I've been on Mastodon for the last five years, via several instances. Started with mastodon.social, before dabbling with social.coop and then finding a home on fosstodon.org.
I work at the intersection of technology, learning, and community. I'm a member of weareopen.coop. Previously at Mozilla.
For a couple of years, I was PM of a federated resource sharing platform for educators called MoodleNet. Been into decentralisation since early days of bittorrent!
A fun little song about why the UK needs proportional representation in elections.
🥃 Raising a glass to my late, great friend @daibarnes who passed away two years ago.
He died too young, and remains greatly missed.
For those who don't like Medium: https://dougbelshaw.com/blog/2021/08/02/open-badges-3-0/
For me, coming back from holiday always makes our home feel slightly alien, as if I'm temporarily seeing it in a more objective light.
Hours later, of course, everything is squared away and things are back to how they were. The holiday becomes just a memory buttressed with family photos and I slip effortlessly into old routines.
Just read a post asking Eugen to resign from developing Mastodon and I really have to ask: what are you folks smoking?
It’s his project. It’s open source. Fork it if you want to. But what kind of mind-blowing sense of entitlement drives you to think you can tell someone they should stop working on something they’ve built?
"This will be the future: a world of people too busy playing with their phones to even notice that someone else controls them."
"Whenever I've tried to free my life from a set of circumstances that continuously oppress it, I've been instantly surrounded by other circumstances of the same order, as if the inscrutable web of creation were irrevocably at odds with me. I yank from my neck a hand that was choking me, and see that my own hand is tied to a noose that fell around my neck when I freed it from the stranger's hand. When I gingerly remove the noose, it's with my own hands that I nearly strangle myself." (F. Pessoa)
Can you imagine the numbers in 10 years time? The climate crisis is a humanitarian crisis.
"Don't explain your philosophy. Embody it." (Epictetus)
Working with We Are Open Co-op to improve our world.
Fosstodon is an English speaking Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.