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A collection of things @cassolotl made for those new to , based on common questions in the public timelines during influxes of new folks. :)

Privacy settings: dev.glitch.social/@cassolotl/9

Local vs. federated timelines: dev.glitch.social/@cassolotl/9

A two-way ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฆ @crossposter:
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How to find and interact with toots that haven't reached your instance yet: dev.glitch.social/@cassolotl/9

Trending topics:
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What #Pixelfed instances do you recommend?

What #Pleroma instances do you recommend?

What #WriteFreely instances do you recommend?

What #MissKey instances do you recommend?

What #Friendica instances do you recommend?

What other #fediverse software should be introduced to newcomers?

On-boarding folks to the fediverse this week with @rra, @320x200 and @lidia_p and need instance recommendations.

I have a few things I can focus on in #Samizdat once I report all the NodeJS-related bugs (and before they get fixed).

I am very tempted to finally write the IPFS/IPNS plugin (completely side-stepping Gun), or a dat:// plugin. But perhaps I should do some boring stuff from the Beta milestone?
https://0xacab.org/rysiek/samizdat/-/milestones/1

So, a poll! What should I focus on in Samizdat?

I like, just out of my mind:

- Calibre
- Zotero
- beet
- youtube-dl
- firefox (i love the screenshot feature)

what's yours?

Next week during @liaizon @lidia_p @320x200 and me are hosting a few workshops to introduce people to the fediverse.

"Welcome to the Federation" is a workshop and Q&A session for people new to or already part of the . We will cover concepts such as the server-client model; on-line federation; discussions of different servers and communities; and last but not least allow those new to the idea to sign up on the Fediverse. The workshops also deal with how to run or join a Fediverse community, the challenges of federated social networking, and the wider impact the Fediverse has on free software production and its culture. The workshops are meant to be informal and semi-structured to allow for different levels of engagement and experience from the participants, but will nonetheless offer a high level of understanding."

2020.transmediale.de/content/w

This weekend Varia is hosting two gatherings that are both the start of a series:

Feminist Hack Meetings (on Saturday)

An informal first gathering of a series of research meetings that aim to explore the suggestions, urgencies and potentials of feminist hack & tech initiatives.

-meeting
vvvvvvaria.org/en/feminist-hac

Read & Repair feat. The Bootleg Library (on Sunday)

Come and make yourself comfortable, read the books you never find time to read, browse/exchange/acquire parts from our electronics depot or use the quietness of the day to repair things that need fixing.

-libraries
vvvvvvaria.org/en/rr-bootleg.h

A couple of months ago I tooted looking for a vector grid-based editor. Nothing came up so we (Manufactura Independente) set out to make one.

It still has a set of kinks, but it's usable to the point that we've been using it to make a few designs.

We plan to release it in Feb/Mar under a free software copyleft license (AGPL). It runs on the browser with no server-side logic and no tracking.

If you'd like to try the beta and tell us about your experience, that'd be fab! Just reply to this toot and we'll get in touch.

@entreprecariat teaching a course, that should in a perfect world, contain git I thought about this quite a bit.

In my opinion all students are different, so teaching them methods instead of tools makes more sense.
Trying to avoid any piece of software that has very litte use outside of the software itself

Git in this case can be used to teach a plethora of things.
Communitry driven projects, values of free software, distributed vs centralized version control, benefits of text based file formats.

If I could, I would change my maybe to a yes.

does it make sense to teach/use a git workflow within a graphic design course?

Thanks to @Thib support for URIs got merged into mastodon a few days ago. This should make linking to external discussion channels and moving a conversation to a E2E encrypted chat a bit easier on the fediverse:
github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

#OFFDEM

February 1st-2nd 2020 #BXL

An intersectional festival about collective practices & free technologies production.

Happy 20 years to @fosdem!

We're going to offload some devrooms and bring together hackers and activists.

#Tor #ActivityPub #JeuVidea #3TS #GNUragistes

https://ps.zoethical.org/c/cooperation/offdem

๐Ÿ“บ Dรฉcolonisations
Three part documentary on Arte TV (in ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท or ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช with subtitles ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น )

arte.tv/fr/videos/RC-018323/de

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