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On the same day our First Minister led the Pride parade in Glasgow, protests continued in Edinburgh against Trump's racism, misogyny, and fascist politics, and Scotland made sure Trump felt (un)welcome as he went for a round of golf. Proud of my country today. theguardian.com/us-news/2018/j

Brilliant news from the EU Parliament today. With the constant efforts of those who don't understand the internet and/or want to undermine and control it, it can sometimes feel like a losing battle in defending it. We just need to try harder and keep up the fight. At least this one won't simply be waved through, as has largely been in the case in the UK the last couple years..

Annnd now reading up on how toothless and full of loopholes current EU net neutrality regulations are. Sigh.

Apparently Vodafone launched some new brand ("VOXI") which literally offers a "Video Pass" for YouTube and Netflix etc, "Music Pass" for Spotify... How the hell is that not in violation of EU net neutrality law? It's the most explicit and high profile erosion of net neutrality I've seen in the UK. Basically makes that image that goes about whenever net neutrality is discussed, showing cable TV style website "packages" a reality..

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Peertube, an ActivityPub based alternative to YouTube, is running a crowdfunding campaign kisskissbankbank.com/en/projec

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 torrentfreak.com/youtubes-pira

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!

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The logo contest is now closed, and the winning logo has been chosen. Thank you to all the participants!

More information here: github.com/dansup/pixelfed/iss

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. (github.com/dansup/pixelfed/iss)

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?

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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.
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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. theguardian.com/commentisfree/

"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"

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Love to Grant, all of , and all of Scott's family and friends. x

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