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Hello world! The logical end-point of distribution and federation is a personal instance. This is my Mastodon instance.

The weakness of the US charge against Assange is shocking. The allegation he tried (and failed?) to help crack a password during their world-famous reporting has been public for nearly a decade: it is the count Obama's DOJ refused to charge, saying it endangered journalism.

Do you know someone with an older or lower-end laptop that struggles to run properly?

#Lubuntu is a good way of bringing old/slow computers back to life, and is very easy to use with a familiar Windows-style start menu and icon desktop 👍

Lubuntu is based on Ubuntu and runs the same Linux apps, but it has a lighter interface with much lower system requirements.

You can find out more here:

You can also follow Lubuntu on here:


#Alternatives #DeleteWindows

Datum en locatie IndieWebCamp Utrecht bekend. Inschrijving opent binnenkort.

Nog niet gestemd? GAAN!!!

Je hebt tot half negen! 🕒

Hijgerige verslaglegging van leidt tot onrust omdat het geen handelingsperspectief geeft. Zo vererger je de chaos ipv die te duiden en handelbaar te maken.

My blog for techy #fedi-related posts:

* Getting started

- First steps to running a web service on a Raspberry Pi
- A simple model for network data size and disk space usage of a fediverse instance

* Installation Write-ups

- Pleroma and Mastodon on the Raspberry Pi 3
- Pleroma on the PYNQ-Z1
- Hacking the Pleroma: Elixir, Phoenix and a bit of ActivityPub

* Raspberry Pi 3 on QEMU

- Debian “buster” for Raspberry Pi 3 on QEMU
- Raspbian “stretch” for Raspberry Pi 3 on QEMU

I have written a small number of bots for Mastodon in Python but only today did I learn that somebody had written an entire framework for Python based bot writing. „Ananas allows you to write simple (or complicated!) mastodon bots without having to rewrite config file loading, interval-based posting, scheduled posting, auto-replying, and so on.“ #Mastodon #Bot

7 US states now have adopted or introduced EU style laws. California, Washington, Hawaii, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Rhode Island, and Maryland. The norm setting of EU legislation is an intended consequence of EU data geopolitics, imo, and underscores the role of GDPR as a QA instrument.

ffs, This is so mindboggling: a UK ID system proposed to assist in how difficult residency will be after Brexit . It would have been the solution to all the issues the UK said they had with FoM before Brexit. They could have, but never bothered. Sigh

This article is a good description of the Freedom of Information ( ) situation in the Balkans. Due to my work in the region, I recognise lots of what is described here. My work in the region, such as in Serbia, has let me encounter....

Had a quick look at Mastodon stats globally. 80% of all users are on less than 1% of instances. This is not federation but centralisation by another name. Unless you actively build a long tail (20% largest instances hold less than 50% of users) there's no sustainable decentralisation. It's up to you to join small or personal instances, and motivate others to do so too.

World Bank data measuring gender inequality in the law: (--> "Get the data")

Canada, Denmark, Latvia and Spain at the top with a score of 97.5.

NL in 27th place (score 89.38), surpassed by 23 other European countries, including less than high-income countries, such as Bulgaria, Serbia and Romania.

In NL: no legislation on domestic violence, no paid parental/paternity leave, no pension credit for childcare periods (as of 2018).

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Ton's personal Mastodon instance