Tech Meetup Glasgow is back after an eight year hiatus.
It's tonight from 6pm.
#Glasgow #techmeetup #tech
Reminder: Debian 9 "Stretch" (released 2017-06-17) LTS support ends today.
Please upgrade to at least "oldstable" Buster. ;)
We used to know how to find stuff on the internet without search (back when search sucked). Then, Google came and made search good. The finding-it-for-ourselves muscles atrophied. Now, Google sucks, selling our results to the highest bidder and giving the rest to SEOs. It's time to learn to find the good stuff ourselves again.
If you are pondering on whether to host your own mailserver: please do! I have been running a couple - hosting others as well, and it has been a bliss. Google has the biggest share of MXes - lets break that monopoly and reclaim our inbox
Also, feel free to contact me if you wish for help and/or guidance
It's Comic Con in St. Enoch Centre #Glasgow this weekend. I just got this in an email, sounds interesting:
"We've spared no expense and with the help of St Enoch, we have managed to bring the 1989 Batmobile to the centre which will be placed right outside Boots on the ground Floor." 🤓
We'll be there with some of the #geeksocial contigent from noon
New blog post: Fixing spelling in GitHub repos using codespell https://edwardbetts.com/blog/fixing-spelling-in-github-repos-using-codespell/
If you haven't done it already, it's a really good idea to put something on your profile, at least in the bio text part
Even a sentence or two is better than blankness, it shows you are a human being!
Many people on here will only accept follows from people with text in their profile, as it is considered a common courtesy.
This applies to all Fediverse platforms. If you're on Mastodon, you can do this through the "Edit profile" or "Edit info" links.
I'm on the Nerd Farmer podcast today, hosted by @natebowling, talking about federated social media:
It was a really fun conversation! For my favorite part of the conversation I explain the difference between the meaning of "decentralized" when web3 people use it versus when fediverse people use it
A reminder that Mastodon and the Fediverse do NOT use cryptocurrency, blockchains, NFTs, tokens, coins, mining, web3 or anything like that.
Masto and the Fedi run on traditional servers and use a sustainable network federation model somewhat similar to e-mail (that's why Fediverse addresses look similar to e-mail addresses).
Also a reminder there are no venture capital firms or other investors either. No one owns the network, each server is independent. Masto and Fedi server running costs are paid by their owners, sometimes with donations from users.
No one is getting rich from the Fediverse, it is all volunteers with some getting donations and a few getting modest grants from foundations. Please remember this when you interact with admins or developers.
(There might be some individual users who post about cryptocurrency/blockchain, but the infrastructure this place runs on doesn't use it at all.)
Tl:dr - Decentralisation does NOT mean cryptocurrency/blockchain
Maybe some of the kids are alright.
She can save us.
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