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@emacsen @librelounge Begin with Tron. I can deal with that :)
(Though, honestly, I only saw it for the first time a couple of years ago.)

@krozruch @librelounge Thanks for this lovely review. We're definitely a culture of our own and I'm proud of being a part of it (even if, as we talked about, we have a ways to go).

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Listening to @librelounge I don't know the history of software freedom etc. I've been picking it up over the last couple of years ie. from the wrong side of the victory of Open Source.. Suspect it would be great for anybody who knows more. Check it out.

@craigmaloney @librelounge Thanks! My first time here and meeting the girlfriends family too. A lot going on!

@krozruch @librelounge Thanks! The next episode is a little timely so I want to get it out ASAP. I do hope that you get a chance to listen. This upcoming episode is our best but IMHO our second best is ep 3.

I really wanted to publish this week's @librelounge but I'm in Israel for the week (landed earlier today) and I won't be able to edit the show by Saturday. I'm really sorry all, but I will try to get next week's out on time if I can find the time.

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Congrats to the whole #Matrix team for pushing Synapse to #Python 3, epic!

Been running the #Feneas server on 3 for a while, no problems 🀘

RT @matrix: Folks, finally it's here. Synapse 0.34.0 - Python 3 recommended for production. This is a big one, with huge improvements in CPU and RAM usage. Thanks for everyone that helped us test it.

Emacsen boosted is the day after FOSDEM2019. @cwebber will speak, and I assume many other interesting people will be there, in a speaking role or as a participant. Also me. πŸ˜€
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I will give a talk today at #TehranLUG in one of their monthly events in #Tehran, #Iran. I am going to introduce @nextcloud and discuss its applications for private and business users. Wish me luck πŸ˜β€‹ #Nextcloud #decentralized #FreeSoftware

Traveling today and tomorrow so won't have time to release the latest episode of @librelounge but stay tuned!

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:heart_parrot: HELLO AGAIN!! :heart_parrot:

I've made a really simple tool for searching your outbox.json (Mastodon archive) file. It's all browser-based and all data stays on your computer β€” it's not uploaded to the cloud!

There's lots of room for additional features so feel free to suggest some! πŸ’š @varx @cwebber Is a config file purely data? In many applications, a config file is nothing more than a regular file designated as "config".

In systems I wrote, it was common for me to write templated configuration where one system would configure another. An example might be for a load balancer to know which application servers to check the health for. I would write the logic but the systems wrote the configuration for each other.

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#Inventaire is an open source online book inventory site, where you can keep track of your collection, share books with others and create your own libraries for groups.

It uses open data site Wikidata to fetch details of your books, so that they're easier to catalogue and share.

The site is here:

You can also follow Inventaire on here at:


#AlternativesAtoZ #Books #Libraries #BookSharing

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Really happy to see the term "user freedom" taking off more. A lot of what we do spans more than just the software itself; network freedoms a great example. And users are and should be the focus.

@cwebber @jaywink @feld (last one) ActivityPub is suffering from centralization a little, but people are "getting it". And I've begun to wonder if the way we've been thinking about AP servers has been wrong. Programs that try to "do everything" like Osasa are cool, but inevitably someone does one aspect better. Maybe being able to have more flexible clients associated with a feed will be a better long term solution.

@cwebber @jaywink @feld I agree that losing Google Reader sucked, but I don't think it impacted RSS much. And we're seeing newer projects pick up the idea of Google Reader (some using RSS, others not).

The problem is when we think about the protocol as the thing we care about, rather than the way people use it.

NNTP was a cool protocol, but it's not used much anymore in comparison to other communication platforms.

@cwebber @jaywink @feld I'd only agree with you Chris if I thought that this was a strategy. Maybe we'd call it "Adopt, Attract, Abandon", with the goal of killing off a standard by getting people to adopt their client.

I agree that Google dealt a death blow to XMPP but OTOH XMPP was not super popular outside of geeks without it. What Google's implementation did was highlight the bad experience of using XMPP without them and then we had no good alternatives.

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