One amazing thing about the Fediverse is having different accounts in different places and jumping from one community to another to have a completely distinct experience. I'm loving spending time here, reading about fellow merveillians' projects. ✊🏽🌈

mastodon admin spam 

I followed Greta Thunberg's birdsite do matodon bot for a while, then did the same for Cory Doctorow's.
I had to unfollow both, it was completely destroying my favourite thing about my mastodon tl:
it's manageable scale. I feel on top of the feed, I'm able to keep up with the people / things I care about and nothing more.
Birdsite feels like a shouting match now more than ever.

Diffu est un Logiciel Libre permettant à des auteurs de publier des textes, des articles en tout genre et d’agréger les réactions qu'ils suscitent sur les réseaux sociaux, notamment ceux communiquant par #ActivityPub comme #Mastodon, #PeerTube, #Pleroma, #PixelFed, #Funkwhale, #Hubzilla, #GNUSocial...

Diffu est une sorte d'alternative libre et fédérée à #Medium ou à d'autres applications qui ne sont pas toujours simples à installer.

Plus d'info sur le site maquette
mockup.diffu.social/?/main/rea

"A Pékin, une famille ouïghoure livrée à la police par l'ambassade de Belgique.

L'épouse et les quatre enfants d'un réfugié politique ont disparu après avoir été expulsés du bâtiment dans la nuit de mardi à mercredi par des diplomates belges."

liberation.fr/planete/2019/06/

Using #ImageMagick #montage #identify and #convert commands to make a #gradient out of image thumbnails sorted by average #sRGB #grey level:

```
montage -tile ${COLUMNS}x${ROWS} -geometry ${TILEWIDTH}x${TILEHEIGHT}+0+0 $( identify -colorspace RGB -format "%[fx:mean] %[filename]\n" in-*.png | sort -nr | cut -d\ -f 2 ) out.png &&
convert tmp.png -colorspace RGB -geometry ${WIDTH}x${HEIGHT} -colorspace sRGB out.png
```

I didn't yet figure out how to get the #gamma-correct colour space conversion to happen inside the montage's own rescaling, so I render at natural size and #downscale with convert afterwards.

The last image is the good result, the other two are gamma-incorrect, thus they appear too dark on screen (and presumably print too).

the real problem with discord that makes them truly evil is that they sell their solution as being something that provides self-determination.

when you move your community to discord, you start a what they call a "discord server."

to be clear, there is not really any such thing as a "discord server," this is just marketing terminology for group functionality.

they call it a discord "server" on purpose: they want to communicate the idea that you have full autonomy on your own "discord server," when in reality you are still at the mercy of discord as a service provider. this is truly evil, this goes beyond a lack of transparency to actively lying to potential users. not even Slack does this.

we must build real alternatives to these predatory services.

if a plan to do this came into being at some point, you might say that a plot arose to plot rose plots of rose plots

Ive upped the 100 tree challenge, and got started on another 100 trees, this time white willows, grown from cuttings. Willows are the fastest UK native, growing 50-60cm a year! Also an incredibly important habitat for many species.

Tomorrow 7.06 in #Rotterdam, join #Varia for the next edition of #relearn. Participants will engage, in various ways, with digital network practices. I'm happy to facilitate the discussion "networks are people too"!

relearn.be/2019/

Someone left a comment under a video recording of a talk I gave at in 2016 and I'm seriously thinking of inaugurating comments as references in my resume.

m.youtube.com/watch?feature=yo

Preview slide from my #Eyeo2019 talk. (Video of the talk will be available online in a month or two, I'll post a link when it's up.)

@darius "uncentralizable" is such a powerful and important word. which I assume is why the computer is always putting that bold red squiggle beneath it

allez dit ! un article sur #framasoft dans lalibre.be sur comment se débarrasser des gmafia ! c'est pas tout les jours, mais c'est chouette ;)

lalibre.be/economie/digital/et

#gafam #presse

Is no one capable of discussing the tension between user–feature-requests and maintainer–time-priorities with any degree of nuance or granularity?

I see nothing except 'YoU jERks hAte YoUr UseRs' and 'oH yOu exPecT mE tO DroP eVerYthiNG and CaTEr to your WHiMs gR' (both actual quotes). I'd rather mute the whole discussion than hear that pointless posturing on repeat. Obviously developers and users are collaborators in the FOSS models, how bout we look at the details rather than generalize?

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