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In an attempt to simply the terminology in the fediverse, I propose we start referring to "instances" as "neighborhoods". Here's a short pitch:

Each neighborhood:
* Has its own set of rules.
* Has its own "guard" (sysadmin) that makes sure there are no incidents.
* Is usually (but not always) focused on a common theme.

You can send an update to:
1. A specific person.
2. Your own neighborhood.
3. Entire network.

IMO this proposal would make things about 30% easier to understand for newcomers.

Hey Mastodonians, #GNUSocial citizens and others! Gear up for tens of millions of Nextcloud users spread over several 100K servers who can now join the #fediverse in just one click!

Join the global social network!
#mastodon #selfhosting #federation

This week, a member of the United Kingdom’s Parliament published 250 pages of internal documents from Facebook.

Here are some of the key points to pay attention to.

If you prefer video over text, their ambassador was interviewed by The Daily Show:

A successful Dutch model of ad-free journalism is trying to raise funds to launch an international version. They're 2/3 of the way there with 5 days to go.

Please read their 10 principles and decide for yourself if this is the type of journalism worth supporting.

I can guarantee that Mastodon users will like what they see if they click on this link:

I would be thrilled to see them reach their goal (if not, we get our money back). They've won me over years ago.

Oh, I get it! I am a very good developer, happily living my life, when I see our Internet going in the wrong direction (to put it mildly). Against all odds, I decide to release my own projects & continue to run my open source projects-very legal & very cool, talked about it on the Internet...

....Lightly looked at working for Google. Put up zero money, zero guarantees and didn’t do the job application. Witch Hunt!


me on twitter: ugh my TL is hot garbage, I need to unfollow like 200 people

me on the fediverse: followed. followed. followed. youre all followed. all of you are beautiful souls and I want to see all ur posts

I wanted to compare the writing speed of multiple devices I own, so I did.

Bluetooth is the worst. I can't think of another technology that's as widely adopted as it is completely dysfunctional. Five freaking generations later, I still can't have Bluetooth turned on on both my laptop and my phone at the same time, or it all goes to shit.

Home Assistant is the best open source project idea of this decade. It provides a solution to two niches:

* It connects smart home components that otherwise can't be connected.
* It offers you to connect over 1000 components by simply configuring a few variables.

It runs on low power devices (such as Raspberry Pi), its core and its components are all created using people's favorite scripting language (Python), and it is constantly being improved by a thriving open source community.

One out of three newly elected presidents of Bosnia & Herzegovina is on the US sanctions list since January 2017:

He won 53.79% of the votes, while his main opponent won 43.01% of the votes.

Judging from my experience, Macbooks have approximately 90% of the laptop stock photos market.

A message from our Tech Team:

Many of #InfoSec folk here on #Fediverse have boosted and favourited our toot about Security Analyst position we have open -- thank you!

And yet we have not received a lot of applications so far.

Don't be shy. Don't let the Impostor Syndrome get to you. You don't need a diploma or dozens of certificates to apply. You won't be wasting our time.

We're hackers like you. We need you.

Experienced in #InfoSec? Want to help journalists stay safe and change the world? OCCRP is hiring a Security Analyst:

This can be a remote position, but relocation to beautiful Sarajevo is welcome. Don't let the requirement list put you off, apply even if you feel you might not fully meet all them.

You'll be working in a global team of techies, using FLOSS technologies, keeping data and people safe and secure in the changing digital landscape.

Tell your friends, too!

I've started putting together a list of #fediverse apps, focused on implementations of #ActivityPub, documenting their status and what tech stack they're (being) built with:

This is a publicly editable doc, so would appreciate corrections/additions, and feedback especially from fediverse devs, but also from instance admins and users:

- What app/implementation/stack did you try?
- Pros/cons you encountered
- What stack & libraries would you choose if starting today?

Android Pie (v9) looks fucking beautiful, and feels beautiful. We'll see how it'll behave.

You know the thing about this stupid EU stupid proposals day has been that it drew valuable attention away from my favourite EFF headline ever

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A single-user instance for I may or may not be interested in creating a few bots that you can follow, but the registration on this instance will remain permanently closed.