Today's recommended follows:
🌟 @charm - Creating free open source command line interface apps, libs and back ends
🌟 @hootalex - Artist making lovely wholesome art featuring birds
🌟 @maja.mielke - Photographer and scientist taking pictures of birds, plants and wildlife
🌟 @3DPrintingDad - Enthusiastic fan of 3D printing
🌟 @joewatsonillustration - Illustrator and designer with fantasy and surreal themes
So, okay... I just got an email from my payment processor suddenly cancelling my account 😱
I'd only just joined, and the only thing I'd done with the account was collect the donations on here.
They didn't give a specific reason, just said I'd broken the terms of service, but wouldn't say how. I've done absolutely nothing with the account except receive donations, I've only had it operating for less than a week.
So, to avoid causing anyone complications I have removed all the donation links from my account, and switched off receiving payments on the ko-fi and liberapay accounts.
Anyone who has given a donation should get a refund automatically. Please let me know if you don't.
Sorry about the fuss. This has been a bit of a depressing experience but oh well. I'll carry on doing this Fedi stuff regardless
AirBNB's plan to deal with the new reality of remote work seems solid, and the most interesting of it all is that it works for them as terrific growth opportunity: by open sourcing" its processes, it makes it easier for other companies to let their employees work from anywhere, which leads to more using AirBNB itself as their accomodation for medium-term stays.
Communick has been more interesting to its users as a Matrix provider than for its connection to the Fediverse, but I still think that we need to have something like it: an instance that does not cater to any specific community and lets its users make their own networks as they wish.
If you don't let yourself be defined by your peers and if you understand the importance of paying to support the products/services that you use, consider joining communick.com
A Europa vai obrigar grandes empresas com apps de mensagens, como WhatsApp e iMessage, a abri-los para que se comuniquem com outros apps. Há desafios importantes em segurança e privacidade, mas, apesar da choradeira da big tech, é uma ótima notícia.
What if we approached job satisfaction and professional connections as we do our romantic ones?
Like OkCupid, can we emulate the matching algorithm to present us better jobs?
Can recruiters eliminate screening interviews with few simple questions? Find out if a company has a broken hiring process, pushing good people away?
Enter https://cupid.careers! Answer questions, say what matters to you and it will give you a match percentage between you x companies, jobs and even future co-workers
At some point in history we collectively gave up on bookmarks and just resorted to piling up hundreds of tabs in our browser windows.
I still fancy the idea of a locally running and private search engine, that tracks everything I do on the web, so I can search my browsing history and easily rediscover things I've read months or years ago.
Almost 9 years living in Germany and I still don't understand their "recreational sport club" system. I want to go back to swimming, there is a website with information about the associations in Berlin, but all point to some "office" contact. You can never find out where they practice, what times. You have to call/email and pray someone will ever answer. German bureaucracy extends even to the leisure activities.
Bund.de is the official German government portal for doing government-related paperwork online.
They have now created their own Mastodon instance at social.bund.de which contains some official accounts. You can find them on the instance's directory page:
➡️ https://social.bund.de/explore (in German)
This is a really promising sign! The Fediverse can allow citizens to interact with public officials without having to give away personal data.
We've got an awesome opportunity to join the @EFF@twitter.com team. Please apply to be our Senior Fellow for Decentralization today.
Bonus points if it includes other types of constraints: e.g, time it takes to make dinner, propose different recipes to avoid trips to the market.
LOTS of bonus points if it *suggests* events to get the family out of the routine: Thu is looking free? Go hike with the neighbors.
2) A *family* calendar that can generate day/week schedules based on the constraints it is given.
E.g: Mom has meetings at this and that time. Dad on other days. Kids need to be picked at school between 3 and 3:30pm. Jr has karate at Weds.
1) Syncthing "middleware": don't just sync files between devices, but specify logic of what should happen when a device "sends" or "receives" the file.
E.g: NAS stores music files in high-res MP3 or FLAC, but you want (part of?) them in your phone as lower-res format.
It would be a good project for me to use and learn more of Go, and it would work well with what I had in mind when writing https://raphael.lullis.net/thinking-heads-are-not-in-the-clouds/
Just too big of a project for me to do it now.
Daily reminder to not start yet another Discord server if you believe in free open-source software and privacy. Looking at you "Discord Administered Organizations (DAOs)" & "decentralization enthusiasts". 🤡 Try @email@example.com or alternatives for a change.