I had a StatusNet account until Evan killed identi.ca years ago; a shit-ton of great people I talk with here every day have accounts on Pleroma or GNU Social. Some are their developers.
#Mastodon benefited handsomely from there being a large community of dedicated people in Fediverse before Mastodon was a thing. Let's acknowledge that and stop being so condescending.
#Introduction time! I'm a hacktivist, free software advocate, strong supporter of free and open internet. Used to be a policy hacker. Co-founded the Warsaw Hackerspace.
Currently trying to make sure journalists at @OCCRP have the tools and training to safely expose corruption and organized crime.
Also, I bake bread, sail, and dance Lindy Hop. So, there's that.
> --fingerprinting-client-rects-noise - Implements fingerprinting deception of JS APIs getClientRects() and getBoundingClientRect() by scaling their output values with a random factor in the range -5% to 5%, which are recomputed for every document instantiation.
@pb I think the point is being missed.
I have no issues at all with people charging for services.
I have no issue with people not releasing their source code when it isn't ready for public release.
What I have a problem with is projects that see all the work happening in the open, slap on a connector to that work, begin charging people for it, and still don't release that code.
If it's in a good enough state that people can pay for it, it's good enough for me to read, and contribute to, and learn from.
"O pożytkach płynących z rozdawania pieniędzy", Piotr Wójcik: https://nowyobywatel.pl/2018/08/13/o-pozytkach-plynacych-z-rozdawania-pieniedzy/
> „Bieda to nie brak charakteru, lecz brak pieniędzy” – tak zatytułował swoje wystąpienie na konferencji TED Holender Rutger Bregman, jeden z bardziej znanych zwolenników wprowadzenia bezwarunkowego dochodu podstawowego (BDP).
In french we don't say "I'm a huge fan", we say "Je suis un gros ventilateur" and I think it's beautiful.
Hey #Fediverse. When you post pictures, please please please with puppies on top fill in that description box for the visually impaired. You will be helping us out tremendously. We want to enjoy your pictures as much as others do. You don't have to write a novel, but just fill in some details.
Thanks with much love:
A Blind Dude
Who knows a good front end dev? How is it possible that we are having a hard time filling a #job for @greenpeace international 1st #FOSS project? Peeps - please share: https://workfor.greenpeace.org/vacancies/details/front-end-developer/
“If every book had been reporting its reader to headquarters every single day for the last 500 years, we would not have what we are pleased to consider the human rights of citizens…,”
- Eben Moglen, Yale Privacy Lab, 2017
#5yrsago Dear airline execs: crowing about new fees and price hikes before your merger makes the DoJ mad https://boingboing.net/2013/08/15/dear-airline-execs-crowing-ab.html
A man is at a friend's funeral. After the proceedings, he approaches the widow and asks if she minds if he says a word. "No, of course not," she replies. So he grabs a glass and taps a spoon against it to get everyone's attention, and when the muttering dies down, he clears his throat and speaks: "Plethora." He puts the glass back down and everyone continues their conversations. The widow turns to him, with a tear in her eye. "Thank you," she says. Show more
"It means a lot."
At the top of everyone's computer security threat models should be:
1. Silicon Valley is run by a clique of unaccountable billionaires at least some of whom are actual Nazis, or at least Nazi-curious and find Nazis sympathetic and interesting and worth hearing out because they have important and fun ideas
2. The United States Government, as of 2017, is run by people who are actual Nazis and also Russian Mafia
Yet very few Silicon Valley Best Practices seem to take #1 into account
Hacker, activist, free-softie; CISO at https://occrp.org/ # my opinions are my own etc.
This page describes the mastodon.social instance - wondering what Mastodon is? Check out joinmastodon.org instead! In essence, Mastodon is a decentralized, open source social network. This is just one part of the network, run by the main developers of the project It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!
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