7 days to #DebianDay! Join us in celebrating Debian’s Anniversary around the world. https://bits.debian.org/2020/07/lets-celebrate-debianday-2020-around-the-world.html
My quick review of #Pharo 8: Writing classes is fun. Trying to use an undocumented but official GUI framework isn't.
☎️REMINDER: #FreedomBox Conference Call
📅WHEN: Saturday, August 8 at 14:00 UTC
🧐WHO: FreedomBox core team & YOU
HOW TO JOIN: Using a Mumble voice over IP application, connect to server <http://fbx.freedomboxfoundation.org> using port 64738.
Latest episode of Looks like New with @ntnsndr and @cadwellsocialcoop was super fun to listen to! Especially hearing our little nerdy coop fiction game fit into the vast landscape of Cadeell’s prolific writing world!
Here’s the link for the episode:
Which is not that hard because nobody actually believes a fixed set of things. We are bags of contradictions and constantly oscillate through a range of beliefs depending on our mood and who we're interacting with. At the end of the day, we can't even say ourselves what our "real" beliefs are, so all that really matters is what we actually do.
This goes to my list of Very 2020 Things
25 Years of Free Software
25 years ago on 24th July 1995 I released my first Free Software program called axdigi.
Time has gone quickly! A lot what was written has fallen away (I completely forgot I wrote ttylinkd for example).
I'm still writing Free Software or Open Source and still enjoy it.
#keyoxide 0.4 has just launched! Small update but a huge increase in benefit for users 🎉
You can now add #omemo fingerprints to your #xmpp identity proofs and if the proof is verified, you'll get a QR code which automagically trusts your OMEMO keys upon scanning with the #conversations app!
Blog post with details and an example: https://yarmo.eu/post/keyoxide-xmpp-omemo
"Fediverse of Things" sounds like it could be disingenuous, but I'm sincere. Plenty of today's microprocessors are packing more power and storage than Tim Berner-Lee's 80486 at Cern that ran the first web server. Running ActivityPub on self-forming mesh and other ad hoc networks would be a great way to structure local information exchange
When my daughter plays Overwatch, she's matched with players from all over North America on a centralized server, with all the network latency and power usage that implies. My use case for a FoT would be surfing local Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, LoRaWAN and other protocols for gaming and other social match ups
Time is 13:37, so let's make this #official 🎉
Let's make distributed identity happen! 😎
In the beginning of this year I joined New Vector (the company behind #Matrix) to improve the state of instant messaging. The open-source mindset is exactly what I had been looking for and I'm very happy to be able to work on Matrix full-time.
The Debian source package for #FreedomBox web application has been renamed from plinth to freedombox. The binary packages were already called freedombox.
Since we are renaming the source package to "freedombox", the 20.13 release will need to go through the NEW queue. This means that this release will take longer than usual to be available in Debian repositories.
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In virtual worlds 15 years ago, people built malls as a sign of some aspirational Americanistic form intrinsic to the capitalist environment. They couldn’t imagine another way for exchange to happen.
Now people build virtual malls as an effort at nostalgia and retro visualization, a dream mall without any exchange, the form itself an anachronism. Amazon long since digested the mall, and eviscerated the last vestiges of the organic communal.
Some horrible milestone has been passed.
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