Have you considered contributing to #OpenStreetMaps? It's like Wikipedia but for maps - a map that everybody can edit! Today, the NSW Address Import project added thousands of addresses for West Pennant Hills, Warrawee, and West Pymble.
If you know those areas, check it out and start mapping!
What's your favorite generic alternative to "whitelist" and "blacklist"?
(Not interested in arguments about why I shouldn't switch. We moved from motherboard to mainboard to avoid juvenile jokes, this is at *least* as valid. And white folks don't get to tell black folks that the black folks aren't actually annoyed by something. There's a sufficient number of folks annoyed by whitelist/blacklist that I'm respecting it.)
Bust your data out of its silo! Put it into our silo instead! And then we'll shut it down and delete it! https://t.co/rdwzyVI09H
🇬🇧 🇺🇸 🇦🇺 So don't forget, on February 22nd, it's the 1 year of data stored in my Mastodon stats (with some few data issues). And you will therefore be able to see that the Fediverse is not very decentralized (not to say not at all), that we have had a fairly huge evolution of many instances and people. And that we still chat a lot on this social network
I see someone who feels inclined to loudly proclaim they are an atheist as a red flag these days. A lot of the atheists I know don't refer to themselves as such anymore because of that sort of shit.
"In retrospect, it’s unsurprising that a lot of New Atheism devolved into reactionary, antifeminist, and even white supremacist thought, because it was never really about the things it claimed to be about. The dominant affect of New Atheism wasn’t humility, or reflexivity, or curiosity, all the things one truly needs to improve intellectually. It was smugness."
The Magical Thinking of Guys Who Love Logic: https://theoutline.com/post/7083/the-magical-thinking-of-guys-who-love-logic
MM 028507 Bi-conical monopole broadband HF antenna and emergency VHF antenna mast. Melbourne Coastal Radio Station, Cape Schanck, Victoria https://collections.museumvictoria.com.au/items/802938
The Big 1.0. – Riot
Riot, the default and most mature client for #Matrix just hit 1.0, with a huge redesign <3 If you have ever checked Riot before, but didn't like the looks - please give it another try! If you haven't tried it but like things like, dunno, #Slack for example, have a try and you might be pleasantly surprised.
Image from page 122 of "Bulletin" (1901)
Please reshare widely and **take action**. This has the potential to endanger the #internet as we know it, making it more and more composed of only large platforms.
"The purpose was to investigate the history of a #place by using the information provided through #LinkedOpenData #LOD #searchengines and databases. We start with Peripleo, the LOD-based search engine of #Pelagios, which connect several partnered datasets by using #places as the common ground.
Dad, husband. PhD in Byzantine Archaeology. I work as a civil servant, advocate open data and develop FOSS, mostly in Python and R. Anti-fascist. He/him.
Octodon is a nice general purpose instance. more