Personally, I just want to set a monthly budget to donate to #FreeCulture (possibly on Liberapay, or possibly in each app) and have it split *automatically* based on how much I watch/listen(/read?) each creator.
Firefox is now more important, isolated and vulnerable. Some suggested ways we can support it:
• Set it as your default browser. And if you're back home with family over Christmas, suggest/set as their default too.
• When you hear web devs say "can't everyone just use Chrome", please challenge it.
• Contribute to Mozilla-led projects, e.g. MDN Docs: https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2018/05/contributing-mdn-webdocs/
• Donate to Mozilla if you can: https://donate.mozilla.org
Lol. I've lost track of how many of your accounts I'm following by now...
If you really want to help Firefox succeed, file a bug on https://webcompat.com/ when you find a broken website. Don't just switch back to Chrome; let Mozilla know there's a problem so they can try to fix it.
When browsers lose market share, they fall into the "compatibility death spiral." Sites don't bother to test, they break, and users flee to the browser that "just works." Mozilla is fighting this battle every day, and it just got harder.
"you wouldn't download a" trivia (cw: sketchy business practices) Show more
Hollywood-funded anti-piracy association Brein, the people who made the "you wouldn't download a car" ad, tried to stiff Melchior Rietveldt, the musician who composed the music for it, out of the vast bulk of his royalties. They told him the ad would only be shown at a local film festival, then stuck the ad on a bunch of DVDs and acted like they had full right to.
So, like, if you're ever wondering if anti-piracy capitalists hate piracy? The answer is "no". They'll steal and lie seven days a week and twice on Sundays. They just hate seeing people enjoy media without paying them.
🛡️ Call for mobilization to defend the practice of Self-Hosting 🛡️
@LaQuadrature published an article regarding the future European regulation. Under the pretext of fighting online terrorist radicalization, it will impose unrealistic censorship obligations on *all* Internet actors.
The intent is explicitly to destroy internet decentralization.
If you are using YunoHost, you probably run services which are open to the public and hence are affected by this regulation.
I'm sad at how few great #FOSS games exist, especially on mobile. I wonder if some hybrid model could work better to incentivise devs, such as having the latest release is non FOSS but that it becomes FOSS once the next release comes out. Thus all but the latest release are free and promote the game, but that people need to pay for the newest release. Actually, you could do that all FOSS, but just have the binary / APK of the latest release is for pay, except FDroid would circumvent it.
RT @email@example.com: Good news it is guaranteed to arrive before Christmas.
I art, but don't code, and so I loved making basic games with the #Blender game engine. It was limited, but super fast for prototyping. (Game jams!)
Alas, it is no more...
30 minutes after downloading, I have a sidescrolling 3D platformer demo on Linux/PC/Mac/Android and HTML5. 💕
Plasma Mobile coming to a Necuno phone 📱 near you! Check out the new open device that'll install KDE's mobile environment:
What if #AcrivityPub servers act as clients in AP's client-server protocol and enabling the so called "nomadic identity" through cross-site actions?
Imagine to be on a site to leave a comment and after you specify your AP-server instance domain and your username your are redirected to it to confirm the action, if supported.
· Using the same identity on sites with different focus (blog, video platform, federated issue tracker...)
· Updated user name and avatar everywhere
· Unified inbox
News flash: After an evening of hacking, our free and open source Disqus clone https://schnack.cool/ now supports OAuth sign-in via 🐘 Mastodon!
(so if you want to put a comment form on your static blog/website and want to allow your users to sign in via Mastodon, this might be for you)
I just went through the process of signing up to stop junk mail and thought folks might dig some deets.
Some of the steps are described here;
Magazines, catalogs, etc.
For most junk mail you can sign up to stop it via https://dmachoice.thedma.org/register.php - they charge you $2 to do it, or $3 if you do it by mail.
Something I don't understand about Gnu Taler, the payment system being proposed by the #FSF. They say that it can be used to pay with any other currency from #USD to #BTC, and that it's fast with low transfer fees... but how can Taler avoid the fees/delays of the underlying currency it's using? For example, wouldn't BTC exchange fees/delays or bank fees/delays still affect Taler? Maybe the exchange payment aggregation helps a bit, but surely that doesn't fix the problem.
One of the first Mastodon instances, there is no specific topic we're into, just enjoy your time!