Update: Coordinated raids of Zwiebelfreunde at various locations in Germany: Court has confirmed that the searches and seizures were illegal. - torservers.net blog - blog.torservers.net/20180704/c

My Ubuntu 18.04 is regualrly reporting errors with nautilus, xwayland, and gnome-shell. I'm not sure what to do about it.

I went to a philosophy conference in Iceland. I had fun. Boiling water coming up from the ground is a great thing.

Re: #FlyingLess - noflyclimatesci.org/biographie

I'm a perpetual digital nomad, but committed to not flying at the beginning of 2018.

I'm not a climate scientist, but as a recent academic I took major advantage of the international conference circuit to travel as much as possible during my PhD.

[...]

In short if you can swing it, finding alternative ways to travel without flying is the bomb.

#travel

rhiaro.co.uk/2018/08/flyingles

I'm going to spend a significant amount of time in London, for the first time in my life. I've lived in the capital cities of three countries other than the one I was born in (Oslo, Ciudad de México, Dublin).

@Fairphone Hi! Do you know when there will be a Fairphone OS/Open update? The last one was in April, I think: code.fairphone.com/projects/fa

Tech company mention 

"If your academic work depends on a 3rd party tech company’s services, you risk ... violating research subject consent"

bgcarlisle.com/blog/2018/06/11

"Academics say Dropbox violated their privacy by sharing anonymized data with researchers"

zdnet.com/article/dropbox-face #dropbox #academia

boost if you consider yourself a student, academic or scholar and see the need for CWs 📚

I think that I had a good system for taking notes when I was a (grad) student. Now I find that I need to access things that I read longer ago, and make connections among more things. This might be a result of working on projects for longer. I've definitely read advice on note taking for a specific course or paper, but I don't think that I know of any for a life long research project like 'understand how language works'.

Request for federated blog software rec's 

So is there some good federated blogging software yet?

I'm starting a new blog, content for the next few months is lined up

I was gonna do a standard self-hosted Wordpress install, but I'm feeling frisky and want to try something different

Boosts appreciated!

Anyone know of an open source alternative to Padlet? padlet.com

I like the functionality but it did something weird: I had added some stuff to others' pads before I had an account; then I created an account and it had tracked me and added my contributions to those pads (before I had an account) to my new account.

When I emailed them to ask how this happened and how data is tracked, I got a non-answer.

What are your preferred alternatives to Google Drive's shared documents for writing/editing? Preferring ones which don't require accoutn/login!

Please Boost!?

fonts! 

Somebody mentioned here recently that Google has a scary grip over the technologies underlying how we build/use the internet and mentioned Google Fonts (among other things). This got me a little spooked but also made me more conscious of how I use fonts and the fonts I should be using/supporting.

Can anybody link me to good resources for how I should be setting up fonts for web, and just nice, pleasing (?) fonts I can use for personal computing?

Aside from keeping patched and up-to-date, what are your tips and techniques for staying secure on Android device?

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