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Wait why does this work so well?

I can actually focus on it rather than having g to reread like 3 times.

Looking at this: techblog.nz/2865-20-million-fo it's a shame that NZ (and the 'big names' in NZ's tech industry) are so completely fixated on the US & AU and other English-speaking markets for export. If we had better diversity in our companies, e.g. inviting founders into companies who've emigrated to NZ from various parts of Asia and Africa, for example, I think we'd open up a LOT of doors in interesting markets that we're currently not even knocking on. Sad missed opportunities.

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Update on the announced self-hostable #bandcamp alternative: Got tons of work done on the foundation over the last days (architecture, reading, transcoding, caching, syncing, configuration, cli arguments, ...). Today was the first time I did some design exporation (first glimpses attached - these are already in-browser screenshots of the functional interface, not mockups :)). I'm developing out in the open at codeberg.org/simonrepp/faircam °˖✧◝(⁰▿⁰)◜✧˖°

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Development Teaser: I'm working on a self-hostable #bandcamp alternative - implemented as a static site generator written in #rust

As a small tech tradeoff and an experiment I'm integrating a soft paycurtain: Albums can display a price tag, (including a user interaction for setting a price for "name your price" albums), payment directions are given (Liberapay, SEPA, etc. as configured), but the payment itself is not technically enforced, i.e. the listener is asked to affirm by themselves - by clicking a button - that they have paid for what they want, and only then given the download link. I'm open to experiment further with this when I've released faircamp (current codename) to the public. I could also imagine an option for integrating a hard paywall based on entering a token that could e.g. be made exclusively available to your backers on an external platform (ghost, patreon, steady, paypal, ...).

Been fleshing out the first prototype all day today, and having a blast! ✌️

Anyone out there using Photoprism (github.com/photoprism/photopri) or LibrePhotos (github.com/LibrePhotos/libreph) as a GooglePhotos/Flickr replacement? I'm wondering what you like/don't like, or if you've tried both, which you prefer!

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LiberaForms is a free open source online form system. You can follow at:

➡️ @liberaforms

The project's website is at liberaforms.org

LiberaForms.org offers form services from their own website, or you can self-host the software if you prefer.

#LiberaForms #LiberaForm #FOSS #FLOSS #Libre #FreeSoftware #OpenSource #SelfHosting #CommunityHosting #Form #Forms

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Living in the #Netherlands?

Sign this #petition to the #Dutch Government with a plea for fair #education in the classroom and to keep children away from #privacy-infringing #SurveillanceCapitalism platforms they (and their teachers) are forced to use.


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The @EU_Commission needs to remember to make standards easier to implement as #OpenSource by mandating restriction-free patent terms on standards that would benefit from open source adoption.


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Calling all @matrix evangelists! An app project I've been lurking around has decided to move their chat room to Slack, for the usual reasons (network effect yada yada). I've already suggested having a matrix room as the central watercooler, and bridging to allow folks to join from their accounts on the proprietary silos. One of the tech folks has set up a MatterBridge (ironically to bridge Discord <> Telegram), but we can't figure out how to use it for matrix.

Please help!

This morning's outlook... In stages. It's raining now, but meant to clear soon...

@idanoo @strypey The error copied from the error page (using the hand "copy this error" button) : "TypeError: NetworkError when attempting to fetch resource."

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By the way, @idanoo and @strypey - I wasn't able to sign up for your Fediverse event on openevents.nz with either my @lightweight@events.nzoss.nz or my @lightweight ids... claimed to be a network error on the openevents.nz site I think...

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Ok, so trying to test Mobilizon events... here's a proposed event: events.nzoss.nz/@free_and_open - see if you can sign up either using a 'federated identity' on another Mobilizon instance (if you have one) or your Mastodon identity...

Listening to the opposition leader Luxon on RNZ. He (and other NZ politicians) simply don't get it re climate change. There is no technical solution. We all need to start using less energy. Starting with the big corporate polluters. We need to restructure our economy. Our politicians aren't informed or empathetic enough to realise or accept that. They all still vastly overvalue business' opinion.

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@lightweight thought I recognised him... around the 62 minute mark we see the response to a journo asking an off topic question "Google it mate"... and then proceeded to give them an actual vision. Love it!

rnz.co.nz/news/national/467297 the right answer is "yes". And similarly, fines for road rule infractions should be proportional to the mass of the vehicle driven.

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