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In the context of @fedeproxy #forge #federation , I'm looking into the idea of having simultaneous translation during the monthly meetings in order to address the language barrier. It would improve the #diversity of participants.

Any suggestions on where to find freelance simultaneous translation services? Boost appreciated!

Finally turning the Fairphone with /e/ OS into my daily driver. Now I need to resist the temptation of installing Twitter and any Google app, and use the opportunity to (a) implement the Twitter bridge into communick and (b) start self-hosting calendar/contacts, maybe even maps and navigation?

Conduit (alternative implementation of Matrix Server) getting into beta:

Vfx commission 

Hi! I'd like to hire someone to do some blender work, specifically of ships flying in space, around planets and stuff.

That's it. Two original-ish ships, rendered in a dozen or so shots each.

I dunno how much this kind of thing costs, but I'm sure I can pay a reasonable rate.

Not really a fully-fleshed out idea, but I do need to start somewhere. Plus it gives a good excuse to revive the blog:

@alex , how hard would be in pleroma to have each local user to have its own FQDN? I'm picturing a system where users can sign up to a service but bring their own identity, and use ENS as a backup webfinger system. Wouldn't that solve the identity portability problem in the fediverse?

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With Ethereum Name Service (ENS) you can register ".eth" domains into the blockchain as an NFT. Now you can also import your DNS domains as well.

The coolest thing though is ENS allow to have resolvers to get your name pointing to different places (crypto addresses, text records, etc), so basically you can implement a completely decentralized webfinger system on top of Ethereum.

Imagine a government agency ordered Apple to include hashes of all documents they wanted to track into that kiddie porn database. Suddenly the government knows who's got that antivax meme JPG. Or tax protest DOC. Or an environmental report PDF.

And it's just hashes! Apple won't know what they're tracking, so they can't say "no".

Now tell me you honestly believe no government *ever* will take advantage of this invisible monitoring power.

The 8-hour workday is too profitable for big business, not because of the amount of work people get done in eight hours (less than three hours of actual work done in 8 hours) but because it makes for such a purchase-happy public. Keeping free time scarce means people pay a lot more for convenience, gratification, and any other relief they can buy. It keeps them watching television, and its commercials. It keeps them unambitious outside of work.

Does Etherscan really requires an API key and then still returns a 403 redirecting to a captcha? What is the point of the API key?


We have found #funding and is starting 🚀

Our #foss project team is *very* motivated to do the right thing, and we need your input and help 🙏

We'll offer @activitypub federation between #code #forges to provide seamless interop between repo's wherever they are hosted.

1st question: What's your preferred forge?

Other (please respond)

Boosts appreciated!

So, I'm going back to have a big, proper workstation under my desk. My laptop's battery failed last week and I realized that I haven't used it for any "portable" computing anyway. I am not a fan of multi-monitor setups and it always felt like a waste to have such a nice-but-small screen from the laptop closed and put aside out of the way.

After a few weeks of back-and-forth, Stripe reinstated my account that I was using to connect with the Github Sponsors project.

The reason they gave to canceling was the account was used in activities related to cryptocurrency - when the truth is that I am asking for sponsorships to work on Hub20, my cryptocurrency payment gateway project.

At least they put it back and admitted the error, but man if this is not a terrific example of why crypto is needed in the first place.

Designers can help OSS by doing advocacy and using more OSS in what they do. Swapping your proprietary software for OSS!

CNBC literally every 15 minutes outright begging, literally fucking begging, for Reddit to show mercy to billion dollar hedge firms

"People have pensions in there and a lot of people who aren't rich could get hurt :("

Guys uh... That's gonna fall flat. Millenials don't get pensions and zoomers have never heard of them. Some boomers can't afford gas for their boat this month. Boo hoo.

Everyday life in Germany - dull, gray, culturally and morally bankrupt, how hard they make it hard for individuals to take chances and prosper - makes me always dream of spend more time and invest in Brazil.

Hear news from Brazil, and all I can feel is the desperation in feeling how that country is *never* going to change. So much potential, all of it wasted.

Then I buy more crypto and talk to the wife about the possibility of moving to some island on the Mediterranean.

One very strange creature in GitHub-land is the man (always a man, don't know why) who forks *every* repo he think is interesting but never works on them. Why is that? Not familiar with the "star" function? Does forking a repo gives a sense of "having" or taking something for themselves?

I knew that Moxie was full of shit after I read his infamous "ecosystem is moving" piece, and this sort of threw me away from Signal.

Reading, made me realize *how* full of shit the man is. Refusing to release signal clients on F-Droid? Outright shutting down any attempt at federation? Not releasing the server code for months? How can anyone take him seriously ?

Starting new job, still some work on hub20 needed to be done to receive the last part of the grant, kids at home for 3 weeks straight due to closed kitas. How is your year going so far?

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