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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.

We tell each other to self host in order to escape the big corps. But when we die, all the self hosted stuff is going to get wiped and history will only remember the archives that got stored by the big corps. And you know how history is written by the winners. Do we need a way to automatically hand over our sites to archive.org or similar? Or send them disc images? Nobody expects to get run over by a car but some of us will, today. I made no plans for this.

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