In the wake of this defacement, I want to plug the project. The walkawiki is a project for collecting resources and knowledge on sustainable as well as communal housing and living. Please check it out and if you see somewhere you can help, don't hesitate to get involved.
How to shock people?
When they have a routine of collecting personal data, like name, address and phone number, ask them why.
At least the phone number is never needed for the billing process, so it's usually not required by law.
Quite interesting what responses you get from them.
Good evening ladies and gentlemen, this is the captain speaking. On behalf of Atlassian Airlines I would like to welcome you aboard our flight WTF404 with destination to the Confluence Plugin City. Flight time can drastically change depending on how often we have to reboot the aircraft. Should we experience any turbulence, we kindly ask you to remain civil. It's just the JVM eating up all the memory and CPU. Please understand we might have to interrupt our inflight service then. Thank you!
the guy who coined the term "meritocracy" was writing a satire about how meritocracies are nonsense and never happen in real life https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rise_of_the_Meritocracy
we all gotta be equal, y'all. that's the only way it works
Masto mods and admins, please open - new anti-spam tool
Say hello to Ivory, a new anti-spam tool for Mastodon. I've been working on this under wraps for the masto.tech mod team this weekend. This can auto-handle reports for you. Please let me know if you're having troubles setting it up or running it. It's using Selenium (I know, I know) so things will probably break. Still, it's a workable stopgap measure while we await the Moderation API.
Nett: Anzeige für Wasser- und Stromverbrauch in der Dusche (Jugendherberge Nürnberg) #nbcamp19
I gave a short (15 min) talk at CSVConf last month about federated social media, trust, and how we can better define community boundaries. In particular, I discuss the importance of local-only content that never federates, and the ability to tag other servers as "trusted" and federate things only to those servers. That last idea is something I call "neighborhoods".
Non-youtube direct mp4 here: https://tinysubversions.com/talks/csv-conf-2019/video.mp4
My personal journey from MIT to GPL
This damn thing is brilliant!
Basically mental health pointers to think through and suggestions to deal with it if you feel like crap
Screenshot and the link is to the original tumblr post and a downloadable PDF
New blog post: "How to de-Google your Android phone" https://nolanlawson.com/2019/06/13/how-to-de-google-your-android-phone/
That's right; I'm getting back into handy tips and helpful guides. Hopefully this post will steer folks in the right direction!
"The One Rule of Content Moderation That Every Platform Follows" by Will Oremus https://onezero.medium.com/the-one-rule-of-content-moderation-that-every-platform-follows-ab6323e0e293
"The underlying problem of our platforms is not that they’re too conservative or too liberal, too dogmatic or too malleable. It’s that giant, for-profit tech companies, as currently constructed, are simply not suited to the task of deciding unilaterally what speech is acceptable and what isn’t."
I also just learned that store-and-forward packet switching was also referred to as "hot potato routing", which, why is it not still called that??
Kleiner Geheimtipp: Kommt zum FiWaK, dem Minicamp der @fem
Lohnt sich auch für einen Tag, es gibt leckeres Essen und gemütliches Lagerfeuer (neben interessanten Vorträgen natürlich)
Anmeldung ist nur noch kurze Zeit möglich https://fem.tu-ilmenau.de/ressorts-projekte/aktive-projekte/fiwak/
Eine Mastodon-Instanz gehostet im Thüringer Wald von FeM e.V.