In case it isn't clear, Google has now reached, in many sectors, the "extinguish" phase of "embrace, extend, extinguish".

"Google is locking down API access to Gmail data (and later, Drive data) soon, and some of your favorite third-party apps might find themselves locked out of your Google account data. "

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If it wasn't for Mastodon, I might never have learned about hog oilers.

You've heard of spam on the fediverse, now get ready for spear-phishing on the fediverse!

Brought to you by:
- easily spoofed avatars and usernames
- classic domain name spoofing problems
- the fact that humans are not wired to be able to identify these kinds of attacks

(On the next episode, something something petnames+ocaps )

If you're interested in bootstrapping compilers from nothing, you can join freenode IRC #bootstrappable to chat about it

I hate Facebook as much as the next person, but the largest strike wave in recent American history was organized entirely on Facebook.

You have to use the tools you have to reach people where they're at and help them move to where they need to be. That's what organizing *is*.

@neauoire not sure if you've seen it, but joran/dangerousbeans came across this boat and collectively raised funds on ssb to buy it. it's now the first boat in the scuttleflotilla :3

Want to find your way from A to B?

You should try:

I've used it a couple of times today, and it was great.

* Uses OpenStreetMap data
* Service provided by HeiGIT
* Doesn't spy on you
* Maps look great
* Effective routes
* Share with friends
* Add your own tracks
* Export to GPX plus others
* Elevation profile

You can also go to C, D, E and many more. 😉

#OSM #maps #routes #routing #FOSS #FLOSS #CrowdSourced

@cwebber Higher up the stack, I'm delighted to see the adoption rate of Rust. A memory-safe systems language is a huge boon to the computing community.

For high level languages, I worry we're going too far with sandboxing. I value elisp/smalltalk openness, whereas my Mac won't let me attach a debugger any more.

Sandboxing has usability challenges too: I'd much rather use OpenBSD's pledge than SELinux.

If you asked me what the 4 best documents regarding bootstrapping are i'd say:

* Egg of the Phoenix (Blog post) -

* The Cuniform Tablets of 2015 (Blue-sky academic research) -

* Preventing The Collapse of Civilization (Video) -

* Coding Machines (scifi story about trusting-trust attack) -

@trebach @cwebber @wilfredh Christopher Lemmer Webber and David Thompson gave a talk at LibrePlanet 2016 with on reproducible builds in Guix and GuixSD and they gave credit to the Debian developers for the work they were doing on it first.

It's what got me interested in Guix, though I only have it on a VM at the moment.

I've been testing Pixelfed Stories with a few people who only use FB/IG/Snap.

They love it, and I know its not a native app yet but the mobile web UI is pretty decent.

Ephemeral follower-only content will be huge for the fediverse.

#pixelfed #pixeldev #soon

I'm quite sad that dunking on Free Software folks has become so... normalized here on Fedi.

Software Freedom is an ideal that fundamentally wants to make the world a better place and combat some very important power imbalances.

I have many frustrated thoughts on this topic, few of which have germinated to the point that they're likely to mend anything.

Quite the opposite, really. So I'll just say that I'm sad about this.


Wow, this is striking: in a study of a German auto company, discounted or granted employee ownership has consistent effects on employee behavior. But there is no effect for employees holding their company's stock from the public market.

Random link from the archives: originally posted Mon Mar 19 18:15:56 EDT 2018

@kaniini So, they say Mastodon "started with an 18-wheeler full of open source that they did not write". But they're basing their stuff on that exact same foundation, plus whatever Mastodon devs added to it. I'm sure those 1 million will go to the open source developers then, since money should go to the people who put the work in, right?

Hi @aral !

We've almost completed the crowdfunding of #Mobilizon (our not-so-secret project to get our events off Facebook!)

I think Mobilizon fits perfectly with the #smalltech concept.

However, as you know, we are struggling to make our actions known outside France, so - now that we don't need more money (we won't do "more" with "more money") - we need help to make the project known to non-French-speaking activists.
Can you help us?

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