Going Luddite :-)
I turned off my Nextcloud some time ago. I plan my work in a paper notebook, and use an old fashioned paper calendar. My address book is just locally on my devices (of course backed up). I don't use email on my phone so that works out surprisingly well.
I use Syncthing for syncing a few files between my phone and laptop, which doesn't require a server. The only thing still running on my server is this pump.io instance. I'm afraid when my server dies (it's a pretty old computer) I won't be replacing it.
I guess I'm getting old and going Luddite :-)
Switching to Mastodon - see you soon!
Mastodon will soon be supporting ActivityPub . So I'm going to switch there for good now. If everything works as expected I'd be in touch with everybody still sticking with pump.io anyway. But for now I'm not maintaining two timelines anymore.
My new home is https://social.tchncs.de/@mray - follow me there, or wait for ActicityPub here. See you soon!
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"Dad, why doesn't your phone have Pokemon?", says our 4yo. "Hmm..." I say, "That's a long story. Now take your baby gnu and hop into bed."
Bits from Debian: Debian turns 23!Link to original post: Debian turns 23!
Today is Debian's 23rd anniversary. If you are close to any of the cities celebrating Debian Day 2016, you're very welcome to join the party!
If not, there's still time for you to organize a little celebration or contribution to Debian. For example, you can have a look at the Debian timeline and learn about the history of the project. If you notice that some piece of information is still missing, feel free to add it to the timeline.
Or you can scratch your creative itch and suggest a wallpaper to be part of the artwork for the next release.
Our favorite operating system is the result of all the work we have done together. Thanks to everybody who has contributed in these 23 years, and happy birthday Debian!
Diaspora - Proposed Design ImprovementsIt looks like some new design changes are being proposed for the #Diaspora platform by @Fla . The active pull request on GitHub can be seen here.
It's exciting to see Diaspora's interface receive some much-needed love. We're excited to see what comes of it!
Christopher Allan Webber shared this.
Software development anno 1973
Wow, software development roadmaps were often too optimistic and projects tended to slip behind schedule? I'm sure glad we mastered those issues in the 40 years since then.
- One of the most satisfying things ever is filing an issue (whether because of a bug or a feature), having the maintainer accept and implement it, and seeing it ship to thousands of users.
I love that about free software.