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. t.co/xdTQ8xauB0

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:

lubuntu.me

You can also follow Lubuntu on here:

@lubuntu

#Alternatives #DeleteWindows

Datum en locatie IndieWebCamp Utrecht bekend. Inschrijving opent binnenkort. indiewebcamp.nl/

@proycon dan ben je wellicht ook geïnteresseerd in Utrecht in mei? (Zie indiewebcamp.nl en indieweb.org/2019/utrecht )

@PixelfedLabs it isn't law yet. Now two years to go for national govs in EU to implement and their parliaments to ratify. I'd suggest exploring first how federated network is not a platform

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. zylstra.org/blog/2019/03/6262/

My blog for techy #fedi-related posts:

wimvanderbauwhede.github.io/li

* 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. github.com/chr-1x/ananas „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

@janboddez When social relationships determine choice of instance
it ultimately means an instance for your work buddies, your sports team, your old univ fraternity, your fellow pigeon breeders, your neighbourhood and perhaps a generic one akin to a town square or favourite pub, where you can meet strangers. That either means membership in 10+ or so potentially overlapping instances, or a personal instance that connects to your different contexts with you as the center of a wheel with spokes.

@janboddez true you don't have to go all the way. Yet, if you worry about what FB can do to you , being on a large instance is worse from an accountability perspective, as you don't even have an entity to hold responsible. Not going all the way imo means using an instance that is the size, not bigger, of the community you're part of, so that the existing social relations (which are independent of the instance) provide the accountability, and the community 'owns' the tool.

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. zylstra.org/blog/2019/03/7-us-

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 theguardian.com/politics/2019/

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.... zylstra.org/blog/2019/03/6194/

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