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"What you're referring to as Star Trek is, in fact, Strange GNU Worlds..."

Question for #Pleroma admins or experts: Does Pleroma implement a server-only distribution setting comparable to the way that Hometown does?

Finished an integration for automated browser-based tests using Selenium into the FreedomBox project's GitLab CI pipeline on Debian Salsa.

I had the idea for this around two years ago and only got it working last Saturday. This is probably the most complex Continuous Integration pipeline I've ever built (this is v2.0 BTW). A custom CI system using the Buildbot framework comes second (also for FreedomBox).

Next, I have to document this.

#StrangeNewWorlds is SO good. Second episode even better than the first.

Grateful to have great #StarTrek writing and storytelling back.


> We want to focus on decentralized, open standard solutions.

Is there an integration with @delta planned? It would require both to implement AutoCrypt (could also be useful for email in general) and adding DC has a IM protocol (it requires an IM UX, not a mail UX). I think it would be a easier to build (its 90% email) than a matrix client.

Gates has an absolute ideological commitment to the idea that profit-based production is the most efficient way to produce and allocate goods.

It's what prompted him to declare war on free/open software, what caused his foundation to block patent waivers for AIDS drugs in sub-Saharan Africa and other poor nations, and it's what led him to strong-arm Oxford to kill its plan to release its vaccine into the public domain, opting instead to license it to Astrazeneca.


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A poll for people who have worked with both Java (usually with Spring Boot) and Golang.

Which language is better for developer happiness? Pick one.

#Java #Go #Golang

@njoseph In Arthur C.Clarke's Imperial Earth, smartphones ("minisecs") are handed down through generations.

There are no moving parts, nothing to wear out, other than a slight smudging of the lettering on the 'E' key on its keyboard.

Wrote a running commentary of a video I watched today. This seems like a less distracting version of live-tweeting an event that's common on birdsite.

The video is titled "Playing Emacs like an instrument"

If someone from 2005 were transported to the present, they would find it completely absurd that handheld computers are expected to last only a couple of years while desktop computers still last a decade (with repairs, of course).

Whether GNU/Linux phones become mainstream or not, I hope they will at least help establish the idea that smartphones can also be long-lasting devices.

If the US wants to do away with privacy rights, how about tax, political campaign, and "philanthropic giving" records.

When we created ODF 20+ years ago, Microsoft first laughed at the committee at OASIS, then made OOXML to render it moot, then rigged ISO to make OOXML a standard, then implemented ODF and now participates in the ODF committee and helps fund its work through COSM.

#Bluesky is Twitter's OOXML to #ActivityPub and it's at the "rigging ISO" stage.

Sometimes I mute people just to free up space in the federated timeline, as it seems not everybody tries to be careful with public vs unlisted toots :/

When you create toot storms (or threads how some people call them) it would be nice if you only marked the first toot as public and mark all others as unlisted. People will still get and see them, when clicking on the first toot, and they will show up in home timelines, but they don't fill up the entire public timelines.


The curb cut effect: for example, media descriptions right here on Mastodon help people who use screen readers, but they are also useful for explaining the joke for people who don’t get it, for translations of text, and for copy-pasting what would otherwise be just an image of text.

The #pandemic is far from over. Cases are low but rising again. It takes many lines of defense to protect against #COVID19. The #SwissCheeseModel of virus pandemic defense.

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