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When Disease Comes, Rulers Grab More Power
Some links that touch (some more directly than others) on the future I want for The Web:
It'd be interesting to turn my thoughts into a comic, akin to Google Chrome's!
#ReopenAmerica in a nutshell.
Jitsi is getting a lot of mentions here.
I wonder if people are aware of GNU Jami, a P2P solution.
Jami has end-to-end encryption while Jitsi is only encrypted during transit. The Jitsi server has your packets available in unencrypted form. If you can't trust a Jitsi server and need end-to-end encryption, Jami can be a good alternative.
Calling all teachers! LibreOffice is a great choice for schools and education – it's free and open source, compatible with Microsoft Office, and you don't have to worry about license fees, subscriptions or software audits. Learn more: https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2020/03/24/libreoffice-a-great-choice-for-schools-and-education/
COVID-19 in 2020: several scenarios Bryan Alexander https://bryanalexander.org/scenarios/covid-19-in-2020-several-scenarios/
Hi all! This is a call to action for those who would like to help with their accessibility skills, or learn them while working on a not too complex web front-end. The quite popular Jitsi Meet web frontend has some accessibility issues which are preventing people with disabilities like me to participate in many meetings. These issues are low-hanging fruit. So if you would like to to do something good that really helps a lot of people and has big impact, here‘s the issue: https://github.com/jitsi/jitsi-meet/issues/4541
Great article from InsideHigherEd with advice useful not only to those in academia on how to make use of this time to keep up with professional networking: https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2020/03/23/how-network-while-you-are-social-distancing-home-opinion
If you haven't thought of it yet or been sitting on the fence, consider using your unused computer time to do some good in this world and join those of us doing the https://foldingathome.org/
thing, helping find a cure for diseases (including Covid19). Our team could use some help. We've almost broke into the top 1000 and you're welcome to join team 236421. https://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/team_summary.php?s=&t=236421
A nondescript blue police box pulses into view, accompanied by a thrumbing noise.
The doors opens, out steps David Tennant, some sort of sonic device in hand, wearing a mask and nitrile gloves.
"I'm a doctor from WHO," he says. "Wash your hands." He aims the sonic device at the camera, and it activates. The screen fades to a WHO handwashing demonstration.
Holy moly what an amazing website.
I'm gunna go out and watch 40+ satellites cruising overhead tonight
⚠️ PSA to all Germans ⚠️
Starting tomorrow, Telekom and Telefonica will hand over your phone's movement data to the government and other authorities.
It is opt-out, not opt-in!
"Okay, here's the scenario. You are a crew member on a starship."
"Space travel is slow, you'll be stuck with your crewmates a long time."
"So we must get along."
"Yes. Communicate, listen, share limited resources."
"I can do that. What's the starship called?"
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories
Did you know that Mozilla is collecting a public domain dataset of annotated speech? This will help develop open source voice-controlled programs. The Common Voice project still needs volunteers both to donate their voice, and to validate other people's recordings.
I just validated a bunch of recordings (English and German) and am happy to report that there are now quite a few female speakers donating.
Since the #SocialDistancing started I made two videocalls with their #Jitsi instance and that saved me from feeling completely isolated. Unfortunately free telecommunication services are completely overloaded atm, but that's why it's so important to #DonateToFreeSoftware projects, especially right now.
Thanks @Framasoft ❤️
If you write me an email consisting entirely of one sentence paragraphs, I will immediately discount you as a salesperson, and an uninventive one at that. Just write like a normal person, FFS. #sales
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