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

Remember, it's okay to turn off the news for a bit.

I'm aiming for this post, my 38th for DML Central, to provoke some discussion and (more importantly) some reflection.

I'm so sick and tired of the progressive vs traditionalist 'debate' in education. Hopefully this points to a more constructive way forward...

dmlcentral.net/reframing-progr

Looking forward to meeting up in-person with my co-op colleagues tomorrow as part of the CoTech second annual gathering: wiki.coops.tech/wiki/Wortley_H

folks are talking about search engines so: have you heard of searx? asciimoo.github.io/searx/

it's a meta-search engine. it makes requests of the major search engines on your behalf, effectively acting as a shared proxy. this approach has a noisy neighbour effect where the major search engines consider the searx instance and every user of it to be one person. as a result, all my search results are in german. it is still better than any centralized service i've used.

how dat uses the bittorrent dht for peer discovery Show more

how dat uses the bittorrent dht for peer discovery Show more

Mailspring - The best free email app (a fork from Nylas Mail) #email #client: getmailspring.com/

@ckeen I have enjoyed the series of books from the "Architecture of Open Source Software". I have used them to dip in to the implementation of different software. The first two provide a nice intro to the ideas behind the code of the programs they cover. Thew newest is "500 Lines or Less", which provides small implementations of commonly encountered software.

The books are CC licensed and can be read online or purchased (proceeds go to Amnesty International). aosabook.org/en/index.html

I found out earlier this week that my OnePlus 5 has a backdoor that (theoretically and practically) could allow anyone to install an app on my phone without me knowing.

Thankfully, open source is awesome, so I've just flashed it with LineageOS (which I meant to do immediately after buying it, but never go around to doing...)