Does anyone have experience with Todoist's Twist?
I'm looking for some communication options for communicating with co-authors on different continents as well as a potential replacement for Skype-based thesis supervision meetings.
Turns out Skype Business is a pain in the ass if students aren't using their university accounts.
Boosts/suggestions very welcome!
Was talking about Mastodon with an old-school sysadmin guy. We reached the realization that defederating from instances with no/bad moderation is essentially the same thing as blocking open relays back when you ran your own email server: open relays always end up getting used for spam, you block 'em to protect your users.
Email was and still is the first federated social network, so it already faced a lot of the same problems; we should study its solutions (and its failures).
Hi @aral !
We've almost completed the crowdfunding of #Mobilizon (our not-so-secret project to get our events off Facebook!)
I think Mobilizon fits perfectly with the #smalltech concept.
However, as you know, we are struggling to make our actions known outside France, so - now that we don't need more money (we won't do "more" with "more money") - we need help to make the project known to non-French-speaking activists.
Can you help us?
Our stance on Gab, nazis, fascists and harassers in general
As most of you already know, Gab is coming to Fedi soon.
We consider the only sensible move is to block them preventively anywhere we can.
As such, we are strongly supporting all fedi admins, members and software developers who are working to do so.
We want it to be loud and clear that we won’t tolerate nazis, fascists or “free speech” advocates in our spaces.
We also won’t accept harassment against our moderators. Ginny is one of them, and we’ve had enough of your constant threats, discourse, subtoots and attacks.
Also: this is a statement, not an invitation to debate any of the points mentioned above.
The last funding goal of @Framasoft 's project for an ActivityPub-enabled event coordination software is nearly reached!
It needs less than 200€ a day in the 16 days to go until the end of the campaign to be fully funded.
Worried about the sustainability of the solution? Framasoft already funded (and developed) #PeerTube, which was released in v1.0 in October 2018. The last release was one week ago, and they're still working on it.
For any concerned webdevs my advice is:
1. Most importantly: Test in multiple browsers
3. Use progressive enhancement/graceful degradation, this will help new browsers get started quickly
4. Don't worry about your pages looking the same everywhere, only care that they look good everywhere
5. Related to (2), try out Intercooler.js
Seeing the calls to switch to Safari or Firefox from Chrome (hey, have I told you about Odysseus?) I want to say once again that we should be developing new browser engines to fight the collapse in browser divirsity! We need the web to simplify!
Who's interested? I've developed a CSS engine to help you: https://git.nzoss.org.nz/alcinnz/stylish-haskell
And I've just gotten around to blogging about it: https://odysseus.adrian.geek.nz/misc/2019/06/24/my-css-engine.html
@codewiz @karen @Tusky @fedilab @mayel @fuzzylynx If the goal is to forbid anyone "unpleasant" from using code, then ultimately proprietary is the only way. And that serves the Fascists' purposes, because we're rolling back our commons to stop them licking it.
However, developing libre with countermeasures does serve a purpose: it imposes maintenance and publishing burden on them. [ctd]
FLOSS without politics is just open source. I still think that open source is better than nothing, but the goals of the free software movement are inherently political.
To say that one can separate F/LOSS and politics is to be under a gross misunderstanding of what F/LOSS. It IS a political movement. You might as well go back to binary blob land with that obtuse logic.
"Smart" and networked proprietary devices should be very much called what they are: dystopian junk.
If you want a less polemic term, use "automated surveillance devices," but really all of these TVs, home assistants, toasters, fridges, smoke detectors, etc. are dystopian junk.
We need "low tech" appliances, and we need personal computing devices that are, by design, fully controllable by the people using them.
As we now have 100+ level 7+ apps in #yunohost , we need to know on what application you want/need/care about, to let packager package them with love.
Please vote only for apps you really would like to install.