Peertube, an ActivityPub based alternative to YouTube, is running a crowdfunding campaign https://www.kisskissbankbank.com/en/projects/peertube-a-free-and-federated-video-platform
Comes at an important time, with YouTube blocking legitimate videos on (incorrect) copyright grounds, such as MIT's OpenCourseWare videos and the Blender Foundation's videos https://torrentfreak.com/youtubes-piracy-filter-blocks-mit-courses-blender-videos-and-more-180618/
Setup my own instance of Gitea and migrated over all my private GitHub repos as a starting point. I do like GitLab, and feature list is impressive, but the closing off of certain features in the Community Edition seems counter to spirit of true open alternative to GitHub we should be looking for. I've also never liked the interface quite as much - Gitea maybe steering too close to GitHub clone, but it's also just cleaner. Bring on Gitea/GitLab/etc federation, in any case!
Mackintosh Building at Glasgow School of Art on fire again. Terrible. Hope everyone nearby are safe and made it well away.
Good luck to @marrkus in the @pixelfed logo contest! Good to see so many entries, and being mates with the designer I have some bias, but imo this in the best entry submitted by a long way. (https://github.com/dansup/pixelfed/issues/182#issuecomment-396067684)
But seriously.. it's great that with Mastodon people have the option of forking the project if they don't agree with its direction, while maintaining federation with the network even, if they choose to do so. That's a pretty amazing thing, and sort of precisely the point?
With all this drama, Mastodon really does feel like the early days of Twitter. :)
The banality of evil. The idea of children being forcibly separated from their parents, many of whom will have travelled to America to find a better/safer life for their child, is sickening. Outrage at this doesn't seem proportionate to the horror of what is happening.
Encourage sharing this. Evidence clear that immigration has a net benefit. Aside from blatantly deceitful and racist portrayal in right wing press, pandering to the lie has helped get us into this mess. Challenge the rhetoric and share the evidence. Then hold Tories to account. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/may/17/immigration-good-for-britain-bust-myths-austerity
"There is light but there's a tunnel to crawl through
There is love but its misery loves you
There's still hope so I think we'll be fine
In these disastrous times, disastrous times"
I can't imagine how many people I've evangelised Frabbit to over the years, preaching to anyone who dared suggest so that they weren't just another indie folk/rock band but something a lot more important, in large part due to the beauty, humour, & honesty of Scott's songwriting.
I've had some of my best nights seeing the band or Scott play at various places around the country, and Scott's music has helped me get through some of my worst. I've friendships built around a shared love of the band, and close friends I met because of it.
It's a horrible, sad day. Frightened Rabbit have been my favourite band since the first time I heard the Midnight Organ Fight. It's a cliche but sometimes an artist or an album finds you at just the right time in life, and speaks to what you're going through. MOF did that for me and Frabbit have pretty much been that for me for the last decade.
This is why I only use & support Free & Open Source Software in my personal life. This man is going to prison. Prison.
"A California man who built a sizable business out of recycling electronic waste is headed to federal prison for 15 months after a federal appeals court in Miami rejected his claim that the “restore disks” he made to extend the lives of computers had no financial value, instead ruling that he had infringed Microsoft’s products to the tune of $700,000."