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I know, it’s just a “Someone Is Wrong On The Internet” piece, but that NYTimes piece about Why Signal Is Bad And Privacy Is Bad needs to be refuted in a compact explainer, so here’s mine:

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Shoutout to all the #activityPub developers that are dealing with this huge influx of people!

I have the unique privilege of running the only non-mastodon instance ( among the top 20 most popular #fediverse instances.

Doing my best to keep it running smoothly, and also ship bug fixes, new features and the mobile apps 😅

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With everything that has been going on with the influx of Twitter users pouring into @fosstodon , it got me thinking more about supporting the open source "things" that I value...

"Do You Have an Extra $10?"$10/

#opensource #fosstodon #support

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"There has been a lot of attention given to ActivityPub as of late, to the extent that any new network software in the F/OSS community absolutely must be done as ActivityPub if anyone is going to care about it at all. [...] For the most part it means that every piece of content everyone writes needs to be replicated to every point in the federation mesh to be useful."

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A gentle reminder to folks who are new to Mastodon. In solidarity with those in the disabled community who rely on screen readers, we ask that you:

* Add alt text/image descriptions when you post media
* Capitalize the first letter of every word in a hashtag #LikeThis

#StrongerTogether #Accessibility #Disability #Solidarity

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Simply the absolute best advice. The next time someone asks me how they can become a better writer – and a better person! – I'm going to show them this letter.
RT @MichaelWarbur17
In 2006 a high school English teacher asked students to write to a famous author & ask for advice.

Kurt Vonnegut was the only one to respond.

His reply was a doozy.

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Support your public library. It is not just a place where you can borrow books.

It is a social hub for your community
It is a source of information and learning
It provides internet access and computing services to those who can’t afford internet or a computer
It is a safe space for children from troubled homes

Public libraries are more important to society than we think.

#Libraries #IrishMastodon #Bookodon #BookToot

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I trained Ukrainians to fight Russia. I’ve never seen a war like this. - illuminating piece about the reality on the ground - and the importance of training #UkraineUnderAttack

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@patdavid I would highly recommend looking at todo.txt. It's a protocol for saving GTD or similar project and time management todo lists in plain text files.

On my phone I use simpletask as a front end for my todo.txt file. On my computer I use my own program to manipulate the todo.txt file. Using plain text files means u can write scripts quickly to grep or >> the file.

I wrote a blog post on this recently if you're interested?

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#Gitea is joining the fediverse 🎉 We can now announce we've been accepted into the #NLnet funding round that we applied to.

Thank you to @NGIZero @dachary @forgefriends and so many others for getting us to this point.

We are very much looking forward to many wonderful things that federation within forges can support.

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The US Copyright Office is inviting comments on whether to introduce a requirement that all online services must filter all communications by users accused of copyright infringement.

This has major implications for not only censorship but it would cement tech and media giants' dominance thus killing smaller websites in the process.

Cory Doctorow (@pluralistic) makes the case into why creators and creators’ groups should oppose this:

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This is a pretty cool project

> A data hoarder’s dream come true: bundle any web page into a single HTML file. You can finally replace that gazillion of open tabs with a gazillion of .html files stored somewhere on your precious little drive.
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Good read: No, your cryptocurrency cannot work.

Existing blockchain implementations create an incentive structure that very closely resembles a pyramid scheme and benefits the most privileged members the most. If an alternative to this is ever created (I’d like to see an alternative very much), it will likely be published in the form of an academic pdf that doesn’t want your money.

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Just came across a fascinating #indie #game "Nowhere" in #crowdfunding by #Duangle games (one half of which is @sylvia_ritter here on Masto!).

It's largely procedural with each life played as an individual creature in the same organic, #scifi society, so your actions in one life will have consequences on all your future lives. This is a fascinating idea from a perspective of building empathy and society level thinking.

Take a look at:

Please share more Sylvia!

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I am happy to announce you the release of ox-activity-streams, which is a orgmode publish back-end to export the files as activitystreams objects. It allows to interact with your publications from the fediverse and only requires static files on the server side.

An example of the exported post is the top message of this thread. You can reply to it directly 😉

#emacs #orgmode #activitypub #blog #fediverse #activitystreams #linkeddata


Precisely why I wear jeans when I mow, even if it is hot outside. Nature is dangerous!

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