Still hate that GitHub uses devs’ mugshots when sharing links on social media. Why??

Hourly reminder that all software is crap. // Hourly, lol 😭

by which I'm bemoaning the sloppy typography on news sites. There are tools to turn human writable "plaintext" into good shape — use them!

Tech docs have better typography these days than most big online publishers (aka newspapers).

(Someone is wrong on the Internet – today that might be me, oops.)

Attended a talk on (distributed social web advocated by Tim Berners-Lee) at . Good presentation; first time I feel I understand what it's about. Solid seems more broad in scope, more "webby", more distributed than ; they also share a lot of concepts; in terms of practicability, maturity and adoption path the situation looks worse, though. Good thing: both can work together, or augment each other.

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Okay, so don't watch this video if flashing colors hurts you. But,
this Meg Myers cover of Kate Bush's Running Up That Hill set to a video where each frame was colored by a kid... it's giving me some massive feels.

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I'm soo happy to see that KDE and GNOME are finally working closer together. This should have happened years ago. I hope it is not too late to build a bigger app ecosystem together

*all the things you're not interested in anymore. I usually "overfollow" when joining a network — to get things going and finding my community. But at one point it's important to clean up. No use following people for the "nostalgia" or for some imagined obligation. Unfollow ≠ unfriending.

Quarterly reminder: unsubscribe from all the things!

Zuckerfest in der Nachbarschaft und ein „besorgter Bürger“ möchte sich mit mir über die laute (arabische) Musik aufregen. Mhh, ich weiß genau, worauf du hinaus willst. Nein, danke! 🙄

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Gibt es eigentlich klassische Wetterstationen welche sich trotzdem auch maschinell auslesen lassen, und zwar ohne Cloud? Meine Google-Skills scheinen da gerade etwas ungenügend. Ob per WLAN, ZigBee, USB oder was anderes ist mir sogar egal.

Grund ist, dass ich in der Autonomie der Station durchaus einen Mehrwert sehe und die Kompatibilität mit der besseren Hälfte so auch steigt, doppelte Sensorik aber auch irgendwie affig ist.

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@fabian These allegations are false, and have also been refuted by the Swiss public prosecutor. You can find more details here:

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I can't remember who I saw post this yesterday but I think it's a really interesting idea; and something that's worth taking into consideration. I think becoming a 'dark forest' is kinda necessary in some ways; but that we still need outreach and bridges to pull people across from the major social networks etc.

#fediverse #decentralisation #birdsite

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What are people's feelings about the #FSFE (Free Software Foundation Europe) these days? There was some controversy when they canceled the Fellowship in 2017 (?), but I haven't really followed the debate or been able to form my own opinion.

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«ProtonMail behauptet fälschlicherweise, vom BÜPF ausgenommen zu sein, wirbt zu Unrecht mit dem "strengen Schweizer Datenschutzgesetz" und verharmlost den Überwachungsstaat in der Schweiz» –


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Back when the GNU project was starting, among the first things they rewrote as Free Software were:
- text editor / IDE (Emacs)
- assembler, linker, and compiler
- make

IOW, they made tools that they needed to further develop Free Software without relying on proprietary tools.

They wanted their project to be self-hosting.

Nowadays, we have more free software than ever, but we develop it using github and Discord...

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