Let's take a breather from the Article13 mess, and focus on some good news:
#PeerTube has just passed the 50% mark on its crowdfunding with 15 days to go 🎉
The video world really needs the kind of ethical alternative that PeerTube offers 😎 👍
Help the video world declare indepdendence by contributing and/or sharing the crowdfunding:
Current status: building an IoT lab on my laptop, out of Sonoff devices, PlatformIO, Mosquitto (running on the laptop) and OpenHAB (on a VM, connecting to Mosquitto)
This is for my Prewired coding club tomorrow. Some of them are bored with abstract coding, so I figured some hands-on Open Source IoT fun would go down well ;)
11:20. and it *just* went dark. I love living in the North :P
Yes! Finally! Total War: Warhammer II is coming to Linux. Gimme that sweet mega-campaign action... Feral Interactive are the best.
Oh. In September. Well until then I guess I have Cultist Simulator, Surviving Mars, Tides of Numenera, Shadowrun, Hitman, ... ... ... Oh, I drifted off there looking at the eternity of my to-play list ;)
Seriously, as a Linux gamer, I would never have expected to get this level of support for my chosen platform. It's great.
The EU is about to update #Article13 to force sites to use YouTube-style content filters on all uploads.
This is a terrible idea:
Some MEPS are already fighting back:
but they need as many allies as possible:
Please email/call your MEP as soon as you can (as in today!), tell them that these changes are dangerous to European freedom, business and culture.
List of MEPs & contacts:
Shameless Twitter link, but a positive one for once...
Proud to be a Red Hatter today - as an ex-computational-physicist who ran his PhD simulations on a Pentium III Coppermine cluster (64 nodes, Infiniband interconnect, if you care :p) the news that Red Hat not only helped to build a 200 *petaflop* supercomputer, but did it in characteristic openness & collaboration ... makes me happy :)
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May as well drop a bomb right before going to bed.
I'm sure @Gargron, as a young, inexperienced developer, has made a ton of mistakes running Mastodon. Young humans do that.
Eugen is a person. A lot of people claiming to worry about "social media harassment" seem worryingly oblivious to that as they dogpile and heap on the negativity.
You're entitled to your frustration, but don't be the problem you claim to want to solve.
Keep it positive? #ForkOffTogether and make things better?
Get this in your head, free software isn't free if people can't use it. Lower the bars to adoption, help your community to install, or acquire services, don't just shame them for being unable to use Free Software. Bare lists of software that exists aren't nearly enough.
We already know there are shackles, we already know that keys to those shackles are somewhere else.
Instead, help people to navigate the complexity and difficulty of freeing themselves.
Oof, I've been quiet too long.... Mental week but good.
Did my first volunteering as a mentor with an under-19 coding club this week, which was a blast. There are some *smart* kids out there. That required me to sign up as an STEM ambassador too, so maybe more cool stuff will come up from that.
Need to fix up my IoT Sonoff/MQTT/OpenHab lab setup before the next one. I feel the need to show off ;)
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