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Just finished preparing my presentation for the European Parliament on Tuesday. I’m representing @Mastodon and small technology there on a panel to discuss the future of the Internet and I hope we can get the regulators to at least not fuck things up for our ethical alternatives.

My slides (not hugely meaningful without the narrative but in case you’re curious) are here:

small-tech.slides.com/aral/dea

Remind me again why I let you talk me into this, @Gargron? ;P

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Websites should work without JavaScript. If you disable JavaScript and your site becomes unusable, you need a redesign. It doesn't have to work as well as with JavaScript (if that were the case, you wouldn't use JS at all, right?), but it should still function well enough to read or use.

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ugh i really hope crossposters don't slowly choke mastodon like they did to diaspora*

if you're just crossposting everything you tweet on birdsite then what even is the point of making a mastodon account? that's glorified spam at worst, and a recipe for abandonment.

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Just had an _incredible_ #mapathon event for world #GIS day with #OpenStreetMaps hosted by WSP!

For those who wanted to get involved editing the open-source maps osm.org/ to help NGOs and other humanitarian organisations respond to disasters, go and check out:

tasks.hotosm.org

It's easy to get started and anybody can do it! Not just the computer wizards!

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Openstreetmap is reaching the point that it is just more information rich and beautiful than google maps and that is awesome

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Love LibreOffice? Got a spare 30 minutes this weekend? Give the community that makes it a hand! You don't need to be a programmer – there are many ways to help out. And as a bonus, you can claim a cool sticker pack! Learn more here: blog.documentfoundation.org/bl

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All together now...

CARBON

TRADING

DOESN'T

WORK

Carbon trading and consumerist approaches to CO2 pollution reduction just allow the usual suspects to carry on polluting while hiding behind opaque financialized trading schemes where they still externalize the costs onto the environment.

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Control your LibreOffice presentations from your smartphone! Our community has released a new version of the Impress Remote for Android, with various fixes and updates: blog.documentfoundation.org/bl

Following a discussion here on Fosstodon I want to upload my video content on PeerTube (alongside YouTube for the moment). I have lots of tutorials on FOSS 3DCAD programs. My problem now is how do I choose a good instance. What criteria I look for?

Also I noticed that a search on several instances appears to be local only. The same search gives different results on different instances. Isn't the whole point that all PeerTube instances are federated and should provide the same result?

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The 2020 conference call for sessions closes in one week: submit your talk by November 20! This year's theme: "Free the Future": u.fsf.org/2x1

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I'll be premiering the from @PINE64 playing NES/SNES emulation at 00:30 (+7), November 15.

Come join the chat room! Other than that.. I was just trying out this premiering feature.

youtu.be/nQBhvUlIp28

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