Update: Coordinated raids of Zwiebelfreunde at various locations in Germany: Court has confirmed that the searches and seizures were illegal. - torservers.net blog - https://blog.torservers.net/20180704/coordinated-raids-of-zwiebelfreunde-at-various-locations-in-germany.html#update
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.
@Fairphone Hi! Do you know when there will be a Fairphone OS/Open update? The last one was in April, I think: https://code.fairphone.com/projects/fairphone-2-official-releases.html
Tech company mention Show more
"If your academic work depends on a 3rd party tech company’s services, you risk ... violating research subject consent"
"Academics say Dropbox violated their privacy by sharing anonymized data with researchers"
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'.
I was told that this is the oldest building in Gdańsk. https://social.coop/media/uXk6_j5hLGrgeZffbIU
Request for federated blog software rec's Show more
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
@clhendricksbc Okay, that draft on higher ed as co-op is ready if you'd like to look at it! https://nathanschneider.info/open-work/a-wantless-workless-world/
Is there a Backgammon equivalent to https://lichess.org/ ?
Anyone know of an open source alternative to Padlet? https://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.
fonts! Show more
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 (#FOSS?) fonts I can use for personal computing?
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