We (Prosody project) just published a blog post with a range of advice and links to resources for dealing with the recent spam wave on #xmpp. Hopefully folks find it a useful and informative summary!


Introducing SepiaSearch, our search engine to help you discover videos and channels on PeerTube!
We've worked hard to ensure that this engine respects your data, your attention and your freedoms. Learn more: framablog.org/2020/09/22/sepia

(Illus @davidrevoy )

mental health, emotion 

Good to be aware of this:

Fear of missing out () is a social anxiety stemmed from the belief that others might be having fun while the person experiencing the anxiety is not present. It is characterized by a desire to stay continually connected with what others are doing.


USPOL, RBG, Your Cynicism 

You cannot expect to do good without acting inside the system to triage, and working without the system to force change.

Both of these things matter.

Exercising your right to vote doesn't mean you are supporting the system, it means you are manipulating as best you can from within.

Do it.

Exercising your right to protest, and force change by holding politico's feet to the fire? Just as important.

At this point if you are of the belief that not voting is a good idea, you are either a manipulated fool, or a mouthpiece trying to disenfranchise others.

Get over your ego, and go do both.

I'm not asking you to even like it. But know how you are leveraged, and maximize your free will.

#FollowFriday / #FF recap of this week's recommended follows:

🌟 @k9mail - Popular FOSS email app for Android

🌟 @nitrokey - Free open source USB security key with open hardware too

🌟 @tootapp - Quirkily fun Mastodon app for iPhones and iPads

🌟 @switchingsoftware - Great easy-to-use guide to FOSS and federated alternatives

🌟 @kiwix - App that lets you browse and search Wikipedia, StackExchange, Project Gutenberg etc entirely offline

🌟 @smerp - Drawings through robots, paintings by bare hands

Don't get shamed into disabling your adblocker to "support creators".
Ads pay so little, it really doesn't matter.
If you want to do the financial support, just donate to them. That is the equivalent of multiple thousand ad views.

food poll, silly 

Which complementary condiments to add to pizza?

In set theory, the "universal quantifier", denoted by ∀ and invented by Gottlob Frege, states a variable represents all members of a domain. The "existential quantifier", denoted by ∃ and invented by Jean-Paul Sartre, states a variable lives in anguish because it has free will

(from https://twitter.com/mcclure111/status/1306264277687377924 )

#SetTheory #Binding #Quantification #Humour

GNU Taler, a privacy-friendly payment system based on free software, has been launched at the Bern University of Applied Sciences! Congratulations to the Taler team. u.fsf.org/35h

Is there a replacement for the defunct Yahoo Games? Just a watering hole with a chat room and a bunch of random board games you can hotseat into by opening tables and such?

Basically what the Switch Clubhouse Games pack does but PC and more chat-focused and wouldn't require me to buy an entire console :P

🚨 #FreedomBox 20.14 has been released and uploaded to #Debian unstable. It will migrate to testing in 2 days, and then can be uploaded to stable-backports. ⚙️🛠️💻

-Update translations for 10 languages
-20 people contributed‼️


This preview of the 2020 #roguelike celebration slipped out at the end of last month and is worth a watch to see tasters for the talks/presentations to come in the main event.



Warning cool #procgen stuff discussions ahead.

The main event is in October

#roguelikecel #games

Watching some PAX Online streams this week. The panel on game food recipes was the most interesting so far.

Anybody know any wiki software that can federate besides FedWiki?
(which is brilliant but bewilders many people. I'm asking about something that offers topic and sub-topic navigation like a typical wiki, but where an instance created by one community can federate with instances created by other communities.

We are #hiring! Are you an experienced #fundraiser, passionate about #basicincome and #decentralization? If so, find out how you can apply to be the @okTurtles' Head of Fundraising for @GroupIncome here: groupincome.org/positions/ #job

us concentration camps, sexual violence, eugenics, war crimes 

‘Like an Experimental Concentration Camp’: Whistleblower Complaint Alleges Mass Hysterectomies at ICE Detention Center

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