I'm really happy to share that I've transfered the #ForkAwesome project to a group of very passionate individuals. Thanks to their patience and motivation, there is a future for set of #Icons that grew so important for a lot of people in the #floss community. Special thanks to @douginamug who made this transition process so smooth and for driving the community. Follow the project at @forkawesome and on forkaweso.me

Hey #Fediverse! There is a new #project: #OpenHospitalityNetwork (#OHN). It helps to connect travellers with those who want to host them. Like AirBnB but better, focusing on the core idea of it.

Website: openhospitalitynetwork.github.

Today's ๐Ÿ“… meeting 6pm CEST: pad.kanthaus.online/ohn

"Remember that stuff about crazy people and bad code? The internet is that except itโ€™s literally a billion times worse. Websites that are glorified shopping carts with maybe three dynamic pages are maintained by teams of people around the clock, because the truth is everything is breaking all the time, everywhere, for everyone. Right now someone who works for Facebook is getting tens of thousands of error messages and frantically trying to find the problem before the whole charade collapses. Thereโ€™s a team at a Google office that hasnโ€™t slept in three days. Somewhere thereโ€™s a database programmer surrounded by empty Mountain Dew bottles whose husband thinks sheโ€™s dead. And if these people stop, the world burns. Most people donโ€™t even know what sysadmins do, but trust me, if they all took a lunch break at the same time they wouldnโ€™t make it to the deli before you ran out of bullets protecting your canned goods from roving bands of mutants."

www.stilldrinking.org/programming-sucks

Must read by the creator of dogecoin ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘‡
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RT @ummjackson
I am often asked if I will โ€œreturn to cryptocurrencyโ€ or begin regularly sharing my thoughts on the topic again. My answer is a wholehearted โ€œnoโ€, but to avoid repeating myself I figure it might be worthwhile briefly explaining why hereโ€ฆ
twitter.com/ummjackson/status/

Would be amazing to have #QuadraticVoting integrated in code-forges (e.g. @codeberg, @gitea_blog_bot, github) so that people can indicate relative importance of issues **and be encouraged to review issues they've opened/voted upon**

This would be a big feature, but possibly an incredible feature, motivating the crowd to do its own triaging ๐Ÿค”

@karrot @Matt_Noyes @neil @dazinism @kawaiipunk @ntnsndr @mariha @bhaugen

Reminder: This is happening later today:

โฒ๏ธ 9am West Coast USA
โฒ๏ธ 12pm East Coast USA
โฒ๏ธ 5pm London
โฒ๏ธ 18:00 Central Europe

โ˜Ž๏ธ call link --> socialcoop.meet.coop/nic-djg-e

(or in info a fresh toot I made today social.coop/@nicksellen/106533)

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โ˜• today I'm holding a Community Cafe session:

๐Ÿฅ• Hands on introductory session about Karrot community organising tool: "Start a group, become a community" --> karrot.world @karrot

๐Ÿ“… 6th July (2021-07-06) - i.e. today!

โฒ๏ธ 9am West Coast USA
โฒ๏ธ 12pm East Coast USA
โฒ๏ธ 5pm London
โฒ๏ธ 18:00 Central Europe

โ˜Ž๏ธ call link --> socialcoop.meet.coop/nic-djg-e

๐ŸŽฒ have a play with karrot in advance --> karrot.world/#/groupPreview/27

Has anyone got any experience in relicensing a codebase from MIT to AGPL?

Ideally, an actually real case of it, with any of the complications or niggles that might arise.

New here, so hi everyone. I am a self taught p2p dev, working with a hypercore protocol aka Dat :)

In my previous life I studied political science with communication studies + lingustics with literature.

I do daily video logs to stay motivated with my current foss project called DatDot. This is the latest log from yesterday :)
youtu.be/TZGlBijSd78

โ˜• I'm going to hold a Community Cafe session:

๐Ÿฅ• Hands on introductory session about Karrot community organising tool: "Start a group, become a community" --> karrot.world @karrot

๐Ÿ“… 6th July (2021-07-06) - i.e. Tuesday next week

โฒ๏ธ 9am West Coast USA
โฒ๏ธ 12pm East Coast USA
โฒ๏ธ 5pm London
โฒ๏ธ 18:00 Central Europe

โ˜Ž๏ธ call link TBC

๐Ÿ‘ฌ Pinging people who might be interested @Matt_Noyes @neil @dazinism @kawaiipunk @ntnsndr @mariha @bhaugen

๐Ÿ‘ฅ have a play! karrot.world/#/groupPreview/27

Why is Grimes wrong about "AI being the fastest way to communism"?

Yes a lot of things could be more automated. In the past I worked in factories which were almost entirely automated, and which most people have no idea exist. That was possible by the 1990s.

It turns out that the problem of freeing people from drudgery using automation isn't the real issue. Much of that has already been technically possible for many decades. The problem is that scarcity is deliberately created and class relations are artificially manufactured in a very real sense.

There are lots of empty houses, and yet there is a housing crisis.

There is no shortage of food production, yet a significant number of people depend on strictly rationed food banks.

None of that is an accident. It's all due to the ideology of the ruling class, which needs to maintain prejudice and scarcity to remain in its position. A lot of the stuff about "work ethic" and rushing to get people back to into workplaces is really about keeping the ordinary worker in a position of subordination, even if the work they're doing is really just a "BS job" or mere "busy work".

Any UK folks know if hitchhiking is back up and running again?

Just published Google lawsuit evidence indicates that like always retained users' location data, even if disabled in user interface, to the extent that its own employees flashed LineageOS on their phones to avoid tracking. Full thread on twitter.com/jason_kint/status/

#privacy #google

A lot of the discourse (+ funding) about tech justice is about big data, big tech, algorithms, AI, etc...

But working on small(er) tech, a lot of that isn't relevant, we don't have a lot of data, or algorithms, or AI, or any of that stuff...

The challenges I encounter are much more mundane and human scale:

-> how to keep motivated
-> how to develop low-key organisational structures
-> maintaining a minimally viable economic existence
-> doing boring administrative and human care work, etc...

andrew lee just seized over 700 channels on freenode because they mentioned libera.chat in their topic.

This includes projects like openbsd, wikimedia, FOSDEM, etc.

archive.is/uHw1g shows 720 channels that match what is being checked.

here's an example log: gist.github.com/pushcx/ab2a1d5

boost this if you care about foss in any way.

Since a number of great project in the Hospitality Exchange community is considering a move to the #fediverse and implementing #activitypub federation in their platforms, I created a Lemmy post in #FediverseFutures for people to brainstorm exciting ideas on the subject.

Check it out and participate at: lemmy.ml/post/66076

I find busyness a fascinating concept.

when people apologise that they couldn't do something because they have been so busy, it seems like it's something that is happening to them, not something they have created.

I think busyness is what they have chosen, and they will always be too busy unless they choose otherwise.

it seems to have become a status symbol in some contexts, which maybe explains it better.

My personal #mastodon experience still suffers from crossposts from #twitter, with user names that don't make sense in the #fediverse.

I can unfollow crossposter's accounts, but I don't want to unfollow everyone who boosts a twitter crosspost.

Please, #fediverse, let's boost the fediverse, not twitter. If we want to share a good tweet, let's treat it like any other URL from the web.

I have encountered more image descriptions on Mastodon in 24 hours than I have in Twitter in a couple of years. Seriously. I'm not exaggerating.
As a blind person, this means a lot to me. If you read this and you describe your images, thank you so, so, so much on behalf of all of us. If you don't, now you know you'll be helping random Internet strangers make sense of your posts by typing in a few more words than usual.

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