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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 .


> is now taking concrete steps to facilitate climate activism. Going forward, all Ecosia employees can engage in climate activism during weekdays – they don’t need to take time off or call in sick. If they incur legal problems, Ecosia will support them and cover any related fees. If reasonable, nonviolent civil disobedience should lead any Ecosia employee to be incarcerated, their time behind bars will be counted as work time.

Being a New Yorker of a certain generation, I have, and will always have, my thoughts on today. As an anarchist and leftist of a certain generation, I have, and will always have, my thoughts on what came after. I move forward and backward in time, like a pendulum, like a human, from Salvador Allende to the destruction of the Mosul Museum, everywhere between and beyond. 9/11, all the 9/11s. Clear blue skies filled with smoke and all the days since. I have nothing to say. I have too much to say.

Don't just read the link and go "I can't strike," there's also coordinated protests and other ways to get involved.

As the website says, "[o]ur house is on fire - let's act like it."

(Boost this or a better call to action, or write your own, please.)

Takeaways from the #activitypubconf

1. SharedInbox is dead (look out for MultiBox and OcapsPub)

2. Strong interest to explore Object Capabilities as a way to secure social introductions, power delegation and transitivity, and to develop effective cooperation tools that prevent abuse in the #Fediverse

3. There should be a dedicated #ActivityPub devroom at #FOSDEM2020

shoutouts to the supermarket near my house that sells blank VHS tapes in 2019

I know there are quite some #mastoadmin struggling with the disk space usage of the mastodon instance they maintain. The issue is not acknowledged enough and there are very few ways you can mitigate this using the official mastodon tools etc. Even better, often the proposed 'solution' is to 'get more disk space lol'.

Here's a compilation of recipes on how we try to deal with this for as we learn by doing.

In general we document many parts of on that wiki so that other collectives can use that information:

I'm pleased to announce the v1.0.0 release of Hometown, my Mastodon fork! It's up to date with Mastodon v2.9.3, and unique features include:

- Local only posting
- Full support for rendering incoming `Article` posts from federated blogs like Write.As
- "Exclusive" lists that let you follow someone without clogging up your home timeline

For more info, including rationale for each new feature, check out our wiki:

And the release itself is here:

Has anyone written a Mastodon bot designed to greet and interact briefly with new users? I have some thoughts about how I'd like that kind of thing to play out and would like to mess around a bit, but don't want to necessarily start from scratch.

alternative Mastodon front-ends 

We should put individual #socks on the #blockchain. We need figure out when one disappeared and trace back to that washing machine or basket that last saw it. We need a decentralized market place to put them back together. You might have the other one that is missing from my drawer.


> We’ve passed a milestone in Google’s evolution from search engine to walled-garden. In June of 2019, for the first time, a majority of all browser-based searches on resulted in zero-clicks.

#google #web #internet #domination #walledgarden

We all know that Google (with Chrome-ium) has at least close to 90% of the browser marketshare on the internet.

Which is your primary browser on your computer?

Remember that Brave, Opera and Edge are Chromium derivatives. I consider Safari to be separate since it's Webkit and not Blink.

Retoot this to get more votes in.

#poll #browser #firefox #chromium

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