If you want to steward an ActivityPub Conference, you have to prioritize accessibility.
Not everyone can fly or drive to the location.
Some ideas to improve accessibility:
- Adopt Code of Conduct.
- Accept pre-recorded talks.
- Prioritize diversity over clout.
- Stream the conference live.
I won a Hebocon because I found a really strong motor and just ran everyone right off the table so I feel like I cheated. But then they gave me the trophy and I think they got revenge. #balccon
French city makes its buses free, spurring new ridership and decreasing car use http://feeds.boingboing.net/~r/boingboing/iBag/~3/EzQVEM42Qlw/french-city-makes-its-buses-fr.html #boingboing #free_as_in_free_buses
The depressing thing with plastic waste is that we had the infrastructure to re-use packaging in every way, and we demolished it. From the milk-man who took the empty bottles back to returnable beverage bottles, and people taking their own packaging to the grocer to put foodstuffs in, be it cheese, olives, beans or whatever.
Now we have to build the infrastructure and the mindset again. Before it's too late.
@RadioAngel Come visit the Netherlands 🙂 They've built a solid cycling network that makes every city and small town, and everything in between, completely accessible by bike. And it's designed with safety in mind so kids bike to school. Whole streets have been turned into gardens and parks. If you're disabled you can apply to use a tiny car in the bike lanes so things remain accessible for everyone.
We don't have to be defeatist -- there's a better way. https://bicycledutch.wordpress.com
PSA: If you gave data to Promethease or SNPedia and you are not European -- they have been acquired by MyHeritage, and your data will be transferred to MyHeritage on Nov 1 if you don't delete it before then.
Apparently they are only informing European customers by email because the GDPR requires that they ask permission before sharing data. For everyone else -- maybe they hope you won't notice 🤷♀️?
If you are not European you might ask your government for better data privacy laws.
So where are all of the #ActivityPubConf videos or where are they going to be? I'm pretty surprised to not see #Peertube links popping left and right, but maybe I'm just following the wrong people... 😢
I'm sure there's a lovely PeerTube host out there willing to help with hosting (or a few that federate with each other, if we want to distribute the load)
If you have the footage and getting them edited etc is the issue @cwebber then hit me up.
Today I'm embarking on an epic travel adventure that involves three night trains and a night ferry 🚄🚄🚄🛳🥳
My partner has conferences in Novi Sad in Serbia and Stockholm and we’re doing the no air travel thing.
I have two knitting projects, an offline programming project, and a Dutch book to read. I'm SET.
If you're off to uni this month and you're a UK citizen, for goodness sake make sure you register to vote, especially if you weren't old enough to vote in 2016.
There's going to be a general election, probably in November, and if you aren't registered at your uni address pretty much straight after the start of term then you won't get a say, or you'll have to travel home to vote. All UK unis are able to help with voter registration. Most can do it during student registration.
Unless, of course, you're okay with well-off pensioners deciding your future again.
I tend to knit the flippiest of hems, so I'm trying out this lined hem from Åsa Tricosa's Ziggurats book to see if that will tame the situation. Seems like a pretty cool hem so far. #knitting
I'm going to look into iBooks next (because I also have some I purchased there), so we'll see.
I looked into a few reader apps (Marvin and Kybooks3) but honestly iBooks works great as a reader app and it syncs your metadata/last read point with no fuss, so I'm just importing my DRM-free books into iBooks (and keeping a copy in Calibre, of course).
It's going to be nice to have one go-to platform to read on rather than books spread all over the place across different apps.
I finally got around to playing with #calibre so I can get my own copies of books I have purchased and read them with whatever reader I want. And the experience has left me ready to march in the streets against DRM, tbh.
After a bit of work I've successfully liberated my Kindle books. I have some nook books I bought as a middle finger to amazon, but jokes on me because it looks like those are now impossible to de-DRM, and B&N has shut down their mac app so platforms for reading are limited.
Beautiful generative rockets by @Bleeptrack@twitter.com #cccamp2019 - thanks!
This is what happens when you hang a disco ball in the trees. #cccamp19
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