@redoak that sounds like it could be the home of a creative genius.

@redoak thanks for the reminder to limit the number of projects I'm engaged with

@Matt_Noyes @aral ... and people in the health and social care sector have 'service users'. There are moves to replace it with 'people who use our services'

Thankyou, I definitely need an energy boost. Our son was born a month ago, so we have a toddler and a newborn. = mayhem

The essay is really interesting. I've read elsewhere about social media creating bubbles of people that have similar opinions. Emsenn, you you expand on that, which is needed. You've helped me reflect on my own use of computers, since retraining this year, in particular, being drawn to complex ways of doing things.


A mini break from toddler parenting: laying on my back, one eye closed, looking at the reflection in my watch of clouds moving slowly.

I'm new to this and don't have many contacts in the tech industry. Offers of support would be very much appreciated, particularly a conversation so that I can speak to someone more experienced.

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I'm working on my first Wordpress website design and build. I'm using bits of knowledge from a digital media degree I graduated from in 2001 and various courses I've done more recently on WordPress and UX design. My plan is to offer Wordpress design and build to clients including minimal UX design and WP admin training. I'll be attemtping to use as much open source web apps as possible. The awesome people at @contact are making this much easier than I expected.

Yes, I see from some other comments that excalidraw.com are planning on switching away from google to an open source storage server, and have removed google tag manager. Thanks for the link.

And this is available from Framasoft:
collaboration seems to work
It's in French, but so simple to use that's not an issue.


From: degooglisons-internet.org/en/a

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For online collaborative, this has potential, when there is web instance. (self hosted only at the moment)


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There is.. Standard Notes. It's probably not specific enough. But does tick the 'simple' box. The advanced features are behind a paywall.

@switchingsoftware may have a better idea


I use the android app Markor on my phone to organise and create plain text files. I keep these in sync with my laptop using Syncthing. Since they are plain text it's easy to edit the files on my laptop.

Does anyone know of an open source alternative to FlowMapp flowmapp.com ? (a site map and user flow web app)

After 7 months working from home and not going out much I'm appreciating the simple things. One of the highlights of the day for me is opening all the doors and windows and enjoying the fresh morning air and birdsong.

Victory: The EU Commission shall look into banning #targetedadvertising, the European Parliament decided today (with a majority of 341:303 votes). And this is why. (Spoiler: reliance on pervasive tracking and profiling of all users)

Like @maloki I'm writing a journal. I started recently to support my mental health during this strange time. Juggling a change of careers and childcare has been a challenge. I've used journaling for reflection, to find areas of stuckness. Mainly this has been helpful in changing my mindset from being a low paid employee to being a freelancer.

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