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Doug Belshaw πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ίβ˜ οΈβœŠ @dajbelshaw@social.coop

Just finished 'Nightwalking: a nocturnal history of London' by Matthew Beaumont.

worldcat.org/title/nightwalkin

It had good parts, and satisfied the historian in me, but it had three things which irritated me (note: Beaumont is an academic)

1. It reads like a collection of articles.
2. The author uses overly-flowery language at times.
3. The foreward and afterword by Will Self is pointless.

I use Wikipedia and Wikiquote regularly, but I really need to explore the Wikimedia Foundation's offerings in more depth!

meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_P

social.coop/media/rURqZqT6N3vp

GitLab open sourced push mirroring and added it core. This is a great win for #decentralization!!! You can now run your own canonical GitLab instance & easily mirror to GitHub for findability.

Read more here: about.gitlab.com/2018/05/22/gi

Another reason why GitLab is #1

#federation #fediverse #decentralize

We're selling my wife's MacBook Pro on eBay but I'd prefer to sell it to someone in the Fediverse!

rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpr

We'd accept Β£720 (incl. P&P to UK - ask for other destinations)

"Trans Europa Express is a brand new extension for the #firefox web browser that pretends that Internet users are from the European Union to give them some of the privacy protections that websites give users from the EU."

ghacks.net/2018/05/29/pretend-

We all need a free alternative to YouTube!

PeerTube is a decentralized video hosting network, based on free/libre software.

PeerTube is currently in beta version, that's why @Framasoft needs your help to pave the road to version 1.0!

kisskissbankbank.com/en/projec

#joinpeertube

(Framasoft is a small french non-profit, so do not hesitate to Boost this Toot to non-french user and invite them to help us fund PeerTube v1)

In Firefox's addressbar, you can limit results by typing special characters before or after your term

^ for matches in your browsing history.
* for matches in your bookmarks.
% for matches in your currently open tabs.
# for matches in page titles.
@ for matches in web addresses.

This is how NASA writes software:
fastcompany.com/28121/they-wri

I want the software driving cars around my family to be held to the a similar standard of quality. In the context of self-driving cars, "Move fast and break things" means "Half-arse it and kill people."

Humans in the USA manage 1.16 fatalities per 100,000,000 miles travelled. Uber's software couldn't even get to 3 million miles before it killed someone.

We do this properly, or not at all.

Looking for a good read over the long weekend? Download EFF's science fiction collection, Pwning Tomorrow. supporters.eff.org/donate/pwni source: twitter.com/eff/status/1000457

I'm really happy to announce that the company I work for has just publicly opened a #Mastodon instance for all its 5000 employees.

This is the result of an initiative @moritzheiber and I have started a year ago and have pushed through with the help of many other colleagues.

So if you want to hear my voice as a #thoughtworker, you can follow me here: @judeswae

Or find others to follow at toot.thoughtworks.com

They’re redesigning Homestar Runner to work in a post-Adobe-Flash world. This is the best news of the year. homestarrunner.com

I've had such a great week with the design sprint! First week working with Moodle for @mayel but as if he's always been around πŸ‘

Expertly facilitated by Outlandish co-op, too πŸ‘Œ

Prototype overview video: youtube.com/watch?v=kpYLpFQq92