Podcasts for the Kids using FLOSS Show more
Showed my nine year old daughters how to subscribe to podcasts and transfer them to their MP3 players.
As an old school dad I believe in "one tool one job" as it teaches children the underlying principles of computers much better than convenient black boxes like smartphones.
What do you think about that?
It's Open Education Week! Show more
Happy to announce a local event in the middle of #OEWeek 2019:
We want to find out, how these tools can interact to tell engaging and playful stories in #education.
If you are around in #Hamburg come and join us!
I find it absurd when people accuse #SciHub of "stealing" from journal publishers. It is the publishers who are stealing, from the scholars who write, peer review and edit the journals without pay, from universities and their libraries who have to pay to so their researchers can publish papers *and* to get access to them, and from the public who fund all this, through public funding, tuition fees and so on.
Don't feel bad or ashamed if you spend your week-end sleeping, resting.
It's *it's purpose*.
And in itself, resting is **not** doing nothing.
It's taking care of yourself, and allowing to gather back some energy. Some time to yourself.
Resting *is* doing something, for you. And it's a good thing to do sometimes.
Please find the slides as a PDF at (in German) in our university's #GitLab.
In the end, one of them suggested to establish a weekly round table on techno-ethical topics, as everybody agreed that *nothing* was clear about current technical trends. They exchanged mail addresses and want to continue the discussion right away next week.
This was not what I had expected!
Award Ceremony Suveillance Studies Show more
Tonight, there will be the award ceremony for surveillance studies in Hamburg.
"The Rise and Demise of RSS" Show more
Excellent article on the rise and fall of #RSS by Sinclair Target. Not just a precise story of an unfortunate fork it can also be read as an appeal to not repeat the same mistakes from the past when developing new frameworks for #decentralization and #federation.
Dealing with #ActivityPub and the discussion about its pros and cons we should set up a moderating unit to accompany further development.
The tutorials at ProtoSchool are about IPFS and the like which is good. But I wonder if #ActivityPub and non-blockchain-based federation should appear there, too.
Should we ask if ProtoSchool could be a place for that? Should we write such a tutorial?
My ActivityPub philosophy: https://cjslep.com/c/blog/an-activitypub-philosophy
Hi @fsf as a member of the Free Software Foundation I'd like to hear your reply on @aral post found here: https://ar.al/2019/01/11/i-was-wrong-about-google-and-facebook-theres-nothing-wrong-with-them-so-say-we-all/
Would you please be so kind to respond to this no only here but also on your own website as this merits a well-written article in my opinion. Thank you!
PhD candidate at Hamburg University of Technology. Focus on Open Education, Decentralized Technology and Free Software. Thoughts my own, not employer's.
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