Under marked otherwise, all posts from this account are #CC #BYSA 4.0. Unless I send a DM, I want all my posts publicly visible, to any web browser, and any other user app or archival/ research system that speaks #ActivityPub (and ideally #Diaspora and #Zot too). I'm happy for them to be indexed by any search system and included in any relevant search. That's why I publish them on the web with Mastodon. When I want to have private discussion, I use DMs. One day the AP-verse will do this better.
It seems that hydrogen can be used to replace coking coal for smelting steel. If that hydrogen is made from surplus energy from renewable generation, that's a huge potential reduction in carbon emissions:
"In February, Microsoft announced that the Victorian government could rely on Microsoft’s Vaccination Registration and Administration Solution platform, in use in several US states. According to Microsoft, it would only have to “fine-tune” the platform to render it fit for purpose in Victoria.
Well, it hasn’t worked out that way. The costly platform still isn’t operational"
"International research shows that the building industry produces nearly 40 percent of all greenhouse gases. Most new buildings erected in the present are built for a 50-year lifespan, meaning they will not survive long enough to repay the amount they cost in carbon to construct. Conversely, preserving older buildings contributes to climate change solutions by storing energy (or embodied energy)."
- #BenSchrader, Wellington historian, 2021
An Employment Court ruling has reinforced that caring for people with disabilities is work and deserves compensation, even when the care worker is a family member of the person in care:
The BBC reports that none of the existing COVID-19 vaccines can prevent people from spreading the virus. If people who have been vaccinated against an infection can still spread it, what does this mean for the concept of herd immunity?
"... most vaccines don't fully protect against infection, even if they can block symptoms from appearing. As a result, vaccinated people can unknowingly carry and spread pathogens. Occasionally, they can even start epidemics."
Is the @silence project still alive? I notice there hasn't been a new release on F-Droid for more than a year.
For example, the panel on "Māori/Indigenous Self-Sovereign Identity, and other protocols", which ...
"...brings together a group of researchers and practitioners working in the periphery of initiatives such as Te Mana Raraunga – Māori Data Sovereignty Network, and elaborates an indigenous world view on cultural engagement strategies through sociotechnical protocol and Tikanga Māori, to shares its practice across various projects for further knowledge transference and discussion."
If you're able to get to Te Whanganui-a-Tara (Wellington, NZ) next weekend, you might consider joining me at the Moneylab conference. The programme looks like an intriguing mix of digital tech and social critique:
"If the powerful lie to us, we have the right to know. If they say one thing in private and the opposite in public, we have the right to know. If they conspire against us, as Bush and Blair did over Iraq, then pretend to be democrats, we have the right to know."
The FSF is seeking a principled, compassionate, and capable leader to be its new executive director. This position can be remote or based in our Boston office. Learn more, and learn how to apply: https://u.fsf.org/3e5
Why does every region in Aotearoa spend money maintaining its own bus timetable website, apps etc? Wouldn't it make more sense to have one site that provides timetables and other public transport info for the whole country, publishing open data feeds that can be picked up and displayed by any public transport apps?
I stayed up with some friends to witness the blood moon eclipse last night but these folks seemed to get a much better view than we managed to find:
Game Dev, Co-ops, The Commons
More reasons not to trust the Big Fruit and their iThings:
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