@kyzh and one more: you suggest that making moderation more efficient might be an important aim (my wording, but close to yours I think) - do you think that maximising the efficiency of moderation might encourage larger instances? And do we want this if decentralisation is the ultimate goal?

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@kyzh just watching your FOSSDEM talk. Love

Quick clarifying Q: on slide you mention that 80% of users are on 10 instances - is figure different for active users? And do you have a link to data you can share?

Farm Hack. A worldwide community of farmers that build and modify their own tools farmhack.org

Word of the day: TÅGSKRYT (Swedish) — ‘train bragging’, boasting that you have taken a more eco-friendly train ride instead of a less planet-conscious air flight.


2 people are currently working on an #opensource federated #reddit alternative, called #lemmy.
They need some open source #developers to help them enable the federating function.. #activitypub

BOOST to help development...


In case anyone here likes speculative fiction- here's a piece I wrote for an AHRC project on Crafting the Commons...


@kidwellj Gitea is working on federation¹² but i think it’ll take a while.

¹ https://github.com/go-gitea/gitea/issues?utf8=✓&q=forgefed+is%3Aopen
² https://forgefed.peers.community/

Does anybody know what is up with DSpace (commonly used foss institutional repository platform, used especially by Universities - github.com/DSpace/DSpace) and server federation? I'd thought this was on the roadmap, but cant find anything on it anymore.

Thinking about rolling my own server on my Debian homeserver. recommendations anyone? Gitlab seems way too much overhead for my modest repositories. (gitea.io/en-us/) is nice, but seems like the future really ought to be federating self-hosted git servers...

Worth noting that people often complain about (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Progress) lack of support for icon badges and push notifications.

I avoid both deliberately for reasons of productivity and mental health, so lack of features is a plus for me.

For more, see here: humanetech.com/

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So, I'm now running Mastodon on iOS devices as a app (both mastodon native and @pinafore, h/t @yala). This works like a charm, and I can now see why app development hasn't been very impressive so far.

One ux question for other folks who are ahead of me on this: when I tap a link and it opens inside the pws browser (aka the "app") how the heck do I send the page to another app (like DEVONthink or pocket) for archiving? All I've got are a "done" button and AAa button to modify settings. 🤦‍♂️

Guerrilla Open Access [pamphlet] 

Life hack:

Academic papers are written by human beings who want their work to be read; and these people actually pay to be published in those journals. the journals do not pay them. And all journal licensing deals stipulate that the original author retains the right to share their own research.

So 99% of the time if you email the author of an academic paper and ask for the PDF, they will gladly and excitedly give it to you for free over email.

Maybe a dumb question... how do I put icons in my display name?

PSA: In 3 days, 2 February 2020, pretty much every single public GitHub repository will be archived in the Arctic World Archive in Norway.

This is being done without the explicit consent of users, and the website has no way to add yourself to a blacklist.

So, if you do not want your code to be archived for the next 1000 years, you might wanna make your GitHub repositories private, or otherwise make them inaccessible by 2/2/2020.

You can read more about this here:


subject: MAPS

yall ever heard of the spilhaus projection aka the fish map aka the best map ever?? it shows the ocean as it truly is, one large connected body of water.

them: you can't just put science words together and call it science

physics: superfluid quasicrystal

them: no

physics: also it's quantum

them: stop

physics: we made it with lasers


Quick update regarding passwords:

"12345" is commonly considered unsafe since 2012.

According to experts "1234567" will still be safe until 2023, at which point you should probably change all your passwords to "12345678".

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