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Chalking car tires ruled unconstitutional
Did anyone ever mind that the Constitution was written in a time in which some of the things that have to be ruled nowadays might have not existed yet? I mean, we are talking about cars that stand in places in which their parking time might have expired already. We are talking about cases that would have been impossible to even know at the time in which the Constitution was written. To rule according to her is ridiculous. You are trying to fit in amendments and laws that are not up to date, on occassions that have overtaken the Constitution by decades.
Taylor claimed the city’s practice of marking the tires of parked cars with chalk constituted a warrantless search and violated her Fourth Amendment rights. The chalk marks are used to determine whether a car has stayed in the same parking spot beyond its allowed time limit.
She continued, “The city does not show that the location or length of time that Taylor’s vehicle was parked created the type of ‘hazard’ or traffic impediment amounting to a public safety concern. Nor does the city demonstrate that delaying a search would result in ‘injury or ongoing harm to the community.’”
#US #USA #Constitution #Unconstitutional #News #Politics #Community #ChalkingTires
HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19702803
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Nextcloud Conference 2019 is coming!
Five months from now, on September 14-15, our annual Nextcloud Conference will take place at Technical University Berlin. This is our opportunity to get together and make Nextcloud awesome (it already is, of course). Come and share with us what you’ve been working on: We want to hear about anything Nextcloud related! Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th will be dedicated to talks, workshops and keynotes (and of course, a great party!) and a Contributor Week will happen on the days around the Conference, from September 13th to 20th. We are hands-on people so make sure to bring your laptop!
What’s the plan?
Our event is like one of our roughly bi-monthly hack weeks on steroids, taking place in bustling Berlin at the Technical University. Think intensive discussions and coding combined with nice drinks & food, only interrupted by good parties!
On Friday we will be busy working, coding, designing, discussing and working on the future of private, federated, secure cloud technology! Bring your ideas, laptop & get designing and coding with us. We will also offer some workshops as a kick off for the weekend event!
If you want to build the next great Nextcloud app, or just meet the people Who Get It Done, join us!
Saturday and Sunday
On Saturday and Sunday we kick off each day with some inspirational keynote talks in the morning, followed by a technical talk after lunch. Then, it’s time for the traditional Nextcloud lightning talks and a workshop session!
While we have yet to announce keynote speakers you should stay tuned for some big news!
And on Saturday evening, of course, we will host our traditional party.
Monday – Friday
We will go back to what we do best: reflecting upon Nextcloud and getting our hands dirty!
As of today, registration for the conference is open and you can get yourself signed up right here or first learn more on our conference page. We’ll keep registration open until a few days before the event but the sooner you get your ticket, the better we can plan for great food for everyone!
Want to get a taste of the event from last year? Check out our blog from 2018!
Here comes the Call for Papers!
Our call for papers is now open. We invite you to submit a proposal if you want to present or share something related to Nextcloud. Your proposal should be simple and short: Just tell us in a few words about what you want to share with the other Nextclouders. Talks are 5 minutes, slides in PDF (to be submitted at least 1 week in advance) and in a pre-arranged order so we can go through the talk without any fiddling in between with projectors or such. Workshops can be between 1 and 4 hours long and are meant to teach new skills (Write your first app! Security! Performance optimization!) or get things done together (implementing a new API across clients! Build a new app!). Note that most workshops will take place on Friday and not during the weekend!
If you have something to share on stage, don’t be afraid, the talks are very low-key and low-stress: Anyone can present and the conference team is happy to help you practice a bit if you’re worried about talking in public. You will be among friends, no pressure!
Want to get a feel for the talks? Check out the video recordings from last year on YouTube.
We would like all talks to be submitted before August 1st so we can put a full schedule together. Still, the sooner the better.
If you have any questions, you can reach us on Twitter, Facebook, or on the forums.
We look forward to hearing from you!
#community, #conference, #events, #news
The more cases of companies ‘playing around’ with people’s data make their way to the news headlines, the more people become conscious about data privacy concerns. Even governments start to take this issue seriously, after all, we are humans before being users and data privacy is a fundamental human right. The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) was enacted in June, hot on the heels of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation that went into effect in May. Nextcloud has signed a public letter on initiative of the team behind the privacy-protecting search engine DuckDuckGo in support of the P4A amendment to the CCPA.
What is CCPA
CCPA is a law that goes into effect on January 2020 and gives Californian consumers more control over the information businesses collect on them. More concretely, the intentions of the act are to grant Californians with:
- The right to know what personal information a company has collected about them, the right to know the categories of sources and categories of recipients.
- The right to delete only personal information that a company has collected from them, but not all personal information it possesses.
- The right to opt-out of sale of personal information for adults, while for consumers under 16 years old opt-in consent is required first.
- The right to receive equal service and pricing even if they exercise their privacy rights.
The story behind CCPA
Before the CCPA was introduced, a more strict privacy-focused ballot initiative had reached enormous support from the public. While a group called the Committee to Protect California Jobs was arguing that the law would hurt businesses and their ability to hire, 600,000 signatures proved that people cared deeply about their privacy online. Legislators and tech companies wanted to pass a more flexible option as ballot initiatives in California can only be amended by another voter referendum, so Alastair Mactaggart, the person behind the ballot initiative, agreed to withdraw it only if a similar privacy-focused bill passed. CCPA was drafted in a rush to meet the deadline for defeating the ballot initiative. As a result it ended up less than perfect, even though well intentioned.
Who does the CCPA apply to
The Californian Consumer Privacy Act applies to any for profit business that has $25M+ annual gross revenues, annually obtains the personal information of 50,000+ Californians or earns more than half of its annual revenue from selling consumers’ personal information.
CCPA goes into effect in 2020 and while there’s a lot to improve to strengthen it, some companies desperately try lobbying the legislature to weaken the law.
At this time, Nextcloud joins forces with other companies that care about privacy and might be impacted by the CCPA, to co-sign a support letter for the Privacy for All Act (P4A). The key committee in the California legislature will be voting on many amendments, including the P4A on 23 April, that will fill important CCPA gaps.
P4A and CCPA
The P4A amends the CCPA in the following ways:
- While CCPA grants consumers the right to know what personal information is collected about them and where it was shared by category, the P4A grants the right to know exactly which companies/third parties their data is shared with.
- CCPA gives Californians the right to opt-out of their data sale. P4A expands that right to prohibition of selling, sharing, loaning out or giving developer access to personal information without explicit opt-in consent.
- The also P4A enforces the Californian consumers right to receive equal service and pricing when they exercise their privacy rights.
- The CCPA does not provide users the power to bring violators to court, with the exception of a narrow set of businesses if there are data breaches. On the other hand P4A ensures consumers have the right to go to court if companies violate the law.
One way or another users have been tracked, targeted, spied and sold, without knowing, without being able to act, in order to make unethical companies rich. First, it was the lack of knowledge. Second, it was the lack of rules. Now – users know how tech giants make profit offering free services. Everyone understands that privacy protection in the modern age is crucial. Who wants to stay unarmed in front of all those privacy violators?
The personal information harvesting mechanism and data breaches have become familiar terms to the mass. The European Union and California took a step forward with the GDPR and CCPA, respectively. Now, by signing this letter, Nextcloud publicly encourages more governments to grant their citizens control over their data and fundamental privacy rights. A great move!
The public letter from DuckDuckGo and signed by Nextcloud is reproduced below. Thanks to DuckDuckGo for their initiative! See also their blog.
April 16, 2019
The Honorable Edwin Chau
Capitol Office, Room 5016
P.O. Box 942849
Sacramento, CA 94249-0049
submitted via [url]https://privacycp.assembly.ca.gov/[/url]
Re: A.B. 1760 – SUPPORT FOR PRIVACY FOR ALL
Dear Assemblymember Chau,
We are pleased to support A.B. 1760, sponsored by Assemblymember Buffy Wicks, as a vital addition to privacy protections in the state of California. We thank you for your commitment to the essential area of privacy, and your crucial role in the passage of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) last year.
We are a broad coalition of for-profit companies that share that privacy commitment and support the CCPA. All of us have California customers and we are currently subject to CCPA’s requirements or may be subject to them in the foreseeable future. As companies that put user privacy at the core of our products and services, we also support legislation that builds on CCPA’s foundation. Our relationship with our users is built on trust—trust that the data they provide to us and other companies will be used only in the ways they understand and expect. A.B. 1760 holds all covered companies to that standard and makes sure that Californians’ information is protected by default. It will give all Californians the knowledge and power to truly control their personal information, as well as the ability to practically exercise and legally enforce their privacy rights, all without being punished with higher prices or degraded service.
We appreciate and support your committee’s important efforts to provide all Californians with the privacy rights they want and deserve. Thank you again for your leadership on this important issue.
Duck Duck Go, Inc.
Gabriel Weinberg, Founder and CEO
Brave Software Inc.
Dr. Johnny Ryan, Chief Policy & Industry Relations Officer
Proton Technologies AG
Dr. Andy Yen, CEO
Casey Oppenheim, CEO
Vivaldi Technologies LLC
Chief Operating Officer
Istvan Lam, Co-Founder & CEO
Richard Delgado, COO
Fastmail Pty Ltd
Bron Gondwana, CEO
Fastmail US LLC
Helen Horstmann-Allen, COO
Christian Kroll, CEO & Founder
Mycroft AI Inc.
Eric Jurgeson, Vice-President
Todd Weaver, CEO
Discourse, aka Civilized Discourse Construction Kit, Inc.
Jeff Atwood, CEO
Shiny Frog Limited, aka Bear
Matteo Rattotti, Founder
Sgrouples, Inc. dba “MeWe”
Mark Weinstein, Founder & CEO
Frank Karlitschek, CEO
Thomas Fauré, CEO
Andrea Little Limbago, PhD
Chief Social Scientist
Tutao GmbH, aka Tutanota
Matthias Pfau, Co-Founder
Dr. Rand Hindi, PhD
Co-Founder & CEO
Bit Chute Limited
Ray Vahey, Founder & CEO
Mailr Tech LLP, aka Canary Mail
Sohel Sanghani, CEO
Conva Ventures Inc., aka Fathom Analytics
Jack Ellis & Paul Jarvis, Directors
cc: Honorable Members of the Privacy Committee:
Ed Chau: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kevin Kiley: email@example.com
Rebecca Bauer Kahan: firstname.lastname@example.org
Marc Berman: email@example.com
Ian Calderon: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jesse Gabriel: email@example.com
James Gallagher: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jaqui Irwin: email@example.com
Jay Obernolte: firstname.lastname@example.org
Christy Smith: email@example.com
Buffy Wicks: firstname.lastname@example.org
#blog, #business, #community
Help out now!
There’s a lot of work still to be done. First, of course: testing! We are at a point where we can’t find any serious issues anymore. That’s just a “works for me” which really needs more than our automated and manual testing: it needs you to help out and make sure it also works for you!
Our internal testing has revealed problems, those problems have been resolved and we can’t find serious problems anymore. But Nextcloud is used in many more ways than we realistically can test: on all kinds of devices, using a crazy variety of web servers, PHP versions, databases and so on. Testing might seem simple:
install Nextcloud, try it. If it works, release it!If only it was that simple… Every piece in the stack below Nextcloud, from Linux kernels to PHP, webserver, caching server, database and so on – they call can create problems that we have to work around. But then we have to know about those problems and that is where you all come in. Test Nextcloud. In YOUR environment, the way you use it. Only then can we be sure it will work for you when we release!
We can also use help triaging and retesting issues as well as reviewing code and getting it ready for merging. A few dozen issues and pull requests are still open!
Last but not least, we’d like to get this release as polished as possible. We made a list of small issues at our last contributor week – find it here and pick one to fix!
Swag for bugs!
As upgrading is the most critical operation with a new release, we’re offering anyone who finds a bug in the upgrade process from Nextcloud 15 to Nextcloud 16 some swag! obviously any bug report is welcome, not only those about upgrading, but an upgrade bug earns you cookies. We don’t know what kind yet, maybe some of our cool “who owns your data” stickers but maybe we’ll just bake cookies and sent them out!
You can download the Nextcloud 16 RC.zip file directly here or find it in the ‘Get Involved’ section (bottom right) on our install page.
And remember: if you’re brave enough to upgrade a production system, be sure to at least make a database backup!
What is travel support?
With our travel support program we help members of our community to meet us and connect with the rest of the Nextcloud community, to get advice for your Nextcloud contributions and to get involved in new Nextcloud-related projects. The rule is simple: Make one (or many!) contributions first, then apply. If your travel support is approved, we support 80% of your travel and lodging costs. Of course, don’t forget to bring your laptop to our event as we are hands-on people!
Please note that Nextcloud travel support is aimed at people whose travel possibilities are limited by financial issues. In other words: Please only apply if you couldn’t afford traveling otherwise! A limited amount of travel support slots is available, which means that if you apply for travel support even if you don’t need it, you could end up preventing someone who can’t afford it from coming.
To apply for travel support, please send us an email to https://email@example.com and tell us who you are, and why you’d like to attend. Don’t forget to tell us about your contributions or link to them! Alternatively you can contact one of your fellow contributors who work at our company.
Nextcloud Contributor Week, June 24-28, Stuttgart: Our usual community meeting – Nextcloud 16 will be out, 17 will be on its way – we’ll talk about the state of that release and perhaps plan for 18! Deadline for applications: May 31st, 2019.
Nextcloud Conference, September 14-15, Berlin (or full Contributor Week : September 13-20): Our main event, annually bringing the global Nextcloud Contributor Community together at the Technical University in Berlin for a week of coding, design, discussion, talks & fun. Deadline for applications: August 15th, 2019. Sooner is better than later!
On October 30th, 2018, we released our own program to support diversity in Open Source: Nextcloud Include. With this program, we provide mentoring and internships to people from underrepresented groups in the tech community, and – even more relevant to the topic of this post – we help you to join us at events like our yearly Conference or our Contributor Week! Want to join us in Stuttgart or in Berlin? Check nextcloud.com/include and get in touch with us to request travel support!
#community, #conference, #events
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We want to make sure that upgrades and day to day usage are easy and smooth, but any other input is welcome, too.
Nextcloud 16 beta 2 (zip)
We can’t yet reveal what is new, but you can see for yourself by installing the beta of course. And we can use your help, we have our automated tests and it has gotten some basic smoke testing but no test scheme can replace the myriad of ways you all use Nextcloud, on NAS devices to big iron servers!
Besides testing, your help is also welcome in polishing. Small UI improvements, fixes to details – and of course bugfixes! If you are new to Nextcloud, you’re more than welcome to get involved – simply join us on github or check out this page on our website. Note that translations are very welcome too! Now is the time to translate and make sure 16 is ready for as big a number of users as possible. We have millions of users and they don’t all read English!
If you are on the beta channel, we will make beta 2 for 16 available soon, stay tuned!
#community, #news, #release, #testing
Just transfered my Right click app repository https://t.co/l8oxgQooDs to @Nextclouders. Should be shipped by default for Nextcloud 17We sadly forgot to take a nice group picture last time, however – we have the one from last time still, which is below.
— Samy NASTUZZI (@NastuzziSamy) March 14, 2019
The practical information
The address for this meeting will be the same than for our previous Contributor Week: Nextcloud GmbH, Hirschstrasse 26, Stuttgart. Once you’re there, if the door is not open (try, it usually is), ring the bell, or let us know you’re looking for us in our #nextcloud-stuttgart IRC channel.
What is this Contributor Week you speak of?
If you have known Nextcloud for a while, you may have heard about these focused work weeks when we used to call them “Hackweek”. If you’re new to Nextcloud: When we kicked off our new project back in June 2016, we had a week-long get-together to discuss how to move forward together. This was both fun and productive and we decided to do more of it! The second Contributor Week already brought a few dozen people together and we’ve been growing them ever since, getting together about once every few months. During the Contributor Weeks, we focus on getting work done and being productive: Going through issues, discussing and fixing them, working on our code and so on. It isn’t a time of meetings or presentations – but working. Just more together, rather than remote as we typically do! And even more togetherness in eating and drinking and having some fun, of course!
Of course there is whiteboarding and architectural discussions. We also use our Contributor Week to plan for future releases or examine the state of the current one and come up with or discuss grand plans.
As usual, there’s a few topics we want to focus on during this week. Nextcloud 16 will be out, 17 will be on its way – we’ll talk about the state of that release and perhaps plan for 18 as well as the upcoming Nextcloud conference.
We also hope to help people get involved and look at the state of our apps, preparing for the upcoming release. And of course, we are looking forward to start discussing with you what the next big thing will be for Nextcloud 18!
Do you want to join?
On October 30th, 2018, we released our own program to support diversity in Open Source: Nextcloud Include. With this program, we provide mentoring and internships to people from underrepresented groups in the tech community, and – even more relevant to the topic of this post – we help you to join us at events like our yearly Conference or our Contributor Week! Want to join us in Stuttgart? Check nextcloud.com/include and get in touch with us to request travel support!
Of course, even for those who aren’t part of underrepresented groups: As usual, all Nextcloud contributors are warmly welcomed to join us! For those among you where financial issues limit travel possibilities, the easiest way is to contact one of your fellow contributors who works at the company – they’ll be able to help you get some travel support! Alternatively, you can email us here.
In any case, don’t forget to bring your laptop and help us get some work done!
We look forward to seeing ya’ll in Stuttgart!
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Interesting view on the use of the word 'Community' (geared towards gaming)
I've always been hesitant to call myself a member of any community, if only because invariably, there are members of that community that share views that are different than my own, and calling myself a member paints me with that same brush. There are many views- both good and bad- wrapped up in any conglomeration of people. And when you get to online identities, you have to deal with the fact that you might not be looking at someone's true face.
I play Video and Computer Games but am not a member of that community. I play RPGs and Board Games but am not a member of that community. I'm into Mechanical Keyboards but am not a member of that community. And so on, and so on. Dealing with people on an individual level has always been my go to. Not to make assumptions for the good nor the bad.
This blog post summarizes a lot of thoughts that I'd had more eloquently than I could ever have written them.
#Gaming #TTRPGs #VideoGames #MechanicalKeyboards #Community
♲ Monsters and Manuals (MonstersAndManuals@feeds.feedburner.com):
On the Uses and Abuses of 'Community'[l]
For a long time, even before the "Zaklash", I was thinking about writing a post about the so-called "OSR Community" and my suspicions about that way of thinking about online groupings. But somebody has pre-empted me and so it seems like a good time to marshal my half-formed thoughts on the matter.
"Community" is a much-abused term in the English language. There are two nefarious ways in which it is used, both of them related.
The first is when somebody uses the word to speak about large groups of people in an abstract, monolithic way which does not remotely reflect the variety of viewpoints within them: thus you will hear people talking about "the Polish community", "communities in North Yorkshire", "the black community", the "trans community", "working-class communities", and so on and what those "communities" are purported to think. (The black community thinks [X], communities in North Yorkshire are opposed to [Y], working-class communities are worried about [Z], and so on: well, okay, which black people, which people in North Yorkshire, which working-class people, and are they all of the same mind?)
The second is when it is used by somebody who is setting him- or herself up as being an authoritative voice for speaking on behalf of a group that he or she belongs to - usually on the basis of nothing other than a trumped-up ego. Thus you will encounter people in the public sphere who like to say that they speak on behalf of the Polish community, the trans community, working-class communities, or whatever, without any sort of legitimate justification for doing so.
You saw both of the abuses of that poor benighted word during the "Zaklash" thing, I am sure. I don't think there's much to be gained from naming names, but if you were following the blogs, reddit and G+ during that time you will I am sure have noticed that the air was thick with hot air about what "our community thinks" (as though an amorphous grouping of tens of thousands of people can "think" any one thing) and also will have observed a large number of people coming out of the woodwork to set themselves up as community spokespeople ("Here I am to tell everybody what we all think").
This is all completely awful and stupid. Let's think about "community" seriously.
Where I live, there is a community. I know my neighbours in the eight or so houses that are within shouting distance. We're not great mates or anything, but we say "hello" to each other, take each other's bins out each Tuesday morning to be collected, and watch out for each other. Ian, an old gent who lives opposite, occasionally pops over to warn us that he's heard about a burglary in the next street over or whatever. Now and again we'll chat about politics - he used to be a local councilor. Another neighbour is a guitarist and sometimes we'll swap CDs (yes, some people still do this!). There's a frail old widow who we all keep an eye on and help with gardening and the like. It's nice: there is what I would call an appropriate, common-sense level of interaction - we know each other, we interact where it would be helpful, but none of use gives a fuck if we happen to share different views and nobody pries. What's even better is that we're all pretty different. There are old people, young families, and middle-aged unmarried couples, all with our varying perspectives on life, and that makes it actually interesting to chat to them. Life is more richly textured having them around.
What are the characteristics of this community? First, we're grouped together by accident. Nobody chose his or her neighbours. We're neighbours because we happen to live near each other. Second, we "commune" in the sense that we help one another when it is needed and are available to each other for those purposes. Third, we do not universally "think" anything or much care what each other thinks, certainly not when it comes to politics. And fourth, we didn't come together for a purpose - we are I suppose what Michael Oakeshott would have called a "civil association", meaning that we share a sense of loyalty to each other and to certain (unwritten) rules of conduct - like not spying on each other and not insulting each other and making sure to say "hello" - but have no specific goal or objective other than rubbing along.
One good thing about real communities like this is that we all actually know who each other is and can interact physically. What this means is that if somebody from outside (a local politician or policeman or whatever) did actually want to find out what we "think", we could get together and ask each other and come up with a consensus view. We're not reliant on bogus spokespersons claiming to know what we think and putting words in our mouths.
Another good thing about real communities like this is that you don't get anonymous outsiders coming and going and claiming to be part of "the community" one second before disappearing, or claiming to be part of "the community" and then trashing its social norms. The community is what it is. You can only join it or leave it with difficulty and with an act of serious commitment.
The other good thing about real communities like this is that you can engage in corrective behaviour to a certain extent. Got a noisy neighbour? You can have a chat with the neighbour on the other side, go and see the offender, and ask him to get back in line. If he does, no hard feelings. If he doesn't, he gets shunned until he does. You don't want to idealise this, of course. If a gang of crack dealers moved into a house nearby and started running all-night parties, an external force like the police would have to get involved. Similarly, one spouse might be physically abusing the other behind closed doors, unbeknownst to the rest of us. But to a significant extent the community is self-managing in a humane and forgiving way; somebody does something to push the tolerance of the rest of the group, and they get politely, gently brought back into compliance with the social norms.
Online "communities" lack most of these features and shouldn't be mistaken for the real thing. In particular, they shouldn't be seen as a substitute for being part of a real-world physical community - the kind of thing that makes your life richer through exposure to people from different age groups, backgrounds and walks of life, and which gives you a sense of having something useful to contribute (even if it's just taking the old widow's dog for a walk).
Even more importantly, they shouldn't be seen as having the consensual characteristics of the relatively small, physical, closed community that exists in a street or village square or whatever. No one person or even group of people can speak for an online community because nobody knows who is in that "community" or what they all think, and there is no way to accurately find out. I can ask my neighbours what they think and represent the diversity of their views to an outsider if required to do so. I cannot do the same for readers of this blog and I most certainly cannot do so for the so-called "community" surrounding the OSR. And if I ever do appear to be trying to do this, you are well within my rights to tell me to go fuck myself, because nobody appointed me to do it.- - - - - -
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ok so the recommendation lets get done with that. I am an old googleplus user joined while still was not open to public.
#GPlusrefugee #newhere When its about tag newhere I am not really new on the diaspora network as I have accounts from the 2011 and 2012 on some other diaspora nodes. I think first was joindiaspora.com and diasp.org. I am also on friendica currently on the fediverse.me so you can add me as firstname.lastname@example.org or here email@example.com or just search marko.shiva.pavlovic @ other diaspora nodes.
I do not really feel as wanting to follow many people as I hate noise so I will be pretty much selective here you are still open to follow me and I will add my on node address once I set it up.
I am also part of the #KDE project especially #plasmamobile if you want to chat with me can add me on MarkoPavlovic@kdetalk.net
I am part of few other communities too I have many interests some of them you can find in tags on my public profile.
I used to manage and work as owner of #debian #community on the #googleplus which I currently moving to mewe for users who do want to have linux related forum they can join me on fediverse and we can have set up linux and debian related forum for us here.
Anyway I do not like talking a lot about me and prefer talking about ideas.
I was thinking on how to sign this and was thinkin with “have a nice life”. To me personally have a nice life is a word I say in hatred so I will leave this post unsigned. 😀
I personally do not use other networks beside linkedin as I do not love noise and noise is what social networks usually make with all unrelated posts.
He was “almost” fine with IHateMoney, until their public instance crashed, and his data was lost. It was time for a self-hosted IHateMoney instance, followed by an attempt to build MoneyBuster, an IHateMoney client for Android. And that’s where it became an evidence: wouldn’t it be better to have a similar Nextcloud app? An app that would provide the same API so it would be compatible with MoneyBuster?
Cospend was born: a tool to keep track of common expenses for groups of people. Who spent what for whom is the basic question that it answers. With features – much more than on its inspiration IHateMoney – like recurring bills, the possibility to link Nextcloud files to bills, and many more options. After a few struggles with the web user interface, Julien “happily followed Nextcloud design guidelines”, and quickly became satisfied with the result he obtained. One feature he is particularly happy about: It is possible to access a Cospend project without having a Nextcloud account, making it easier for a Nextcloud user to share the content of the app with their friends, in order to include everyone.
While the app is already fully functional, many improvements are already on their way. Besides testing and “improving this and that”, features like QR codes can be expected in the future: “I’d like to make it simpler to “add” a project in MoneyBuster. I’ll make it possible to add a project just by “clicking” on a URL looking like cospend://my.nextcloud.org/daproject/dapasswd. I’ll probably also add project-QRCode generation to Cospend which would contain such URL. It would be nice to be able to generate such QRCode from MoneyBuster too, to share a project from one phone to another.” And there’s still space for input and new ideas: “I hope we’ll see good ideas emerging from users.”
The benefits to creating an app in Nextcloud, instead of pursuing his initial project? Building Cospend on the Nextcloud foundation didn’t only allow him to benefit from the Nextcloud ecosystem, but also to “kick the ass (pardon my French) of privacy-unfriendly centralized services providing similar features”, says Julien. And of course, Nextcloud has more to offer for the future of the project: “I’d like to learn more about how federation between Nextcloud instances work to make it happen in Cospend. It would be great to be able to share a project across NC instances.”
Julien particularly insists on the benefits of building software in an open source, active an welcoming community: “I would like to thank everyone participating in Nextcloud, the core team which makes a huge effort to document app development aspects, the communication team which makes the community a nice place to be in, the design team which helps developers to make nice interfaces… Cospend is the result of their work too.”
And he finishes: “In conclusion I made the app because I felt there was something missing and it would fit perfectly in Nextcloud. Another bit in the Nextcloud ecosystem.”
Don't think this whole thing is just a flash in the pan, because it's not. I can't sustain the blitz of last weekend's rebel postings. That was the summation of a long term plan and a weeks nights on the GIMP doing the #ArtHarder to produce graphics. Even though the frequency of Rebel postings might slow a little, rest assured this alliance is here to stay and will remain a permanent addition to the diaspora* landscape. Slow and steady is the pace.
As expected, the opposition has been relentless but we are thankful for our many supporters, both overt and covert. You know who you are. ;) I appreciate you all, when things seem dark and I start to feel demoralized, you guys lift me up and give me hope. I am eternally grateful for that. The opposition posts reek of desperation, and their talking points are tired and redundant. Our future is looking bright.
In the near future there are more rebel posts planned. I intend to release a bunch of the badges and flags I've made as CC creative commons, so that the d* community can freely use them. Also I am noticing a lot of the same comments and questions are being repeatedly asked, so I plan on putting together a Rebel Alliance FAQ post.
So stay tuned true believers, there is much more to come.
#Thanks #Appreciation #Gratitude #Perseverance #Network #SocialMedia #Federation #Community #GrassRoots #Public #Pub #Freedom #FC #FreedomClub #Motivational #Hope #NeverGiveUp #NoSurrender #qotd #uncleTed #Inspiration #Gunday #SKS
In der UN-KrK, Konkret fallen mir diesbezüglich u.a. Art. 12, 13 und 15 ein, welche den Kindern und Jugendlichen explizit das Recht auf Mitbestimmung, freie Meinungsäusserung und Versammlung zusprechen.
Ich orientiere mich in meiner Rolle als Sozialarbeiter fest an der Definition von Staub-Bernasconi, welche die SA als Menschen- und Kinderrechtsprofession beschreibt. Ich sehe es als unsere Aufgabe an, Menschen dazu zu ermächtigen, ihre Rechte wahrnehmen zu können und eine für sich befriedigende Lebensbewältigung zu erreichen. Auch das Volksschulgesetz Kanton TG hat das Ziel «In Ergänzung zum Erziehungsauftrag der Eltern erzieht sie (die Schule) die Kinder nach christlichen Grundsätzen und demokratischen Werten zu selbständigen, lebenstüchtigen Persönlichkeiten und zu Verantwortungsbewusstsein gegenüber den Mitmenschen und der Umwelt.». Und auch verschiedene Definitionen von SSA, wie zum Beispiel Drilling «Schulsozialarbeit setzt sich zum Ziel, Kinder und Jugendliche im Prozess des Erwachsenwerdens zu begleiten, sie bei einer für sie befriedigenden Lebensbewältigung zu unterstützen und ihre Kompetenzen zur Lösung von persönlichen und/oder sozialen Problemen zu fördern.» zeigen für mich auf, dass es unsere Aufgabe ist, Kinder dabei zu unterstützen, Verantwortung für sich und ihre Themen zu übernehmen.
Ich bin mir bewusst, dass hier verschiedene Rechte/Pflichten aufeinanderstossen. Dennoch sehe ich mich in meiner Rolle verpflichtet, die Kinder in ihren Anliegen zu unterstützen. Eine so strickte Haltung, wie sie Regierungsrätin Monika Knill in ihrem Schreiben vertritt, missachtet in meinem Verständnis die Rechte der Kinder. Da müssen andere Lösungen gefunden werden.
#kinderrechte #streik #klima #schulsozialarbeit #SozialeArbeit #fhs #community #drilling #staub-bernasconi #ermächtigen
The cool thing with this all "cuckpod" shit is that i can easyly find people to "ignore".
thanks to firstname.lastname@example.org for the image ! 😀
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VERSION 19.01 Has Been Released!
Took a bit longer than expected but I've found 31 new songs to add to the collection, bringing the total upto 442, with a combined playtime of almost 29 hours!
I also did a few minior changes, fixes and updates as usual.
You can check out and download the collection from here: https://juniorsdisk.com/
The next update should be out by the end of April assuming that everything goes well.
I'll add these songs to the bot soon.
Add finally, I would like to give a huge thank you to everyone who has been following, supporting and spreading the disk so far! =D
- The Compiler
#music #songs #diaspora #announcement #project #development #dev #mywork #update #community #thankyou #thanks
Don't be afraid to get your hands dirty!
Your freedom requires maintenance!
As a prominent dissident on this network I have long been aware that censorship exists even here in Diaspora. The first time I had an account deleted on me it was on the Cryptospora pod. The podmin did it without any message or warning. Just like that, poof, it was gone. All my data and contacts vanished. All because I was challenging a narrative with a comment he didn't like. Of course I just made a new account, and reconnected with my contacts, but after that I started to keep track of which pods were opposed to people challenging certain narratives. Every time I noticed a fellow dissident having issues with a pod I made a mental note of it. Before long some of them were even messaging me in private, asking me for intel on good pods.
There were also public discussions. Others were offering me information, and in time my list of pods became too big to keep in my head, and I had to start writing them down. The very first version of the Cuck-pod list was published in a private thread to a limited aspect. For the rest of Diaspora this all started with the first public version of my list.
Even before I published the first list, I always acknowledged that pods were private property, and that the podmin could operate them however they please. However that doesn't mean we can't talk about their actions and keep track of how these pods are run. The purpose of this list had always been to share information for the benefit of the community. So that new people as well as established users can make an informed decision on which pods they choose to associate with.
I had not expected the censorship agenda to accelerate so quickly. The first version of the list was just about pods not tolerating controversial users. The second version was necessitated once I'd learned that Brian Ó of Gibberfish was developing a shadow banning toolkit for podmins. Also the Diasp.org pod, (which had previously bragged about having an extremely tolerant policy to free-speech,) took a sudden and regressive turn, In one night they deleted the accounts of three prominent dissidents without warning. Diasp.org also went to the extra effort of deleting every single comment these accounts had ever made, in public threads as well as private. This resulted in thousands of broken conversations in threads all over the network. A sudden departure from the podmin's previous statement of: "I do not remove posts and comments that people do not like, everyone has the right to say what they like here as long as it is within the law."
The CuckPod list was phase 1. Yet I am only one man, trying to keep track of all this, so this is phase 2: The Diaspora Rebel Alliance. My intent here is to spread further awareness of the situation and extend the call to those who're concerned about free-speech and willing to take a stand against the relentless push of censorship. It's time to push back, and we're doing this with information, because knowledge is power. ;)
The Rebel Alliance is not a formal organization. There are no sign up sheets, membership rosters or treasury. It is a crowd sourcing endeavour. Decentralized and free, just like our network was supposed to be. Essentially this is a conversation.
If you would like to join us and take a proactive role in the conversation, we have some achievable short term goals that could be collaborated on.
The list could do with some rebranding. The whole "cuck" meme has gotten kind of stale and carries a right-wing association. The "CuckPod" name was catchy and serves as a good term to shame the censors, so this is how my list of pods became known and gained notoriety. However if someone could come up with a better name to use, I would be open to hearing their suggestions.
Speaking of right-wing association, there was a commenter who, although supportive of the alliance, was concerned that my reputation would be a hindrance. He suggested I should have made a new account to start the Alliance and that doing so would be a good idea. Well to that I say, if not for my experience I would not be here thinking about these issues. Had I stayed to the safe, establishment opinions and never questioned certain narratives, I would not be as motivated to put myself out there like this in defence of free-speech. (One needs not be concerned about thought-police, if one never commits a thought-crime.) -And, had I chosen to disassociate myself with a new account for this initiative, the most vocal core supporters would still be the same, our detractors would have easily guessed who was responsible and would probably have used it to claim I was dishonest or hiding in using the new account. No, I think it is better to remain transparent and be open about who I am, because I am not the one who has something to be ashamed of.
Regardless of my own political inclinations, I have made it clear that the Rebel Alliance is willing to collaborate with all sides of the political spectrum. Certainly, the write up to this list of pods bears a rightist bias. That is only natural because so far most of the censorship has been against right-wing people. If you are interested in this work, but find yourself put off by its bias, I say to you: "put out, or get out!" I have done my part to extend the hand. Some left leaning individuals have expressed interest and been supportive, yet so far most of them are hesitant to associate publicly because they fear backlash from the extremist elements. While this is understandable, at some point people are going to have to get their hands dirty and take a stand before it is too late.
If we don't believe in freedom of speech for people we despise, then we don't believe in it at all.
This issue is bigger than our petty ideological differences and our individual personalities. We are already on the slippery slope. I'm sure my critics would have you believe that once these "far-right" voices are silenced, everything will be fine... and their censorship will end there. Going along with that is beyond naive. Many of these same people who seek to silence "nazis," have also expressed a desire to silence those who question vaccines and the climate change narrative. Some of these censorship lobbyists see the state of Israel as a sacred cow, and would shut down any one criticizing it as an "anti-semite." After that they may go after those talking about GMOs, and don't be surprised when they expand the definition of "far-right" to include anyone who doesn't conform to their politically correct orthodoxy. I have talked to a few G+ Refugees who experienced censorship from Google over posting some pretty benign stuff. Don't think it couldn't happen here, the urge to censorship will never be satisfied. (History backs this up. Just look at Soviet Russia.)
If we just ignore this problem it will only get worse. You might take comfort for now by telling yourself this censorship doesn't effect you. If you just sit on your hands, eventually it will, and by then it will be too late.
Documenting these activities and making the information available is my way of addressing the situation. The majority of people using this network do not have the means to run their own pod, but at least they can have the information to make an informed choice. Since posting the first public version of my pod list I have received tons of criticism. Then after starting The Rebel Alliance initiative that criticism has increased. But the bulk of this criticism has been endless repetitions of the same tired old talking points. Most of which were anticipated and addressed in the preamble of my very first pod list. All I am doing here is keeping track of pod activities and making the information available to the community. If the podmin have the right to do what they want with their pods, then surely we have a right to talk about it. That is what this is after all, a conversation.
Yet whenever certain controversial members of this community do anything, the mentally unstable totalitarians of this network have a conniption and demand censorship. If they do not like what they see, they could always use the ignore function and carry on with their day. But instead they make demands that these offending voices be silenced for everybody else as well. I've seen some of them even use the ignore function to block the offending user, but carry on interacting with the offending content anyway. One is left to assume that the continually offended somehow enjoy their state of perpetual outrage.
If these critics truly see nothing wrong with what is happening, then why would they have a problem with people talking about it? 🤔
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Operating systems – can we make them private?
Every #operating #system (and #application) ever created becomes less #private with each new version.
As technology has evolved, developers are under increasing pressure to spy on their #customers and extract their #data for #exploitation.
Users are always advised to update their #software to improve its #security, its #interface and embrace new features – sometimes with good reason (like #patching a known #vulnerability). Other times the #developer is simply adding spyware. Some 'useful' applications are designed solely as #spyware and do nothing but #collect data.
As most here know, the #OS with the biggest data collection appetite is Windows 10 . #Microsoft have invested their time and money into a #business model that demands its online products extract user data to drive their #ad #targeting #revenue #streams.
Gone are the days when we could install an OS from a CD or have a choice to accept or reject an update.
#Windows is no longer a product but a “service” and with #services come #fees. Microsoft will charge for its OS’s in future. Even #windows7 will incur fees for users who prefer it to #windows10 from January 2020, the cost will rise each year.
Microsoft 'Confirms' Windows 7 New Monthly Charge
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Windows 10 has had 3 major update scandals this year alone where #devices frozen or random files were #deleted.
Thousands of Windows 7 & 8 users have had their devices upgraded to 10 without their permission, while many businesses are refusing to change from Windows 7 forcing Microsoft to extend their support for it.
I will try to explain how we can make Windows 10 #safer in future posts but users will have to face the fact that
Microsoft's Software is Malware
Furthermore it contains backdoors. I have tested this myself. I’ve turned off all updates on a Windows 7 device yet have still received updates! These were flagged up by Windows 7’s event manager – ironically, a Microsoft product betraying another Microsoft product. However, I did not disable updates in the #registry on that #device – the surest way of truly stopping updates – because one mistake can trash the system. The #hacking #community tells me they have developed a souped-up version of #XP running with all #backdoors closed, although I have no proof of this.
Microsoft's Software is Malware
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