Just checking to see if this gets harvested by our Feed on oer4covid.oeru.org/resources/o due to the fact that lightweight@mastodon.oeru.org is following me... :)

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Shame that gov't agency Kainga Ora isn't making use of open source tools like those created by Whare Hauora, and not respecting tenant privacy and giving *them* control of their data. Good to hear the charity's kaiwhakahaere, Hiria Te Rangi, on RNZ helping gov't lift its ill-informed game... rnz.co.nz/national/programmes/

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Very cool... a ~$50 #FOSS water turbine that can be assembled from commonly available parts... invidio.us/watch?v=1KyL1-0A0Gw

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This is rather interesting, somewhat unexpected (apparent) consequence of global warming... nature.com/articles/s41558-019

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The thought occurs to me: what if we had a "no Xmas tree strike" this year... by my back of the envelop calculation, that'd be a few hundred million carbon sequestering, oxygen belching trees... towards our climate-change-arresting global tree planting goals. Not an inconsequential amount.

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So - it turns out @microsoft@twitter.com is using outdated security protocols on this volume licensing page - and that’s why it needs IE5 “or above” to work properly. twitter.com/donkey/status/1149

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PSA: You should get all your music on Bandcamp if possible. High-quality, DRM-free downloads, where a purchase is actually a purchase, and in unless something is truly off (actual scam), your money is going to reach the artist more or less directly.

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Caught again. ' has confessed that it gives workers access to some audio recordings from its Google Home smart speakers.' metro.co.uk/2019/07/11/google-

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Dear whoever invented the 'scroll down from the bottom of a news story and suddenly you are reading a completely unrelated one' thing on websites:

Please invent a time machine so you can go back and tell your younger self that this was a terrible idea.

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Gov't IT decision makers desperately need to learn about the stuff described in Chapter 3 of this rather interesting document from the UK's NHS... openuk.uk/wp-content/uploads/2

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There's a free and open source software project I'm very keen to see continue: Libravatar.org - see this: feeding.cloud.geek.nz/posts/lo Which up-and-coming contributor would like to work with a few of us to keep this impressive (surprisingly deep and thorough) project thriving?! I can probably find sponsored hosting and technical resources, but I don't have time to take it on myself. Do you?

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If you're not one of the 0.001% of the population who truly get Git (I'm not), you should watch this if you want your mind gently bent in (not always) pleasant ways: youtube.com/watch?v=1ffBJ4sVUb If nothing else, this offers an amazing metaphor for how the universe can achieve such amazing complexity, beauty, and depravity from a few simple, remarkably elegant rules (and nothing else) :)

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Oops - should be OStatus, not OSocial - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OStatus And other references: fediverse - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fedivers, ActivityPub - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Activity, and Matrix - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matrix_(, and, of course Mastodon (on which I'm publishing this post, regardless of where you see it): en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mastodon - if you're curious, join this Mastodon instance: mastodon.nzoss.nz - I maintain it here in NZ & catalystcloud.nz generously provides sponsored #FOSS cloud hosting.

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Did you know allows you to download volunteer GPS activity anywhere in the world? This means architects, urban planners, and you can analyse urban behaviour to make better decisions for the built environment! Read more in my latest article here:

thinkmoult.com/worldwide-gps-t

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