it's storming outside. how do I know?

64 bytes from balancer.fediverse.services (172.93.5.34): icmp_seq=3258 ttl=52 time=1723 ms

#viasat

RT @roach@twitter.com
100% this.

@DanisYellis@twitter.com brings up the point that OSS projects have the same needs as a product.

Contributions can and should be made of of more than just code. Projects need project management, design, translation, docs, testing and legal support.

Some were asking whether there is a Fediverse alternative to Facebook Events/Groups.

There is one on the way!

It's called Mobilizon, and it had a successful crowdfunding to cover development costs. The beta version is due out in October.

It will be free, open and federate with ActivityPub.

You can follow it on here:

@mobilizon

The website is here:

joinmobilizon.org

You can follow and help development here:

framagit.org/framasoft/mobiliz

#Alternatives #Mobilizon #DeleteFacebook

Got CB Radios for my kids, using it to train them to be HAM operators. Also makes it much more fun to go out as it reduces anxiety from separation.

RT @ashoswai@twitter.com
Civilian audit of the military is one of the cornerstones of democracy. For its own good, Army needs be questioned and it is essential to maintaining the accountability of armed forces' personnel to the people. dailyo.in/politics/surgical-st

What books have had the most influence on your life and/or career?

RT @nntaleb@twitter.com
Why universality trumps IQ by @trishankkarthik@twitter.com link.medium.com/qi3xFAYD4Y

Only discovering Mozilla Lockwise, a password manager by Mozilla. Anyone using it or having a feedback/opinion on it? lockwise.firefox.com

Beautiful thing about TDD is that now I can wake up at 2am, code critical systems with half my mind asleep and still end up with functioning code.

Why not give Mastodon users the ability to subscribe to and define block lists?

@dredmorbius Yes, the commenter (speaking from personal experience as a newspaper sub-editor) is explicitly making the claim that media analysis is the same problem, and requires the same skillset, as military intelligence analysis. We are confronted with multiple sources all of whom are actively trying to manipulate us for, sometimes, nation-state-level political or military gain. Our media feed is *literally* a battlespace.

This idea has occurred to me, so naturally I agree with it.

RT @wirojlak@twitter.com
ต้องยอมรับวิสัยทัศน์ของลีกวนยูจริงๆ นะครับ ที่เขาเน้นการพัฒนาคนของประเทศเขาให้กลายเป็น "พลเมืองโลก" ที่สามารถแข่งขัน และร่วมมือ รวมทั้งได้รับการยอมรับจากพลเมืองอื่นๆ ทั่วโลก
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Reclaiming #RSS, by @yogthos 🔗 mastodon.social/users/yogthos/

Reclaiming RSS
ar.al/2018/06/29/reclaiming-rs

To escape censorship by Big Social, all web sites and blogs should implement this one trick.

Hello, this is #FollowFriday! 🍹 🏝️

🔄 @EteSync EteSync: Privacy-friendly libre encrypted syncing service

🐧 @tuxdevices TuxPhones: Blog about linux on smartphones

🕵️ @OCCRP OCCRP: Investigative journalists going after organised crime

🖼️ @glimpse Glimpse: Fork of photo editor GIMP

🎨 @NSobolewArt NSobolewArt: Low poly CGI artwork

Previous Follow Friday posts:
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