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Hey! #fediverse plumbers! How feasible would a peertube livestream be? Twitch style.

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Support us on Patreon

Feneashas now been around for approximately one year. During this time we have launched various servicesfor both members and non-members, with a dedicated volunteer admin team ensuring these services run as they should. Our infrastructureis currently funded entirely by membership funds.
Many members have expressed interest in Feneas running additionalpublicly available services. To do so, we're looking to expand our funding possibilities outside membership funds, and have thus launched our Patreon page. friendica.feneas.org/display/7

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@cwebber @technomancy It took me a long time to figure out pulseaudio had two ways of muting sound, and I still don't know which one the hardware mute button is connected to.

I think people working on flatpak & wayland screen sharing and video extended their scope of work start replacing pulseaudio & jack. pipewire.org/

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Virtual Reality user interfaces, an AI in you car, and the future of KDE Community's goals are just some of the things we'll be talking about at . The program for Akademy is available now!

dot.kde.org/2019/07/11/akademy

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"An abstraction that exposes its implementation ain't no abstraction" -- Jay

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What measures a career 

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@aparrish The related idea that a modern corporation must always seek growth at all costs.

So do cancer cells.

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Errors matter. When the system works, everything is fine. But when things break, which they do all the time... if there are good error messages, people are happy. If they are bad, people are very unhappy. All systems go wrong all the time.

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self care+ 

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I'm calling a social media strike for July 4-5: larrysanger.org/2019/06/social

I know many here have already abandoned the likes of Facebook and Twitter. But if you're still there...announce that you're on strike (repeatedly?) on those days, in protest of these companies' abusive policies, and if you like, share this Declaration of Digital Independence: larrysanger.org/2019/06/declar

Me on Tucker Carlson talking about the #SocialMediaStrike: youtube.com/watch?v=nK6BHGu9SD

News stories: twitter.com/lsanger/status/114

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As of yesterday #Microsoft's #DRM server is gone. If you have any ebooks through their store . . . bid them adieu ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Users will be given refunds but the books themselves will no longer be readable. If you made notes on the titles, you'll get $25 credit as a, "we're sorry you'll no longer have access to the notes you took on all those books. Here's $25 and we'll call it even!"

#DefectiveByDesign is a campaign run by the #FSF to combat Digital Restrictions Management and they work to prevent this exact kind of thing from happening.
defectivebydesign.org/

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Did you know?

"What is in the #publicdomain in analogue form is [not always] in the public domain in digital form"

#Article14 of the new #EU Directive on #Copyright has been designed to end this practice.

"..any material resulting from an act of reproduction of [a public domain] work is not subject to copyright or related rights, unless the material resulting from that act of reproduction is original in the sense that it is the author’s own intellectual creation."

infojustice.org/archives/41254

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Mobilizon blows past €50,000 funding goal, 10 days left

Framasoft is gearing up for their next big fediverse project, which is an events platform intended to replace Facebook Events. wedistribute.org/2019/06/mobil

Does anyone know if Google's late blob emojis (RIP) are anywhere to be found? Are they FOSS? I miss them very much :(

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Kontact, KDE's email, calendar, contact, itinerary and life organizer, keeps getting better and better.

New stuff includes: colored emojis 😎 , grammar correction and markdown built into Kmail; integrating KCalCore (calendar engine) and KContacts (addressbook engine) into KDE Frameworks 5; and cleaning up code and squashing bugs in general.

volkerkrause.eu/2019/06/30/kde

larrysanger.org/2019/06/social

Get your friends off centralised social media and inform them about the alternatives like Mastodon, Matrix and other federated or distributed networks

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A smarthome concept that wasn't absolute hell: the mid-80s Soviet SPHINX project, based on the idea that there would be a central, modular PC and appliances in the house like the TV would connect to it via the LAN. Everything was designed to be easily-expandable or pared-down as needed. It was purely conceptual but the props looked cool as hell.

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