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COVID contact tracing 

📰 The long tail of contact tracing #118
Miriyam Aouragh
Helen Pritchard
Femke Snelting

Love reading this as a Github issue. Reminds me of @320x200 & @rra fediverse talk where they touched on the repurposing of issue trackers for political discussions.

if gopherspace is a fantasy realm, the tildes and other pubnixes are cities and towns but spaces like, and are wizard towers

The long tail of contact tracing
by Miriyam Aouragh, Helen Pritchard, Femke Snelting
"The current rush towards contact tracing apps is at risk of framing COVID-19 exposure as an exclusively technical problem"

Hey, in case you haven't noticed: society now nearly completely operates in a super networked way; COVID-19 accelerated that.

So working on user freedom issues (software, network, etc rights) has never mattered more. And there is much good we can do.

On the internet, no one knows you're a Raspberry Pi

Times are stressful? You feel a bit gloomy, lonely at times? :/

Never forget that MUSIC 🎶 is the universal vibration 💓 in our hearts ❤️!

Today more than ever, the ParisDJs mixes/podcast is always, always, an excellent source for cool, warm, soulful stuff that will make you groove and smile! 💃 🕺 😋

BIG UP! to ParisDJs, to passionate musicians and to all that grooves! <3


COVID-19 Resources collectively created by teachers & students of Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam:

Manifestos & charters
Mental health
Education-based resources
Community-based resources
News articles, blog posts etc.
Safe practices
Software for online collaboration, with a focus on Free/Open Source
Free online archives & libraries
Inspirational films, art, literature
Rotterdam local support resources
Social impact, general articles/essays
Carework curves
Gossip diary


We could use a new word for the awkward moment at the beginning of a videocall when we sort out technical issues and ask each other if they're listening/seeing us, the blank wait in the meantime until the conversation can actually start

Really, I'd love to have a word for this. I'm sure you can come up with good things, fediverse :-)

⚠️🚫 major fuck up on EasyList (used by uBlock, Adblock, etc) started blocking all third party requests to .xyz .site .pro .best .club .space .info .bid this morning

update the list if your internet is broken

i've put together a list of hundreds (!) of open source, experimental, and tiny tools for interactive, web, and game development

this rose out of my weird tools games class, where we have been talking about walled gardens, the politics and aesthetics that tools carry with them, the edges of “tool” and where it intersects with “game” or “playful media” and how much a tool can say about its maker

(but i also thought this resource might be particularly useful now ~)

My new favorite thing might be power cable cosplay.

Hey Fediverse, do you know of any F/LOSS Twitch alternative for easy streaming? I know OBS, but am curious as to whether a libre broadcast platform exists.

Feeling like starting regular meetups about version control just so we can call them "git brunch"

I am also increasingly (and deeply) persuaded that regular people need to tune out the "don't use Facebook!Google!Apple! Go freedom!" fanbros. FOSS has seldom, if ever, created viable replacements for *network services*, and on those rare occasions when it has, regular people can see it and don't need persuading to try them." Your MeetupDotCom alternative that has zero groups even in Major Metropolitan Megacities? Useless. All the users can do is read the source code while they sit at home alone

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