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It's time for another Roundup, your bytes of #Solus news! In this roundup, we talk developer tools, upcoming #Budgie 10.5 release features, and more! solus-project.com/2018/08/10/s

The clouds are gathering over Europe.
This time, literally.

#ActivityPub support is live! You can now follow *Public* Write.as blogs from Mastodon, such as our @blog

It's limited to Public blogs right now (a paid feature) so we can slowly roll this out and plug holes as needed -- once I'm confident things are stable in the next few days, it'll be available to everyone for free.

You can read a bit more about the update, and I'd love to hear any feedback / ideas / bugs here! discuss.write.as/t/activitypub

Most features on Steve Jobs either make him out to be Jesus or the devil.
This BBC program has a good balance -
bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08r1vbd

hey so remember how I wanted a project gutenberg corpus with every plaintext file in an easy-to-use format? mastodon.social/@aparrish/1005

well I wanted it so bad I guess that I went ahead and made it github.com/aparrish/gutenberg-

very interesting application proposal of the Dat protocol for scholarly communication:

"Verified, shared, modular, and provenance based research communication with the Dat protocol"
by Chris HJ Hartgerink

chartgerink.github.io/2018dat-

Am I right in assuming that the only way to send a direct message on Mastodon is to go to the person's profile and do it? You can not do it with some kind of code from the main compose window?

In a bold move KFC is rebranding to Kentucky Fried Chaos. You bring it in, they'll fry it. No questions asked

TV remote? Fried.
Lawn trimmings? Extra crispy.
A dog? It'll make them cry, but it'll still fry.

Share the love - until the end of our crowdfunding campaign you can get a 30 euro discount on the Fairphone 2. Find the discount code here ⬇️⬇️
frphn.co/crowdfunding_tw

P.S.: You can send the discount code to your friends too🙌

RT @0xvext@twitter.com: @harper@twitter.com @exsnafu@twitter.com @bcrypt@twitter.com @substitute@twitter.com In sales, every no is just an opportunity for a yes. Possibly unrelated pondering: I wonder how many salespeople don’t really understand consent issues in personal/intimate relationships 🤔

🐦🔗: twitter.com/0xvext/status/1026

One of the most meaningful essays I read as a college freshman was called something like "You also have the right to call someone an asshole."

The article, whose author had called out Eminem's songs as misogynist, and was told "you can't complain about it, that's Eminem's right to free speech." The author pointed out the irony: they *absolutely* can complain about it... free speech isn't just about saying the most atrocious things, responsible criticism of those things is also free speech.

In #Signal's controversial article "Why Signal won't federate" signal.org/blog/the-ecosystem- they're correct that centralised services are great for one thing: deploying updates.

However, just as "WhatsApp was able to introduce end-to-end encryption to over a billion users with a single software update", the opposite is also true: Google Maps was able to introduce 24/7 location history tracking to over a billion users with a single software update.

If this isn't Batman tracking I don't know what is.

You can now challenge someone to game of #chess over toots! castling.club/ 💪

It's actually a standalone server in the #fediverse, implementing #activitypub all by itself. 😃