"Act fast! We have a few Librem laptops on clearance."
reading this article, it occurred to me that we should build a federated calendar service to break free of google's monopoly https://medium.com/s/story/how-i-fully-quit-google-and-you-can-too-4c2f3f85793a
It's still at a pre-Alpha stage, but you can get regular updates from the lead developer at @BaptisteGelez (the account is on a Plume instance but it federates through #ActivityPub, so you can follow it on Mastodon etc).
There's a demo Plume instance at:
Developers can find out more here:
anti-antifa bill? just one more step america, just one more
Internet Nostalgia/Trivia Time! The Bozo Filter or Killfile was basically what today we'd call a mute or block. Add someone to your newreaders bozo filter and blissfully go on reading without seeing their messages (although you might still see replies). That's right, there's no reason for social media services to see this as some weird new idea, it goes back more than thirty years.
More usenet memories. Kibo! Kibo was the usename used by a person who because (in)famous for showing up any time they were mentioned. Eventually revealing they were simply running grep on the news feed to let the computer point them to any post with "kibo" showing up anywhere. Even resulting in a verb form, kiboizing, for the practice of searching for your own name/nickname/username.
Bringing Blogging to the Fediverse
(submitted by exolymph)
So, what do you call a Startup that didn't work out?
I want to vote for calling it an Endup.
Thanks, over and out.