Here's a chrome extension I wrote to insert your mastodon timeline into your facebook timeline (desktop only). https://github.com/elplatt/FeedParty
Why do this? I can't leave fb because of the social connections I have, but I want to be more active on mastodon. This makes it easier to check mastodon when I'm talking to my fb peeps.
How computer-supported cooperation researchers make decisions. #CSCW
Began our #CSCW workshop by rearranging the lecture-style seating into roundtable style. Always a good sign.
This is an awesome rocket stove built entirely out of four cinder blocks. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmDYUrVHPWc
I did a plain boost but I should say more about this thread: https://octodon.social/@wohali/103009810371153938
"Open-source" as in "having access to source code to see how something works" is great. But as @wohali details, the "foundation" model is highly susceptible to capture by large corporations. We (=ordinary users of computers) urgently need a co-operative governance structure and a licensing model that makes enough money to pay contributors. I wish I knew how to build that.
If you're excited about Google's quantum computing news and want to try QC out yourself, I can highly recommend Christine Corbett Moran's book. It walks through how to access IBM's real quantum computer using a free API. https://www.packtpub.com/application-development/mastering-quantum-computing-ibm-qx
And remember, #NetNeutrality is not an "Obama-era rule." It was a fundamental part of the internet from the very beginning, but only came under attack in recent years after streaming internet video arose as a new competitor to cable television.
Investigative reporters have found that a consortium of cable companies hired a firm to file as many as 9.6 million comments against #NetNeutrality using stolen identities. https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/jsvine/net-neutrality-fcc-fake-comments-impersonation
This oral history of James Gosling is an amazing listen for anyone who cares about the computing history, Java, Unix, networking, college admissions, free software, software law. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJ6XHroNewc
"Microsoft-owned GitHub will renew a $200,000 contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, despite concerns about the Trump administration’s policies, according to a leaked email." https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/9/20906213/github-ice-microsoft-software-email-contract-immigration-nonprofit-donation
PhD candidate at @UMSI. Networks, decentralization, civic tech, cats, bad puns. Formerly @civicMIT @medialab @i3detroit.
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