Some were asking whether there is a Fediverse alternative to Facebook Events/Groups.

There is one on the way!

It's called Mobilizon, and it had a successful crowdfunding to cover development costs. The beta version is due out in October.

It will be free, open and federate with ActivityPub.

You can follow it on here:

@mobilizon

The website is here:

joinmobilizon.org

You can follow and help development here:

framagit.org/framasoft/mobiliz

#Alternatives #Mobilizon #DeleteFacebook

fedi suggestion:

if you are seeking an artist to commission, consider using #lookingforartist as a tag for that

if you're looking for artist submissions to zines and similar projects, maybe use #callforart

artists of the fedi, consider making a tab just for those tags so you can easily browse for opportunities

search on here works best with hashtags so it'll make things easier for everyone

#mastoart #art #commissions

Thank you for the stickers, and inviting me to join working with @Tusky à year ago, @ConnyDuck

I love working with you! 💞

Tusky stickers will show up at #ActivityPubConf!

"Tylko nie mów nikomu": youtube.com/watch?v=BrUvQ3W3nV

A documentary about pedophilia in Polish Catholic Church, in Polish but there are really good English subtitles, if anyone is interested. Shocking how they all protect each other. Probably most bishops in Polish Catholic Church were helping priests-pedophiles avoid punishment.#cathlolic #christianity #pedophilia

I'm pleased to announce the v1.0.0 release of Hometown, my Mastodon fork! It's up to date with Mastodon v2.9.3, and unique features include:

- Local only posting
- Full support for rendering incoming `Article` posts from federated blogs like Write.As
- "Exclusive" lists that let you follow someone without clogging up your home timeline

For more info, including rationale for each new feature, check out our wiki:

github.com/hometown-fork/homet

And the release itself is here:

github.com/hometown-fork/homet

meta 

Fediverse surveillance instance: Fedichive 

I keep seeing a lot of apologies for not being interesting or funny or positive, and I just wanna say:

You are a person, not a brand. You do not need to be consistently anything but yourself. If you need to take a break, that's OK. We're all people, we'll understand.

"Amateur” has come to mean “nonprofessional” or “unpaid.”

But the word is derived from the French aimer (“to love”) and literally means someone who “loves” what they do.

-- The Inner Game of Music

Fun fact: each book scanned for the Internet Archive has a unique identifier, usually the title of the item, or its first 16 characters; the volume number, or 00 if there isn't one; and the first 4 characters of the author. So:

"Minimum wage machine" produces one penny every 4.97 seconds when the handle is turned, the same rate of earning as the current federal minimum wage in the U.S. (\$7.25)

@rzr Oh dear Thor do I hate Vimeo and other websites that require #Javascript for simple functions like playing a video. That's why #HTML5 has its media objects, isn't it? (I should know: I contributed to the spec on those objects.)

hey y'all remember when I encoded the hit film Hackers (1995) in 8M? and how it was entirely unrecognizable, low resolution, low framerate, and had no audio?

well, since then, Mastodon has upped its media limit to 40M

so, I present to you: Hackers (1995) in 40M, with sound, at 24FPS and full resolution! encoded with state-of-the-art tools and codecs for your viewing pleasure

I read this about four times before I realized that

"open-source software doesn't have to be a pile of knobs"

was a UI/UX commentary, not a people-skills one.

I think I’ll read Ron Garret’s “How knowing Lisp destroyed my programming career”… of course if I manage to find that post, with its copy at derkeiler.com is down and Google Groups are unusable with this ~400-post thread (it brings my Firefox to tears)

I’ll also read the follow-up and the text about Lisping at JPL

and perhaps something about Deep Space 1 in general

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