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If your pump.io server is identi.ca...
...remember the Pump network is much more than that! ;)
Lots of things changed when identi.ca migrated from the StatusNet system to the Pump.io system.
- Pump.io is not microblogging. You can post long texts, with some formatting and line breaks. Well, like this one! You can post short text if you wish, of course. Also, you don't need shortened URL's, and you can make pretty links.
- You can follow people from any other public Pump.io server, like microca.st, hotpump.net, fmrl.me, pump.jpope.org, etc. Start following some new people! You can take a look at this user finder, for instance. Or keep an eye out to see who your friends are following, in the Meanwhile feed ;)
Don't be afraid to follow people from other servers. That's what federation is all about, and that's our strength! If you've been scared by the "permission" message using the web, where you have to authorize the other server to post as you, etc, know that this isn't necessary if you use a desktop client.
- If you use the web interface, when you create new posts, they are not public by default. If you want to make a public post (currently recommended due to some issues with the comments), you'll have to add "Public" to the "To:" field. Try to make at least one public post, so people who see your profile can see you're active before trying to follow you. Ideally, if the post can be public, you should post it to Public; it works better.
- You can use several external web services with your account, like hip2.it, pump2status.net, or the "proof of concept" game, OpenFarmGame, to name a few. One of the strenghts of Pump.io is not being a monolithic beast, but instead, a lot of connected services an applications providing all kinds of features. Check them out!
- You can upload pictures, audio, video and other files in your posts, though the officially "supported everywhere" attachments are pictures, for now.
- There are already several pump.io applications (clients), for PC or mobile devices that can do more than what the web interface can at this point. I seriously recommend checking them out: Clients List.
- You can check out a pseudo-user directory at inventati.org/ppump/usuarios.
- If your account was used for some sort of entity, like a free software project or organization, you can take advantage of tools like Spigot, to post to Pump automatically from your RSS feed, or PumpTweet, to automatically send your Pump.io posts to Twitter. And you can find more options here.
If you have any doubts about any of these points, please feel free to ask.
This list has been modified a few times, and might be modified again, because yes, you can edit your posts and comments in Pump.io! =)
Edit: Posted as a blog post at CommunicationFreedom.
Spanish version at ComunícateLibremente.Show all 26 replies
@Jason Self, about pump2status.net, the site goes up and down all the time (I have reported that some months ago...), but it works, once you pick a moment when it's up and you configure your account. My notes (if they are shorter than 140 chars) arrive my quitter.se account every day, even if the site looks down.
For getting it up (so you can setup your bridge), I think the best is that you mail admin [at] e14n.com. I would do it myself, but I prefer that other people show that the service is interesting too (sometimes I think I am the only user of pump2status.net...).
In the pump.io wiki there's a page Clients with detailed info about much of the software/service pieces that form the pump.io network.
Hope that helps!
Careful with those copy-pastes from Twitter!
That link is falsified, and actually goes to their t.co domain ☹
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This comment over on opensource.com is probably the most salient text I've written on why (a) CHR-governed and/or private policy meetings are dangerous and problematic and (b) lawyers shouldn't drive Free Software/Data/Hardware policy decision-making.
We don't follow the easy path, but it's fun! (and better, IMHO)
We (my husband and me) try to educate our son on that when something is broken, first we try to repair it, if it is not possible, then we try to give it a second life, etc. We (broke* and) repaired together clothes, toys, books, computers... We have used broken things to make new toys, created costumes... When we want to do something we look first at the materials we have at home.
( * sometimes things break accidentally, other times, when trying to figure out new ways of playing or trying to open them to see their parts. Toys are for playing and learning, and that includes a bit hacking too, isn't it?).
I don't buy a different type of biscuits or flakes or whatever until he finishes the last one he chose. If he's bored, we play with combinations or decorations to make them more fun.
When we go to do the shopping, first we make a list at home. If there are temptations in the mall, then I can say "we didn't come here to buy that, it's not in the list. If you want it, next week, when we make the list, we talk about it".
We borrow books and films from the library, handle them with care (no hacking allowed with those ones!), and return them back, almost every week. I wish there were similar places as libraries, but for toys! (well, we have the park, where everybody must share the toys he/she brings, but it's not the same).
These may look like small things, but it's incredible the pressure of our culture: "is it broken? Throw it and buy a new one" or "We need to buy this in order to make that", or "I don't like this anymore, let's buy a different thing". You don't realize until you try to follow a different path! Or until you have a son/daughter and he/she comes with those ideas, and you wonder "from where did he/she learned that?".
We'll see for how long we can resist. Anyway, every day I give thanks, because our son means a daily opportunity for rethinking our world, and trying to do my best at explaining it, and making it more similar to the world that we would like to live in!Show all 8 repliesReally nice post and way to educate your child :)
But I more wanted to comment about the "library for toys". I'm not sure it's the kind of "toys" you're searching for, but for board games, you can find a lot of stores where you can play in the shop or rent them. That's usually not to expensive and most of all, you can have advices from the people working there to discover new board games which are not very popular or even not translated in English (in this case, play in the shop to be sure to find someone answering your questions about the rules ^^ ) .
depends what you call "easy"
sometimes its easier to improvise with something lying around at home than to go to the hassle of going to a shop and possibly not being able to afford it anyway! I don't really like shopping and absolutely hate waiting. :-)
if its a choice between trying something TODAY using whatever I find lying around or waiting (to buy/afford/have shipped) the former is is the one that is far more likely to result in anything worthwhile! - if there is more than a day's wait (usually the case for online shopping), my motivation evaporates! (and that ends up being put off .. and put off .. and forgotten)
often for me doing/making something myself is the only way to actually get it done!
I really find it hard to understand why so many people are so obsessed with shopping and throwing out stuff. I don't see any fun in either!
n2t likes this.That's a great way to raise a child. My creative parents raised us similarly, and I still believe I can make pretty much anything I set my mind to. It is economical and fun, but I think figuring out how to make things also helps children to learn critical thinking.
When my child was small, we used to go to a drop-in centre near where we lived in Toronto. There were lots of toys and kids to play with there. I heard of at least one toy library that I believe was organized by a parent group, but we only found out about it when we were moving, so I really don't know how it worked.
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