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Morality is dead. It was smothered to death with a spreadsheet.

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The Small Web isn’t about going back to the days of GeoCities. It’s about going forward differently, using modern tech in a non-colonial manner.

It’s not about building clones of Twitter, YouTube, etc. There’s no way anyone can self-host a dozen different services. Instead, it’s about having a single-tenant place on the Web that you own and control without technical knowhow; a place you can add Twitter, YouTube, etc., *features* to.🌻 boosted

@gert @aral Oh I dunno, GitHub was *proprietary* all along, brazen hypocrisy — we build a front-end and community around FLO software development, and no, of course our software isn't FLO. and Tom's anti-GPL screed and other antagonistic ideas were around the whole time.

Anyone who felt "sold out" when MS bought it was delusional to start with.🌻 boosted

It's that time of year again, #Hacktoberfest is approaching!

#Owncast is encouraging people to participate by offering our own t-shirts on top of the regular Hacktoberest shirt!

Read more about how you can contribute this year, even if you're not a developer at our Hacktoberfest page:

Me: Ah, JavaScript decorators would be perfect for this…

Also me: #@$^&#!! they don’t work on functions, only methods (and classes, properties) even in strict mode (which doesn’t hoist).🌻 boosted

When #greenwashing by #ad companies meets bad journalism.

Not at all what I expect from the #Guardian 😞

The message here is "yes we can make tiny symbolic gestures to protect the environment, but only if it saves #advertising profits":

No ads, no bees. Would be a pity if we had to throw away the flowers!

It's beyond ridiculous! I'm going to unravel the deception in five toots:

(this is 1/8) 🧵🌻 boosted

🎉 D-1️⃣ 🎉 Tomorrow, 27 Sept, marks another milestone in our journey behind the 🧱 copyright bricks 🧱 with the release of #WalledCulture - the book by @glynmoody. A must read if you care about access to culture or knowledge, and the Internet🌻 boosted

Due to recent events, I´d like to ask my fellow Europeans once again to please stop electing fascists.

We´ve tried it. It´s shit.

Kind regards from Germany,

* With the one caveat being that the menu should stay open and show the connecting… connected status when you activate an item. (Currently a message flashes up and the menu closes immediately so you have to reopen it if you want to make sure the connection succeeded.) The menu should stay open until explicitly closed.

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Yay, the Bluetooth Quick Connect GNOME extension has been updated for GNOME 43.

(And I hope the GNOME folks copy it exactly for inclusion in GNOME 44.)🌻 boosted

All the Water on Planet Earth

Illustration Credit: Jack Cook, Adam Nieman, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution; Data source: Igor Shiklomanov #APOD

I might be building Domain ( from scratch for the third time but it’s a joy to do so using Kitten ( and I think they’re both going to be better off for it.

Oh yeah, and there will be pink. LOTS of pink!

Also wondering when we’ll hear back about our NLnet (@NGIZero) funding application for Domain (

It‘s been almost two months now since we submitted it. Anyone know how long it usually takes to get a response?🌻 boosted

“LinkedIn ran experiments on more than 20 million users over five years … The findings suggest that some users had better access to job opportunities or a meaningful difference in access to job opportunities.”

Me, a decade ago: “you’re the lab rat”

Folks: “you’re scaremongering”🌻 boosted

This week we released GNOME 43 “Guadalajara”! 🥳 To find out more, and to see what else happened this week, you should check out the latest issue of #ThisWeekInGNOME!


#ThisWeekInGNOME #TWIG #GNOME🌻 boosted

RT @TRF_Climate
🦶 The carbon footprint of the U.S. #bitcoin industry is rising at rapid speed, says a report from @SierraClub and @Earthjustice.

🙏 Environmental groups are urging U.S. States to halt new mining operations if climate change goals are to be met.

It’s 2022.

Meanwhile, in CSS land, you cannot change the colour of the selected option in an HTML select box.

I shit you not.

(Maybe one day accent-color will work for this?)

Note: if you upgrade to GNOME 43, a number of quick settings are included in the system menu but quick bluetooth connection settings aren’t.

If you were using Bluetooth Quick Connect for that, the extension is currently being updated to support GNOME 43 so you should have that functionality back soon.

Hopefully this will be part of the quick settings in GNOME proper going forward. It’s what I use everyday to connect to my earphones.

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