‪Riot 1.0 has been released, and it looks awesome, medium.com/@RiotChat/the-big-1

‪Can’t wait for the revamp of the mobile clients!‬

#RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is a way to follow your favourite news sites and blogs.

When you subscribe to an RSS feed using an RSS app, every new story gets sent to you in chronological order. There are no algorithms or trackers.

You can find out more about RSS (including recommended apps) on switching.social's "Alternatives to Google News" page:

switching.social/ethical-alter

You can also follow Mastodon accounts by just adding ".rss":

mastodon.at/@switchingsocial.r

#AlternativesAtoZ #NewsFeeds

Today #Debian Buster goes into Soft freeze:

wiki.debian.org/DebianBuster

Sadly that means Debian Buster will be stuck on #GNOME 3.30 and #KDE Plasma 5.14.

Hello World! Unfortunately mastodon.rocks went down so we moved to Framapiaf. Take note of this new official #UBports account and follow us now to get the latest news about #UbuntuTouch and #Unity8!

Mentions LDflex (github.com/RubenVerborgh/LDfle) which looks like a nice way to handle JSON-LD queries in javascript.

I am finally convinced to try out the Racket programming language after watching @cwebber 's #FOSDEM 2019 talk.

fosdem.org/2019/schedule/event

I have been looking for a Lispy replacement to #Python for a year now. #Racket is batteries-included like Python. You can also create executable binaries.
I'm not looking for efficiency here, since it's just for scripts I run on my desktop.

Though I prefer to use Emacs over DrRacket, I can see how it can bring down the barrier to entry significantly.

#Lisp

mastodon is not just a server (and why that's not necessarily a good thing) ktn.fyi/blog/posts/20190208-ma by @kity

The post is about the current trend of having "specialized" AP servers rather than the dream of general, extensible ones where you can swap out frontends using the client-to-server API. Happy to hear more people talking and thinking about this!

Creating a Computing Revolution: from Personal Computers to Personal Servers - Danny Haidar, FOSDEM 2019 peertube.mastodon.host/videos/

sr.ht is henceforth sourcehut.

sourcehut.org

We're still going to use the old domain cause it's nice and short, but the marketing material lives here and now you know how to prounounce it 🎉

#Debian Buster enters soft freeze on February 12. It is the next major step for Buster moving from Testing to Stable. What does it mean?

release.debian.org/buster/free

Running #Debian testing on #Librem 15 Show more

Any #rustlang devs interested in porting the Mastodon streaming API from Node.js to Rust?

We would likely not be able to abandon the Node.js version completely for portability's sake, but there is no reason not to have a more performant drop-in for those who can install it.

The Node.js version consumes about 1GB of RAM for 21k connections.

Looking for a FLOSS alternative for reignited my interest in . If only I can convince my friends to use Movim or any other client. Anyway here is a short blog post of mine about Movim.

homehack.nl/movim-floss-altern

Akira, The Linux Design Tool

Akira is about giving the freedom to designers who want to use Open Source.

kickstarter.com/projects/aleca

cc @design_libre

Digital Empowerment in Rural India - powered by FreedomBox.

Sudhamsh Kandukuri and I presented yesterday at XConf India 2018.

An inspiring story of a grassroots movement where people rejected Facebook's Free Basics and installed low-cost community Wi-Fi networks instead.
A FreedomBox on the network provides most of the essential digital services required, offline.

Slides:
njoseph.me/~joseph/Digital%20E

Video recording: coming soon!

#FreedomBox #Swecha #FSMI #XConfIndia #ThoughtWorks

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