BookWyrm is a book reading platform for the Fediverse, like a federated alternative to Goodreads. It lets people keep track of what they're reading, post reviews and read other people's reviews.

There's more info on the website at and the project's account at @bookwyrm

You can find a list of instances to join at

If you're technically skilled, you can install your own instance using the instructions at

#FediTips #Fediverse #BookWyrm #GoodReads #Alternatives

Is there anyone in Canada who would be interested in helping to set up an instance of Mobilizon?

Mobilizon is for managing events. It’s free-libre, and federated.

My interest in this? I’d like to help the fediverse grow, and provide a useful service. I’d need help with some geeky things, like installation and whatnot.


#Canada #fediverse #Mobilizon #FOSS

Now I'm cutting up the straightened boards to make the "box" part of the chess board box.

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Guys don't want a man cave, they want to live in a cottage like Miss Honey from Matilda.

Some of the wood I purchased for the sides is bent, so I'm steaming the wood with a clamp in the hopes to straighten it out.

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the walnut stain looks good with my hand carved chess pieces. phew!

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Now I have to figure out my strategy. Am I going to dremel patterns? If so I need to hold off on polyurethane.

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#FollowFriday / #FF recap of this week's recommended follows:

🌟 @IanCykowski & @Iancylkowski - Lovely landscape photos of the English countryside

🌟 @inventaire - Free open platform for cataloguing and sharing physical books

🌟 @lib_reviews - FOSS platform for reviewing anything, Libre alternative to Yelp

🌟 @mntmn - Small indie company making a Libre laptop

🌟 @PrototypeFund - German fund for development of open software

🌟 @telecoop - French phone network co-operative, owned by its members

My socialhub thread about Pixelfed Groups got hijacked lol, interesting to see some of the responses.

Will be back to working on Groups this weekend, and will post an update to that thread!

#pixelfed #groups #activitypub

Part of my work is spent understanding how people are trying to use financial instruments to prevent ecological collapse.

"We live under capitalism..." I guess as long as we use this system its important to minimize its likelihood for harm and maximize it's likelihood for gain, but needing to put a dollar value on a healthy ecosystem is a depressing activitiy.

Tiny aspect of the pandemic: in the neighborhood I visited in Brooklyn, many coffee shops don't open until 10 because people stay inside.

Inventaire is a free open source platform for cataloguing and sharing physical books, with its own database of titles based on Wikidata.

You can follow at:

➡️ @inventaire (in English and French)

The Inventaire site is at

It's a good platform for any group or individual who wants to run their own library.

#Inventaire #Books #Book #Authors #Reading #Library #Libraries #BookSharing #WikiData #FOSS #FLOSS #Libre #FreeSoftware #OpenSource #Français #Francais

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