Ok, I made the book club instance I mentioned a week or so ago (and have been working on since yesterday).
I want to do some more work on it and make it ~*~pretty~*~ later on, but right now I just want to get more people there to talk about books. Yay books!
So if you were interested in that or just hearing about it now but think it sounds cool to do mastodon-based book clubs, come check it out!
Here's a super specific question:
Does anyone have any familiarity with WCOnline, the writing center software service, and if so, do you know of any open source alternatives? Or any viable alternatives at all?
It's good software, but it’s closed source and the service isn't great for online universities.
If there aren't any open source alternatives, would anyone be interested in building one with me?
depressing, resignated Show more
I'm worried that the best years of humankind are just over. Maybe I'm getting old, but I find it increasingly hard to care when it seems like not enough others do.
I just needed to vent :)
Negative IT news Show more
- Slack will let your employer read your DMs
- GNOME shell leaks memory on almost any animation
- Mozilla is making new opt-out privacy concerting experiments in tandem with Cloudflare
PSA, libraries, counter-Amazon Show more
This plug-in is pretty great, btw
Browser Extension that lets you instantly see book and e-book availability from your local library
I've had it installed for a bit now -- it drops this tidy widget just above the price of an Amazon book, which shows availability for your library system, including eBooks.
I did some experiments that really highlight how heavily image recognition algorithms depend on probability - and how unprepared they are for surrealism. #machinelearning
I listened to the latest YANSS Episode about how tribal bias is effecting every political debate today and see it everywhere now, recommend it to everyone trying to make sense of recent political developments.
CW: contains advertising (which is clearly marked and separated from the main content)
Es ist unglaublich: Mit Unterstützung der CDU sorgt die AfD im Landtag Sachsen-Anhalt für eine Kommission zur Untersuchung von Linksextremismus. Den Vorsitz übernimmt AfD-Hardliner #Poggenburg. Hier ebnen Konservative den Rechtsextremen den Weg.
@witti Die Herstellung von Lithium Akkus verbraucht viel Energie. Aber wenn die Energiequellen stimmen (zB bei Teslas Gigafactory) dann ist die CO² Bilanz überhaupt nicht schlecht.
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.