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Hi friends and collaborators, join us today at 3pm ET (or any subsequent Thursday at 3) as we kick off a series of research, planning, discussion, and building sessions for Visions Unite.

As our primary pro bono project, Agaric is working on Visions Unite, "where people seeking to make the world more whole can share ideas and information and gather the commitment and resources to build power to be the change we need", which a dozen projects have tried to do—what makes…

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Hi friends and collaborators, Thursdays 3pm Eastern, taking over most of our Show & Tell hour, @agaric will work on Visions Unite "where people seeking to make the world more whole can share ideas and information and gather the commitment and resources to build power to be the change we need", which a dozen projects have tried to do— what makes this different is sharing power via democratic mass communication. Help plan/do interface & underlying tech!

Connection info at

Would you like to support the birth of a based
information technology program in public schools in the capital of
Liberia? Visit and
chip in a few bucks

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Do any color accessibility checkers have a check for how things work with redshift (or other tints, like pink or yellow, used to ease transition to darkness and sleep)?

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This same sort of extreme impingement on your control over something that you rely on, that you think of as yours, is why some in the Free Software movement are dead set against Software as a Service— how do you remove a kill-switch from the cloud?

Cooperative ownership / democratic control, data backups, and open source free/libre software for the whole stack - - are our answer to that.

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RSS fans!

You can follow any Mastodon account via RSS by just adding ".rss" to the end of the account's public profile URL.

To find a user's public profile URL, click on their profile image within Mastodon.

For example, if you click on FediTips' profile image you get this page in a new tab:

So, to follow FediTips through RSS, use this address:

This will only show that account's public posts. Other posts will not be visible on the RSS feed.

#RSS #MastoTips #FediTips #Mastodon

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Uh I just got DMed by the COO of Tumblr asking about hiring contractors to make us fully #indieweb compliant, and possibly even #fediverse integration. Anyone out there looking for work?

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@agaric chose Zulip because it was the best chat realtime+async chat and coordination software available (and we did not have to host it ourselves) but i am becoming increasingly impressed with Zulip as a model of sustainable

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Just half the res and save world! ,,, On the subject of media storage like camera megapixels and 1080p video,,, 

@freeschool @agaric

I also found this a bit weird in the article. First they say that the largest part of the data is used by YouTube, porn and on-demand. But that is the last time they mention video/audio, from there on they focus on websites.

But I think their reason for it is that mobile users won't have to upgrade their phones so soon if the web is better.

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funny how conservatives freak out about the deep state whenever police departments are essentially the deep state in local contexts

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"a person in the U.S. has their online activity and location exposed 747 times every day" through real-time ad bidding, Irish Council on Civil Liberties reports. That is quite a number.

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art is a conversation, copyright is theft, we are all owed equal voices in the canons of our culture

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So, I opened a new tab in #Firefox and immediately notice this. After a brief WTF moment, I click on the dots menu over the icon and land on this page:

(Note that from the URL I removed the UTM: `as=u&utm_source=inproduct`)

To sum up, another automatic opt-in from which I have to say no in the settings.

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Removing bloat from websites to reduce environmental impact. Love the spirit of this, though the article could have been more pointed on the political economy driving the worst of the problems, and the technical recommendations merit debate worthy of a forum!

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During my visit to Minnesota I came across two new species of mushroom I didn't even know existed.

In true fungi fashion, both look so freaking cool and have the perfect names.

🧝Elf Cup

😈 Devil's Urn

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.coop will hold our eighth session in the .hour series on the fourth Monday in May:
Sophie Bloemen (Commons Network, European Municipalist Network, ROSA - Right to the City Amsterdam)

Public-civic collaboration, coop incubators and stewarding digital infrastructure as a commons

Sign up and details here:

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@polymerwitch @KolokokoBird yes, @agaric is trying to build the approach of 'post on your own site first, syndicate elsewhere' into , and we have a client looking to build a big aggregate 'green events' calendar so maybe we'll be able to make some progress on this for events. If it's possible at all to push events to a Facebook (page or group) from a website, happy to help maintain a style service for that.

Thoughts welcome here or here: !

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