Last year I travelled to and twice to . Without restrictions. There are so many privileges, we take take for granted as EU-citizens. Still there’s much to do in Europe, but let’s improve this Union instead of throwing away the accomplishments. 🇪🇺 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇫🇷 🇩🇪

is the public transport company for the Greater area. In we had hundreds of issues with the reference codes of bus stops.

As of today, we finally resolved all duplicate reference codes and those where the reference code was mapped as a name. That’s a great win for the quality of the map data. 🚌 🚐 🚎

#Mozilla, please don't do this. We don't want this. It might not be an "ad" but it makes you look bad nonetheless. Especially now given that #Firefox is the only non-Chromium browser out there, you need not alienate your user base.

Here's hoping this gets boosted enough. 😞

I resolved about 40 notes in the Vancouver / Burnaby area. Resolving notes by adding buildings, editing addresses or dismissing invalid notes helps other volunteers to focus on the remaining work.

You can view reported issues by enabling the OSM Notes layer on and some mobile apps, like OsmAnd. Help to keep your neighbourhood up-to-date!

Vancouver, BC is due for a big and several organizations warn about this at every public event.
One should have water and food for a week, blankets to keep warm and a first-aid kit to heal.

What really confuses me is the decision of how much to rely on my phone. Logically, I should never rely on it. However, as for many, it is a portable key to long-distance communication. It is my best way to access chat clients, my password manager and 2FA codes.
Do you store all on paper?

I finally downloaded everything from my old Dropbox account and was able to delete it.
From now on everything will go into my self-hosted .

It's almost 2019, which will bring the first new batch of US public domain works in over 20 years:

This "public domain day" used to happen every year until 1998, when 20 years was added to copyright terms for no real reason other than that large companies like Disney wanted it.

Copyright currently lasts 95 years in most countries, but until the late 1970s it was 56 years, or even shorter if copyright wasn't actively renewed.

#PublicDomainDay #Copyright

Every morning I get an update about the amount of bus stops and fire hydrants in my local mapping area.

Join my Matrix channel, if you are mapping in the area:

To work on a activity monitor for Vancouver, I am currently at an meetup. The project is supposed to be a Mastodon bot for something I already have as a chat bot on Matrix.

Remember all those issues with npm ? The Java ecosystem has a different kind of those

I finally sat down to start with the Rust programming language. So far it looks promising.
That the recommended installation is a `curl | sh` command was a bit of a shock, as well as the NPM-like "crate" dependency system.

A cool feature of is the list of known reverse dependencies. This way library developers might get a hint, if other developers stopped upgrading at a certain version.

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Issue templates help to improve the quality of bug reports and feature requests. GitLab supports those as well.

Here is a great example:

My fear of waking up one morning and reading that bought is way too high right now.

’s focus on Enterprise, Cloud, IoT and collaborations with MS makes it reasonable for them to be acquired.

In my opinion the Gnome 3 Shell is a beautiful, modern desktop environment. I love that it can be extended with languages I am familiar with from the web: CSS and JavaScript. It’s also great that it comes with awesome apps.

However, even with the Tweaks tool installed the Gnome Shell is missing configurations which I need to work efficiently (e.g. a panel with a window list). Non-standard extensions add these.

XCFE lets me use all awesome Gnome apps and gtk3+ features without the Gnome Shell.

For the last four hours I have been configuring the desktop environment to fit my preferences. I am highly considering to ditch the Gnome 3 Shell because of its complexity, instabilities and my reliance on several extensions.

XFCE is super fast and highly configurable. I am surprised by how great it runs and how easy it is to add shortcuts. Furthermore, I don’t seem to need any non-standard extensions. 🎉

Folks promoting decentralized networks should highlight great content both via the main stream networks as well as the promoted networks. If I had learned about Mastodon on birdsite, links to find great content should be on birdsite – not just a 'join network' link. It should also teach me how to find great content using only Mastodon. Are there accounts highlighting main stream content?

Fully decentralized networks operating on Scuttlebutt or IPFS should also focus on multi channel promotions.

Curated lists and search engines should be part of the onboarding for Mastodon, IPFS and Scuttlebutt networks. Mastodon subscribes you to your admin and IPFS tells you how to view a photo of a cat. These are not proper introductions to the contents of those networks and left me puzzled of where to discover more content! I wanted to adopt IPFS and Scuttlebutt several times, but the lack of up-to-date link lists are what kept me feeling empowered to find any content of interest.

If Mastodon had a search which would cover more content and profiles than my server sees, I would feel encouraged to switch to an even less populated server.

Federation relays are great to make a server feel less empty, however, they don’t satisfy my need for a search of structured content unknown to my home server.

Show more ist eine Mastodon Instanz offen für alle netten Leute (über 16). Geht gut miteinander um (und lest die Regeln wenn ihr euch nicht sicher seid, was das heißt). Wer möchte, kann auch gerne etwas spenden, um den Betrieb von zu unterstützen. is a Mastodon instance open to nice people (over 16). Be excellent to each other (and read the rules if you're not sure what that means). Who would like, can donate something, in order to support the operation of