This cartoon is funny... 😄

so why am I crying? 😢

#Extinction #ClimateCrisis
Two dinosaurs are conversing in a four-panel comic. Above them in the sky can be seen the incoming asteroid that will make them extinct.

First panel, one dinosaur says, "I can't believe it's all going to end." Second panel, the other dinosaur says, "It could be worse." Next panel, first dinosaur asks, "How?" Last panel, second dinosaur responds, "We could have been told how to prevent it and done nothing."
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OH: (at the @xmpp booth at #fosdem)

"And do you have a discord channel?"

💚 1 year using Matrix

In the FSFE we started using Matrix last year. Since then we enjoy interactive chats in a privacy-friendly way. Join our main community room

Fun fact: The state of France also uses Matrix. @matrix
A computer screen with Matrix on it and FSFE posters in the background.
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What does the #OnlineSafetyBill mean for the UK tech sector and the security of messaging platforms? Matthew Hodgson, CEO of @matrix spoke to the Today programme on BBC Radio 4 about the amendment imposing criminal penalties on tech bosses and how it threatens encryption.
#e2ee #privacy
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Last week I was talking about how awesome it would be if some of the people who have been laid off recently from 'Big Tech' jobs decided to form #coops.

There seemed to be a need for more info around this, so I had a meeting with CoTech colleagues @BillySmith@chrislowis & @Graham_Mitchell to figure out something practical.

Pleased to show MVP site as a result of this at

There are five of us - including @KingMob - volunteering initially. Please share widely!
Screenshot of MVP 'CoTech Digital Candle' service.

Text reads:" Interested in starting a co-op? Get some help from CoTech"

Underneath is an embedded Google Calendar form.
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masukomi mastodon (AP)
FYI I appear to be in an endless loop of proving I’m not a robot, having it do the green check and ask me again (from my iPhone).

Do you really human checking on that page?
Greg McVerry mastodon (AP)
We are turning a volunteer coalition here in CT into a co-op:

CW: it is #cybersecurity in Defense manufacturing

drafted our mission and vision statement.

Going to do an S-corp or LLC in US.

Don't want to make money but members can charge if they facilitate trainings, any excess funds donated.

We needed way to have insurance and tax ID, co-op seem to make most sense

May I introduce the initial pre-alpha version of the Matrix POSIX SDK:

Only a proof of concept as of now, but work will go on!

#matrix #MatrixPosixSdk #bash #shell
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I haven't played Monopoly for many years now. The last game was with three housemates at university. One housemate was winning and really enjoying his triumph over the rest of us. So I suggested to my other two housemates that we form a cooperative. We would let each other off rents on our properties. The standards rents would apply to anyone not in the coop. And you could leave the coop if you wanted. None of this is forbidden in the rules of Monopoly because it has little market regulation.
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Stuart mastodon (AP)
Although Monopoly is so often presented/framed as an individualistic game of capitalist dominance, it doesn't actually have to be played like that. The system might strongly encourage that but the players can behave differently. A better way is possible.
Stuart mastodon (AP)
It did teach me that a bunch of libertarian men are all in favour of lower regulation until you use that lack of regulation to behave cooperatively to help each other.
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As a result of working on some other personal project, I've ended up writing a literate programming extension for Sphinx: One problem with personal projects is that if you're not careful, they may spawn other projects.

Gitter is going fully native Matrix in Feb. 2023,

#chat #gitter #matrix #element
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Servo mastodon (AP)
A brief update on the Servo project's renewed activity in 2023:
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Ricky de Laveaga mastodon (AP)
🦀 ❤️ mystery #servo "new external funding"
Pierre-Alain TORET mastodon (AP)
that's really good news but what I understand from the blog history is that no work done by the Linux Foundation has been worth mentionning in more than 2 years and a private donation was required so that new work on the project was possible again. So it looks like the Linux Foundation is not really interested in the project.

Patrick Cloke mastodon (AP)
A more meta post on *how* I do research before writing a Matrix Spec Change:
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DeepBlue V7.X mastodon (AP)
You know the custom of having a cheesy goal for the next year? Well, I had Raclette for new years, so my only goal was to have at least one #Nheko release! And for that reason and to get all the planned things out of the way for this year, it is my pleasure to announce #Nheko 0.11.0!

Threads, search, pushrules, unread indicator, confetti and much more at or from the other places you usually get your packages from!

(For anyone who doesn't know, Nheko is a #matrix client)
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DeepBlue V7.X mastodon (AP)
(Now finally the flatpak build published properly)

a good explanation of offset credits #climatechange

Fedora Project mastodon (AP)
The #Fedora Project uses @matrix for our instant messaging needs (with IRC bridges also).

While the default experience is with #Element, there are several other neat Matrix clients you can use.

#Fractal, @neochat, and #Nheko are some great options to check out!

Then you can check out Fedora's Matrix room as well:
Element (desktop, mobile and web) Built with Electron, it's the flagship Matrix client, where most of the features are first tested and implemented, with some big ones like video rooms and message threads still being in beta, but soon to come to stable releases as well.
Fractal (desktop only) Now built on Rust and GTK+libadwaita, it's the go-to for integrating with the GNOME desktop environment.
NeoChat (desktop and mobile) Built on Qt+Kirigami, it's the go-to for integrating with the KDE desktop environment.
Nheko (desktop only) Built on Qt, it looks and feels like a more feature-packed version of NeoChat.
Fedora Project mastodon (AP)
Here's two more @matrix clients for you!

@cinnyapp, for folks who like Discord's look and feel

#gomuks, for folks who go nuts for the terminal

What's your favorite #Matrix client?
Cinny (desktop and web) Built on Electron, it creates a client that looks similar to the proprietary competitors while still having its own style.
gomuks (desktop only) Built with Go, it's a Matrix client for those that never want to leave the terminal. Why use a GUI, right?
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DeepBlue V7.X mastodon (AP)
Seeing the pink #nheko image I made in the gomuks screenshot will never not be funny!
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Since the last few official #Matrix holiday updates didn't mention as many of the cool community projects as I would have liked, I tried to work with the community to publish a community side review of 2022 as well as possibly some small teasers of what 2023 will bring. There are a lot of very varied updates, since everyone seems to have tackled the challenge differently, but I hope you you enjoy the result as much as I did:
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Carl Schwan :kde: mastodon (AP)
Thanks for organizing this!
DeepBlue V7.X mastodon (AP)
@carlschwan Thank you guys for making awesome stuff and helping out with some text!
Rodion Borisov mastodon (AP)
Oh dang! I totally missed the #Matrix Moderation Widget for #Mjolnir. Thank you.

/cc @Matrix

We would like to say thanks to all in the #XMPP community and beyond, for your engagement in this year #2022!
A good time for you to say thanks to the projects you use and maybe also give a bit back. Looking forward!

#opensource #decentralisation #interoperability #jabber #rtc

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boosted, my friend. mastodon (AP)
The 2022 Matrix Holiday Update is here - looking back on all the news from the Matrix core team in 2022, both good & bad, and hoping for a better 2023. Happy holidays, and thanks for flying Matrix. ☃️
Lutin Discret mastodon (AP)
reading this was so nice.

I'm sad to learn Neil left, I hope the project won't suffer.

About location sharing: have you considered about the privacy issue of downloading tiles? This might disclose your location. I know there was a messenger that planned using #peermaps to mitigate that.

For the funding we are doing our part (with @copiepublique) but have you considered a progress bar? If crowdfunding platform use this pattern, it may work (gamification?) mastodon (AP)
@lutindiscret@copiepublique yup, we need to sort out a progress bar - and thanks :) for location share privacy; your client can use whatever maptile server it likes (optionally using one recommended by your server).
Lutin Discret mastodon (AP)
there is another topic that is missing IMO.

Where is the "matrix dmoz"? I think matrix has a discoverability problem. I'm doing my part, creating themed spaces but where can one find a searchable list of (big) spaces? For newcomers, Matrix looks empty 😔
Stefan mastodon (AP)
thanks for sharing this Notification about the new Entry in your Blog. 👍

People shouldn't forget to Support the Developers of #MatrixProtocol with Donations to Future proof there Work. 😉

Got #FluffyChat builds on Windows working with #libolm bundled for encryption support. I hope we can officially ship Windows builds with the next release 🎉!

#matrix #flutter #dart #windows #olm
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MTRNord (they/them) Private message mastodon (AP)
I am curious: what was the issue? :D
MTRNord (they/them) Private message mastodon (AP)
lovely 😬

José Valim akkoma (AP)
With the release of ExDoc Cheatsheets, we thought it would be a good time to recap and show other 8 ExDoc features that make the documentation experience in Elixir such a joy: (plus two bonus entries!)

By @hugobarauna! #MyElixirStatus
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Quotient 0.7 is out! Containing a few years of work, this releases makes it possible to use end-to end-encryption with NeoChat and bring other nice features and improvements with it. You can read the full release announcement here:

Huge thanks to KitsuneRal and all the other contributors for all their work on this release.
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Dimitris Kardarakos mastodon (AP)
That's great, congrats!

Aaron Klotz mastodon (AP)
Europe approves short-haul flight bans to bring down emissions. Canada cannot even consider the same climate win
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Twitter's new policy doesn't just affect people who want to link to their own profiles on other platforms. It affects people who want to link to other people. Want to promote your friend who only has a presence on one of the "prohibited" platforms? Too bad. Can't do that.

Björn Schießle mastodon (AP)
Just a few weeks ago, when the first #Twitter refugees entered the #Fediverse. People explained that one of the big drawbacks/risks of #Mastodon is, that you depends on the admin of your server.

I never got the argument. But now it should get clear for everyone. On the Fediverse you can chose the server, change it or run your own. No single person can bring the network down in contrast to centralized services. Actually what was described as a drawback is a strength as everyone can see now.

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VIOLATION: defederates from
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Thib mastodon (AP)
Picking up open source to be independent of a vendor means only considering part of the problem.

If an organisation wants to be independent of a vendor it needs to:
- Pick an open source solution
- Upstream everything it can. The corollary of it is “avoid features that cannot be upstreamed”
- Contribute to the sustainability of the solution either with maintenance work, or even better by becoming a paying member of a non-profit in charge of maintaining it

Be independent. Fund open source.
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Michael Maass mastodon (AP)
wenn ich doch nur unser Finanzwesen davon Überzeugen könnte… steh dazu was im neuen Digitalisierungsprogramm?

WOW. Elon Musk's Twitter straight-up banned the account for Mastodon. Just, wow.

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jack pleroma (AP)
thats not what that screen means
It's literally right there in front of your eyes
jack pleroma (AP)
nope. they use this for all suspensions, temporary, click-through and permanent.
@jack@GamingOnLinux 🐧🎮 Oh. This complaint is about some very specific meaning of the word "ban", is it?
Montana Magpie mastodon (AP)
— You can follow it here: @elonsjet

Curtis "Ovid" Poe mastodon (AP)
Any #erlang devs looking for a contract? We have a company who needs 4-6 weeks worth of work spread over two projects. They'd like to start soon, but can be flexible on timing. More work may be possible after that.

#XMPP and #Ejabberd experience would be very useful. I'm told the work is quite in-depth. Please reboost!
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Keyoxide mastodon (AP)
So happy to announce all issues with #XMPP verification have been solved, and the proofs now work better than before 🚀

Simply log in here and add the proofs:

It doesn't track or store any data and runs entirely in the browser, feel free to inspect the source code to verify this!

A huge thanks to @mattj for his help!

Here's the blog post:

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The students in my upper-level electrodynamics course are taking their final exam right now, which always reminds me of the time I told my students they could bring a formula sheet to the final exam as long as it was on one side of a piece of paper.
A student has cut a piece of paper in half then taped the ends together with a twist, forming a Mobius band that has only one side but as much area as both sides of a piece of paper. There are various Electrodynamics formulas and results written all over the sheet.
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We got exciting proposals already, and were asked to extend the CfP by a few days so people could finalise theirs.

We’re extending the Foundation and Community devroom CfP to December 8, 23:00 PT.
The fossdem logo, which looks like a purple gear with eyes. Next to it is the name "FOSDEM".
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Individual, Silver, Gold or Platinum? You can now join the Matrix Foundation and support core Matrix development, help steer the direction of the protocol and how best to fund it!

There's A LOT ahead of us: we're also looking for an Executive Director.
The Matrix logo. It displays the text "matrix" between square braces.
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David F. Mendes mastodon (AP)
this probably is a very silly question by a newbie, but here it goes: if I want to showcase my matrix address so people can find me in, say, element, how should I display it? what should be the format? is it or something else? thanks! mastodon (AP)
@davidfm matrix uses (pronounced “user on”). or if you’re feeling really fancy you can say matrix:u/ but matrix: urls aren’t that common yet :)

Thib mastodon (AP)
The blue bird seems to be going bonkers, and its new owner believes that hardcore coders are the solution all issues, including moderation.

But can moderation be automated? Can it be apolitical? Does it work on decentralised systems like Mastodon, and how does it scale?

Come and ask questions to our guest today Nov 30 at 18:00 CET to find out what the hell is happening on platforms these days.

⬇️ How to watch & chat ⬇️
The YouTube thumbnail of the Open Tech Will Save Us show. The name of the show is displayed next to an abstract tree. The subtitle says "30th November 2022 at 6pm CET". The Matrix logo is displayed at the bottom right.
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LostNetizen mastodon (AP)
I will have to watch it afterwards. Alas, right now there seems to be a problem with the videos of previous events on the site. Firefox gives me a blank area and Chromium the message “This content is blocked. Contact the site owner to fix the issue.”
Thib mastodon (AP)
@LostNetizen oh that's a shame, I'll get that investigated. Thanks for reporting it!

Note that we have a YouTube playlist with all the episodes.

We don't have a PeerTube instance, but there's a community member maintaining one, I can dig it up if it helps :)

Chad :mstdn: mastodon (AP)
I'm proud and excited to announce that Mastodon Canada has partnered with @cira to help develop our community!

Thank you to @spencer for all of your help in securing this incredible opportunity.

Read more:

#cira #mstdnca #partnership

Nicd :unverified: mastodon (AP)
All those backups seemed a waste of pay
Now my database has gone away
Oh I believe in yesterday

There's not half the files there used to be
And there's a milestone hanging over me
The system crashed so suddenly

I pushed something wrong
What it was I couldn't say
Now it's all just gone
and I long for yesterday-ay-ay-ay

The need for backups seemed so far away
I knew my data was all here to stay
Now I believe in yesterday
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Tobias mastodon (AP)
I've blogged about the end-to-end encryption work in NeoChat but entirely forgot to tell people about it so... here it is
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Massimo Villa mastodon (AP)
You're doing a great job, thanks for your effort. I'm pretty sure NeoChat will be very popular in the "Matrixverse".
Awesome! Once NeoChat has E2EE, I'll be switching back over from Element.

Hubert Chathi friendica
Hooray! We're getting the beginnings of universal dental care in Canada. Currently only for children 12 and under, and only up to a certain income level, and there's a dollar limit per child per year, but it's a start. mastodon (AP)
Matrix 1.5 is here! As a maintenance release it's not the most feature-filled, but still worth a look.

Check it out 🔽
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@didek yes, that's better worded 😎👍🏻 mastodon (AP)
@bloodaxe@didek it’d probably be better. we demo’d it with cerulean but nobody picked it up to hack on it :) mastodon (AP)
Heads up that we're continuing to work away at running Matrix over MLS (Messaging Layer Security) - the new end-to-end encryption protocol being worked on within IETF, as an alternative to Olm/Megolm. You can now keep up with progress at...!!! 🚀😱🎉👻🫶🚀
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To learn more about #MLS and why this protocol exists in the first place when we already have Signal's, here is a great podcast on the topic:

#Privacy #Security #Crytology #Cryptography #InfoSec mastodon (AP)
@doomsdayrs …but they said people would be nicer on mastodon than the birdsite!

Brad Fitzpatrick mastodon (AP)
All public transit should be free.

Kids want to go ride the monorail, street cars, and "subway" (underground lightrail) today so I'm researching how to pay for public transit, as I think my old ORCA card expired. Or maybe I lost it.

Holy crap is this all more complicated than it needs to be: which agencies cooperate, which day passes are valid for what, whether 18yo and younger need a physical free "youth pass" or not, etc.

Just make it free for everybody! Tax me & my cars! Rawrghg.
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Bob Jonkman mastodon (AP)
@rysiek I've been a big fan of #ZeroFareTransit for years! And "Zero Fare" to head off those critics who try to tell me "Nothing is free" and "It'll raise taxes". Also #FareFreeTransit

I'd effuse more, but my #Twidere app doesn't support CWs (for #Politics )
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I’d love that. I’m headed home from a long weekend in LA and several times I took inconvenient options to make use of my 7-day Metro pass because I couldn’t remember if I had enough extra to cover other agency fares or how much their fares were or how transfers affected pricing. Would’ve loved totally free transit, or at least an easier all-in pass.
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