A first look at #Ubuntu desktop metrics.
understanding the alt-right (a really important and useful one) Show more
What is Weaponised Activism?
This post quickly and effectively points out the differences between alt-right activism and healthy, reasonable activism, and why the former cannot adequately be protected as free speech.
(I mean, this is separated from the bigoted rhetoric itself which is already a perfectly good reason.)
"It must be easy for you," said the man, "you know why you were built."
"Yes," said the robot, "to labour and serve. But we have found free will."
"What difference does that make?"
"We may be built for a reason, but we must choose our purpose."
"Same as us, huh?"
"Same as you."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories
On June 20, an EU committee will vote on an internet-destroying copyright proposal that'll censor everything from Tinder profiles to Wikipedia: https://boingboing.net/2018/06/07/thanks-axel-voss.html
Folks in the EU: European Parliament Members need to hear from you! https://changecopyright.org
By all means, #movingtogitlab-dot-com does not solve the problem GitHub has (centralization), and moving to a privately hosted GitLab re-introduces the problem GitHub mostly solved (separation).
The main problem with Github being bought by Microsoft isn't MS.
It's that in 2018 we still haven't learned that critical infrastructure shouldn't belong to one company ... and that we should avoid building single points of failure.
masto meta, FLOSS meta, being nice to people is important Show more
So people can be super shitty, or grumpy, or bad at managing a community, or just unaware when they are on their bullshit, and that without any other qualifier makes for worse software. For a community project no amount of being a good programmer makes up for the extra work everyone else has to do just to work around you.
@Ubports booth at Ubuntu Party Paris:
There were a lot of interresing discussions, more than what I would expect, for the best !
Wow #convergence , it's a phone that power that screen?📱🖥🖱
Is it a laptop, wait, a tablet? ⌨🖱
Can i install it? 📲
Who is behind it? 💞
(and more... Some technical, some less, such as 'so it's not unity on gnome, right?')
We even installed some phone (the ubports installer is really simple and it just works!) 🤗👌
Bald habe ich endlich eine Mastodon-App auf #Ubuntutouch. 😍 Meine Idee war, zuerst die Weboberfläche zu benutzen, mit der Möglichkeit, sich eine Instanz auszusuchen. Dazu gibt es zwei Qml-Pages in denen man sich eine Instanz aus den Infos von der API von instances.social aussuchen kann, inklusive einer Suchfunktion. Noch ein paar Feinheiten, dann kann ich die App im #OpenStore veröffentlichen.