Neil boosted

Announcing LearnAwesome.org - an open-source, ActivityPub-compliant alternative to GoodReads, Coursera etc.

The goal is to build humanity's universal learning map by tagging learning resources with rich metadata such as topics, format, length, cost etc. There's a companion browser extension, a mobile app and peer-groups for project-based learning, mentored by selected experts and more.

The webapp is built with Ruby, Rails and PostgreSQL. Inviting devs: github.com/learn-awesome/learn

Neil boosted

ActivityPub clients don't have to look like Twitter / Mastodon. I'd love to see a client that works like RSS feed reader apps.

Neil boosted
Neil boosted

Teacher's low-tech laptop hack to display handwritten notes for online class
mothership.sg/2020/09/cd-zoom-

(submitted by miles)

Neil boosted
Neil boosted

I'm writing a list of questions for Richard Stallman. He tends to answer me after a week or so. Anyone have any questions they would like me to send along?

Richard Stallman is why we have a free software movement and many good free software products. He deserves more praise than he gets.
linuxreviews.org/Richard_Stall

Got an email update from and

"...reflect that Facebook Ireland Limited is [now] responsible for the Oculus platform and your Oculus information..."

"..we collect information about your physical features and dimensions, such as your estimated hand size when you enable hand tracking. We also explain how we receive information about your Oculus Browser usage, such as the Oculus Browser features you use and crash reporting data."

will hopefully save us!

Neil boosted

joeyjojoshaba123: Mystery radio station broadcasting on 106.4 in and around the west end.

No idents or talking on the station and a seriously mad mixture of music being played. It just went from like 30s jazz to jacking house the next tune. Broadcasting on 106.4 FM and only seem to get it around Kelvingrove.

Searched all over on the internet, I know it's...
reddit.com/r/glasgow/comments/

Neil boosted
Neil boosted
Neil boosted

I just released #Tootle 1.0 (Alpha 1), which aims to be a lightweight Mastodon client for Linux desktops and phones :toot:

You can read the change log and download the sources here: github.com/bleakgrey/tootle/re

A Flatpak version will be prepared soon, so stay tuned :3

Neil boosted

We're excited to announce the ActivityPub conf 2020 keynotes!

Opening up the conference we have a panel featuring the editors/authors of the ActivityPub panel: Jessica Tallon (@tsyesika), Amy Guy (@rhiaro), Erin Shepherd, and Evan Prodromou, with me moderating! (Hear from everyone else this time!)

Wrapping things up is Darius Kazemi (@darius) presenting "Let's Play and Win Our Own Game"!

See the whole lineup: conf.activitypub.rocks/talks

#apconf2020

Neil boosted
Neil boosted

Someone "popular" on the security community on Twitter said to never host your own mail server...

Actually, do the opposite.

-Host your own mail server

-Host your own matrix homeserver

-Host your own mastodon instance

-Host your own DNS server if you can

Just do it securely and follow the good practices

Fight back on the centralization of the web.

Neil boosted
Neil boosted

Been trying out Feedbin over the last few days. It's an RSS reader which loads the full content from a site (like feeds used to do) and lets you read tweets too.

This is a tweet, a quote retweet and the tweeted article all in one single, clean view. Very cool! 👍👀

Neil boosted

@stardot @Blort The alternative is to build our technology so that "where your content is hosted" matters less. The instance shouldn't be where the community is, or too critical to your character's identity.

Whether its Google or witches.town, if either leaves, the content you care about should be able to survive, and the user accounts too. You can see a bit of this here: gitlab.com/spritely/golem/blob

octodon.social/@cwebber/104770 says some of the rest (there's more, but hard to fit here)

Neil boosted

Do you remember when Firefox had a builtin RSS reader, webpages had a subscribe button..

I miss those days.

Neil boosted

Wanted to code something in #python for fun, created this: codeberg.org/cyberseb/mastogra

It uses your #mastodon creds to connect to your instance's api and download your followers. Then it counts the followers per instance and puts them onto a graph.

Please don't judge my code - Not a coder by trade 😉

Neil boosted
Show more
Glasgow.social

A place for communities in and around Glasgow, Scotland.