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Techie working in for a decade. Bringing Open Source to the masses little by little.

Mastodon doesn't punish you for living your life.

It doesn't actively take metrics of your interactions to gauge your social or cultural capital.

Never will it demand that you post this much to be or stay relevant to the community, disappearing into the void if you don't meet The Quota.

So please, for the love of toot, take breaks whenever you feel you need to! We'll be here when you get back! :patcat:

Of course I would recommend @nextcloud 😁

On a more general level I think it is important to pick first the software you like and you want to contribute to. In case of coding check if you like the programming language. Then pick the related community. There are many great initiatives and communities out there. Personally I would also have a close look at the software they produces and make sure that it is real Free Software / Open Source

The next big thing will be out of a lot small things.

Well, hello there! Just joined Mastodon. Let's see how this works. 🙂

Political momentum for a crackdown on Silicon Valley’s social media giants got a boost this week when a state attorney general said he would tell U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions next week that Google, Facebook and Twitter should be broken up.
[...] Landry is accusing the tech behemoths of suppressing conservative views and stifling competition, on top of infringing on antitrust laws[...]“We need to go to court with an antitrust suit.”

@Thib @dashie regarding migration, you can still have an half backed solution, the same way you do that for toot deletation:

- have a new migration api entry
- send a request to all followers to change your location
- import all toots/favs/others
- add automatic redirection on all old data

That's ugly and would create retro-compat-data but that could works and would be way better than the current situation.

One of the things that intrigue me the most if we ever get one day "nomadic identity" or the possibility to move your mastodon account from one instance to another one is to observe accounts migration :o

Also that would balance a lot the relative power of admins if you can just walk away like that.

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AT&T employee: #GDPR “basically means more popups on cookies & tracking…it also means that some websites from outside the EU are no longer accessible (the sites prefer to keep the detailed tracking, & simply block EU visitors).”

Person sets him straight: “please don’t continue to peddle common misconceptions about GDPR…“

Google employee: “I don’t think the intention here is to have a political debate about GDPR, but simply to analyze its technical effects on websites.”

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If you ever doubt the usefulness of your efforts, remember that a substantial amount of trees are planted by squirrels hiding nuts and then forgetting where they put 'em

The town Hall of Gueret in Limousin has been occupied all day against deportation of a young exile from Soudan #Noborder #RefugeesWelcome #Gueret #France

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Est-ce que ça botterais du monde de rédiger collectivement une tribune énonçant clairement que le plus gros problème du logiciel libre en 2018 c'est la toxicité de ses communautés ?

On pourrait ensuite la traduire en un max de langues, la faire tourner et les gens pourraient y accoler leur nom/prénom/pseudonyme/whatever ?

« En garde-à-vue il n’y a aucune obligation légale de donner le code pin de son téléphone, mais la rumeur donne du poids aux pressions des flics. Ne leur donnez pas et diffusez le message ! »

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