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I would love to see a Mastodon search where I can see who is posting in my geographical neighbourhood or expand to a new people talking about my interest.

In centralized social networks this is most commonly solved by using hashtags and a global search. In Mastodon your searches are limited to the federated content your server knows about.

It is not your server’s task to crawl and index all public content, however, a search engine could try this.

Next to search engines, curated lists of great profiles would be helpful for onboarding to a decentralized network.

Other than centralized social networks, most clients of decentralized networks don’t bug you with recommendations of who to follow. However, when intentionally used, recommendations can be a powerful feature to follow new people and pop your social bubble.

I think that search engines focusing on decentralized networks or protocols would be highly popular.

As a new user of Mastodon and ActivityPub I was looking for popular people. I was figuring out how the medium is used at its best before personalizing who I follow. With the fully decentralized Scuttlebutt protocol the discovery of successful, public content is even harder.

Most pages I navigate to on the World Wide Web, I found in a search engine — even the ones I should know the address to.

Privacy is about having control about who you share your personal data with. It is not a trade off of security but provides security to the individual.
Leaked personal information puts us at risk of identify fraud, negative financial / health care ratings, mobbing, blackmailing and more.

Protect your data and your online profiles. Be offended, if someone does not value your privacy.

Huge update for my Mastodon bot @test_trainer!
Besides new message templates, she will now plant and pick berries, lose battles, and rarely catch a new Pokémons. She can even decide to release a Pokémon, if she has two.

Ever needed to split a sub-folder from a bigger Git repository?

This great tutorial helps you to preserve the history by filtering out relevant commits.

When I ask my computer for randomization, I usually get the same entries repeated multiple times.

Guess I will have to write a function which remembers the last couple of entries, to re-run the post generation in those cases.

You are set on a licence of an open-source project? Get others to contribute to harden the licence. Without their consent only compatible licences can be picked in the future.

On the other hand, you might wish to protect your project from other contributors to allow yourself to change the licence of the source code.

Six months ago the Kavli Foundation livestreamed a great, free fulldome lecture.

Today’s lecture taught about detecting stars through visual light and recently discovered methods. Did you know that we found objects by burying an array of sensors more than a kilometer deep in Antarctica?

This particular method is called neutrino astronomy. Enriching one method’s findings with a different method of observation is called multi messenger astronomy.

After a great week of work, I am heading to the local livestream of “The Cosmos in a Heartbeat” by Shane Larson. The free lecture will be streamed to 30 planetariums world-wide.

Thanks to cheap VR solutions those fulldome lectures are available at home too. What videos do/would you watch in VR at home?

@gled Cool service!

I have the problem the activity visibility setting. It updates sometimes but takes several attempts or so. I am not sure what the issue is.

1. Go to the settings page
2. Change it to public / private
3. Refresh the page

Most often the setting did not get applied even though all REST calls were successful.

Is that a bug you can reproduce / we can file?

makes resetting my phone quite a terrible experience. Their business logic to require a phone number is so annoying.

Want to use WhatsApp? Verify a phone number! Your device does not have a phone number? Wait a couple of minutes and we let you enter the SMS code from another device.

Want to restore a backup? Delete all data and verify the phone number! You don’t have the phone number from when the backup was created? Too bad, won’t restore!

Through my employer I got in contact with a blind user of our web app. Learning about web accessibility gave me lots of interesting tasks at work.

We built our inputs using <div> to implement our designers awesome designs. Sadly, this way we lost the native accessibility support of checkboxes, radio buttons and buttons. Using the HTML5 aria properties we can now restore the accessibility, while keeping our neat visuals. 😎

Does anyone know cafes or restaurants in their area which could be tagged with diet:paleo=yes on ?

The Paleo diet is also called caveman or stone-age diet and limits to those foods consumed by humans in the Paleolithic era.

I enjoy a local cafe which advertises this diet. I would like to know, if there are more places supporting the paleo diet.

The Shipyards in North Vancouver are a great location for the regular markets and to eat dinner.

The area has changed a lot in the last year. Today I took the time to update the area on (OSM).
Thanks to all OSM contributors of the area!

Facebook has a handy list of screen readers which they expect people to use.
They list JAWS, NVDA, TalkBack, Voice Assistant, VoiceOver, Window-Eyes, and Dragon NaturallySpeaking.

Not quite sure what this Credly service is worth, but I received a badge for completing the online course about Web Accessibility.

I can highly recommend to learn how to use a screen reader. To experience how inaccessible the web can be is – pun intended – eye-opening. 🥁

Last weekend I got the RPG Maker MV from the Humble Bundle. I was excited to see that the new editor runs on Linux.

The customization is a lot more sophisticated, and it can export to a lot of systems now – including Linux, Android, and HTML5.

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