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Donderdag 18 februari, 14:00 uur, hoofdkantoor Vestia
Hilledijk 71, Rotterdamactie: tegen dreigende huisuitzetting van tientallen Tweebosbuurt-bewoners doorbraak.eu/18-februari-rotte

What's the best umbrella term for tech that aims at a lower environmental impact (hardware, software and network traffic) and respects privacy?

@calcifer posted about this in December, resulting in an interesting thread. Now I'm writing about it and could use some help deciding on a single term :)

Hot take:
Worker co-ops aren't an effective way to fight capitalism.

tl;dr
Worker co-ops don't help non-union workers organize, and functions within capitalist markets.

"A cooperative’s economic incentives discourage industrial action because the workers have an ownership stake in the business. But organized workers can bring a workplace to a grinding halt to win demands."

organizing.work/2021/01/you-ca

Seeking CMS Advice 

I'm currently looking at trying to some smaller orgs off of the disposable php-cms treadmill. You know the story – some designer+nerd friend sets up some PHP #CMS with a dozen plugins and a fancy theme. Two years later the whole thing breaks and is impossible to upgrade. 3 years after that you just have to take it and the 300 posts it had down because somebody keeps trying to use it to send spam. It can be pretty sad.

Static sites have their foibles but for a small org they are very attractive in that they should mostly work for a decade or two and can even be tweaked by hand if you need to, even if the generating software rots to bits.

But I don't want to teach everyone git + Markdown + special tags etc.

So, I've been looking at some GUI front-ends for stuff like Hugo and other static site generators. Does anyone have experience with this kind of situation and setup?

i heard subway got sued for selling tuna sandwiches that didnt contain any tuna

From the 2011 Revolution to the Revolt of 2021

cwc.im/Tunisia2021

Tunisia is experiencing its largest grassroots revolt since the so-called Arab Spring, with implications for all North Africa. Anarchists in Tunisia explore what has changed—and what remains the same.

#TubEdu the #PeerTube instace I use for publishing unlisted lecture recordings has recently upgraded to #PeerTube 3.0.1 which means that #live #stream is enabled.

This sounds like an ideal workaround for groups larger than 35 or 40 attendees when #Jitsi starts to struggle.

Now to see if #OBS will recognise Peertube streamkeys...

The anti-Matrix

When authors and pundits want to highlight some incongruity in the world, they’ll often say we’re in the Matrix, referring of course to the 1999 film. But we’re not in the Matrix. We’re in its complete antithesis: the anti-Matrix.

So, after one year of read-write time about computers I thought of having a Mastodon première of The User Condition, a looong text on computer agency and behavior. Here's the link, enjoy:

theusercondition.computer/

Of course I'm profoundly grateful for the help that I received from all of you people here (check acknowledgements at the bottom).

Needless to say, I welcome feedback, criticism, bug/misspells reports and whatever else comes to mind :)

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Ok, setting up an instance of took about 13 minutes on a server that already had a working Nginx setup...very impressed...

the _removePostInteractions function also has a nice purpose: "Removes potentially sensitive interactions from a post. This is the type of thing which would be of interest to marketers or of saleable value to them. eg. Knowing who likes who or what." gitlab.com/bashrc2/epicyon/-/b

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has a removeMetdata function built into the upload processing of images. These are the sort of design decisions we need in our software gitlab.com/bashrc2/epicyon/-/b

so whats the excuse for taking all the GAFAM money this year?

Zeg, komt het omdat ik hier al een tijdje rondhang, steeds meer mensen volg en dus via-via steeds meer #Nederlanders (en dus ook Nederlands) zie langskomen, of wordt de Fediverse stiekem toch door steeds meer mensen ontdekt?

Goeie ontwikkeling, in ieder geval!

The cryptography library for #Epicyon has been moved to python3-cryptography. This increases the speed of http signature checks by 18 times, so it should be better for single board computers running on solar power.

So if you are running an Epicyon instance then install that package before doing an upgrade.

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