0300 hours humanities musings ahead. :P
Etiquette is probably one of the most interesting aspects of human behavior to me, because what constitutes proper practice in one context might be metaphoric or literal suicide in another. It's a complex system of passwords and filters, whose purpose is essentially one giant security check.
On the affects of shit-talking projects people work on Show more
#Kobo is a Canadian brand of eReaders.
They're nice devices, they work with all popular DRM-free file types (including ePub, PDF, MOBI etc), and the built-in Kobo store also sells some DRM-free titles alongside DRM ones.
The official site is here:
There's an unofficial Kobo DRM-free search tool here:
There's also unofficial libre firmware you can install:
The story of Wil Wheaton being pressured off Mastodon (regardless of what you think of him; I don't think he's perfect and that's not the point) shows that there is no platform-wide defense to harassment and online mobs and showcases a way that the instance structure may be even more vulnerable to pressure. This article seems like a good discussion of some of the ways to solve that for admins. https://www.codesections.com/blog/mastodon-mobs-and-mastodon-mobs/
Bye bye Mongo, Hello Postgres; a story of how The Guardian migrates from MongoDB to PostgreSQL. https://www.theguardian.com/info/2018/nov/30/bye-bye-mongo-hello-postgres
Ethical design isn’t about trying to reform billion-dollar corporations like Google and Facebook that have fundamentally unethical business models, it’s about designing organisations with ethical business models that, therefore, can create ethical products and services.
Admin account for mastodon.acc.sunet.se - main account over at email@example.com, please follow that for the occasional toots about non-admin things.
mastodon.acc.sunet.se is run by the Academic Computer Club at Umeå University located in Umeå, Sweden. ACC is actively involved in several open source projects and we provide mirrors for Debian, Ubuntu, Gnome and GIMP. We also host servers for the Gimpnet, Freenode, and OFTC IRC networks. You can read more about our projects and our servers on the ACC website.