The management company for my apartment building is so incompetent, I am tracking my repairs in an issue tracker, and keeping my own vendor list and details.
I am going to share this with the other three floors of folks, too. We'll get our shit together!
By the way - if anyone of you knows a way how to disable #wordpress' comment cookies in an easy way, please let me know :o).
Of course I could dig into the code but to be honest it's been aprox. 8 years since I stopped web developing and I'm not sure whether with all those frameworks I am still capable of understanding what's going on.
I am not saying I am gifted, or even deserving of such a moniker, but in the shower this morning I had a thought and so far it has held up to scrutiny: I am an information artist.
With id out of the way, the next part is going to be really awesome. ^_^
Am I committed enough to this "joke" that I would actually make a darkweb onion market. I'm afraid I am.
Happy to announce that I'm joining Digital Bazaar half time to help them with FOSS and open standards stuff they're doing!
DB has lead the way on fine tooling as json-ld, etc, so I'm excited that a lot of work we do overlaps with stuff I'm already interested in / working on :)
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I listened to my news podcasts this morning trip over themselves. Calling the president's actions or speech or beliefs racist. But very carefully avoiding calling him in and of itself racist.
I get the value for keeping to such a distinction. However I also think we need to be honest with ourselves as a country of the exact kind of man we chose to reflect our nation's character and soul.
Ergo, I am ready to call a duck a duck.
Why Oprah Should Not Run for President – Lisa Renee – Medium
Sad to know that Anthony Baldwin passed. He was a great guy and a regular in the Friendica / Hubzilla community. He passed away last week, and the latest #Hubzilla 3.0 release is to commemorate him.
Tony was a web developer, Tcl enthusiast, a translator, and an interpreter. For me, he also acted as an introduction to the Friendica community when it was still quite young.
GNU Anthony Baldwin
Hey Mastodon Hive Mind, I could do with some help!
I'm writing a blog post about how the project I'm leading for #Moodle (a new social network for educators based on open content and professional development) will be 'safe'.
If you've got resources for what it means for a site / network to be 'safe' I'd love to read them to inform my work.
Incidentally, I think that the ActivityPub protocol (on which Mastodon is based) looks like a great basis on which to build this project.
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We have measles outbreaks because of Fake News. We have wars because of fake news. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plame_affair
Private industries strive feed us fake news to protect or even create their bottom lines.
You can't stick a band-aid on the fake news problem. We have to have a conversation at all levels of our country on the anti-science anti-reason brand of american exceptionalism and consumption based thinking we have wrapped ourselves up in.
And we are not going to do that.
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News podcasts this morning touched on some of the things other countries are doing to combat "fake news" and election manipulation.
Even touching on efforts in Swiss children's media. https://www.thelocal.se/20170116/why-this-swedish-comic-hero-is-going-to-teach-kids-about-fake-news-bamse
However I feel like the conversation around "fake news" is itself badly framed. Fake News isn't a new phenomena and its been causing a lot of problems for us for decades now.
After the work to get VP9 codified into the HTML5 video tag imploded, Cisco did their one get deed for this century with Open H.264 and Mozilla implemented DRM I kind of lost track of the patent free media codec war.
How do people like AV1? Any wierd drama from all of it's corporate backers I should know about before I start encoding media with it?
@jecxjo I feel like I can read that in several ways, but each necessitate a vastly different etiquette...
Here we go! Best read, worst read.
Best read: "Awww, that sucks, I can see why you now omit that from your contingency docs."
Worst read: "So your contingency docs weren't as good as you had hoped, huh?"
Okay! Got that out of my system! 😜
Oregon's 'Bottle Bill' more important than ever: Guest opinion
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