Check out my (~15m) talk at @email@example.com where I explain why it's critical that free/libre/open source software projects shouldn't rely on proprietary tools: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_nK6nP_RCY
It's a talk version of https://mako.cc/writing/hill-free_tools.html from 2010. Sadly still relevant.
I posted some pictures and context for my climb of Mt. Rainier w/ @mika this week: https://mako.cc/copyrighteous/climbing-mount-rainier
Here are some #opensource #foss apps I use from #F–droid Show more
Mastalab — #mastodon client
FreeOTP — #OTP code generator
OpenKeyChain — #OpenPGP key manager (integrates with K-9)
Markor — #markdown editor
Barcodegen — #Barcode generator
Excited to share this new blog post on my research: https://blog.communitydata.cc/revisiting-the-rise-and-decline/
The pool of active contributors to Wikipedia started declining in 2007. Researchers blamed a calcifying bureaucracy and hostility to newcomers. Are these problems in other wiki communities too? Could there be a deeper reason why these dynamics emerge?
I replicated Halfaker et al 2013's analysis of 'The rise and decline.' The dynamics observed in Wikipedia appear to reoccur again and again in many wiki communities.
My new paper w/ @groceryheist and Aaron Shaw shows that big wikis tend to grow and decline in a way that looks eerily similar to English Wikipedia. https://mako.cc/copyrighteous/revisiting-the-rise-and-decline
I'll be filling in for @Biella and giving the closing keynote at #LibrePlanet this Sunday! As big an honor as the shoes I'm being asked to fill! (*gulp* /me goes back to working on my talk) https://www.fsf.org/news/libreplanet-free-software-conference-celebrates-10th-anniversary-this-weekend-at-mit-march-24-25 https://social.coop/media/T_rcbqvu2WHeerGpnuk
Did I forget a period of my life when I grew a horseshoe mustache and dreadlocks, walked around topless, and illustrated a 2009 article in the Economist on the economic boon that hippy festivals represent to rural American communities?
I imported my old (and otherwise unavailable) Kuro5hin diary entries from ~15 years ago into my Wordpress blog. I also shared the code I used if you want to do the same. https://mako.cc/copyrighteous/my-kuro5hin-diary-entries
Google “wants to guess the question before you ask it.”
Ask yourself: how well must a company know me to do that? What else can they do if they know me so well?
sources.debian.org [re-]Launches To Provide Easy Access To Debian Source Code http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Sources-Debian-DebSource via @phoronix
Every day I check my feed here, I read from people doing things to help us move beyond shitty broken planet-destroying capitalism. It is nice and refreshing and motivating. Thank you all for being here, and doing what you do :)
Interesting article discussing limitations of distributed web services by the MIT Civic Media: https://www.wired.com/story/decentralized-social-networks-sound-great-too-bad-theyll-never-work/
1. Lame clickbait title. I expect more from that team.
2. All users running servers *is* unlikely but it's misleading to imply that anything less is "not working." Success for decentralized services looks like email: hub and spoke model driven by organizations with IT departments who just aren't willing to hand their data and infrastructure over to an outsider.
My new deodorant smells like Phil Woods bicycle bearing grease. And I kinda like it.
Results are in from @mika's self-experiment on alcohol metabolism: https://medium.com/@mikazilla/results-from-my-first-experiment-with-a-breathalyzer-eb6f33eef02d
I'm shocked by how consistently she metabolizes — especially given the same amount of alcohol and the very different starting points!
[I helped a lot with data collection and a tiny bit w/ graphing & analysis.]