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@mheiber, @effye and myself have just sent the news about this instance to the whole company. So, expect a lot of newcomers.

And to all , welcome .

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what is the strongest drive in your daily work?

What is RSS (Really Simple Syndication)? - Nicky Case: ncase.me/rss/

Another reason for RSS "dying" to note: Chrome never, until now, supported it. And when Chrome didn't suffer for that, other browsers also dropped their support for it.

The Linux Foundation are carrying out a survey on "Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in Open Source", and I know this is something #foss #freesoftware and #opensource people (and opponents thereof!) on the Fedi have opinions on. So please boost and fill in.

Contributing to an evidence base may be a way of highlighting the problems and shaming people with money into doing something about them.

research.net/r/PZ9J8QN

Do you want to work full time redecentralizing the internet and FIX EVERYTHING?

The Internet Archive is hiring! getdweb.net/hiring-dweb-projec #dweb

We’re looking for a Senior in .

Here is the advert: grnh.se/0dc8152e1us

Happy to have a chat with you if you have any questions or would like to know what it is to work at

Ha. As the company passes 9.000 employees, its instance passes 600 subscribers. Welcome to , peeps.

On monday I'm presenting a paper on solar.lowtechmagazine.com during the 'Computing within #Limits' conference.

In the paper I'm describing the design choices we made, such as designing for unavailability and how they were based on reducing a few key metrics such as data transferred, calculations per request and use of third party services. This opens up a way of thinking about #degrowth and ICT. We should be looking in to that waaaay more.

The paper also tries to implicitly answer the 'how do we do sustainable web design?' question and argues aiming for reduction (of bytes transferred, computation and infra required) as useful rule of thumbs guiding a design. That is to say, solar protocols, 'low tech look', 3.5MB dithered images, green CDNs etc ain't it.

However, it also self-criticizes solar.lowtechmagazine.com for the fact that it is so unreproducible and a very limited and 'easy' use case. So yeah no answer but thinking through degrowth should definitely be considered as the direction of the answer..

computingwithinlimits.org/2021

bilingual pride facts 

because acronyms are basically impossible in Arabic I was curious what the accepted equivalent of LGBT was. I grew up a clueless straight boy so I didn't know offhand.

turns out it's مجتمع الميم mujtamaa al-meem, literally "meme community" or "meme society"

happy pride everyone

How to build better digital experiences with UX writing principles medium.com/sainsburys-digital-

A lot of good pieces of advice there for better copy. You should def go read these.

En , abrimos un programa para mujeres que no han tenido la oportunidad de tener una formal en pero que tienen la motivación y el deseo de convertirse en profesionales tecnologistas.

thoughtworks.com/programa-tu-f

A colleague just left the zoom call for a minute, and I'm left with a view of their place.

I think it's a great idea to have a mirror behind you in a video call. It creates an impression of multiple layers of reality. Very inspiring

"This website contains stock photographs for illustrative purposes only."

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Yes and... ?

This week, I keep writing "Sapin" instead of "Spain" in all my emails and text messages.

"Sapin" means "pine tree" in French.

Get me out of this forest, please.

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toot.Thoughtworks

A Mastodon instance running on Thoughtworks infrastructure for its employees to interact with the Fediverse.