Open source job openings I saw elsewhere, for managers/grantwriters rather than programmers:
Welcome to Global Rebirth Group on Signal: https://stevebosserman.micro.blog/2022/01/23/signal-membership.html
The Appalachian Staple Foods Collaborative is interesting to me as it overlaps with what we are trying to build (a CSA for staples and other produce that stores well)
The combination of ag production, IT skills and alternative economics made me think of you. But maybe you are already aware?
This also from Steve gives further overview https://greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/
Doesnt look like @steveb is very active on Mastodon
Epic Fail https://inkdroid.org/2022/01/23/epic/ This weekend my daughter went to continue reading an ebook she has available to her from her public elementary school on the Epic Reading Platform.
When she went to advance to the next page she was presented with an error message saying that the book was only available during school hours, and she would need to subscribe for $9.99/month.
If you still remember physical textbooks, can you imagine being forced to pay a company a monthly fee to brin
I'm teaching a beginner computer science class for middle and high school students soon (about 10 students). Does anyone have any suggestions for teaching groups programming effectively, especially with an age-diverse group?
I'm working on a course, and I've never taught a class before. So pointers to related resources would be greatly appreciated. 🙂
Tonight I started adding Right to Left language support to @kde websites :) For now, it's just kde.org/ar and apps.kde.org/ar but hopefully more in the future!
I think the only way to make open software and economic cooperatives go together if for the software people to work with the co-ops. Maybe in a broad multistakeholder co-op.
I'll follow this toot with some true stories of trying to do that.
Today's project: trying to switch mains power (230v here) with a tiny Trinket M0 and a relay board.
It's working great, I hear the relay clicking. Until I actually run power through the cable, then the Trinket keeps rebooting 😑
I'm sure there is just something I'm doing wrong, but I'm struggling to figure out what exactly 🤔 I feel like the relay is maybe pulling more power for a fraction of a second, and depriving the Trinket in that moment?
Find out how good you are at placing historical events in the right order with this cool new game based on Wikidata's data:
This is awesome!
Recently, I've discovered some really interesting procedurally generated 1-bit patterns online. So, as one does, I decided to make my own version of them by building a custom stack-based DSL.
This one is based on a pattern by Foldster (on Twitter), created using this expression:
x y + abs x y - abs 1 + ^ 2 << 3 % !
Someone made a clone of Wordle that doesn't pick a hidden word, it just strings you along until you've eliminated all but one possible answers.
Is there an alternative to Google Scholar that respects software freedom and privacy?
Sharing is very appreciated.
It should be a scholar search engine that collects papers and journals from Arxiv, Doaj, PLOS, universities' repositories etc. in one. I see that we need this alternative for academic, education and scientific purposes.
Thank you in advance.
@vortex_egg Andew L. Shapiro's late 1990s book The Control Revolution addresses this.
It's a bit uneven, but on balance good, and a lot of what I read as naive cluelessness toward the start of the book is addressed and resolved later.
On decentralisation / disintermediation, Shapiro makes the point that most so-called "disintermediation" is actually intermediation with a more centralised point of control. Amazon being a key example of this discussed at length.
(There's also a really bad copy on LibGen.)
The potential demise of the Feneas.org services reminds me again that the success of federated networks depends on reliable instances, and avoiding re-centralization requires more instances, not bigger ones. This means server-side software needs to be as easy as possible to set up and maintain, and we need easy access to ways for people to learn how to host servers.
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