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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.

#web #dev #ethics

An algorithm is just some person’s will made manifest. So the key question is: “whose will?” Yours? Or some douchebag billionaire’s?

#technology #society #personhood

All taxpayer based services should have to support the Fediverse, in addition to whatever closed social outreach they do...

"On Thursday, the European Commission said it had set up its own server, dubbed EU Voice, to join Mastodon's decentralized social network, also known as a 'Fediverse.'"

If you want to create something but you've run out of creative juices, here are some doodle pattern ideas. Get a small piece of paper, pick one, and fill the page with it. Experiment with different colours and line thickness, see what you come up with. It's about the process, not the end result - have fun and let it flow ^.^

Design, Digested 28 is out!

Discover the designers misguided concerns about disabled bodies; the future of accessibility standards; the infinite scroll effect; the influence of 80s cult phemon Max Headroom and more.

@aral put in strongest terms that we should avoid the term "User" in software development.

I've been practicing this, which is not always easy. What I found is that it is not the alternative terminology and language we use that is most important, but the extra attention, added awareness and the thought process we follow that makes the difference.

> Best practice: By trying to avoid referring to people as “Users” we force ourself to be more focused on their actual needs

This is why you share your work.

A couple days ago @wouter posted an article about "Cool Things People Do With Their Blogs" [1].

Then @m2m was inspired to write about "A human-readable RSS feed with Jekyll" [2]

And then @silviamaggi tooted about the latter article [3]

Finally, I blatantly/half-assedly copied and pasted parts of their work to my #Hugo blog


Twitter newcomers.. if you want to share a toot you find in your timeline with your followers, then a boost is the only way to do so. Unlike twitter which want to show everyone what you Like, a like (or favourite) on the #Fediverse is more personal.

Use Likes as acknowledgment, token of appreciation, sign of agreement, or just to store in your favourites list. It is your interpretation and personal expression.

Use Boost to spread stuff around, encourage discussions, share delightful content.

I just published a project that has a special place in my heart.

Same landscape, never the same. My daily commute by bicycle documented using a phone camera between 2016-2017 in Cambridge, UK.

A blog post documenting the process of building a redesigned feed in human-readable form.

Things I'm happy to have added to my feed, besides the styles:

- author contact information always visible at the top.
- a 'reply via email' link always visible at the bottom.

Several people are using the latter in their feeds, very few are using the former.

The source code is up for grabs. Built with , it should be fairly easy to adapt to and other SSGs.

How to professionally say..


Those would be culture-shock for me, a Dutch person, and I'd need a language decryption course.

This way of speaking is opposite of what you'd get when working in the Netherlands.. the Dutch directness.

Often perceived as rude, though that's not how the Dutch see it: as being forthright, truthful, don't beat around the bush, just say what you mean.

It has origins in Calvinism

Hello :)

💻 From Monday, I will spend 1 week on #activitypub to discover more deeply the protocol, play with it, and have fun.

I will share the experience in a ~15-min video, to explain theoretical basic concepts with concrete requests and examples. This video is mostly dedicated to technical people/devs interested or learning how to use ActivityPub.

Just wanted to know if some people are already interested ?

Boost welcome.

#devs #dev #activitypub #discover

Have a look at these sketches. They're all pretty barebones. There's not much detail, the proportions aren't 100%, they're not technically perfect.

They're all from The Metropolitan Museum's collection.

Create because you enjoy creating. Share your rough sketches, your tinkering, your experiments. Your doodles might end up in the museums of the future and people will look at them with awe. <3

orgs and govs on the fediverse (+) 

Here they can own their data, and it doesn't require the person they want to reach to sign up to the exact same platform. Interoperability should be a given positive when you want to spred information.

You can agree or not with many things the EU does. But a presence on the fediverse will be far more beneficial than one on closed social media for its people.

#welcome to the #fediverse and @EU_Commission

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