If you're an avid open-source user who would love to help advance a project, there's a lot you can contribute whether you can program or not:
Provide constructive feedback, file bug reports, improve the documentation or help out maintaining the web & social media presence. Spread the word and recommend the projects you love to others (btw, I run Arch 😂)
Say "thank you" and tell developers to "keep up the great work". That form of contribution means a lot more than you could possibly imagine.
European colonization in the age of sail was just the metastasis of this cultural tumour, as it continued its spread beyond the organs of Europe. The "scientific racism" of the Victorian era was an ideological reaction to the beginnings of anti-racism in forms like the #Abolitionist movement against human slavery. The only thing new about contemporary white supremacy is that it's not the "common sense" of any society, not even USAmerica, just a fringe belief desperate for attention.
Congratulations @dansup , that's a really important feature for increasing #fediverse adoption. I wonder if #PeerTube has a feature for importing YT channels to PT servers? I'm certainly not aware of a Mastodon feature for importing from the birdsite (yet). #GDPR obliges the #DataFarms to make user data portable. I'd love to see every fediverse app working on a #FyreExyt for every user of datafarms with similar services.
As a Canadian, I am ashamed to see Canadian banks investing heavily in fossil fuels. China Construction Bank still leads in absolute values but has cut their investments by half.
The table pictured shows investment over 2015-2017 by banks worldwide. Is your bank on that list? Is there a better bank you could put your money in?
Read the full report here.
The team at my current job uses Skype for Business, unfortunately.
So I installed it and on first run, it asked for all kinds of permissions.
I thought "Hey, I'm only gonna use it for audio conferences through a link, so it doesn't need to access storage or contacts or record video in my case and I can deny those, right?
Wrong. "All permissions required for the app to perform. Please grant permissions."
F**k you, Microsoft, that's not how permissions are supposed to work.
Dialing in it is, then.
Can't wait, thanks guys!!
Kdenlive Sprint 2019 - Day 1 - PeerTube on Mastodon.host
After decades of propagating very well informed doom'n'gloom, #GeorgeMonbiot has finally clicked on to what #DeepEcology folks like #JoannaMacey and #JohnSeed have been saying for decades. What really motivates people to change is inspiring stories about their part in making the world better, *combined* with the facts of the situation. Doom'n'gloom provokes denial and paralysis, not behavioural change.
I dig how in the #fediverse no website is an island in isolation but is part of an interconnected archipelago. Kind of reminds me of Antarctica. The actual islands are the instances and the ice is #ActivityPub, making the archipelago feel like one giant continent. Let's keep the ice intact and keep the #Internet open and weird. 😎
Thanks for sharing @switchingsocial
People can also mention an instance to get known tags about it.
When the bot doesn't understand the message, it replies with a quote. That's useless for data, but that avoids the annoying same reply.
As soon as there will be enough data, I will offer the API part. This API will be also used with Fedilab to suggest instances to follow.
It's so good to see the community growing! What used to be more or less a 1.5 men project now has a proper team of volunteers as well as paid contributors, coming from KDE and other mobile FOSS communities, working on everything from hardware support to essential applications.
With that pace, an "end-user-ready" state feels within reach!
So you wanna be an anarchist... Show more
... but for whatever reason you can't risk making yourself a target of state violence. It's kinda hard to undermine the state without exposing yourself to political violence, right?!
Sabotaging the state's instruments of violence is half the picture: The other half is building alternatives to oppressive systems. A lot of that work is super safe and accessible to a lot more people.
Ideas in the thread.
So you wanna be an anarchist... Show more
I could literally go on with this thread for hours. My point is that anarchism isn't so much about doing crime as it is about building alternatives to violent institutions.
Also... If you'd like help figuring out what to do feel free to drop me a DM and we can talk about ideas that might work well for you.
KDE UX designer and member of the board of directors of KDE e.V.
Freelance UX designer and researcher.
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