Time is up for #introduction
I'm on Mastodon cause I'm fond of open source and #decentralization as they are idealistic ideas that truly work.
I wish to overcome this awkward “No, I personally don't know anybody else who is using Fediverse” problem, so I'm considering to organise a #Fediverse #meetup in the #Bratislava #Slovakia where I live.
Looking for a beautifully designed minimalist phone.
I love the idea of the Punkt MP 01 (https://www.punkt.ch/en/products/mp01-mobile-phone/), but it has poor amazon reviews: https://www.amazon.com/Punkt-MP-01-Mobile-Phone/product-reviews/B01DAHD920
Anyone out here have actual experience with the MP 01 or similar?
Microsoft is shutting down its ebook store, and deleting all its customers' libraries:
The only reason they can do this is DRM, which means you never really own anything you've paid for.
Physical books are the most obvious alternative, but there are also DRM-free ebook shops. @libreture has a good selection here:
You can find more book-related alternatives here:
(via @yogthos )
A warning for those who build a livelihood on proprietary systems and services:
Cloud9 (cloud IDE, deployment, and hosting) was bought by Amazon a few years ago, and is now shutting down its original service this December, leaving users scrambling who don't want to migrate to AWS.
* One user has 147 Cloud9 projects that he doesn't know what to do with;
* Another spent countless hours building course-ware and video tutorials that are now completely useless.
Facebook 'mistakenly deleted' years of Mark Zuckerberg's old Facebook posts
(submitted by crones)
Just joined! Glad to be part of this!
I discovered Mastodon after reading about the "Re-decentralizing the Internet" movement. It hit me right on the nose. Being a developer who's worked in media and ad tech, and someone with kids, I'm concerned about the direction we seem to be moving in. Joining this community is my first small step towards decentralization of my "personal infrastructure" and taking back ownership of our data and privacy.