@0 huh. I'm no fan of any Republican... but I would love to see "big tech" in the US dramatically hobbled by regulation.

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Castopod is an in-development FOSS self-hostable podcasting platform, which now has Fediverse support too. You can follow at:

➡️ @Castopod

The project website is at castopod.org

It's still in alpha testing, but the latest version adds ActivityPub support so that people on Mastodon etc. can interact with Castopod posts.

The git is at code.podlibre.org/podlibre/cas

#Castopod #Podcasting #Podcasts #Podcast #Fediverse #ActivityPub #FOSS #FLOSS #Libre #FreeSoftware #OpenSource #SelfHosting

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I volunteer as 'IT person' for a museum in its early days, (eicas.nl - @EICAS).

I would love to connect with other "museum people" and "museum IT people", here and elsewhere.

Any boosts/recommendations welcome!

I've just had a good recommendation for a fully Client Relationship Management system (CRM) - EspoCRM: espocrm.com/self-hosted-vs-clo They can host your data, or you can. You choose. Any web service that doesn't give you that option is effectively ransomware, holding your data hostage.

The US Federal (and most state) goverment: rotten to the core.

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Of course, at the same time, the US federal gov't says "fuck the people - let's take all their hard-earned tax revenue and give it to the military industrial complex so we can extend the misery to other jurisdictions worldwide." The US federal system is corrupted by its assholic powebrokers.

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So this is how the US federal gov't reacts when its primary donors are threatened with "paying their fair share"... rt.com/business/520150-us-reta The US federal gov't needs to be dissolved and the all US corporate written treaties (like the & ) torn up as should always have been the case.

@pkboi yep. They've got literally no one on board who "gets" this stuff. I'm also 90% sure that the IRD project they're touting as a "on budget and on time" massive success... won't be when all is tallied up. To wit: nbr.co.nz/article/ird-business and my prior recommendations: davelane.nz/ird-how-avoid-cata and

@pkboi to be fair, Gov't have been pumping money into overseas multinationals (esp for IT projects) when domestic providers would be better and cheaper (including a 30% discount thanks to the tax take). The Gov't appears incapable of making good IT procurement decisions.

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"... agriculture’s largest contribution to climate change stems from ... synthetic nitrogen fertiliser. By reducing ... chemical fertilisers and substituting it with high-quality organic fertilisers, half of all agricultural greenhouse gas emissions could be prevented while simultaneously building humus."

, PhD in Agricultural Sciences


@rune it's mostly our tax dollars they've got in their coffers (and hundred+ $billions in cash reserves) thanks to monopoly rents, software patent protection rackets, and their newest lock-in mechanism - their proprietary cloud.

@rune the world would be *far* better off without them.

@rune yes, they are a blight :) And yes, they need a bullet.

Ooo - liking the rain this fine morning. It's been too long.

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@owncast Thanks for joining. That was fun. Hacked the comments into the stream with a chroma key on the Atem Mini Pro (it was ugly but worked) :) Owncast is awesome. Gabe et al. are building something neat. Can’t wait to have them on Small Is Beautiful for a chat :)

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#FollowFriday / #FF recap of this week's recommended follows:

🌟 @wallabag - Article storage system, FOSS alternative to Mozilla Pocket

🌟 @sajan - Surreal and distinctive artist/illustrator, with a 1950s Asian aesthetic

🌟 @tuxdevices - Independent news site about phones and tablets running Linux

🌟 @snikket_im & @xmpp & @matrix & @delta & @briar - Decentralised FOSS alternatives to Signal

🌟 @ubuntustudio - Linux distro for creative people, with lots of preinstalled arty software

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