Updated list of #ActivityPub projects in development and/or ready to use:
DropBox/Google Drive -> @nextcloud
YouTube -> #PeerTube ( @Chocobozzz )
Instagram -> @pixelfed and @anfora
GrooveShark -> @funkwhale
MeetUp -> @GetTogetherComm
Medium -> #Plume ( @BaptisteGelez ) and @write_as
Reddit -> @prismo and Anancus ( @tuxether )
Google Calendar -> @calendar_social
Feedly -> #ReadAs ( @write_as )
500px -> @peerpx
Call for Participation in RDF-DEV Community Group
"The RDF-DEV Community Group has been launched: RDF-DEV, for developments relating to W3C RDF, including collaboration around applications, schemas, and past/present/future related standards. Successor to SWIG/RDFIG."
So nice getting away from Taipei.
... Upon receiving the Nobel, many commentators were surprised that she had not reached the rank of full professor. In response, Strickland said that she has "never applied" for a professorship; "it doesn't carry necessarily a pay raise", so she "never filled out the paper work." More simply: "I do what I want to do and that wasn't worth doing."
Dawn Bazely: Why Nobel winner Donna Strickland didn't have a Wikipedia page
"On Oct. 2, when Donna Strickland won a Nobel Prize in physics — the committee recognized her work on a method of generating laser beams with ultrashort pulses — she was only the third woman in history to do so. That day, she finally got a Wikipedia page of her own."
How to Delete Facebook and Instagram From Your Life Forever (Brian X. Chen, NY Times, 2018-10-10):
"After I completed these steps myself, there was no sense of closure as I had expected. That's probably because I knew I might end up reversing the Facebook deletion for the sake of writing instructive articles like this one. I have 30 days to decide."
The g0v summit is live!
The summit is the largest in Asia on civic tech and more.
It has been held once every two years in Taipei since 2014.
By the way, g0v is a word play on gov in case you are puzzling.
Video (live and recording): https://www.youtube.com/user/g0vTW/videos
About g0v: https://g0v.tw/en-US/about.html
The Taipei time is UTC+8 if you want to watch live.
"I thought about replacing Google Analytics with Matomo, but I came to the same conclusion that it didn’t provide anything I need in order to run Feedbin. Better to not collect that data at all." #privacy https://feedbin.com/blog/2018/09/11/private-by-default/
Full Moon Above Super Typhoon
"In September 2018, Super Typhoon Trami barreled across the Western Pacific basin, visible east of Taiwan in this nighttime image. ...
A nearly full Moon lit the tops of the clouds. At the time, Trami was the equivalent of a category 5 storm with sustained winds of 260 kilometers (160 miles) per hour."
(Image from NASA Earth Observatory)
Mid Autumn, Tainan City.
Food and drink in front of a histocial temple the night before.
寰宇新聞：黃昭堂紀念公園啓用 陳菊 : 蔡英文百倍懷念
〈黃昭堂公園落成 陳菊致詞並勉勵基進黨〉 （芋傳媒 2018-09-21）
2018 年是 playaround workshop (PA) 的十週年，自 2008 年起 PA 以自由、開放與分享的 Floss Art 精神，於台灣進行各種科技藝術等實驗性跨域的創造工作坊， ...
2018 年 PA 的主題為後科幻 (post science fiction) ...
This year 2018 marks the tenth anniversary of Playaround Workshop (PA). Launched in 2008 in the spirit of Floss Art for freedom, openness and sharing, PA has held various technology art and experimentational cross-field creative workshops in Taiwan. ...
The theme of the 2018 PA is post science fiction. ...
I have learned to murmur in public.
social.coop is a a coop-run corner of the fediverse, a cooperative and transparent approach to operating a social platform. We are currently closed to new memberships while we improve our internal processes and policies, and plan to re-open to new folks when that work is complete. [9/2/2018]