If you're a #freelancer, don't work for Upwork. They're a scam. thread: https://twitter.com/MattFnWallace/status/1060659941491363841
I gave @forteller access to my Steam library, and now he's playing Hidden Folks with ALL THE NOISES and I'm not sure how I'll manage to sleep tonight.
Privacy expert Ann Cavoukian resigns as adviser to Sidewalk Labs (Google/Alphabet's "smart city" company)
"she expressed concerns regarding Sidewalk Labs recent digital governance proposals, specifically, the possibility that not all personal data would be de-identified at the source—a concern she said she raised with Sidewalk Labs early last month."
If you're interested in the off-the-grid social network Scuttlebutt, there's a good essay here about it (from a few weeks ago):
It's by @staltz , the creator of the Manyverse app for Scuttlebutt, and is nicely honest about the major difficulties of using the network, as well as suggesting possible solutions.
arctic ticking time bomb
„Marshall and Meneghello note that, as Arctic temperatures have risen in the last two decades, and summertime ice has shrunk with each year, the speed of the Beaufort Gyre has increased. 1/n https://t.co/CRVI0gRs7Y https://twitter.com/TerliWetter/status/1052935628193705985
tech, discord vs. floss, (- / ~) Show more
The fear of isolation without a replacement platform reaching critical mass has time and time again proven to be unfounded.
Remember MySpace? LiveJournal? Geocities and Angelfire? Yahoo IM/AIM/MSN/ICQ? People jumped ship from those for greener pastures just fine.
We're seeing the same exodus from FB and Twitter to here, despite technical and project management hurdles.
We can absolutely do the same to Discord and Telegram and Slack.
Does anyone want to explore #Scuttlebutt with me? It's interesting, but also a jungle I don't want to enter alone.
We are looking for more maintainers for specific apps in #FDroid. Here is a list of some that would need some love:
If you know how to build software in general, no particular Android experience is required. This can be picked up as you go :)
All of those already have working recipes available but all of them also have quirks that require manual action when updating.
Please get in contact, if you use one of these and are interested!
Tomorrow one of my early friends here in Malmö is doing his disputation, together with an exhibit.
The exhibit is about Arduino.
He's one of the founders of Arduino as well.
I'm really excited to attend this tomorrow, but know that I won't have energy enough for joining the party (or money), but that's okay.
Gibt's jemand in #Köln der @forteller die Stadt zeigen möchte? Er ist da, und hat in den nächsten anderthalb Stunden nichts vor.
Allow me to introduce myself through interpretive dance: 🎭🗣🎙📚📓⌨🚲➿🐑♏♻️👣💚✊🤓💖💜💙
chaos.social - because anarchy is much more fun with friends.
chaos.social is a small Mastodon instance for and by the Chaos community surrounding the Chaos Computer Club. We provide a small community space - Be excellent to each other, and have a look at what that means around here.
Follow @ordnung for low-traffic instance-related updates.
The primary instance languages are German and English.