I was going to announce it a bit later and more properly, but Mastodon received a $70k grant from Samsung NEXT through OpenCollective. I intend to make it available to those who contribute to the project, and have already notified some of the most regular contributors. The way OpenCollective works is that anyone can submit an expense and all transactions are listed transparently. It also holds the money.

As for myself, I intend to continue using Patreon for my own wage/costs.

Meanwhile Signal Android stopped working on my #Jolla. I can receive messages, I just can't send them. Yay.

There is Whisperfish for #SailfishOS:

...but the last release is from April, and it has the very same problem. -_-;

And moxie cannot be bothered to standardize the protocol, because "the ecosystem is moving". FML.

@rysiek Hypothesis: It's about control.

The reason Signal isn't federated, is because Moxie wants to be able to change the protocol at any time. He famously blogged as much.

Rapid client/protocol changes would also become effectively unmanageable if they had multiple binary desktop apps shipped through various channels not directly under their control.

When federation becomes a realistic option, client diversity probably will as well.

Aber wo wir schon mal bei #Barrierefreiheit hier auf #Mastodon sind, hat wer von Euch ne Idee, wie ich als Blinder im normalen Webinterface einen Thread lesen kann? Die liebe @kvinna und ich bekommen das nicht hin. Bei Pinafore geht es.

Are there any good ethical alternatives to Google Scholar?

I need to find literature on surveillance capitalism for my local socialist study circle, and it just feels wrong to have to use a Google product for this.

❗ Samstag, 26.1.:
Demo in #Dresden​:

»Grundrechte verteidigen«
#Polizeigesetz #Sachsen stoppen!

Route, Infos, Termine & Material:

Unterstützt eure Bündnisse, bewegt die @SPDSachsen@twitter.com @spdsaxlt@twitter.com #SPD!

#DD2601 #noPolG /f

Ich fürchte, ein googlefreies Androidgerät ist für meinen Alltag zu dysfunktional 😐

Great desktop client you have there, Signal. Such a shame that one cannot create new groups with it…

@kaniini although I find many of your hot takes on security kind of questionable, I really liked your take on matrix and their trainwreck of protocol. Learned something.

@InspectorCaracal I talked a while ago about how I was pissed off about facebook ads in the Berlin central station, so I'd wanna advertise there (also because lots of travelers go through there)

Just so you know...
when I translate articles or such and just cite the source by abbreviation, I always save the sources as a "hidden annotation" to myself associated to the main post, using this technique soc.ialis.me/@b9AcE/1008951525 that I found, so if you really want to have the original language sources, I'll have them if you just reply to the post in question (so I can find it)... unless I failed to follow my method of course.

Dear , is it possible to re-run certain migrations manually? Looks like I missed an important one while still having bumped my db schema version 🤔

Want to hack on ActivityPub/fediverse stuff before FOSEM? @sl007 is graciously hosting a hackathon in Vlissingen and fediverse friends are invited to come! I'll be there and hacking on Spritely! indieweb.org/2019/Vlissingen

@Gargron „Nazis raus! Auch aus sozialen Netzwerken.“

(inspired by @violet )

Okay theoretically if I rented a billboard (in Germany) to advertise Mastodon for a little bit, what would you write on the billboard

Important APT security update - please read the instructions to upgrade APT safely debian.org/security/2019/dsa-4

@anneroth stimmt auch wieder. Alle beschweren sich immer über Twitter aber niemand geht. Ist vermutlich ein bisschen wie mit dem Fernsehprogramm oder der SPD früher.

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