@notafish Blendle does this and was recently acquired by a french company that does the same. Let me see if I can find the name again

Β«We cannot have a society in which, if two people wish to communicate, the only way that can happen is if it's financed by a third person who wishes to manipulate them.Β»

β€” Jaron Lanier

@neil fwiw there is a feedburner version of the rss feed listed on my site sidebar. Or alternatively can you pull in micro.blog/ton which is also just my rss feed?

@neil the hfeed should be there, i validated it a few days ago when it came up in a conversation. But it only contains posts on the frontpage, and had no new posts between August 12th and today, when i posted 2 things to the front page

@neil time out i don't think I have seen before. I do know my hoster tends to blocklist various user agents as 'bad bot' and i periodically tell them to unblock a bunch of legit feedreaders

@Downes @dajbelshaw @bekopharm finding a viewer is the key issue indeed. Or rely on the browser capabilitirs site visitors use. I am thinking maybe transform all slides into html5 or svgs can be a way, then embedding is just more html

@Downes @dajbelshaw @bekopharm i think it should be possible to download the provided url list from slideshare with curl from the command line , but haven't tried to find the right options for it yet.

As LinkedIn has sold Slideshare to Scribd (Slideshare's more evil twin), I am preparing to close down my Slideshare account. The first download contains stats, to see if those outweigh 13 yrs of 3rd party tracking.


I am thinking of an #OpenScience project & could use some help.

There is a database with information that is important for science, which has a well-documented REST API.

How do you make a hashtag out of that? #rESTaPI?

An important data element is often missing. So I would like to make a 2nd server that serves the same API & adds this element if it is missing.

What is good software to do this? Has anyone here done something similar & would be happy to help (funded)?

Boots welcome. πŸ€—

@dajbelshaw @bekopharm also slideshare will merge with scribd as of the 24th. Scribd has always been a data vulture. Hence I"m in the process of pulling out of both, towards self hosting.

@dajbelshaw this posting by Edward Hasbrouck w.r.t. the Tony Abbot boarding pass story, describes in more detail the what/why of these vulnerabilities: hasbrouck.org/blog/archives/00

"No one is forced to use Facebook" 

I hear that often, but I know of many people who had to create accounts and start to use Facebook for things like classes, community participation, and family communication. It's assumed you have it, and we don't make affordances for those who don't.

Perhaps we're not forced with violence or laws, but we are strongly coercing each other to use it. I never created an account for various reasons, and I have lost touch with people as a result.

@dajbelshaw Indeed, 'fresh' booking refs (they get recycled often), but also freq flier numbers are weak spots. Much less entertaining, the stuff I found on my boarding passes, a post from 2016 zylstra.org/blog/2016/01/board

@jan your mention of h-feed makes me wonder how many people read my site through the h-feed. It means they will only see a small part of my blog, as only the front page has an h-feed.

Thinking about bringing slide decks now on Slideshare / Scribd 'home' to self-hosting. What would be options? Basic hosting packages (possibly limited storage), cloud storage (possibly hard to embed in viewer), any things between those two?


In the category #humanedesign I have a delightful link to share:


** Data Patterns Catalogue **

"Build services that show you care about data. This catalogue helps teams make decisions about how, when and why to collect and use data about people."

It is created by IF technology studio, specialising in ethical and practical uses of data.

I will add this to #delightful humane design curated list
( codeberg.org/teaserbot-labs/de )

As rapporteur I am proud to present the most ambitious #DigitalServicesAct opinion yet feat.
βœ… right to anonymity and #notracking
βœ… ban on new mandatory #uploadfilters
βœ… making messenger services interoperable
Thanks for contributing!

@humanetech as the person paying I had no issues, smooth experience. Don't know how it is on the other end, as a merchant e.g..

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