@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... https://course.oeru.org/blog-feed-finder/ - the code: https://github.com/oeru/blog-feed-finder (will be moving to our own gitlab in the coming weeks) @mackiwg
@email@example.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.
Oops - should be OStatus, not OSocial - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OStatus And other references: fediverse - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fediverse, ActivityPub - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ActivityPub, and Matrix - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matrix_(communication_protocol), and, of course Mastodon (on which I'm publishing this post, regardless of where you see it): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mastodon_(software) - if you're curious, join this Mastodon instance: https://mastodon.nzoss.nz - I maintain it here in NZ & https://catalystcloud.nz generously provides sponsored #FOSS cloud hosting.
Getting exited for our international partners #oeru2018 meeting later this year in Port Macquarie - hosted by Charles Sturt Uni.
#introductions 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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8hHGIJKf3o
Just published this new Docker-based Limesurvey howto: https://tech.oeru.org/installing-limesurvey-docker-ubuntu-1604-nginx-and-mariadb
Limesurvey is a superb #FOSS 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.
Cool! Just removed the Twitter app from my phone and replaced it with Twidere which removes ads and adds in my Mastodon feeds!https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.mariotaku.twidere&rdid=org.mariotaku.twidere Oh, and it's #FOSS.
I'm looking forward to trying new light theme on the various mastodon instances I manage... https://github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/pull/7027 - looks sharp!
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.
Turns out open is sexy here in New Zealand... https://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/104100927/a-view-to-a-kill-making-nz-predator-free-with-an-autonomous-killbot And how can you resist getting involved in a project that's building something called a "cacophonator"?
Open Source Technologist with the OER Foundation - I blog about OERs and free and open source tech for delivering them on https://tech.oeru.org.
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