I called my Representative this afternoon to lodge a request that she urge House Judiciary to introduce new articles of impeachment for Trump's catastrophic mishandling of the situation in Iraq and Iran. (I also took the opportunity to remind her that Flint still doesn't have potable water.)
If you live in the US, when you get the chance, I suggest you do the same. (Representatives also have email contact via their government website, if you're phone-anxious.)
In this first episode of Fediverse Friday, I talk about what the Fediverse is and and what it isn't.
US and Iran must protect cultural sites, says UNESCO https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/01/iran-protect-cultural-sites-unesco-200106183016546.html
Hello Fediverse! After FAR too long of a break, I'm happy to share FediverseCast Episode 2!
I want to try for ~1 episode per week in 2020. In order to do that, the show is moving away from a primarily interview-style format to just me @kevinflo discussing topics solo
Hope you enjoy. Boosts appreciated! #podcast
sharing from reddit: The Los Angeles Public Library's online resource center now has the historic Sanborn Fire Maps from the early 20th century online for viewing.
Accessible online with an LAPL Card Number and PIN
30 years ago, Calvin worried about the Russians. The actors today are different but the script is the same. It’s like watching Groundhog Day, again and again and again… Bill taught Calvin the lesson in six panels. How many re-runs will it take us? https://t.co/tJM7RmiLxM
Soon, some venture capitalist will put $5 million into a startup that offers free fediverse accounts with unlimited storage, etc.
Unless every other instance instantly blocks such a service from Day 1, you can kiss your fediverse goodbye and say hello to a new Gmail. Once network effects kick in, they will make the rules.
It _can_ happen here but you have an opportunity to kill it before it does.
"If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea" - Antoine de Saint-Exupery, #OpenStreetMap aerial surveyor and quality philosopher
I love this philosophy! 🙂
Where can I learn more about the Fediverse/Mastodon/ActivityPub? https://instance.community/where-can-i-learn-more-about-the-fediverse-mastodon-activitypub
I think most importantly, I want to see the internet transition from a network of a few corporate giants to a network of thousands of small, well-connected organizations. Rather than sustainability via multibillion dollar corporation budgets, sustainablity via grassroots user-funded sources and low operational expenses. Cooperation over competition.
And while I mentioned some of our features that are exclusive to Write.as today, of course you can get the same writing experience with the free and open-source software behind it all, #WriteFreely.
Find a federated instance to join here: https://writefreely.org/instances
Start your own instance here: