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Masoud Abkenar @masoud@aleph.land

Carsten Rieger continues his streak of excellent guides on a variety of #Nextcloud subjects. His latest and greatest is all about #loadbalancing
c-rieger.de/lab-loadbalancing-

The Github issue tracker is open to everyone, if you can't code or can't contribute for whatever reason please feel free to open an issue and voice your feedback, idea, suggestion. I will do my best!

I want to make this project accessible and welcoming to everyone. My 8 year old niece has even given me some feedback.

github.com/dansup/pixelfed/iss

Ich will einmal ein großes Lob und Danke an @milan aussprechen, der mit viel Einsatz und Mühe in seiner Freizeit diesen Mastodon Server, sowie auch andere Server wie Matrix wartet und instand hält. Du machst eine super Arbeit :)

#mastodon #matrix #thx

@hollyjahangiri but theft and copyright infringement *are* different beasts. And this difference *is* important to how we deal with it in law, and in practice.

When somebody samples a 2s of a music track, and then uses it somewhere in the background of their DJ set to create a whole new song, how exactly did they "steal" anything from anyone?

Is the original author worse off because of the 2s sample?

Does the 2s sample influence the market for the original work?

Reclaiming RSS

“Before Twitter, before algorithmic timelines filtered our reality for us, before surveillance capitalism, there was RSS: Really Simple Syndication … As we move away from the centralised web to the peer web, it’s time to rediscover, re-embrace, and reclaim RSS.”

ar.al/2018/06/29/reclaiming-rs

#ethicaltechnology

Amazon's email, last night: Your order has dispatched.
Amazon's email, this morning: Your order is cancelled, because the item is not available.

The pleasant feeling when you learn about a new release first by noticing that your instance is updated! Thank you @hugo for the super quick upgrade 😀​

Time between addition of a new UI string to Mastodon's web client and a Mastodon release (including those strings) is like 5 minutes! And that is exactly the time-window to translate the UI into other languages 😁​

This week, I was literally on call! I set up notification emails in Weblate to be informed about any addition to the UI strings ASAP, and to translate it whenever it is and wherever I am 😅​

Yet still, I missed some strings for the 2.4.2 release 😆​

Triggered by this thread from @Gargron, @garrett etc. yesterday:
mastodon.social/@Gargron/10018

The FSF has a "Respects Your Freedom" *hardware* certification program, here: fsf.org/resources/hw/endorseme

Is there a similar thing for software? A logo, a badge, something?

Yes, there are nice logos for and that I can use if my software is part of the GNU project or licensed under . But what about a generic Free Software logo that can be used for all software under any FSF-approved license?

Triggered by this thread from @Gargron, @garrett etc. yesterday:
mastodon.social/@Gargron/10018

The FSF has a "Respects Your Freedom" *hardware* certification program, here: fsf.org/resources/hw/endorseme

Is there a similar thing for software? A logo, a badge, something?

Yes, there are nice logos for and that I can use if my software is part of the GNU project or licensed under . But what about a generic Free Software logo that can be used for all software under any FSF-approved license?

Admins. Please forget about changing your SSH port. It's just annoying to have non-standard SSH ports, and it does not really help protect your system.

This is so-called "security by obscurity", which should be abandoned.

Better keep the standard port and configure SSH key login only / disable password authentication.

This is the serious sh*t you should do. Not change your SSH port and log into your root account via a weak user password and another weak su password.

#imho #linux #servers

Self-care is not selfish. You cannot serve from an empty vessel. - Eleanor Brownn

Even when working along on a project, it's a good idea to integrate frequently, instead of having long-lived branches. Merge early, merge often.

Has anybody checked today? They have a sale: 13 stickers for 1 Euro, plus free shipping worldwide! 😀​
unixstickers.com/

(via @itsfoss2@twitter.com via @saeedgnu@twitter.com)

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I wrote a blog post about moral considerations in designing technology. I give two specific examples from Mastodon: the recent removal of hashtag trends and the lack of notification counts in the web interface.
I do not necessarily agree with such feature-removals, but I'm very glad that "moral bug-report" is a thing with Mastodon developers 😀​

Oh I forgot to mention that the blog post is in !
masoud.abkenar.net/blog/fa/?p=