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👋 Hi, I'm Doug and I live in the northeast of England. I'm a husband, father, and member of a co-operative I helped get started six years ago.

I work at the intersection of learning, technology, and community. I've previously been an independent consultant, worked at Mozilla on and , and in schools as a teacher and Higher Education as a researcher/analyst.

I wrote my doctoral thesis on .

When I'm not working, I like 🏔️🏕️⚽🥃

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#HatTip to @nolan for creating and maintaining a web app that's a joy to use. If you haven't tried using Pinafore with your Mastodon or Pleroma account, I highly recommend it!

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Anniversary, death mention 

Spent a night in York to celebrate it being 20 years since my wife and I got engaged (and to take her mind off my mother-in-law passing away a year ago today)

Part of me wants to acquire ALL of @dajbelshaw domains here, but I too have more than a few I should, like, use. Good domains for good hands:

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Along with that will come customisable roles for instance administration and moderation (to go beyond just having "admins"), and so we're thinking about what's needed for that, feedback and suggestions are welcome 😃, see details at

Related discussion on the Bonfire playground instance:

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👋 As part of upcoming milestones, we're implementing a way for users to create circles (like in the old G+), but going beyond using it to define audiences (i.e. visibility of content), with very granular ways to define permissions on what you post (i.e. so you can give one of your circles permission to edit your post, or use it simply to lock-down who can reply, etc):

The MacOS version of Radio is finished, I just need to pay for an Apple Developer account to sign the binaries to distribute it on my website. Will give it a go next week when we're home. #theWorkshop

For those people interested in the intersection that include education, technology, futurism, and climate action you really should be following the legend that is @bryanalexander

The fact that is considered legal for a corporation to compile perfect records of your private life simply because you had to "click OK to continue" to make your phone work is a perfect expression of who holds the power in society and why they should be cast into the sea.

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