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Axel Dürkop @xldrkp

2/2 I use entrproject.org/ to watch changes of the export file and trigger the conversion.

To organize my , I use zotero.org/ with plugin github.com/retorquere/zotero-b and copy the keys into my Zettels.

With draw.io/, gimp.org/ and inkscape.org/en/ I do my graphics. atom.io/ is my of choice.

1/2 It's and I want to tell you about my fancy stack!

I use zettelkasten.danielluedecke.de to write and organize my text. From there, I export to en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Markdown and convert with pandoc.org/index.html, -citeproc hackage.haskell.org/package/pa using a to convert to the final latex-project.org/ document. tbc...

@Tdorey What a great act of generosity.

@Downes @katebowles @dajbelshaw

Concerning the interface: I don't like it either. There is another instance called halcyon.social/ that appears a lot more like Twitter or Quitter.

Subway Tooter is an Android app github.com/tateisu/SubwayToote that I got recommended by @socrates , the admin of my instance. It has the feature to have more than four slots that can be arranged in desired order - or deleted.

@katebowles @dajbelshaw @Downes

Yeah, quite similar to what I did. And I found interesting people I would never have found if I had searched for them.

I also did the "look through other peoples' follower list" thing.

@Downes I think there is nothing wrong with people defining virtual places as some kind of home. But those become silos if it's not possible to easily connect outwards and inwards.

@Downes

I agree, that's a problem. But for me the choice to register on "scholar.social" was that I heard it should be a place for scholars to meet. So, it was the dedication of the instance that attracted me.

Then, the question might be not which individual to follow but to visit another instance with a certain dedication or character that promises to be interesting. Like a club or bar you go to because you hope to meet interesting people.

@Downes

As I understand the logic here it is neccessary to have some people follow you from other instances and then appear in the timelines of those instances with toots of high visibility. As most people follow back you'll soon could have an instance overlapping bubble and are visible on the federated timelines. From this point on communication offers can start.

My approach here was to first look up user names I knew from Twitter and follow those I found.

@Downes

Not sure what you mean with functions equally well compared to Twitter. I agree, Twitter failed as there is little discussion, more vain one way postings and a lot of negative vibes. Would you say it is a question of technology and UX/UI to make Masto work or one of social contracts and rules of usage?

I must say that 500 chars can lead to discussions based on arguments not on statements. That's a great chance here compared to Twitter.

@Downes Do you mean how it could gain momentum and attract more twitter users? Or how to use it in a certain "educational" way?

@Gargron Yes it is. Suggestion: An complete example of a username at an instance. And links from Atom, Webfinger etc. to Wikipedia.

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@dajbelshaw Thanks for showing me this magazine - and your article of course :-) I will try to get a copy in Hamburg. Otherwise the digital version.

@kerim First, Matrix is for communication. can be installed on one's own server but does not interact with other instances.

provides some kind of meta-protocol to integrate various services. Thus, you get a single "home" for your social communication.

Mattermost is great for getting projects organized and things done. Compared to Slack it is not yet that feature-rich. I use it for communication with colleagues as well as with students.

@marcjones Ever checked out what Jupyter Notebook can do for you?

@kerim I would say Mattermost is a FLOSS replacement for Slack.

Good read: "Open Source Friday" wants to remind employees to contribute: opensource.com/article/17/6/op

A good initiative as I think. And it could be adopted for the educational context as well: Teachers could remind students every week to contribute to the net as they build their knowledge on the open web every day. They could file an issue on GitHub or add to Wikipedia or write a blogpost. Many opportunities exist.