New blog post: "Tech veganism" https://nolanlawson.com/2019/05/31/tech-veganism/
Wherein I try to understand what makes a "tech vegan" (i.e. someone who avoids closed-source software and big tech companies, i.e. probably you), and whether there are parallels with real veganism.
ICANN granted Amazon.com the domain '.amazon' today, rather than the entire geographic region of the Amazon Basin.
Acts like this are colonial, obviously, but also a slap in the face to early internet promises of global representation + shared power. Its really sad.
(via http://everest-pipkin.com/ , thanks ! )
@lauraritchie @dogtrax @cogdog @tellio @lightweight @compostablespork @carlwinberg @Tdorey @Downes @hrheingold @ayior @wentale @dartigen Sorry to blast you, but Laura got me going (as did Harold, indirectly) to write something about an idea I've been mulling: a community space for artists, educators, thinkers to share, exchange support, teach, learn and connect. An adult version of youngwritersproject.org
Link for more: https://geoffreygevalt.com/onwriting/an-idea-for-a-new-digital-community I would love feedback. Boost if you could. THANKS.
France's largest free software organisation @Framasoft has just launched a crowdfunding campaign for an open federated events tool, Mobilizon:
Mobilizon would replace Facebook Events and similar closed services.
It would use ActivityPub, so people would be able to organise events on the Fediverse.
You can also follow its Mastodon account here:
Live Music Participation Project/ Also Fundraiser, but they don't have to mix
in just over a week I'm doing an event- it's a 24 hour performance of Herbie Hancock's Chameleon that will be streamed. You're all invited to take part - either as audience, performers, or supporters (please share with anyone who might want to sponsor- either on or off Mastodon) All info is here: https://wp.me/P4Ng5z-1hE #Jazz24Live #music #fundraiser #school #LA #jazz
I'd be curious to know what experiences people have with these alternatives to gmail: https://switching.social/ethical-alternatives-to-gmail-yahoo-mail-and-outlook/
I've had a gmail account since 2006, but am finding it harder and harder to live with Google.
I'm considering Posteo; I don't mind paying up front and it seems like you get the most for your money — but would like to hear people's experiences.
I'm an email packrat, and would like to keep all my emails. Calendar and contacts are useful too.
For anyone interested in #photography #teaching or the travelling life of a slightly eccentric genius type... the documentary about Bill Jay that I did the music for has just been put on Youtube so everyone can see it. (yay!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wd47549knOU
Freshly trimmed for spring. https://pixelfed.social/p/fgraver/25562316955324416
FWIW, I took about 800 grammes of hair off him...
Our presentation ( @katebowles and I were in person) at #OER19 in Ireland ended up being a giant shout out for mastodon. The topic was #smallstories. Full details here, and the video is linked - our session starts at 53mins.
shout outs to @GeoffreyGevalt and our main author @tdorey and @Downes @dogtrax and @Ayior for being involved in our slides. :) @Gargron https://calendar.google.com/calendar/event?eid=XzZjcDY0YzM1NjByM2NiYjQ2bGkzOGI5a2M0cWphYjlvY2NyNmFiOWtjcGdtNGNyNTY5ajNnZGhnNzAgNzRwbjh0bXB0NmplOTdxN2htMm0zYTEzdW82bzJoYTRAaQ&ctz=Europe/London
just had a good family laugh looking at these after looking up the classic AI problem dog or bagel... our favoiurites are the dog or towel and Afghan Hound or Saruman
Just had a look through #uBlockOrigin's readme, and I love them, such a good bunch of humans.
"[...] it's important to note that using a blocker is NOT theft. Don't fall for this creepy idea. The ultimate logical consequence of `blocking = theft` is the criminalisation of the inalienable right to #privacy."
Wanted to give them money, but:
"Free. Open source. For users by users. No donations sought."
Watch the time. https://tv.nrk.no/direkte/nrk2
A project that started as a Digital Humanities project, transfered with the Principal Investigator to various institutions, and has now been copyrighted and monetized under the PI's for profit company. A good example of why understanding Free Culture as a social movement is relevant to Digital Humanities.
Quasi-academic working at Norway's national film school (they made me Vice Dean, the fools!), science fiction nut. Trying to make sense of the world.
Server run by the main developers of the project It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!