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@sheogorath However: at the moment, F@H is a bit empty. They have run out of units to give ... quite a bit in the past 4 days. I currently have 4 machines that can't get any units.

So if you don't get any units - it's LIKELY that, not that you've set it up incorrectly.

Boinc is an alternative which DOES have units, rosetta@home is contributing research to fight Covid-19 as well, so if you don't get F@H units consider doing that as well.

i didn't realize nvidia reached out to their users and asked them to join the folding at home project last week

tomshardware.com/news/nvidia-w

Wrote a MediaWiki template for Quote today because the Import and Export from Wikipedia was too cumbersome.

Probably looks nothing like Wikipedia but qualifies as customization of my wiki.
njoseph.me/mediawiki/Template:

*While on community lockdown

Extroverts: "I'm so bored I'm going crazy! I can't stay home for a month and do nothing!

Me, an introvert:

Copywriters, front-end devs, testers, and content reviewers: Can you help us bring our documentation up-to-date and make it relevant for millions worldwide?

Please join our second #DocsHackathon March 22-30.

This is a totally remote and online event.
blog.torproject.org/docshackat

Elon Musk: "Make human life multi-planetary"

🤔 Too idealistic, can't trust.

Jeff Bezos: "We must go to space to tap its unlimited resources and energy"

🤔 Hmm, getting closer.

Peter Diamandis: "The first trillionaire is going to be made in space"

😅 Now you're talking. Y'all weren't satisfied being billionaires and wanted to be trillionaires. All this idealistic bullshit about space travel is an empty apology for destroying earth and trying to run away to somewhere safer with your wealth.

Finally, the fediverse icon mosaic is finished - and I love the result :blobheartcat:

#art #mastoart #fediverse #inkscape

F-Droid is a repository of Android applications. They care a lot about my freedom, f.ex. by building reproducibly and flagging apps with a non-free smell as having "features you may not like". That's very considerate. Thank you F-Droid maintainers!

Sahana is a free and open source flexible, modular platform for rapidly deploying information management systems for disaster management and humanitarian use cases sahanafoundation.org/eden/feat

Due to #Corona, many educational institutes need to conduct their classes online. This is the exact time to inform them about #FreeSoftware solutions.

Try to talk to your community about solutions such as:

- #BigBlueButton for online classes or webinars
- #Jitsi or #NextCloud #Talk for video conferances

See more:
bigbluebutton.org
jitsi.org
nextcloud.com/Talk

#CoronaVirus #FLOSS #FOSS #OpenSource #webinar #OnlineClasses #NextCloudTalk @nextcloud

Need a web conference tool?

Setting up production-ready jitsi in a container on a new VM took me like 10 Minutes:

github.com/jitsi/docker-jitsi-

Highly recommend this if you tired of cloud services being overloaded.

For long term usage you might want do customize details a bit more.

#workingFromHome #homeoffice #remoteWorking #adminForRemoteWorkers

Cooperative games to play with your loved ones while stuck in a house with them: GO!

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There was a talk at Google by Douglas Rushkoff about his book "Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus" which I posted last year.

This talk is even more awkward.

"We're all feeling awkward right now, coz we're talking about breaking up Google at Google"
- Anand Giridharadas,
author of "Winners take all - the elite charade of changing the world"

Whoever brought him in as a speaker obviously didn't read his book. 😀

youtube.com/watch?v=d_zt3kGW1N

When people tell stories about widely used open source projects going quiet when its developers are no longer being funded to work on the project, it's very, very, true.

I still have funding which allows me to keep some lights on at SVN. But most of the other devs don't, and the camel's back will break at some point.

Yes, SVN is still heavily relied upon. Ask developers working in industry, finance, and manufacturing.

Where is this bullshit late 90s open source "revolution" when you need it?

Spent an entire week offline and without cellular signal, except for a couple of hours on Wednesday.

This wasn't a planned digital detox. I just went to a remote region in the hills where my network provider has no coverage.

I was glad to experience a week of digital minimalism though involuntarily.

Maybe one should have 3 or 4 such weeks per year to disconnect, appreciate nature, do some self-reflection and finish a good chunk of the reading backlog.

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