Is anyone here familiair with the Zot social network?
Besides Mastodon I've been using #Friendica for a while now and it keeps surprising me. I just discovered that it's actually a good RSS reader. Just add RSS feeds as new contacts was all I had to do.
A somewhat older (2016) but still interesting article about the history of #Hubzilla. Also contains a biography of Mike Macgirvin the developer that started #Friendica, Hubzilla and #Osada. It's interesting to learn that Mike launched Mistpark, the predecessor of Friendica, before #Diaspora*.
The #Fediverse can look intimidating for people not to familiair with it, because of the large number of options and all the lingo.
How switching my parents over to Linux saved me a lot of headache and support calls https://blog.simon-frey.eu/how-switching-my-parents-over-to-linux-saved-me-a-lot-of-headache-and-support
#introductions Hi folks, I've just recently joined this afternoon, I believe the fediverse is the future of social networking, so I'm glad to be on here.
While I'm here, would anyone know of any good 3d printing instances? Cheers!
“Demanding privacy from surveillance capitalists,” says Zuboff, “or lobbying for an end to commercial surveillance on the internet is like asking old Henry Ford to make each Model T by hand. It’s like asking a giraffe to shorten its neck, or a cow to give up chewing. These demands are existential threats that violate the basic mechanisms of the entity’s survival.”
Any thought about the Solid project? How is it different from projects like Freedombox or Freedombone?
Helping my son buillding the prototype to collect disposable beer cups that we designed earlier in #Solvespace. We still need to build-in the Seeeduino and we definately need another sensor. What a stupid idea it was to use the sonic sensor. 😅
Link to earlier post about this project.
What I appreciate a lot is the ability to follow multiple hashtags over the #Fediverse including Mastodon.
I listened to The Snapchat Thief podcast of Reply All and at some point a hack called SIM Swapping is discussed. In short it goes like this. Someone that pretends to be you calls the telephone company and says "I've got a new phone and please transfer my phone number to that phone". Once that's done 2FA is used to gain access to all kinds of online accounts. I'm not a security expert at all but this sounds pretty scary.
I've been postponing this for too long but I finally started to learn #Bash scripting. Below the first humble fruits of my labor.
@FreeCAD became "professional" package. Structure of our hybrid powered workoboat, elCAT-0 is done in FreeCAD:
free/libre software, open data, open standards activist with a grudge against big tech, big IP holders and authoritarian governments.
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