Today we have adopted the Partnership Agreement for 2021-2027 with 🇫🇮 Finland.

It means the deployment of €2 billion in Finland for:

🌳 A smarter and greener economy
🤝 More social cohesion
🌊 A resilient fisheries and aquaculture sector
👩‍💻️ Innovation and skills

#EUFunds

Don’t say “there are no alternatives” when what you really mean is “I can’t be bothered to use the alternatives.”

#technology

Okay, it's time to tell new users a secret about Mastodon.

Mastodon is (whispers) part of a much bigger network 😮

Mastodon servers use an open standard called ActivityPub to talk to each other. That's how you interact with people on other Mastodon servers.

But, dozens of other federated networks also use ActivityPub, so (this is the good bit!) you can follow people on these other networks from your Mastodon account!

For example:

PixelFed (pixelfed.org) is a photo sharing network, here's a random example account @Iancylkowski

PeerTube (joinpeertube.org) is a video sharing network, with a p2p system that allows videos to go viral even on small servers, here's a random account @craftykat

BookWyrm (joinbookwyrm.com) is a social reading site, an open alternative to Amazon's Goodreads, here's a random account @mouse

Together, Mastodon and these other services form... The Fediverse :fediverse:

(whispers) Click on the link...

framatube.org/w/4294a720-f263-

At least I avoided setting up my own Mastodon server... for today... back to work!

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I was working on some slides for my talk on Saturday in Spanish. Then a reference was using Mastodon, so I decided to check it out...

@sydneyfalk I reward you with 1000 mastocoins for your selfless act.

I am introducing the official currency of Mastodon, the Mastocoin, which does not exist and is therefore the best cryptocurrency

Oh I deleted my gmail account, I’m trying this new thing called email. It’s like gmail but federated.

Just got myself patched against some known vulnerabilities.

Spent a couple of hours doing a game with my six years old. Very rewarding. The sun rotates and moves across the sky and you can move the figures using your mouse (you direct one and the other follows).

Mastodon for Tech Folks

This Mastodon instance is for people interested in technology. Discussions aren't limited to technology, because tech folks shouldn't be limited to technology either!