The Times front page two years ago today.
Insect collapse: ‘We are destroying our life support systems’
Scientist Brad Lister returned to Puerto Rican rainforest after 35 years to find 98% of ground insects had vanished
On the 30th of January the #XMPP community is organizing a development sprint focused on #UX and #UI in the XMPP ecosystem at OSP new office.
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Each generation or age has certain fashions wrt names and words
When I was born, double-barrel names were in vogue.
Certain uncommon names associated with older people used to be fashionable when they were born.
Similarly, some lesser known words become popular for a while (until they're overused and lose their appeal).
"Leverage" is one. Nowadays people leverage things, instead of just using them.
Another one is "plethora".
Devices are now marketed as “smart” if they are unable to function unless in contact with a remote command and control network that tells them what to do, which seems like the opposite of “smart” to me. https://twitter.com/gdead/status/1083714843834761219
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XMPP is a long standing protocol for federated chat which in recent years underwent impressive technical modernization that brought the ecosystem modern mobile clients, cross device chat and end-to-end encryption based on Signal.
The XMPP community organizes so-called sprints where developers gather from across Europe to work on the ecosystem.
Even though the ecosystem saw many improvements in recent years, the UX across the ecosystem still leaves a lot to be desired. To begin addressing this, the next XMPP Sprint will be focused on UX and UI, particularly in regards to naming conventions.
That is why we’d like to invite members of the open source design community to join us on the 30th of January in the offices of Open Source Publishing. On february the 1st we will also do a smaller meetup in the margins of FOSDEM.
If you already have an account on the XMPP network, join us in our Sprint chatroom:
If you don’t, the room is also accessible without an account via:
For more information have a look at:
Issue to support #xmpp URI in the mastodon web interface:
Please voice your support on the issue tracker if you use XMPP
Inspired by @ButterflyOfFire
Yes, the way the US media calls every rich Russian an "oligarch" but never uses that term for US billionaires is extremely revealing about how they propagandize for nationalistic purposes. https://twitter.com/JarrodCurrin/status/1083096664737566722
The latest XMPP newsletter is out again: https://xmpp.org/2019/01/the-xmpp-newsletter-4-january-2019/
Today is Jabber's 20th anniversary!
On this day in 1999 Jeremie Miller announced an "Open Real Time Messaging System" on Slashdot.
when you’re forklift certified
Inspiring video of "Syntropic Agriculture", a form of regenerative farming being practiced in Brazil.
Great news! @Logitech@twitter.com has made a beta firmware available that reinstates the XMPP API (note: with security vulnerabilities), they are fixing the XMPP issues in a future release AND they are now committed to maintaining the local XMPP API moving forward! https://www.home-assistant.io/blog/2018/12/17/logitech-harmony-removes-local-api/
777 are great numbers in Vegas, but horrible numbers on your files and directories.
A thing of beauty: incredibly rare footage of Moscow in 1896. https://twitter.com/adagamov/status/1075099682332905472
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