call to contributions:
the soc.ialis.me collective, with the help of other contributors, started working on a website to explain/guide people on the Fediverse (not only Mastodon).
Not much is done yet and we've got much to write, but the general structure is up so we can now work on the content.
The website is in english but all is done to translate it in other languages.
Contrary to our expectations it turns out, according to math "you are more likely to come across someone with opposing views online than you are offline." https://www.wired.com/2017/05/maybe-internet-isnt-tearing-us-apart/
Thank you, #ZFS, for making it so easy to take full-system snapshots and backups, keeping me safe from ransomware.
if you've ever been interested in #rustlang, even if you haven't actually picked up the language, or have tried it in the past but stopped, they're doing a community survey right now
last year's survey set team priorities for this year, so i expect them to do the same this year
As a side-note: If you want to promote an "alternative to commercial platforms", you have to propagate the posts on those platforms that use direct non-commercial sources... and no, just "marking as favorite" does nothing. Exactly nothing.
Help make the platform you like into the non-commercial source for news, by propagating those sources.
Become the alternative.
This article, in Dutch, describes how a soon-to-be abandoned coal mine in Germany will get a second life as a battery: solar energy will be stored by pumping up water in the basin. When the power is needed, the water will go in the ground, powering turbines. This "battery" can be used to power 400 000 households.
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