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@aral - read your Reclaiming RSS post with interest! At the OERu, we're making active use of RSS (& Atom), and have just built a tool to help people find useful feeds on their own (or others') blogs... course.oeru.org/blog-feed-find - the code: github.com/oeru/blog-feed-find (will be moving to our own gitlab in the coming weeks) @mackiwg

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@radionz@twitter.com I note that you often interview lawyers on air, and often they give their opinions. Lawyers, in addition to being people, are great actors on behalf of their paying clients... and in many cases will assert things they don't personally agree with believe in support of their client's position. I've never heard an RNZ interviewer ask a lawyer to disclose whether a stated position is their own or on behalf of a client. We need to get better at highlighting conflicts of interest.

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An "open community" trying to get people to join their Slack is like "tech expert" giving you their Hotmail email address...

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Oops - should be OStatus, not OSocial - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OStatus And other references: fediverse - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fedivers, ActivityPub - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Activity, and Matrix - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matrix_(, and, of course Mastodon (on which I'm publishing this post, regardless of where you see it): en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mastodon - if you're curious, join this Mastodon instance: mastodon.nzoss.nz - I maintain it here in NZ & catalystcloud.nz generously provides sponsored #FOSS cloud hosting.

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Damn, just finishing watching this - @aral droppin' some serious knowledge about our online existence here: youtube.com/watch?v=HeBdfv2QTq

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Getting exited for our international partners meeting later this year in Port Macquarie - hosted by Charles Sturt Uni.

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Hi I'm Jayakrishnan from India and I work in the area of Teacher Professional Development.. Just logged into my mastodon instance for OERu course. Though I am more of lurker in many MOOCs, I like to explore various technologies (especially open source) and how that could be used for improving teaching-learning process.

Are you autistic? Have a loved one or friend who is? Worth watching this. youtube.com/watch?v=H8hHGIJKf3

Just published this new Docker-based Limesurvey howto: tech.oeru.org/installing-limes
Limesurvey is a superb replacement for SurveyMonkey and Google Forms). If you want a mature full-featured solution, to manage your own data/questions & protect both your survey designers' and respondents' privacy, I highly recommend it.

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Cool! Just removed the Twitter app from my phone and replaced it with Twidere which removes ads and adds in my Mastodon feeds!play.google.com/store/apps/det Oh, and it's #FOSS.

I'm looking forward to trying new light theme on the various mastodon instances I manage... github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/ - looks sharp!

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Pondering ... Why do advocates of open adorn their social media posts with proprietary gifs?

Ugh - that should be "we shouldn't be trying to make closed more palatable by sprinkling a little "open" sauce on it." I'm thinking things like the Linux subsystem in Windows 10 <- exactly the *wrong* direction to be heading.

We need to be open by default. We should be trying to make close more palatable by sprinkling a little open sauce on it. We should focus on principle: open first, and then, if necessary, spike it sparingly and temporarily with a bit of closed, but keep the preponderance open to make sure you don't capitulate to the dark side. Open just tastes better.

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My thoughts on the Linux subsystem on Windows 10... We should be moving incrementally towards more freedom, better ethics, and less centralised autocratic control, not away from it.

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Watching The Detectorists over dinner. My wife and boys are having sausages... cooked myself a venison Gulasch with Kartoffelknödel... yum. Not pretty, but yum.

Turns out open is sexy here in New Zealand... stuff.co.nz/environment/104100 And how can you resist getting involved in a project that's building something called a "cacophonator"?

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One of the cool implications of people setting up their own Gitlab instances is that we might break the dominance of *English* in software development. This will empower other language speakers to create spaces for their cultures, and I'm excited to see what comes of it.

Ok, we're upgraded to Mastodon 2.4.0. Have fun in the fediverse everyone!

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