REMINDER: The GUADEC 2019 call for proposals is happening now, and the deadline for submission is midnight (UTC+3) on May 13th. If you will be attending GUADEC in Greece this year and wish to give either a 25 or 40 min talk, get your proposal in asap! 😋 https://www.gnome.org/news/2019/04/guadec-2019-call-for-papers/
In $dayjob news, our org's associated #OpenSource projects are working with a total of 40 interns this mid-year through Outreachy, Google Summer of Code, and Season of Docs.
Exciting times ahead for all of these awesome projects. Can't recommend these opportunities enough for growing #FreeSoftware projects.
#LPT: When evacuating an airplane, leave your bags, luggage behind. It is unbelievable this has to be explicitly stated. Your selfishness will kill people. It just happened in Russia. 40+ pax died but a lot of those that made it out had their luggage with them. Unbelievable.
or via Settings > Follows and Followers.
Watch the last column (right) at the bottom of the page,
those are the #accounts who haven't posted for about three monthes.
Well, I fixed the Addon-Problem with the
...and I had a look inside what it does... (adding an intermediate cert to certdb and reverify all addons)
So, does this mean every Addon can add any cert if it thinks this is funny? Isn't this another big security hole?
Temp fix for Firefox Add-ons being disabled
Did your #Firefox just crash and wipe disable most of your add-ons? Same!
Temporary fix that worked for me (use at your own risk):
1. Paste "about:config" in the URL bar
2. Accept the risk!
3. In the search bar on resulting page, paste
4. Click "true" so that it changes to "false". Leave it as "'false".
5. Restart Firefox
A short while ago we recovered from some excessive queuing related to some of the Mastodon relays added several months back.
This resulted in some delays on the "Home" and/or "Federated" timelines until the queues were cleared. Everything seems back to normal now.
Thanks to @rgggn for your report!
Feel free to get in touch directly here or on Matrix with questions or other issues.
Not sure if I just missed the commentary, but did anyone else notice that the #LibremOne commecial by @lunduke released on YouTube is basically a copycat of the K-mart "Ship My Pants" commercial from several years ago?
I guess we shouldn't really be surprised, since their whole concept is simply taking others' work, repackaging, and reselling it.
ICYMI: Through design antipatterns #Facebook asked new users to hand over email passwords. 1,500,000 people did. Then they mapped each user's list of email contacts to build a profiles of connections.
Many public transport systems are setting up gamification traps to lure passengers into being monitored more. (via RMS)
Librem.one, Moderation Discussion
Admins: perhaps you should consider blocking social.librem.one. This instance’s policies could affect the safety of many of us on the fediverse. The instance automatically rejects both local and remote reports, meaning there is no way to bring bad users and content to the attention of their moderators. See here: https://source.puri.sm/liberty/smilodon/commit/9cae431902a2c0ce6438c6722a3a901e279c78fc
In discussion within their chatrooms, I received this response:
quick note about reporting (copied from other chat room): this is correct, after deep deliberation we have concluded that no company should control speech - we have a “stay safe” guide in the pipeline, but briefly, block bad users and report illegal content - in the long-term federated, community-managed blocklists are likely the answer
This does not seem right to me - if we’re subjected to their users, the only action admins can take is to block their server rather than have our issues addressed. This makes for a poor member of the fediverse.
First, they disabled the public timelines, as well as private posts: https://source.puri.sm/liberty/smilodon/commit/5c02796594b73908cd8197d2f72d17b7c9760d10
Second, they disabled reports? https://source.puri.sm/liberty/smilodon/commit/9cae431902a2c0ce6438c6722a3a901e279c78fc
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