?

It does not matter if your instance is small. It does not matter if your instance is not run for profit.

You *will* be affected by the #CopyrightDirective.

Your instance being on this list will help us make that point.


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We are preparing a list of all EU-based #Pleroma, #Mastodon, #GNUSocial, #Peertube, #Funkwhale, and any other instances.

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Please help. This is important.

<me> why is this space so fucking toxic sometimes though
<@rhiaro> because the social web is made by antisocial people


A lot of people find out that the W3C's governance is fucked up and overly dependent on corporate sponsorship (and it is) and then assume that the WHATWG must be a better institution (it isn't).

WHATWG is, for the most part, a "what-the-major-browser-vendors-say/do-rules" org. And keep in mind, that's now just two organizations (Google and Mozilla). That's good reason for pause.

It was a hot sunny day and the wifi went out, so I went for a wander around a bit of Ermoupoli I hadn't been to before, around the coast to the north. Also stopped off at the Archaeological Museum, which was very tiny and took under 10 minutes to read everything, but only costs €1 and there was nobody else there.

Already I feel like the last two months of island life were just a dream. I miss the sea.

As soon as I got off the ferry I was hit with chaos. Thousands of people, in the port, in the streets, spilling out of coffeeshops, flowing through the metro station. I took the metro and the rattle of every day life was like a slap in the face. Back to reality.

I walked out of the metro along a road and the stench filled my head. The traffic roared, the city was *screaming* at me.

OTOH vegan food was in walking distance at 11pm on a Sunday.

In this particular story: 4. One to lock us out of the house with the router in, one with a key to the house but no English, or transport to get to the house, one to call and speak Greek the one with the key for me, and another to drive the one with the key to the house.

Posted 68 photos: A hike around Kastri in the north of Syors; 4500 year old ruins, sea views, rocky scrambling.

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