I would be interesteed in your thoughts on something:

Why is unionizing in IT so difficult? What can we do to facilitate it?


You don't have to use Google Play on your Android phone.

There's a free open alternative app store called F-Droid, which is much more privacy-friendly, and which you can install yourself relatively easily.

There's a simple instruction guide for beginners on switching.social:


There's a much more detailed guide by @IzzyOnDroid here:


You can follow the official F-Droid account here:


#FDroid #GooglePlay #DeleteGoogle

Introducing Indie Web Server 8.0.0: install the server and start serving a secure static personal web site in literally seconds

Video demo + short post: ar.al/2019/04/16/set-up-a-live

I hope it makes your lives easier. This is one of the earlier pieces of the puzzle in the Hypha project.

(It took two weeks and a couple of false starts but Version 8.0.0 introduces native binaries for Linux and macOS. Production use via startup daemons is supported only on Linux platforms with systemd.)

@kaniini @loke @temporal

The question I have is, how would/should a federated and free software Keybase alternative work? Is there already any work on that?

Experimental Latex live preview in the @cryptpad Code pad ! Would that be nice ? #cryptpad #latex #research

@fool @josef @ticho I just discovered it the other day and found it so interesting it's still in an open tab!

Techie friends: if you haven’t started using Mosh (vs SSH) yet, you should. The short version is that it’s SSH over UDP, so it’s connectionless and you don’t get disconnected whenever your IP changes (like you walk into work and your phone jumps from LTE to Wi-Fi) or your laptop goes to sleep. It also has much better interactive latency, especially on slow mobile networks. “The user pressed ‘A’ and isn’t in Vim’s command mode. I’ll display a proposed ‘A’ then unless the server tells me not to.”

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If you were impacted by the #matrix outage please consider standing up a Synapse instance and help decentralize. I've been running one for a couple of weeks and it is stable, low-maintenance software so far.

@devnull good to hear! how much resources is it requiring? because from what I've always heard (and some experience running an instance a while back) it's quite demanding (though I think that especially comes to play when starting to federate a lot with the main instance, and with IRC etc)...

What if: an open-source clone of The Sims. Open-ended domestic humanoid simulation game. Differentiate from the commercial offering by moving the design in a different direction, deemphasizing built-in goals in favor of stronger end-user programmability. A platform for experimenting with a more humanistic programming model.

@fool Nice! There's still a lot to do at this point so any help would be appreciated. What specialties or interests of yours would you most like to bring to a project like this?
@fool Those are all goals shared by https://commonspub.org/

Maybe you'd consider contributing?

If I had unlimited time for neato personal projects, one of them would be a single-user Activitypub app, designed to run anywhere and interoperate nicely with as many Fediverse apps as possible, supporting use only by its administrator and with a user interface optimized for this situation.

@mayel No worries! :)
I like how simple it is, how you can have the live preview next to it, how it does nice syntax highlighting, has little good customisations of the view... It also supports reStructuredText and Textile, but I don't know them. Still discovering features, but simple is key here :)


Well, users = higher infrastructure costs. They do need users who are also contributors though.
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