@o0karen0o Thank you for bringing this up. I think the increasing number of services offered only to people who agree to install random apps is a big issue. I recently visited a city where a lot of people are using rented electric scooters (and it could have been helpful to use one for me too), but all these services seem to require apps, although just a web browser (or even sms, like with trams in some countries) should have been perfectly fine.
I wrote about my experience at Disneyland, and how my avoidance of proprietary software highlighted the inequities that are being designed into technology in all corners of our society.
Apparently it's not practical to expect companies to vet software from their suppliers? 🤣
Ok procrastinators, it's your moment to shine! The #CopyleftConf CFP is open until the end of today (November 17th) anywhere on earth, so get those last minute proposals in. https://2020.copyleftconf.org/program/call-for-proposals
I guess I shouldn't have been surprised to find out that stuffing envelopes with Sage Sharp
would be so fun! And of course thank you to all of the #outreachy
alums who filled out our survey!
Calling all Faifcast fans! Our Executive Director @o0karen0o and Distinguished Technologist Bkuhn are going to be doing a LIVE podcast this weekend at SeaGL. If you can get to Seattle, you'll get to see the magic in person. https://osem.seagl.org/conferences/seagl2019/program/proposals/711
I just noticed the @fsfe's tag line and really love it: "empowering users to control technology"
At @SeaGL this year, Bradley and I will be doing an in-person #Faifcast podcast recording! You can bring your questions to the booth, ask them live or even (as always) email them in advance! https://osem.seagl.org/conferences/seagl2019/program/proposals/711
New platform listing the source codes of software used by French public administrations:
The terminal shooter game now has enemies and enemy bullets!
That's about all I need now to prove to myself that Spritely Goblins is a comfortable environment to develop in. Want me to take another week to push it out as a playable game? That's now left up to meeting the funding goal on Patreon. https://www.patreon.com/cwebber
#PatentTroll defense fund is *very* close to crossing into 6 figures. Even giving tiny amounts send a strong message about the number of donors who are motivated by this attack on our community! The donation goal is now totally within reach.
Thanks to everyone who came to last night's Supporter event in Raleigh! #AllThingsOpen
WineConf 2019 is off to an auspicious start #NotThatKindOfWine
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