someone register hiveway.net when it expires and make it a mastodon instance with a bee theme
Anyone have experience setting up git on a self hosted server? I needed it to recognize remote repo, but I can't seem to get the configuration right.
Oh hey look what I found in the bottom of a drawer in my office at the university. I’m guessing this was from when I first arrived in 2004. I’d hate to think I packed it here before that and kept it all this time.
wait: CC licenses expire after you die, right, so your work is just in the public domain? or do the stipulations of CC licenses persist after death? (if so, when do those expire? ever?)
this seems like it should be both obvious and an easy thing to nail down, but I'm having trouble finding any good discussion of the question... is there a #librarian here who could enlighten me?
Great blog post on Slack's "bait and switch".
"The reason email is federated, is because it was developed before surveillance capitalism was a thing and because it was established and entrenched long before these companies came around.
There's a reason why your email address is still the de facto way to sign up for any service on the web (sometimes with one or two degrees of separation), and it's because of federation."
Yesterday I attended day 1 of a 2-day learning analytics hackathon at my university. The focus was on students—they were learning how to use and code LA tools, and also coming up with ideas for what kinds of questions/problems they’d like to solve with LA data (aka their own learning data). They come up with some great ideas & I can’t wait to see what they put together by the end of the two days!
If you are new to Mastodon, you might wanna read this article I wrote recently, that illustrates the principles of Mastodon: https://medium.com/tootsuite/twitter-is-not-a-public-utility-2bc49567152b
And share it around outside of Mastodon for other people to see 😋
I've made a deliberate choice against a quoting feature because it inevitably adds toxicity to people's behaviours. You are tempted to quote when you should be replying, and so you speak at your audience instead of with the person you are talking to. It becomes performative. Even when doing it for "good" like ridiculing awful comments, you are giving awful comments more eyeballs that way. No quote toots. Thank's
General call out to folks. We're starting a History and Philosophy of Science reading group. We will read the first chapter of https://www.amazon.com/Exact-Thinking-Demented-Times-Foundations/dp/0465096956 and we will meet on https://www.worldtimebuddy.com/?qm=1&lid=2147714,2078025,100&h=2147714&date=2018-3-10&sln=10-11 and we will meet in https://discord.gg/ERQUGp6
All who have done the reading are welcome, spread the call. No RSVP needed.
So now Hiveway puts out this:
"One person did all the work and then simply offered it to everyone" - Way to minimize the community effort. Yes, @Gargron requires huge props, but he *has* had help from others.
"Although it has ... no development possibility or commercial structure..."
Uh. No development possibility? Then why would you fork it? Why would you base it on a codebase that has "the impossibility to evolve?"
Also, no commercial structure is a feature.
I asked for examples on birbsite for the many and various ways students might need to use laptops or mobile devices for learning if they have disabilities (or what a uni wouldn’t officially count as a disability). I got good responses; wrote them up here: http://blogs.ubc.ca/chendricks/2018/02/17/no-devices-policies-and-accessibility/
But of course I should have asked on Mastodon too. If you have anything to add you could comment on the post or reply here (can be general; no need to say what you yourself experience unless want to!)
I love how the days get longer in the spring and it’s really noticeable when you are going home from work and it’s still light.
It’s comforting to know the earth is still going around the sun in its usual route.
Facebook’s tracking of non-users ruled illegal again
(submitted by pdcerb)