Hey, fediverse! Listen up. You'll like this, I promise.
Yesterday I was on Norwegian national radio, talking about how the "monopoly" of Facebook over the public discourse is dangerous and that politicians need to step in.
My sollution? Enforce federation!
That way the free market of social networks can work and the network effect will no longer be a "social DRM" locking people in.
Based on this text (norwegian): https://nrkbeta.no/2016/12/19/samfunnet-trenger-alternativer-til-facebook/
It's available in Norway here: https://radio.nrk.no/serie/her-og-naa-hovedsending/DMTN01007218/11-04-2018#t=42m15s
Ok guys, it's @nickfarr here (in lieu of my mom who usually drives this account). I've finally convinced my mom to try a pilot podcast with me and I'm looking for advice on a good unit for recording.
@flowfx and I use the Zoom H2n, and it's been good to us. Any suggestions beyond this for basic field recording?
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I'm looking for work.
Remote work, as a support technician or sysadmin or something similar.
I've been offered two jobs at less than half of my current salary. I have worked in web development, and product support for the last 10 years. I have an AAS in computer science.
I am a developer, but I'm rusty and I like doing support more than I like doing development professionally.
When you kindly request that the co-working space follow German law regarding opt in email advertising and the person says 'we have a no bullshit policy and if you keep acting so entitled about your rights then I have the right to not let you in'
Factory Berlin is a good example of all that's wrong with tech today. Silicon Valley's permissionless innovation imported in to the German startup scene...
Ok, what is the *minimum* functionality required to qualify as having coded a Mastodon client in Excel?
Though it should be fully apparent by now: No the internet does not just sort it self out. The rules you make and more importantly the rules you don’t make sow the ground with the kinds of weeds that will eventually take root and crowd out less virulent plant life.
So in the last month of being a new Mastodon admin I've seen: (1) a popular instance wipe its entire database and (2) a popular instance's operator ragequit and take the server with them.
Definitely an education in mastodon failure modes!
My sense is that the decision to become a Mastodon admin comes with some responsibility to plan for continuity... the broader Mastodon community suffers when there is no plan or a lack of effort to carry it out.
Would anyone be willing to donate to me, an uninsured gay tran who lost her job and needs to be able to pay the rent, buy black market hormones, and eat until she finds a new job... Please? :/
"If a CoC works for you, that's fine and I respect it - please respect that it doesn't work in all cases, and let us build better solutions that will actually help as many people as possible feel safe in our communities."
Stolen from @nickfarr other social media account
Hey listeners of SW2L...what are your ideas for upcoming drafts?