> Try to listen to Captain Beefheart for 5 minutes
> Instant headache

Seeing an influx of new #pixelfed users today!

Still working hard on the mobile app, it can't come soon enough 😅

The more I think about Instagram, the more I hate it. Every time I open that app, it feels like a hybrid of a brand shop, algorithm content from loads of people I don't follow, and a million selfies of old flames that make me feel creepy. I originally joined to share neat pictures from my travels, but Facebook has squeezed the life out of it.

I think I'm going to take a step and shut mine down for good, after pointing to #Pixelfed. Dansup's mobile apps cannot come fast enough.

My solo art show about #AlgorithmicBias and #SurveillanceCapitalism opened yesterday at the gallery Transformer in Washington, D.C. It's called, "The Algorithm Will See You Now" transformerdc.org/e19

Excited to be able to do something a little more advocacy-oriented. I'll follow up with some details about the artworks in the coming days.

Open through July 23, for those in the Washington, D.C., USA area!

Hi there Fediverse 👋,

This is the Mastodon account for the Vala Programming Language - "A Familiar Way To Develop Applications"

Over the years, #vala has been used across the #gnome ecosystem to create #gtk apps, as the main programming language for creating apps in #elementaryos and more.

Now with this Mastodon account, you can see what we're up to and where this language will go next!

#introduction #valalang

I made an image for a future blog post explaining the Fediverse.

An SVG can be downloaded here: seafile.aetherrauschen.de/f/d5

It's free to use for everyone and for all purposes (public domain).

#fediverse #activitypub #explainer #publicdomain #pixelfed #mastodon #peertube #friendica #funkwhalesocial #plume

The US is not divided on the issue of abortion.

Only 19% of US Americans support a ban on abortion and the percentage has been fairly consistent for decades.

news.gallup.com/poll/1576/abor

Fully decentralised and Open Source communication and collaboration solutions like Nextcloud are key now. Especially for journalists and political activists in times of war. #UkraineInvasion

Trump's social network (Truth Social) is now open source due to pressure from the maintainers of Mastodon.

I have now mirrored the code on Codeberg and GitHub to keep track of changes, ease public examination, and ensure a copy stays public.

codeberg.org/TruthSocial/truth
github.com/justjosias/truth-so

I have also generated a basic diff between Mastodon v3.4.1 and Truth Social's latest code. codeberg.org/TruthSocial/diffs

#TruthSocial #mastodev

Today I officially launched my second business. Well registered, not much there yet. But the goal is to help small business owners to make use of free software as good as possible and get them away from solutions that lock them in. The homepage and everything else will be up within the next couple of weeks in time for the official launch, but I figured I give the fediverse an early notice….

#FundOSS! Fund alternative software respectful of people and made for the benefit of people!

@pixelfed is a federated social image sharing platform, similar to Instagram (and promising!) that uses the ActivityPub protocol (like Mastodon).
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RT @pixelfed
FundOSS is matching OpenCollective donations for #Pixelfed, please donate if you can! 😁

fundoss.org/collective/pixelfe
twitter.com/PixelFed/status/14

Such a great read. "Secret codes. Legal threats. Betrayal. How one couple built a device to fix McDonald’s notoriously broken soft-serve machines—and how the fast-food giant froze them out." wired.com/story/they-hacked-mc

Hello v0.11.0!

We're 3 years old today and to celebrate we shipped a new version. 🥳

- Autocomplete Support
- Creative Commons Licenses
- Network Timeline
- Admin config settings
- Profile pronouns
- New admin dashboard layout
- Fresh about page layout
- Instance Rules
- New Home Timeline

Now available! #pixelfed #pixeldev

github.com/pixelfed/pixelfed/r

Hi @cwebber @fossandcrafts I recently listened to the Foss & Crafts episode 27 on Game Design and Social Systems. I thought you might enjoy this article by a BU professor about how Mario Kart can teach us to reduce world poverty - from the mechanic where in last place you get powerful items while in first place you just get banana peels, in order to keep everyone in the race.

bu.edu/articles/2021/could-mar

@kev Question for you, what software do you use for your blog at kevq.uk/blog/ ? Is it wordpress, and do you have thoughts on wordpress vs write.as?

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