I try to come and participate in Mastodon but it's hard to get excited when most of what I see are repost from Twitter. What's the point if that's all you're going to do? Why not just follow you on Twitter and be done with it?
i was listening to #Linux Unplugged today and Wes made a good point: it seems that all of the good technology that we Linux folks have is being brought into other systems (specically #Windows). As this moves forward, what compelling advantage (aside from privacy) does running Linux on the desktop provide? I'm really interested in hearing what you think.
I see a lot of folks talking about the future of decentralized services like #Mastodon and how none of us want ads or spying.
Here's the deal:
Running these things costs the people running them "real money" and it can be a LOT of "real money". Want privacy? Want no ads? Consider supporting the people who run your chosen service with a few dollars every month. It doesn't have to be a lot but enough to say 'thank you' and help put a little food in their stomach. It will go a long way.
#Linux computer maker #System76 announces phase 3 of their company: making their own stuff! Congrats System76! http://blog.system76.com/post/159767214983/entering-phase-three
A fantastic opportunity to work alongside me fighting hunger in Kentucky!
The Pirate Bay founder has launched a new service to register domain names anonymously: https://njal.la/. You can sign up using XMPP+OTR and pay in BTC. The company buys the domain and then gives you the usage rights.
Seems useful mainly for people worried about content takedowns.
Dell Launches Precision 5720 All-in-One Workstation Powered by Ubuntu 16.04 LTS http://news.softpedia.com/news/dell-launches-precision-5720-all-in-one-workstation-powered-by-ubuntu-16-04-lts-514958.shtml #dell #gnu #linux
The 90s: “Stranger danger!! Don't talk to people online who you don't know!!!”
Me, 20 years later: *tells strangers online intimate details about my sex life* *terrified of talking to people I don't know on the phone*
Hmm...just started a project using MicroPython. Totally amazed by this teams work! It's a whole lot of Python in just 256kb of code space and 16kb or RAM. I've got to get my own board to play around with. This rocks.
I decided to hold off starting my own #Mastodon instance for right now. First, I don't feel like messing with anything #Ruby right now and, second, it seems the various instances are doing well without yet another one. I'll keep an eye out though and, if I see a spot for it, I might just grab a #RaspberryPi and bring up a new instance. Right now, I'm loving Mastodon.
[Older] #OpenStack becomes a powerful tool for telcos seeking scalable cloud solutions http://siliconangle.com/blog/2017/04/04/openstack-becomes-powerful-tool-telcos-seeking-scalable-cloud-solutions-ons2017/ #freesw
social.cajuntechie.org (a new Mastodon instance) will be up and running tomorrow evening.