If you are a #tchncs #matrix user and cannot login after the maintenance:
A few people seem to have clients that really liked the old machine and still cache the old IP. Try logging out and in again, clearing cache, restarting the client or device. If you are affected, you currently receive the error code 502.
It's often assumed that because Twitter has a larger userbase than the Fediverse, that accounts would automatically get more followers there.
However, many accounts (especially FOSS projects) have more followers here on the Fediverse.
Some examples (as of 26th July 2021):
@fdroidorg has 10.8k vs 7.33k on Twitter
@k9mail has 1.57k vs 680 on Twitter
@Minetest has 1.39k vs 785 on Twitter
If you know any Libre projects that are yet to join the Fedi, please ask them to give it a go!
Fediverse platforms should let users know which platform was from which account because domain names are often confusing. For example: If an account is registered on PeerTube, Mastodon would assign a tag to the account called "PeerTube account". Same way with other platforms, and vice versa. I think this needs to be in ActivityPub's code. Favorite and boost if you think this would be a great idea! 👍
Let me advertise here the #BirdNet app that can recognize birds from their voices recorded with a phone mic.
When just started #birdwatching I was absolutely amazed with it, and it still helps me to learn new birds' voices - for a couple of years it got much improved usability-wise.
What's important - it'll tell how certain the identification is, and you can always compare the recording yourself with a few birds it found close enough.
I think I will buy this thing to host my org-roam notes and other files that I need to be accessible between my computers at home.
* Network location appears more reliable than before
* Sattelite location starts in 2-3 seconds instead of 2-3 minutes, and it is now able to use BeiDou along with GPS/GLONASS
* VoLTE and VoWiFi now work!
I've just created an #OSM account, simply because the new #StreetComplete is freaking fantastic and makes me want to finally contribute. Get it on #FDroid!!
As yesterday's release introduced two critical bugs, we are here with a new release today, v0.2.21.212158.
Download is available as usual via https://microg.org/download.html. If you have problems upgrading from v0.2.20.212158, please read the release notes at https://github.com/microg/GmsCore/releases/tag/v0.2.21.212158
Just released the new #microG Services Core v0.2.20.212158.
This release increases compatibility with apps by adding support for Cronet networking library and dummy implementations for Font provider, Credential and TapAndPay APIs.
Download as usual: https://microg.org/download.html
Release info: https://github.com/microg/GmsCore/releases/tag/v0.2.20.212158
The @email@example.com foundation board wants to hear from people across our global community at our monthly meetings https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/mikelmaron/diary/397063. Please nominate groups and people doing important work for the map!
From Russia, do experimental high-energy physics.
This account uses mostly English. Russian-tooting one is https://mastodon.ml/@som.
Fosstodon is an English speaking Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.