Pinned post

If I'm doing anything you'd have liked a CW on, please let me know. Getting used to this thing

Pinned post

I'd like to find a community of other people in , maybe people who are interested in talking about things like alternatives, , or processes (like , I guess), . I haven't found too much of that on here. Point me at the good discussions and knowledge sharing, if you know where it is!

Look, software isn't everything, and I'm sure I'll get into some other stuff on here, but the above is what I haven't found yet.

Show thread
Pinned post

Oh look, another software anarchist, how original.

I'm part of a small software consultancy co-op based in Copenhagen. I wish I didn't have to toil under capitalism, but here we are.

I'm trying out the experience to see if I can find more of a sense of community than the very Personal Brand focused Dunking of Twitter.

So far, it's felt pretty welcoming on here: lots of people, lots of tips on how to get started. But I have yet to find My People on here.

I want to make sure this is clear to all. ubuntu.buzz is open to having people join our instance. The creator and admin of our instance is me, Ikora. I'm a black femme, but you don't have to be to join us. We are creating a community space based on restorative justice principles. So, yes, everyone is welcome! But, it's in context, right? Unearned advantages will be addressed and acknowledged. We won't be gaslighting each other. Listen to experience, etc. Join me if you want to help. <3

Clean up the web!

A reminder that you, as a developer, can make a difference on the Web simply by choosing not to perpetuate people farming on your own sites and apps.

cleanuptheweb.org/

#web #dev #ethics

one time i dated a guy here who told me he didn’t know how to cook rice well & i was like “do you at least wash it first” & he goes “with soap?”

this is my villain origin story

adblocking is only like piracy in the sense that you should be doing both lmao

Show thread

The curb cut effect: for example, media descriptions right here on Mastodon help people who use screen readers, but they are also useful for explaining the joke for people who don’t get it, for translations of text, and for copy-pasting what would otherwise be just an image of text.

Hey.

Yeah you.

Stop scrolling for just a second (really that’s all).

Take a deep breath.

Exhale slowly.

Do that once or twice.

Ok that’s all thank you. Please remember to take care of yourself tonight.

I still don't like to see people having a flag in their profile, the worst is obviously a German Flag, but also EU or Ukraine are not much better. Seriously, find another way to show your solidarity with Ukraine, without praising nationalism! And in the case of the EU, what the hell is there someone can be proud of? Its a serious question, please explain!

@atomicpoet In Italy there have actually been several instances of worker buyouts, most of which have actually been relatively successful (company was being shut down, they bought it and continued to operate it successfully as a coop)

Why is the Ice Cream Machine Always Broken at McDonald’s?
A Zine About Corporate Power, Monopolies, and the Right to Repair by anonymous
ftpdistro.noblogs.org/post/202

@nielsa I think the key thing we had was total autonomy over the product development - the business didn't care *how* we did things. This allowed us freedom to work with the best tools and also experiment with new things.

I think that would be a lesson for any business that has developers but is not a development shop - get out of their way and they can do great things.

Any #Testing #testers #softwaretesting #ministryoftesting ppl on the fediverse?
Remember to submit content for the #testbash conferences- and review it too.

Researchers find Amazon uses Alexa voice data to target you with ads.

The report concludes that #Amazon and third parties (including advertising and #tracking services) collect data from your interactions with #Alexa through #Echo smart speakers and share it with as many as 41 #advertising partners.

theverge.com/2022/4/28/2304702

At least you can say you are not alone at home anymore.

41 fu**ing partners.

#privacyMatters #domotics #privacy

@nielsa it is.

i like to define our current mindset like that Daft Punk song

Harder Better Faster Stronger

we do that to everything and look at what it's done to us?

our mindset should be balance and cycles. that's the stuff biology and nature and the climate operates on.

@thor that's true! And realizing that we have a need for other people is in itself pretty radical.

Like, we live in a world that is structured to atomize people and make them feel like strangers to each other, where they would be natural friends or acquaintances.

We are taught to compete instead of collaborate.

Realizing that these are external pressures we can push back on is really fucking powerful!

Hey! If any of you new, or old, users started using #Tusky recently and appreciate it, please consider donating a little coin.

Currently our only expense is paying for the work I do, at a set amount each month, and some hosting / domain stuff.

But the tip is always welcome! We even have a tier for $1/month (once a year)! Which I thought was pretty nifty.

opencollective.com/tusky

Show older
mas.to

Hello! mas.to is a general-topic instance. We're enthusiastic about Mastodon and aim to run a fast, up-to-date and fun Mastodon instance.