Pinned toot

I just used a big word in an important thing and I am totally an adult now :eyebrowwiggle:

Pinned toot

I used to live over at @david_ross since November 2016. On Wednesday, August 15, 2018 I moved to a self-hosted instance. :kangaroo:

πŸ‘‹ to followers new and old

Pinned toot

This is tonight, come watch me stumble over my words if you're about in London and interested in ruby code stuffs

lrug.org/meetings/2018/novembe

UK politics, Brexit Show more

I need to automate this a bit. Ideally, a Firefox extension that would switch-to-reader-mode-print-to-PDF in one click would be great.

Also, git-annex is super slow on the FAT32 filesystem of my e-book reader. Looks like something that could be optimized in git-annex. Or I could add an rsync step, and keep the e-reader annex repo locally, rsyncing once git operations are done.

Or perhaps check if the reader supports ext3/ext4-formatted SD-cards.

Mhm, looks like I discovered an undocumented, unbelievable awesome feature in CodiMD 😳

Looks like we have a completely working reveal renderer for live editing your slide shows implemented. It's just not documented how to turn it on.

See the little difference between the editor mode:

Without type slide:
demo.codimd.org/slide-example?

With type slide:
demo.codimd.org/ga6ZqmSsQAiJZ8

#CodiMD #CodiMDStories #hiddenFeatures #documentation

based Cobalt SSG used in Gitlab to create static page.

Still a work in progress but gave me something to rel='me' (show as the green highlighted field in my profile).

MozFest wrap-up blog post incoming and will make some effort in prettying it all up.

If you wonder why this is important: Look at strategies various big companies use to get a bigger userbase: They effectively subsidize internet access in poor countries.

Example: In some countries you have data plans where Facebook and Instagram don't count on your data volume.

At the same time people get phones with Facebook and Instagram pre-installed. Guess what happens?

Good defaults are the key element in providing something to a lot of people.

you: i disagree

me, an intellectual, who just happens to have a psychic link to mechagodzilla:

We still have a tech position open at the Freedom of the Press Foundation (a nonprofit): a Sr. Software Engineer position to work on SecureDrop, the open source whistleblower platform used by 65+ media organizations, originally developed by the late Aaron Swartz.

You get paid to work
βœ… from anywhere in the world
βœ… on a world-changing project
βœ… that's open source,
βœ… stewarded by a small team
βœ… that's led by a woman.

Help spreading the word is much appreciated:

freedom.press/jobs/job-opening

I am forever creeped out by the injunctions "Do not make users think" in the UX field. This is one hell of a slippery slope to justifying all sorts of dark patterns.

πŸ“’πŸŒ Open Call: Earth Water Sky

2 month fully funded residency in Venice for artists interested in the environment and the latest in cutting edge environmental knowledge.

mailchi.mp/e94c10c3bfde/submit

If a high profile professor can't get permanent residency in the UK , what hope in hell does your average foreign postdoc / lecturer have with the Home Office #brexit #omnishambles

I've lived in UK for 20 yrs with full time academic job. Had 4 kids here. My application for permanent residency was turned down. Supposedly credit card for application fee did not work (card was fine). Kept my Italian passport …
twitter.com/MazzucatoM/status/

Federation Update: We have pushed most of the code, and will be making an announcement in the next few days. #pixelfed

#35C3: Refreshing Memories

Weitere Termine fΓΌr den Vorverkauf:
11. November 2018 14:00 CET *s.t.*
21. November 2018 21:00 CET *s.t.*

tickets.events.ccc.de/35c3/

Show more
David's instance

This is my very own instance just for me. My rules. Get off my land and stuff. πŸ˜† This new home opened Thursday, August 16, 2018. I've just moved from mastodon dot social because independence is fabulous.