Harry Keller

Heya, I’m Harry, a software developer in Berlin/Germany—he/him, *351ppm, feminist, cooperativist, dogfather. I recently co-founded the somewhat utopian design+tech cooperative Village One and also diesdas.digital before that. You can learn more about me on harryfk.com and we can connect on Mastodon, Twitter, BeReal, PixelfedInstagram. Or you can simply read my newsletter below! 💁
December 4, 2022

↬ November 2022: Octavia, Ursula and Marlen, plus the fediverse and a Christmas musical I actually liked

Hey y’all, welcome back, another month has passed and I’m not gonna lie, the last two weeks have been rough: Our dog Freddy has been sick and we haven’t slept properly in 1.5 weeks, plus I’m coming down with a cold. Not the best overall conditions to write a newsletter, maybe I should just ask ChatGPT to step in? Anyhow, I’ll try, the ...
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November 5, 2022

↬ October 2022: Yup, that’s it, that’s the headline. Just October 2022.

Hey y’all, last month I wrote about our long vacation + workation in England, this time we’re back to the regular programming of random stuff that caught my attention! Work has been intense over the last weeks (in a good way), so this newsletter is unfortunately a few days late. I’ll keep the points shorter this time (just kidding, of ...
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October 13, 2022

Screw Zuckerberg, but maybe don’t write VR off just yet

Over the last couple of days, in the wake of Meta’s VR keynote, there’s been a lot of snark about virtual reality on social media. And look, I get it … the metaverse is a bullshit dystopia, the hardware is isolating and these days we need more attention than ever on the real world. I’m with you on that. I also don’t believe VR will eve...
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October 3, 2022

↬ September 2022: hiding in the English countryside

Hey y’all, my plan was to write my usual September recap, with a brief personal intro and then some updates and then some links and then some photos. In fact, I had already written it: It contained thoughts on how Figma sold to Adobe, how Pitch fired a third of their employees, it talked about ergonomic computer gear and that I’m not q...
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September 3, 2022

↬ August 2022: wrist pain, holidays, some Village One news

Hey y’all, I’m a few days late with the August recap, because the last days have been hectic: We’re going on holidays tomorrow, leaving Berlin for a bit, and there was a lot to wrap up work-wise and also I still haven’t packed. Weee! Living on the edge! Also: All of August I’ve had varying degrees of wrist pain, presumably from typing ...
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July 31, 2022

↬ July 2022: cooperatives everywhere, growing chilis and upcoming holidays

Hey y’all, another month has passed, welcome back! This is now essentially a newsletter about cooperatives, I hope you don’t mind! Let’s go! 🚨 What’s new In the last recap I already shared that Doro, Christoph and I founded a somewhat utopian design + tech cooperative called Village One. We’re also writing a company newsletter and sent...
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July 2, 2022

↬ June 2022: the climate crisis, capitalism and a new cooperative

Heya and welcome to the sixth issue of this monthly newsletter – we’ve reached the halfway point of 2022! I’m a few days late with my June recap, but there’s a reason: Today is the UN’s International Day of Cooperatives and fittingly I co-founded a cooperative yesterday! Wait, what? Let’s quickly zoom out for some context! 🚨 Lots of he...
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May 31, 2022

↬ May 2022: what I’m doing next, hybrid work, tech lay-offs, plus some links and recommendations

Heya, it’s the end of the month again/already which means recap time! Thank you for being here and a quick reminder: you can simply reply to this mail in case you want to say hello! 📠 🚨 What’s new I hosted an in-person workshop a few weeks ago for the first time “after” the pandemic and found myself quite puzzled during preparation: Wi...
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April 30, 2022

↬ April 2022: maintenance work, cooperatives, good decisions, moby dick

Hey there, time for the April recap – I’m late and this week was hectic, so here we go without much of an introduction. Thank you for being here! 💛 🚨 What’s new Looks like we collectively decided the pandemic to be over now. Odd. How soon until I’m the strange one wearing a mask in a supermarket? Elon Musk buys Twitter. Sigh. All the t...
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March 31, 2022

↬ March 2022: holidays, digital tooling, growing chilis (or not)

Hey there, welcome to my third monthly recap this year – I’m writing this one pretty last minute, because I’ve been happily ignoring my todo list for all of March. My daily work at diesdas.digital came to a close in February and I had given myself a month to unwind and regain some creative energy. That has meant fewer obligations, fewe...
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February 27, 2022

↬ February 2022: last days at diesdas, mathing together, dark times

Hey there, I hope this message finds you well, but oh boy, it’s being sent out under different circumstances than I expected … admittedly it feels petty and irrelevant to write a personal newsletter right now, while the sickening invasion of Ukraine by Putin’s Russia is underway. I’ve donated $1000 to the Ukraine Crisis Fund – I hope i...
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January 30, 2022

↬ January 2022: diesdas exit, chili jam, winter vibes and sand worms

Hey y’all, Harry here, with a January recap and a few photo impressions at the end. Time continues to be weird and it’s hard to believe we’re already a full month into 2022, so the plan is to write monthly recaps across the year, to be more aware and to keep track of what’s happening. This post is a bit longer because it’s the first on...
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January 1, 2022

Write here, write now

Hello readers, first things first, that’s a terrible headline, I know. Apologies! 😅 Anyhow, welcome, glad you’re here at the very start of 2022! I’m usually not a person who sets new year’s resolutions or even goals, because instead of giving me focus I find them limiting: They were conjured up in the past, might have been superseded b...
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