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Ecstatic to be able to announce the Samsung NEXT Stack Zero Grant: an effort to help support teams doing non-profit work on , including , , and other areas.

samsungnext.com/whats-next/int

Submissions welcome - please boost, I’d like to spread this through the . Reach out if you have any questions!

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Here's "It's all about the curry", my Monkigras 2018 talk on software craft:

youtube.com/watch?v=4EB6F-nhT-

Delivered a lot of talks over the years, but I gotta say this has been one of my favorites so far.

@redmonk

Just deleted the Google app from my phone due to an unwanted advertisement for a film sent to me via push notification. This is an abuse of the notification mechanism, and they should know better. Unfortunately it's becoming an all-to-common anti-pattern that is giving notifications a bad name.

Chris Webber, the co-editor of ActivityPub (which enables Mastodon, Pleroma, Peertube, etc.) is inventing the next generation protocol for decentralized social games & online collaboration.

It is really important work.

I am convinced that there are institutions out there that would give him a grant to work on this.

Foundations? Boston-area universities? If you know of one, please consider nominating him!

Please boost!

Also, for the record, “will you be nice to Facebook and Google during the afternoon?” is the wrong question to ask one of your speakers. My role is to call out, not to coddle, multinational corporations that violate human rights when they’re being legitimised. #NordicPrivacyArena

“…You spoke about Privacy Settings. The setting you do not have is ‘private from Facebook, Inc.’ It seems to me the only honest presentation on Privacy at Facebook would be a single slide: ‘You have no privacy on Facebook.’ What are your thoughts on that?”

“‘Cambridge Analytica and Facebook have the same business model,’ says Balkan. ‘If Cambridge Analytica can sway elections and referenda with a relatively small subset of Facebook’s data, imagine what Facebook can and does do with the full set.’”

wired.co.uk/article/facebook-c
mastodon.ar.al/media/Xhu0iw-w7
mastodon.ar.al/media/j--N5nlPX

Funny that we seem to be going in circles.

The web started as a bunch of individuals running their own servers. Then things got professionalized, and we got the mostly benevolent, for-pay corporate services. Now that your data is more valuable than whatever meager subscription fee you're not going to pay for anyway, we're back to trusting the randos.

The plummeting server/software costs help, but it would be impossible without volunteer labor.

It behooves us to support the randos.

Ecstatic to be able to announce the Samsung NEXT Stack Zero Grant: an effort to help support teams doing non-profit work on , including , , and other areas.

samsungnext.com/whats-next/int

Submissions welcome - please boost, I’d like to spread this through the . Reach out if you have any questions!

The world’s largest neuromorphic supercomputer has been fitted with its landmark one-millionth processor core and is being switched on for the first time.
manchester.ac.uk/discover/news

You know, @tootapp, if you could do a version I'd buy it again. It could easily become 's Tweetbot.

Monkigras' Call for Speakers is open. This year's theme is "Accessible Craft".

monkigras.com/speakers/

If you've never attended, Monkigras is two great days of enlightening meta talks and great people, where not even the top sponsors are allowed to just show up and pitch. It's basically my favorite event of the year.

@redmonk

"A trick or treat!" he called with glee.
"A ghost, how cute!" they said.
He took the candy, but his treat
Was being seen, though dead.
The eve he could walk free.

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