Bit late, i dont thing i've written an introduction on here even though i've created my account in july. Anyways, i'm a 15 year old blind teen from Poland who is a nerd and loves coding, linux, apple, inproving accessibility of open source products and making music. I'm open to people so if you'd like to pm/dm/whatever, feelfree. I'm mostly active on discord stasp#7323 so contacting me there would be your best bet.

Since I deleted my Instagram, I still reflexively tap on the location of where it's app-icon used to be. That indicates just how addictive these apps are.

I'm going to try and do a little here, and I really liked the way @minkiu added a bit about each person, so here we go:

@kev / @mike - The Admins behind

@sylvia_ritter - You may recognise some of the artwork if you're an Ubuntu fan ;)

@dajbelshaw - A friendly chap with some interesting blogs to follow

@keyoxide - An alternative to Keybase to establish your online identity


If you'd like to participate, give @FollowFriday a follow!

"At the end of the day, we have to manufacture our own meaning, our own purpose — we have to manufacture coherence… to make sense of existence. And when you manufacture purpose, that doesn’t make it artificial — that makes it so much more noble than accepting purpose that is thrust upon you from the outer world." - Brian Greene 2/2

"When you recognize that we are the product of purposeless, mindless laws of physics playing themselves out on our particles — because we are, all, bags of particles — it changes the way you search for meaning and purpose: You recognize that looking out to the cosmos to find some answer that’s sort of floating out there in the void is just facing the wrong direction..." 1/2

So Apple just threw the baby out with the bathwater and killed offline web apps (unless you’re cool with all your data being deleted if you don’t use an app for a week). You’d almost think they had an App Store to promote or something.


+ I'm old enough to remember the Web of the 1990s/ 2000s.
It was a maze. You followed hypertext links, stumbled into forums and early troll-caves, used Slashdot and GoTo, experimented with LiveJournal and Blogger.

It wasn't safe, it was filled with weirdness, appealed heavily to geeks and loners. Being on the web in that era was a serious trip.

But it wasn't corporate. It wasn't the tool of major governments, yet. It was defiantly decentralised, and when you were online...

... you felt free.

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"Challenges in the Decentralised Web: The Mastodon Case" (PDF)

Interesting academic paper analyzing the fediverse and how different instances and users are connected to one another. It's cool that the Mastodon API is open enough that researchers can do this kind of work.

Just re-upping this offer: because being comfortable with git is a barrier to entry to many FS/OSS projects, and because I care deeply about lowering those barriers, I will tutor anyone who asks for help with git, and/or connect them with any mentor(s) they might prefer.

I'll do this while I put energy and work into making the tool more approachable, and into making better tools and learning paths.

Boosts gratefully appreciated.


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UK politics 

So a non-elected parliamentary leader will ask a regent with government control to absolve the parliament?
Fair enough, this has surely been done before in history and that have all went [check history books] .... oh christ... well, good luck!

Me as a kid when I started to learn programming: "This is really exciting, but I can't imagine any piece of software I can write. Everything already exists…"
Me now: "How do I find the time to build all these things I want?"

ICANN granted the domain '.amazon' today, rather than the entire geographic region of the Amazon Basin.

Acts like this are colonial, obviously, but also a slap in the face to early internet promises of global representation + shared power. Its really sad.

#GAFAM #GAFA #amazon

(via , thanks ! )

Not sure I got close enough to Fitz and the Tantrums on Thursday night at Res Hat Summit.

Having a great time at Red Hat Summit so far! Finishing up day 2 with an Ansible talk by Dell EMC.

Will @purism change their marketing and language use to make sure people know what the upstream software is? Will they explain the choices they made regarding disabling reports on their mastodon instance? What will their policy be regarding upstreaming of their changes (historically pretty good, but doesn't seem promising as of now...)?

They're breaking the GPLv3 license terms of at least @Tusky, this launch has been nothing short of a disaster in my eyes if these issues are not addressed.

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