In an attempt to simply the terminology in the fediverse, I propose we start referring to "instances" as "neighborhoods". Here's a short pitch:
* Has its own set of rules.
* Has its own "guard" (sysadmin) that makes sure there are no incidents.
* Is usually (but not always) focused on a common theme.
You can send an update to:
1. A specific person.
2. Your own neighborhood.
3. Entire network.
IMO this proposal would make things about 30% easier to understand for newcomers.
This is where I was hiking today! :O It's about 40 minutes drive from home in a protected biosphere reserve that's a world heritage site.
Next on the evening shenanigans agenda - red wine and present wrapping. What could go wrong?!
Real talk, "Too many projects rely on the time of too few maintainers, and those maintainers are devoting too large of a slice of their lives to supporting the projects they love." @vmbrasseur on why we gotta fund infrastructure. https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2018/dec/21/vmbblog/
🤔 If you are an english teacher and really want to do something useful with your students: Translate open source projects with them.
We speak English everywhere. It's great material to learn the #English language one hand, since it's practical and it's useful for the project on the other hand.
Have groups translating different parts of documentation or programs. Then let them exchange and improve those translations.
I would love to see such work.
Listening to The Guardian's 50 Best Albums of 2018. I love genuinely curated quality lists.
Albums I play nearly daily already for months:
Christine & The Queens - Chris
Janelle Monae - Dirty Computer
Robyn - Honey
Just started working through the list (backwards) and now adding to that list above:
Jon Hopkins - Singularity
#Recurse is accepting #applications for $10,000 #fellowship #grant #funding for #women #transgender and #nonbinary people who would like to work on an #OpenSource #coding #programming #project or #research at the Recurse Center #nyc this winter. At least 50% of funding is reserved for women, trans, and non-binary #peopleofcolor #poc . https://www.recurse.com/blog/145-fellowships-for-women-working-on-open-source-programming-projects-research-and-art #fellowships #grants
The Buyerarchy of Needs, by Sarah Lazarovic.
This is important for preventing climate change, because the manufacture and sale of new things creates a lot of CO2 compared to the bottom 5 layers of the pyramid.
"The purchase of Keyhole was a milestone for Google, marking the moment the company stopped being a purely consumer-facing internet company & began integrating w/ the US government. When Google bought Keyhole, it also acquired an In-Q-Tel executive named Rob Painter, who came with deep connections to the world of intelligence and military contracting, including US Special Operations, the CIA & major defence firms, among them Raytheon, Northrop Grumman & Lockheed Martin"
(Went back on the waterfall hike today, but this time I took my big camera! Lots of pics incoming :D)
This is my very own instance just for me. My rules. Get off my land and stuff. 😆 This new home opened Thursday, August 16, 2018. I've just moved from mastodon dot social because independence is fabulous.