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Forge federation: How forge friends want to liberate your code

Save the date! Important webinar by @forgefriends community, 19 January 10.00am UTC+1

What if it doesn't matter where someone hosts their #FOSS project because you can just interact with it from your own environment via the #Fediverse? What if helping #FreeSoftware was native part of fedi?

That vision is what #Forgefriends community dedicates to.

@gitea will federate. Who is next? Who helps?

Boost pls 🚀

forum.forgefriends.org/t/forge

Hey the wordle guy sounds cool.

"I am a bit suspicious of mobile apps that demand your attention and send you push notifications to get more of your attention," he said.

"There are also no ads and I am not doing anything with your data, and that is also quite deliberate."

Asked whether he planned to make money from it, he said: "I don't understand why something can't just be fun. I don't have to charge people money for this and ideally would like to keep it that way."

bbc.co.uk/news/technology-5988

Wordle 

It was fun, but definitely the kind of thing I only try one time. 😆

Wordle 200 3/6

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imo what folks usually want out of decentralization isn't decentralization itself (which has its own cost/benefits), but _shared centralization_ where a single entity is credibly owned by those it affects.

So maybe uhhh... look into co-ops and such instead of cr/ypto?

I kinda hate how the easiest and most reliable way to determine that there are outages affecting my ISP is to check for people complaining to the ISP's twitter account.

What gets a mile further away every 3 seconds, and is now twice as distant as the Moon? Why, it's the James Webb Space Telescope!

Live dashboard here:

webb.nasa.gov/content/webbLaun

60% of the way there, just 9 days after launch.

#space #JWST

Music to suit my current mood 

"Feed the Machine":

youtube.com/watch?v=Y4HVJvTGbk

'A song just released by my band “Poor Man's Poison” about the current COVID situation in America. Titled: “Feed the Machine” recorded in my garage.'

reddit.com/r/Songwriters/comme

They don't appear to be on bandcamp.

poormanspoison.net

Via hackers.town/@Anarkat/10756000

Historical information overload 

In 1852, Henry David Thoreau complained in his diary that he had started reading a weekly newspaper and he felt that now he wasn't paying enough attention to his own life and work. "It takes more than a day's devotion to know and to posses the wealth of a day," he wrote. "To read of things distant and sounding betrays us into slighting these which are then apparently near and small." He decided his attention was too valuable, and gave up reading the weekly Tribune.

"No trolls were harmed during the making of this movie."

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It's just 7:30 PM over here, and we just got the kiddo down. We watched "Luca" with the kiddo, which turned out to have some good heart in it. I've got a little over thirty minutes left for "Trollhunter", and then I'm heading to bed. It's already the new year in other parts of the world, and that's good enough for me. 😀

Happy New Year. I always wish you the best but even more so right now. See you all in 2022!

Fun fact: you can run a Raspberry Pi, fully libre.

On up to rpi3, you can replace the GPU/boot blob. I'm told everything except HDMI works (but you can use a "VGA 666" adapter PCB, for analog RGB output).

It's based on earlier work, but with many fixes:

github.com/librerpi

I finally managed to see Johnny Mnemonic. Just before the end of 2021 (the year the film is set). It's definitely a movie. I was pleasantly surprised by the appearance of Dolph Lundgren who I didn't even recognize until I looked up the cast.

"Workers in Vietnam lived inside factories to keep Samsung’s products on shelves during the pandemic"

restofworld.org/2021/samsung-w

Can you touch type?

Had a conversation on here which surprized me - someone said touch typing wasn't as prevelant as I though.

I haven't worked with anyone in the last... I don't know, 30 years? who could not. (That's across 3 countries.) It was taught (and required) in schools (4 different schools systems, 2 different US states) when I was in school (pre-home computers, 10 years before the internet.)

I'd like to know - of the people on the Fediverse, who can touch type?
(That would, I assume, mean people who are typing things somewhat regularly.)

(Please boost, 7 day poll)

There will be a follow up poll about "taught in school" so I can understand a bit more.

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