That moment when the client shows you the "amazing" internal tool they’ve been developing for the past year(s) and that you’ll need to be integrating with. And all you want to ask is: is anybody really using this? I mean really really using it...
It must be pretty schizophrenic for some companies today to think that if you want to make a meaningful impact on Climate Change, you’re going to have to convince your customers to stop buying your product.
I'm excited to share my #apconf2020 talk, "Decentralized Social Media vs the Trolls."
In it, I tell how the #Fediverse, a #decentralized social network, rallied together to isolate an invasive right wing extremist group through codes of conduct, human moderators, and strong moderation tools.
(Hosted on a #peertube instance, conf.tube!)
Good morning #Thoughtverse. What’s on your mind this morning?
Happy #diwali to all. 🕯️
The future of #VR looks great. We’re all soon going to be spending time in meeting rooms that look as fun as the pre-covid ones. Yeay.
Free software funding idea: Honorary employee
A company adopts a maintainer of a free software project as an honorary <some title based on company> so that they can continue their free software development full time..
An honorary employee doesn't report to any manager in the company nor is accountable for any of its goals. Their relationship to this company is only for tax purposes. The company does this because it depends on the free software project.
Firefox uses Google's geo API by default, but you can change that...
The developers of Signal are currently doing a user survey:
I told them that I really like the app but also that I would like:
a) Signal on @fdroidorg
b) a proper desktop client
c) no data stored in "secure enclaves"
Maybe you'd like to tell them, too?
It seems Bobby Tables registered a company in the UK.
A Mastodon instance running on ThoughtWorks infrastructure for its employees to interact with the Fediverse.