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I'm expecting that in 2019 interest in self-hosting will increase because between government regulation and misguided faith in AI I don't see the problems which Facebook and Twitter have being easily resolved by any silver bullet solution.

Often after people have used the fediverse for a while they want to try hosting their own instance.

In the UK context I expect that in February/March Twitter will become an unbearable stream of brexit fights and screaming centrists. These days you only have to utter the wrong AI trigger phrase and your account gets suspended, so I think there will be lots of people swearing at particular politicians and then having their accounts suspended and showing up in the fediverse that way.

I'll try to keep the brexit stuff to a minimum, and behind CW. It's bound to be mostly boring Westminster village obsessions. If a revolutionary situation emerges though that could be worth reporting upon. Things like an attempted coup are maybe possible.
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#Liberapay is a libre alternative to Patreon. It lets you donate a regular amount of money to your favourite project every week, month or year.

The official website is at:

liberapay.com/

You can follow them on here at:

@Liberapay

The site itself is paid for by donations made to it through Liberapay.

#AlternativesAtoZ #Donations #Patreon #Funding

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Happy New Year, fediverse!

Here’s to working towards more freedom, justice, and equality in 2019. It’s not going to get any easier. It’s probably going to get harder. All that matters is we keep chipping away at the problem and working on the solutions. Every little thing we do, whether it’s raising awareness or reducing harm or creating ethical alternatives… it all matters.

Heck, the fact I can write this on the fediverse is reason enough to be hopeful.

Lots of love to you all :indieHeart:

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Good PST morning !

Last night, I pushed out koype.net/ - a splash page to garner interest from those who've been following @jalcine's progress on the project thus far. The goal is to make a hub to make it simple for people to start using Koype; as simple as signing up for a silo (indieweb.org/silo) but with one caveat - from day ONE; you own ALL of your data (indieweb.org/ownyourdata).

Sign up for release info at koype.net/!

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Good PST morning !

Last night, I pushed out koype.net/ - a splash page to garner interest from those who've been following @jalcine's progress on the project thus far. The goal is to make a hub to make it simple for people to start using Koype; as simple as signing up for a silo (indieweb.org/silo) but with one caveat - from day ONE; you own ALL of your data (indieweb.org/ownyourdata).

Sign up for release info at koype.net/!

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Going to spend the rest of today finishing up some proposals for @blackaf and then working on mockups for a bunch of projects.

Trying to avoid touching code; need to give my brain a reset.

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I have some bandwidth for @blackaf to take on smaller paid (like two-week to a month-long) Web projects with #Elixir, #JavaScript / #Node or #Python work! Sync up at black.af/intake.

#contracting | #freelancing | #webdev.

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Alright. More information about this in the morning (PST) about this site koype.net/. Expect general communications about it to be over at @blackaf - going to move my "efforts" under the company so I can properly (hopefully) delegate tasks to other people.

2019 is going to bring some interesting works from this agency.

As mentioned in @jalcine's Patreon post; will have a hub that those who want to provide Koype-as-a-service in the most ideal format. Expect more on that soon.

An initial call-for-testers is coming for , a native client targeting F/LOSS environments.

Follow this account to stay informed about these moves.

@kensanata Please add me to Organisations, NGOs & Associations, Small Business Owners.

Hey y'all!

I'm looking for candidates / leads on someone to help me with branding. Largely picking the following:

* brand type
* logo design
* marketing material

Reach out to me at contracting@black.af

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Thanks everyone who's supporting @jalcine! I'll be dropping some sneak peaks of what's in the pipes for and early Monday morning PST!

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Introductions! Kubuntu disappeared from Mastodon when Mastodon.rocks died. Good to be back. We provide the Plasma environment and KDE sorftware on an Ubuntu base. Friendly software!

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Okular is a fantastic KDE app that lets you view and annotate various document formats, including PDFs.

Did we mention it is fantastic? Well, you can help us make it even better!

Join us tomorrow, November 17, for an all-day bug-hunting session in -bugs IRC channel on freenode.

More details about the Okular Bug Day here:
andrewcrouthamel.wordpress.com

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Integrated Development Environment KDevelop 5.3 is released today with support for the Qt analyzer Clazy plus improved C++, Python and PHP support.

kdevelop.org/news/kdevelop-530

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IRC will never die
and that's a good thing
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@L00pesth3r Thanks for posting! The of the user is part of the core mission of @kde. We can hope for success of Sir Tim in his newest endeavor

We got some new projects cooking with clients which gives us runway to work on FL/OSS! One of our biggest projects is by @jalcine. If you want to support, visit patreon.com/jackyalcine

Quick update!

I've decided to introduce discounted pricing for those with projects and/or ambitions that allow for those who qualify to work with black.af. You can learn more by emailing me at contracting@black.af or glancing at black.af/billing#discounts

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it's cool that facebook puts me one mouse click away from threatening my immigration status

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