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Under marked otherwise, all posts from this account are 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 (and ideally and 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.

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"Our collective objective should be, to make the world work for 100% of humanity, in the shortest possible time, through spontaneous cooperation, without ecological offence, or the disadvantage of anyone."
- Buckminster Fuller

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)."

- , 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.

I'll try to provide some running commentary on the conference in the 'verse, like I did for the conference in Hangzhou, China.

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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."

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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."


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Just tried #Matrix and #Element on #linux desktop for a video call 🎧 .

And it #justworked.

I love it when things work exactly as you expect them to work for the first time.

Keep on the good work ,guys developing programms for us end users!

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:

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Game Dev, Co-ops, The Commons 

I've been thinking recently about game development. Specifically, I've been wondering about how to make a collaborative environment where people can either start new projects or jump in to existing ones.

I've been giving this a lot of thought, and I'm curious about the prospect of creating an anarchic, anticapitalist game studio that functions like a startup incubator, but specifically for open source / creative commons indie games.

Instead of startups, capital, or even traditional publishing, people instead join or start teams and projects. The overarching organization acts like a publisher, in the sense that it helps teams package up games for storefronts and maybe funnel money from sales directly to projects.

Maybe this would be good to attempt a cooperative model?
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Kind of want to start up on #Sporadic FE development again, but I'm really at a loss on how to make my code acknowledge state with Vuex. It's kind of hard to preemptively know which things I need to target, and what the states should be.

Anyway, here's how far I ultimately got, #fediverse.

@delta Is the full Delta Chat desktop app included in @debian yet? If not, any idea when that might happen?

"We are here to awaken from our illusion of separateness"

The Buddha on social media 😉

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