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Why #SoundWalk 

Wow, seems like is actually usable in on Android and it is better than those normal text editor apps - I have undo, arrow keys (via Termux's volume key combinations) and the whole emacs arsenal.

Just discovered #Gancio! An event platform that (partially) supports #ActivityPub and is already being used!

There are already two instances! (Torino, Italy) (Firenze, Italy)

Project website:

Code repo:

Idea: if orgs that primarily announce their events on Facebook also somehow exported the announcements as a calendar feed (ics)? Similar to RSS perhaps, but calendar-rish. For people who don't use FB, that would be useful.

This could work if they could simply push a button and have their events appear as or something like that.

And that would require 1) free software to actually do the conversion and 2) hosted instances.

This was an interesting discussion about the value and/or harm of following testing models/methodologies as they are.

Mirrored from Twitter 

Take too hot for anywhere but here: apoliticality is a privilege.
If you want to "keep politics out of this space" then you live with the conditions that lofty political decisions will have no impact on your life. You don't live a life where the whims of some talking head can determine weather or not you have a place to sleep tomorrow, or when the next time you'll get a meal will be. To be apolitical is to have no concern for the goings-on of the status quo, which means that it benefits you.

Aaron Swartz. Born on this day! November 8, 1986. He would have been 33 today.

November 9 will be observed all over the world as Aaron Swartz Day — an annual event to celebrate Aaron Swartz’s legacy as an activist, programmer, entrepreneur & political organizer.

Hackathons would be organised, where diverse & passionate folks would gather & exchange ideas with each other, who believe in Freedom of #Information & #Education and Securing Digital Space for all.

Remember 9th November! 💜

i just published a tiny 💕ASCII art💕program for the browser!
you can freehand draw ASCII art & output it as text...
just hit "BUILD ASCII!" when you are done!🎉
play with it here👉
source code on github👉
(desktop only)

Recently revisited my post from 2015 on why I left :

Today I would probably write it differently, considering all the new things I have learned about FB since then, from the way it abuses its SDKs, embedded in third-party mobile apps, to all the problems with moderation and Big Five personality analysis, etc, etc.

Anyway, I think it still reflects the core of my motivation of leaving it behind.

Also it lacks subtitles, which the Google Play version does have. Luckily there are independent efforts on subtitling it.

I find it confusing that the official website (per Wikipedia) of "The Internet's Own Boy", a documentary about Aaron Swartz, under the "Watch online" section does *not* link to the licensed, drm-free version of the movie on Internet Archive, that, per , is legitimate and official. It's a kind of double standard, and in this particular case I actually find it hypocritical for a movie about Aaron Swartz.

Perhaps I should email them.

Bill Gates on the Windows user experience, in an internal email from 2004:

"Someone decided to trash the one part of Windows that was usable? The file system is no longer usable. The registry is not usable. This program listing was one sane place but now it is all crapped up. But that is just the start of the crap."

Amazing how little has changed in the last 15 years.

During his lecture in Lviv, Chris Cutler mentioned that he does a podcast. I've started listening to his podcast (called Probes) and it's a rich, interesting, strucrured and informative journey through the mysterious universe of 20/21-th century music.

The RSS feed can be found under the Curatorial section on this page:

In the feed you would need to filter by Probes.

@cwebber I think you might like this. An artist designed a lisp-like programming language, but using Arabic instead of English, and hence RTL.

thinking about how "audacity" is one of the few examples of open source successes where it's become the standard program for basic audio manipulation even among people who aren't open source geeks

Holy smokes.

LibreOffice runs on the Librem 5!


Saving files, opening files, typing... the UI is a bit cramped (it's a desktop app on a phone)... but hot-diggity! It works!

fsf, rms, etc 

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