Mozilla has announced a grant of up to $30,000 "to people and projects that illuminate how to reimagine data in a way that shifts power away from big tech platforms and toward individuals and communities."

I finished my stint as a Mozilla Fellow and now I'm relaunching my Patreon with a focus on, well, fixing social media.

This means I'm going to continue my concerted work trying to make the fediverse a better place, in the form of best practice guides for running instances, external advocacy, and technical tutorials and training so that more people can contribute software to the fediverse at large.

You can read a partial summary of my work so far at my new Patreon page!

Take care of yourself so you can keep being awesome.

Sitting on the bus for hours without a power outlet (and a weak laptop battery) I started envisioning a digitally configurable multiphase boost converter with adjustable per-phase current limit so I could aggregate the power from half a dozen USB ports to charge my computer.

Slow, imperfect progress is better than none at all.

The 'Finkbeiner test' is a checklist proposed to help journalists avoid gender bias in media articles about women in science.

To pass the test, an article about a female scientist must not mention:

-- That she is a woman
-- Her husband's job
-- Her childcare arrangements
-- How she nurtures her underlings
-- How she was taken aback by the competitiveness in her field
-- How she is a role model for other women
-- How she's the "first woman to..."

trans girl that does not have anything to say 

i don’t have anything witty to say.

Someone: “Hey dude, how’s it going?”
Me: “Can you not call me dude, I’m non-binary.”

What someone says: “But dude is a gender neutral term”
What I hear: “OK, but I don’t care about your feelings”

wants to invest in "The Fund provides investment-style funding for early-stage, technology solutions that address the most pressing challenges faced by children and young people", further "UNICEF requires that all code, content or hardware developed and tested be open source and be publicly available."... Great initiative!

Want to inform your community about digital rights and privacy? Check out the Electronic Frontier Alliance Tips for Organizing Public Events.

An Atlas of Literary Maps Created by Great Authors: J.R.R Tolkien’s Middle Earth, Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island & More

Home for the holiday usually means celebrating with friends, family… and answering tech questions from the less techy people in our lives 😅

Here’s how to stay calm and carry on: tweeted by @mozilla

RT @pocket: Before you ✈️ to your holiday destination, visit Pocket’s Best of 2018 and fill your Pocket with great reads. Transform a long… tweeted by @Firefox

RT Let’s commit to building a world that treasures Black trans women & femmes.✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽

"We Keep Each Other Safe" is by nonbinary West African artist who worked w/ for the 2018 Trans Day of Resilience Art project.

Download at #TDORart #TDOR


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