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Recording of Conversations developer Daniel Gultsch on the state of the community in 2019 at

Some takeaways:

1) there is a growing network of people working on a federated chat network based on XMPP. There has been a lot of activity in the space in recent years. This activity is partly due to the development sprints, many of which last year have been organized by @pep

2) a bunch of new (and existing) clients continue working on usability (cross platform, consistent UIs, support for mobile, end-to-end encryption). Particularly web clients such as ConverseJS by @jcbrand are promising.

3) A directory to search public discussion channels exists:

4) Ongoing experimentation with what can be built on top of XMPP as a federated protocol by for example @Goffi

5) Conversations for Android has secured funding to implement a Voice / Video calls!

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Profile directory: You can opt-in to being listed on your server's public profile directory, and you can use hashtags in your bio to appear under those hashtags

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Hello fediverse,
this is our very first toot.

"The Hambach Forest, which one could call the last โ€œprimevalโ€ forest in Central Europe, is being stubbed for Europeโ€™s biggest climate pollutant โ€“ the Rhenish lignite mining area of RWE (Rheinisches Braunkohlerevier), in which RWE mines brown coal. Whole villages and the health of human beings are destroyed in this process.
To prevent all of this it we squatted the Hambacher Forest and take part in other effective and direct Actions."

Since 2012 it is squatted and defended against cops and security forces from #RWE. #hambibleibt!!!

Berxwedan Jiyane

utopian future in the 1980s: flying cars
utopian future in the 2020s: no cars

code::art is a new art journal which publishes code. Submissions are now open for our first issue.

Send us beautiful code, ugly code, fast code, code that you feel, code that has something to say, code about learning, code about you, just send us code!

pen tron or pen snake! a game for the hp7475 pen plotter. next feature will be A4 paper support and a nokia keyboard as interface.

Added section on Accountability to OcapPub.

BTW, feedback most welcome on this doc... I'm still writing tho

Hola Fediverso!! Nos presentamos: Somos un nuevo proyecto artรญstico y polรญtico con la intenciรณn de dar herramientas y espacio a cualquier persona que quiera alejar su arte de Google, Facebook y en general del mundo privativo y centralizado. En la web podrรฉis saber quรฉ ofrecemos con sus respectivos links. Esto solo ha hecho que empezar, y aรบn estamos en nuestra versiรณn 0.1 pero hay energia para rato. Juntes creamos un nuevo mundo descentralizado!! #DescentralizaTuArte

how many do you have on the

42,6ยฐC in Deutschland.

2,3ยฐC รผber dem bisherigen Hitzerekord...der gestern aufgestellt wurde.

Wir mรผssen Bahngleise weiรŸ anstreichen, weil sie sich sonst aufgrund der Hitze verbiegen.

Das ist nicht normal.

#ActNow #RebelForLife

Announcing ActivityPub Conf 2019! September 7th & 8th in Prague, immediately following Rebooting Web of Trust.

Space is limited, see post for details. We are also soliciting talks.

Hope to see you there!

High densities of visible fibre optic wire as part of the street level network of . While many of the connections have now been buried underground, the cable junctions are still visible in some neighbourhoods.

Could Camden's climate assembly help fix democracy too?

At meeting of randomly selected local people there are differing views but a respectful tone

In an airless library in north London, 56 people are trying to help fix not one global crisis but two. There are students and builders, a civil servant, an entrepreneur, a restaurateur, a support worker. There are immigrants and retirees and even a retired immigrant.

This is Britainโ€™s first climate assembly, a randomly selected panel of local people convened by the London borough of Camden to consider what can be done to confront the climate emergency. The jurors have been assembled to listen to briefings, pose questions, assess facts, debate and discuss, and then ultimately recommend action to Camden council. The big question before them is what action the district can take to limit global heating and its impact.

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Question: Does anyone know of a source for long & narrow colour displays to hook up with a pi?
Looking for something min 15cm, max 24cm, 2-4cm high. Resolution not so critical (16px high is good enough!). Character displays a-plenty, but dot matrix or TFT / OLED seem impossible to find (Or > 150 euro).

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