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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: https://github.com/learn-awesome/learn
Greggs home delivery now available in Glasgow
Teacher's low-tech laptop hack to display handwritten notes for online class
(submitted by miles)
Postcode breakdown of Covid-19 cases 'will help people make better judgements'
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.
"...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."
#WebVR will hopefully save us!
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...
First Look: The Loveable Rogue opens on Great Western Road
I just released #Tootle 1.0 (Alpha 1), which aims to be a lightweight Mastodon client for Linux desktops and phones
You can read the change log and download the sources here: https://github.com/bleakgrey/tootle/releases/tag/v1.0-alpha1
A Flatpak version will be prepared soon, so stay tuned :3
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: https://conf.activitypub.rocks/talks
24 injured in Waverley paddle steamer crash with some airlifted to hospital
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.
@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: https://gitlab.com/spritely/golem/blob/master/README.org
https://octodon.social/@cwebber/104770082295888094 says some of the rest (there's more, but hard to fit here)
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 😉
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