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"A belief that the part you play in any global issue is 'insignificant' is no justification to contribute to any such problem."... we need to change our minds, to change things.

Last week, our Mauricio was the featured guest on the Talking Drupal podcast, where he and his hosts, Steven Cross and Nic Laflin, discussed Mauricio's "31 Days of Migrations" tutorial blog series, the premier resource on migrations!

youtu.be/W5SAlW89gOk

Agaric's Show and Tell is every Thursday at 3PM ET.

This week, Louis of NOVA Web will be giving a tour of ustechworkercoops.org/

This is a live instance of Decidim, a that we discussed several weeks ago. Anyone interested in organizing tech across the US, join us as we experiment with new ways of collaborating to build a stronger network.

For more info on attending and joining our Show and Tell mailing list, visit:

agaric.coop/show

Agaric's Show and Tell is this Thursday at 3PM Eastern.

This week, we want to discuss the future of and the FSF, as many are calling for the resignation of the entire board.

Rather than discuss who should not be on the board, we prefer to discuss who should.

What qualities should FSF board members possess?

How can we ensure community representation in the FSF?

For more info on attending and joining our Show and Tell mailing list, visit:

agaric.coop/show

Use snowpack for web dev actively? Watch out for the v3.0 to v3.1 transition lest you end up deploying an app to production in debug mode! (snowpack build sets import.meta.env.NODE_ENV === 'development'...eep!) github.com/snowpackjs/snowpack

So far 12 people have registered to use our BBB video meeting instance. Why not try it out? No need to feed Zoom, Google, Microsoft, etc. your money and your data (and your friends, collaborators data) and you can help build inter-cooperative infrastructure.

wiki.social.coop/meet.coop-reg

Agaric's Show and Tell is this Thursday at 3PM Eastern.

This week, we will discuss Design Justice!

designjustice.org

Here are some questions to get us started:

What are some examples of design justice?
design injustice?
How do you practice design justice?

Design justice is important to our work, so we want to make sure it is on everyone's radar!

For more info on attending and joining our Show and Tell mailing list, visit:

agaric.coop/show

There's been a lot of new supporters joining my Patreon lately - thank you! One day I shall be making FOSS audio tutorials as my main job :)
#unfa #Patreon

Thank you, @fsf@status.fsf.org for adopting and publicizing a sensible approach to Twitter: "...We need to be talking about free software in places where everyone is not already a committed free software supporter -- we won't be successful if we are only in our own echo chamber, or preaching to the choir. It's important for us as activists to be reaching the people on these platforms, even if we have some reservations about using them ourselves."

i may end up trying to write a longer-form post about this, but despite the urge to try to solve problems by writing code, there are *so* many ways for a tech-literate person to support existing activism that aren't writing a new app. just by knowing that linktree or buffer exists and helping set up accounts/content, you could make a huge impact for a group that already has expertise and connections in their area of interest.

I am going to temporarily pretend that I haven't been waiting since 2019 for the #librem5 and boost some of @purism 's toots. I hope it will have been worth the wait. 😂

Akira is an upcoming free open source UI/UX design tool for Linux. You can follow the project at:

➡️ @akiraux

Akira is aimed at web designers and graphic designers, and is currently in alpha testing. You can find out more at github.com/akiraux/Akira

#Akira #UI #UX #Interface #Design #WebDesign #Software #Development #Dev #FOSS #FLOSS #Libre #Tools #Productivity

This needs some light.. I could find little in mainstream news and even Minneapolis local news about the situation there right now. Our friends at UnicornRiot have it covered.

unicornriot.ninja/2021/homeles

Cool domain trick using the TLD .whoswho: if you add .whoswho to the most common domains TLDs, you can see the whois + some dns info e.g. try it out: agaric.coop.whoswho or duckduckgo.com.whoswho

While everyone over at that chatty-bird place is focused on -ing, it's a good time to consider switching away from other addiction-inducing, privacy-invading and/or freedom-limiting services and software. The easiest to use / most complete directory I've found is at switching.software/ If you need any assistance doing so, ask an @agaric for help; it's core to what we do!

...this all came about because cameras were really hard to find when the pandemic started, but MicroCenter was clearing out refurb Wyze Cam v2's for ~$18 (they still have more). Having faith in FOSS I could do *something* with it - especially seeing it could run custom firmware, I snapped it up! Got Wyze off there and it runs Xiaomi Dafang Hacks. Been a fun thing to tinker with. I could never have imagined growing up that I'd one day have a <$20 camera that lets me ssh into it. Nuts.

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I love that FOSS enables you to do some interesting things... like rigging up an IP cam to behave like a directly connected webcam (using v4l2loopback). If it weren't FOSS, I'd probably never have tracked down this issue, either: FireFox/other apps see the cam fine, Signal would say I had no cam. Signal => Electron desktop app, and uses MediaDeviceInfo from Chromium to find cams. Finds bug w/Chromium + v4l2loopback: add exclusive_caps=1 when loading the module and at last I have cam in Signal :)

MayFirst is currently experiencing an outage with the upstream provider Hurricane in NYC. Updates available from status.mayfirst.org/

I'm excited to share my #apconf2020 talk, "Decentralized Social Media vs the Trolls."

In it, I tell how the #Fediverse, a #decentralized social network, rallied together to isolate an invasive right wing extremist group through codes of conduct, human moderators, and strong moderation tools.

Thanks to @ashfurrow, @emi, @maffsie, @catgirl, @laurelai and all the folks who gave me their time and perspective.

conf.tube/videos/watch/d8c8ed6

(Hosted on a #peertube instance, conf.tube!)

“When you expose people to violent environments, and the most violent environment in the U.S. on a per-capita basis is a jail/prison, it is much more likely that they are going to have picked up violent practices to survive,” said Flozell Daniels, the chief executive of the Foundation for Louisiana, who was the governor’s appointee to the state’s 2017 Justice Reinvestment Task Force. (Which has cut incarceration.)

(rest of the NYT article was kinda trash but that quotation is key)

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