Speaking of weird times, Alberta crude dropped to $5.03 cents a barrel which makes it 3 to 4 times cheaper than buying Elefun's "Barrel of Monkeys" game which runs $18 to $20, depending on where you buy it. Yesterday, when the linked article was posted, Alberta crude was selling at $6.45 a barrel. Yikes!
cbc.ca/news/business/bitumen-w

This is cool.

"On April 22 and 23, New Horizons will take images of two of the very nearest stars, Proxima Centauri and Wolf 359. When combined with Earth-based images made on the same dates, the result will be a record-setting parallax measurement yielding 3D images of these stars popping out of their background star fields that the New Horizons project will share with the public."

pluto.jhuapl.edu/News-Center/N

#NewHorizons #Astronomy #Parallax

@evilscientistca
@readsteven

OpenVidu is an open-source platform for video calling and conferencing openvidu.io/

DatoRSS is a powerful RSS search engine to search RSS feeds datorss.com/

The need for is being exploited by centralised corporate platforms.

Worse, it is hugely amplifying the effect of setting family members against each other.

Our loved ones request to set up Slack, Zoom, WhatsApp, various Amazon crap and Microsoft crap. How can we reject that request on principles? It's not feasible.

Yet this wholesale transfer of control, to corporate monopoly, will be monumentally difficult to undo after the crisis passes.

Today is my anniversary. I've been a member of the for exactly 1 year now! 🥳🥳🎉

Thanks @kev and @mike for creating , such a nice place!

COVID-19 

Singapore Covid contact-tracing Software Open Sourced 

Spotted a Crested Honey Buzzard (Pernis ptilorhynchus) at Coney Island, SIngapore, on 23 March 2020. It moved from tree to tree for a while, making me chase after it for these shots, before finally flying off. An amazing encounter.

On iNaturalist [ inaturalist.org/observations/4 ].

#iNaturalist #Nature #Singapore #Photography #Birds #Aves

Let's make remote-work easier for everyone during these difficult times! We have set up a videoconferencing service based on #jitsi, on a EU-based server with good connectivity.
It's open to everyone and offers all guarantees in term of #privacy
Stay safe!
visio.ecloud.global

@oilyfish Is there an "introduction to fosstodon culture for newcomers" document which could explain things like the mindset behind caring so much about using invidio.us?

(Personally, I care about the risk of broken links so much that I think it's bad enough to be using YouTube, even with its own frontend... let alone a frontend that considers it a point of pride to not use YouTube's official API when youtube-dl spends so much time keeping up with YouTube's changes.)

It's the theme song for our current global situation:

youtu.be/xNaDghdfo9g?t=38

(yes, youtube, but ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ )

Lately I am trying to convince more and more people to join the fediverse and stop using facebook, instagram etc. One thing I find difficult is the following: If someone is not techsavy and (as bad as that sounds) doesn't care about privacy, which benefits do they get by joining the fediverse?

What are you convincing points for that?

Use this often. Just add your ingredients and Supercook instantly finds matching recipes from the most popular cooking websites!
supercook.com/#/recipes

What do you think of the PineBook Pro as a daily driver?
Can I work with it?
Any reliable reference?
Thanks a lot

Words with Friends Game Alternative - can anybody suggest alternatives (preferably foss) spouse is liking it but evidently the pop-ups and ads are really annoying

/e/OS “Easy Installer” in alpha, /e/OS soon on #FairPhone3 and #PinePhone, now available on Galaxy S8, new translation system for /e/OS...

Read our latest update in today's newsletter online in 🇬🇧🇫🇷🇩🇪🇮🇹🇷🇺

#ungoogling #android #privacy #mydataisMYdata
e.foundation/easy-installer-in

Happy !
Today is the Iranian new year.
The word Nowruz is a combination of Persian words نو now—meaning "new"—and روز ruz—meaning "day".
It has been celebrated for over 7,000 years.
Nowruz's timing is based on precise astronomical observations (vernal equinox: The moment the Sun crosses the celestial equator, equalizes night and day), and moreover use of sophisticated intercalation system, which makes it more accurate than its European counterpart, the Gregorian calendar.

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