@tpheine Flying out to Brussels in a moment. The airline coffee is nasty, but I will refuel after landing.
Don't know about the good news, but the bad news is that my coffee is finished.
Also, #tzag / good morning
@openstreetmap is a map service which lets you use a very high-standard map based on open source software.
The web service is available to create maps for use on a website, and you can create maps using OSM data for walking trips with fieldpapers.org.
You can even host your own OSM server - see more on https://switch2osm.org.
The OSM data are crowdsourced, so it is very possible to contribute with data on areas you know - you can even complete missing data using the app #StreetComplete.
10 literary masterpieces on which every Russian was raised - https://www.rbth.com/arts/326951-10-russian-literary-masterpieces
* Eugene Onegin, by Alexander Pushkin - http://gutenberg.org/ebooks/23997
* A Hero of Our Time, by Mikhail Lermontov - http://gutenberg.org/ebooks/913
* Dead Souls, by Nikolai Gogol - http://gutenberg.org/ebooks/1081
* Crime and Punishment, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky - http://gutenberg.org/ebooks/2554
* War and Peace, by Leo Tolstoy - http://gutenberg.org/ebooks/2600
* Short stories by Anton Chekhov - http://gutenberg.org/ebooks/57333
I’ve stopped using my Mastodon app over the last couple of weeks, instead opting to simple add the Fosstodon icon to my phone’s home screen and use the webUI.
Honestly, I can’t see myself going back. It’s great having all the features on hand without having to switch to a browser (especially for admin/mod work).
If you’re looking for a *really* good Mastodon app, I’d seriously consider the default web experience if I were you.
Soulless minions in relentless study - https://literatelifestyle.eu/ferreus-on-phones
@jezra That is a valid point.
Spending time on dead languages may seem a perversion to some, but I really enjoy the Latin lessons on #Duolingo.
alright serious talk
gonna try and see if i can get a team going to help me moderate and create community there. i cant do this by myself
@wftl Finding devices to read old formats, or cables and ports to connect to old readers, or deal with literal bitrot, hanging chads, smearing of magnetic fields, decay of silver halides or film stock or vinyl, shellac, or wax, confront archivists.
We can _capture_ vastly more data, but we _utilise_ much less of it. Data's counterpart is *attention*, and that is a far more fixed quantity.
Setting up a new site based on the #Bludit flat file CMS. Very impressed with the level of settings in the interface, leaving room for advanced settings without making it cluttered and unmanageable.
Google and Facebook together receive 50% of the total worldwide digital ad spending in 2019. That's $103.73 billion and $67.37 billion respectively. They gained this position due to the incredibly detailed profiles of their users that they collected. Therefore these two companies enable advertisers to target a very specific audience for their ads.
Source for ad spending 2019:
Morten Juhl-Johansen Zölde-Fejér.
Technobureaucrat with a background in humanities.
Author, Gentleman's Public License.
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