I love the tiny, expanding Gopher network. People hosting small public access shell servers, sometimes with only 128MB RAM, sometimes more, access via a restricted shell, sometimes with git, sometimes with a weird publishing system, all of them with Gopher hosting. 😍
It feels like the old days!

Hotter take: 'ambient computing', 'internet of things', and 'ubiquitous computing' all pale in comparison to my favorite goofy term for this tech: 'everyware'

There are now Mastodon share buttons on the @fsfe websites. 😉

PSA: If you're a #maker, please, if you can, design your stuff in the #openstructures grid! Modularity makes things so so much more sustainable, by making them easy to repair, customize, repurpose, and reuse - but the benefits only come with widespread adoption


Please boost this if you support sustainable inventing!

Everyone is always so focused on the “super” and “hyper” keys on Lisp keyboards, but I find the 👎 and 👍 keys a lot more fascinating.

In the NEWS file of GNU Hello:


Version 1.1 (16 September 1992)

* Zork output compatibility has been added.


unable to connect to wifi on Ubuntu 18.04.1 using wicd 1.7.4?

restart the damn machine 5 times and smash all the f keys, this is the official fix

@grainloom and if you follow @alt_text it will remind you to use it everytime you dont

Hey people, I've been noticing the number of posts with alt text going down. It might be because of all the new users who haven't learned about the feature yet, so for them and everyone:

yall should use alt text when uploading images! what are they??? hover over the images to find out! why are they good? the tldr of it is that visually impaired computer users exist and it helps them navigate the INFOBAHN better

Bring back the term "turnkey totalitarianism" for the surveillance state. Its construction was outsourced to private industry, and now it's ready to go.

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Listen to an audio book. There are lots of public domain ones here: librivox.org/

I've been thinking about an #ActivityPub implementation for #Wordpress. My idea supports:

- publishing blog posts and comments to ActivityPub-compliant servers, letting users follow/reply to/share/like these via other compliant services
- @-mentioning other ActivtyPub actors (e.g. Mastodon users) in posts and comments
- commenting on posts from Mastodon or other ActivityPub services

I've written up some technical notes at gist.github.com/jdormit/104932. I'd appreciate feedback, so please comment there!

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