#Mastodon might be special but it is not just for Christmas! 🐶
It's at the London Hackspace 🤖 in Hackney Road (yes deep in the heart of the thriving East End).
Come join us in person and help build a buzz around the truly human side of distributed social networks.
#Mozilla Rep & highly active member of its 🇬🇧 community. Primarily due to the Mozilla #Foundation's Policy & Advocacy activities in supporting #investigativejournalism, #privacy, #security, whistleblowers, open source tools, #openleaders
Anyone working or studying in the field, or those with with a keen interest to explore these topics - please give me a shout. Contact me via my about me page.
I've previously hosted ORG, Privacy International, Big Brother Watch and more at previous Privacy Labs. Was recently a wrangler for the P&S space at #Mozfest
the fucked up thing about programming is that nobody ever says "it's cool the way you use a for loop there! i like the way you named those variables, those are good names" the only say "why did you do it like that, thats the way a baby would program. youre a baby. and not even one of the babies who can program"
We're now officially a #nonprofit organisation (registered in Estonia, thanks to the ease of e-Residency) and would welcome contributions from volunteers (#educators, curators, designers, developers, etc) and donors.
Please spread the word, and get in touch if you can help in some way!
**Important cat update**
My cat LOVES peanut butter and she wanted you all to know.
"..we learned that our specific challenge was to document the actual complex lived experiences of the people involved. Their #activism was not a simple and static thing that lends itself to traditional archival representation. The #archive represented opportunities to be remembered, but also posed as a risk for being remembered frozen in a particular moment in time." #data #datajustice
* resource-oriented client architecture -- NOT the recent security vulnerability
Several topics discussed already flagged and discussed at length in the Masto' repo on Github https://github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/issues?q=is%3Aissue+is%3Aopen+sort%3Areactions-%2B1-desc
#meetup I got a lot from the structurer of the London Mastodon Meetup.
The open format and go-rounds giving everyone a voice. then focusing for a while on each issue as they came up.
A brake for drinks and nibbles.
Then a summing up go-round leading to a few more issues to focus on.
I get more value from this structurer than a top down table talk.
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Damn, it was indeed very windy yesterday, but I didn't know it was this bad :(
#UK userbase is up 200% in a month!!
Good talking folks, hope to do it again some time. Hopefully we can redecentralize the web somehow.
Here's my ridiculous VR sci-fi work-in-progress: https://tentacles.org.uk/starship
(And the cartoons what I made on the rest of that domain)
V0.2 of Starship feels almost close to being nearly in the home stretch. Writing much annoying code which I will immediately throw away when V0.2 is done and I can re-write the character controllers.
Big toot-lab shoutout to anyone and everyone at the London Mastodon #meetup - TOOT!