"We moved to GitHub because everyone's already there"
"We shut down the mailing lists because most of our users prefer to use GitLab in their web browser"
"We're rewriting in Rust because we don't really have any non-x86_64 users"
"We're leaving IRC because Discord is more user-friendly"
What all of these arguments have in common is that they exclude people, centralize infrastructure, and eschew free software for proprietary solutions, all in the name of some ill-defined measure of "progress".
Firefox: The Jewel^WEmbarassment of Open Source
It's #FreeSpeechWeek - a good occassion to let news sites know that they can get our encrypted contact form, Secure Connect, as a donation! 😀 Let's fight for privacy together. 💪
#FreeSpeech #privacy #HumanRights
@kev I prefer using a local client (Newsboat) on my computer. I can't live without their regex filters and I like reading articles in the comfort of my own house with a cup of tea. I also like how you can create macros for basically anything (like fetching the content using shell scripts for when they don't publish the content in the web feed), I mostly use them to read and watch articles (which is sometimes videos) in various ways.
You read more about my client here: https://hunden.linuxkompis.se/2020/07/29/an-introduction-to-the-web-feed-client-newsboat.html
Tutanota is still blocked in Russia to stop encrypted communication. We need to fight for privacy around the world. ✊ If you are affected, you can still access Tutanota with a vpn or the Tor browser.
#privacy #surveillance #russia #censorship #freespeech
If you like, use or even produce Podcasts, you should read this. And you should demand podcasts to be available via RSS. Having a show locked into Spotify or audible is _not_ a podcast. You're just handing them your audience for free.
I've never been a huge fan of his music, but nonetheless Eddie was a kickass guitarist. Sad.
i got two crabs from a friend who fished them from the sea and I cooked them and recorded myself doing so: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBRiDarM894
Lately I've been nostalgic for RSS feeds, rather than being hand fed news by algorithms. To my dismay I found that so many of my go to sites turned off their RSS feeds! 😠
RSS Hub is designed to get around this issue and let's you generate and host feeds for any site, looks like a neat project!
The Twitter/Mastodon model sucks 🤮
I got it! It's the engagement stream model what's wrong with Mastodon! It was created to mirror Twitter, but it's become a toxic cespool.
You follow a lot of people, right? More so with the "follow back" unwritten rule, which turns your feed into an endless stream of random opinions, takes and rants, and some of them are boosted and were never intended for you in the first place.
And seeing an interesting post is like an invitation to engage, and a simple disagreement can turn into a shit fest where many people and up getting angry for boo reason - and sometimes one is at fault for replying without reason. Guess what, the world is full of people with a lot of negativity inside and these things are inevitable. So not only we have reply guys (mea culpa 😔), we have trolls, and nazis etc.
And we need to CUT IT OUT!
* Separate boosts. Have them in another section. Many times a boost was NOT meant for you.
* Add boost reactions so you can see what your friends (not followed - friends) are happy, angry or sad about.
* Add an option to forbid strangers from replying to your posts.
* Add a distinction between followers and friends.
* Circles. You need control over who you're boosting to. If you have a conflictive cis follower, don't boost to them a trans discussion!
Announcing LearnAwesome.org - an open-source, ActivityPub-compliant alternative to GoodReads, Coursera etc.
The goal is to build humanity's universal learning map by tagging learning resources with rich metadata such as topics, format, length, cost etc. There's a companion browser extension, a mobile app and peer-groups for project-based learning, mentored by selected experts and more.
The webapp is built with Ruby, Rails and PostgreSQL. Inviting devs: https://github.com/learn-awesome/learn
Joplin version 1.0.241 to 245
Software developer interested in Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing. Vim addict.
Fosstodon is an English speaking Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.