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D'Arcy Norman

ReclaimSocial is now hosted in canada.

http://i.giphy.com/n79tUgsqGA42Q.gif

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D'Arcy Norman

Apple Music station generated with Man or Astro-Man? Structo as the seed. Is good. https://itunes.apple.com/ca/station/structo-radio/idra.1120137150

D'Arcy Norman

Just spent the morning troubleshooting UCalgaryBlogs. Jetpack wasn't letting people hook up their accounts to do stuff (like track viewers, because some people are into that kind of thing). Turns out, I'd disabled XMLRPC via .htaccess file to try to combat spammers. And Jetpack relies on XMLRPC to do its stuff. So… it's re-enabled for now. Until the spammers find it again and use it to stuff their crap where it doesn't belong…

D'Arcy Norman

too cool. modified Readinator 2.0 again - now grabs Newsblur items via API, Scuttle links via MySQL, and Medium recommended stories via RSS rather than web scraping. Better living through data manipulation via Python!

D'Arcy Norman

now my new Python-powered Readinator grabs starred items from Newsblur (via API), bookmarks saved in Scuttle (via MySQL), and stories recommended in Medium (using an HTML web scraper). Slick.

D'Arcy Norman

I've probably sunk about 10 hours of learning/coding into writing a short python script that basically automates a bunch of copy/pasting of content from places where I read and save stuff. It now grabs starred items from Newsblur via their API, and recently saved links on links.darcynorman.net via raw MySQL query. Next, to grab stories I've recently recommended on Medium…

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Brian Bennett

I'm working on getting my own Known instance setup. Which plugin is being used for crossposting here?

grantpotter

http://ubos.net/ UBOS is a new Linux distro that aims to make it easier to run server-side apps for yourself, or for your family, on hardware or cloud servers you own.

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Alan Levine

D'arcy might appreciate- was digging through files of old UseMod wiki for presentation page from 2005, about 90% of the data in all wiki files were porn links or asian factory products. Even the URLs made my blush.

Those were the days.

D'Arcy Norman

-24°C coming for Monday. I ain't ready for this.

D'Arcy Norman

A pretty amazing list of courses being hosted in the Taylor Institute. Cross-disciplinary active learning is fun.

http://www.ucalgary.ca/taylorinstitute/about/spaces/course-list

D'Arcy Norman

For what a man had rather were true he more readily believes.… Numberless, in short, are the ways, and sometimes imperceptible, in which the affections color and infect the understanding.

- Francis Bacon

Scott Leslie

Can anyone speculate on the likelihood of https://withknown.com/ federating with GNU Social/mastodon? I like known, but other than one-off instances, the future has to be federated. It seems to me the only conceivable architecture that scales internet wide and that has any chance of displacing the current incumbents.

D'Arcy Norman

Wow. That was quite a game. Should have tried for the TD in final seconds instead of going for overtime.

D'Arcy Norman

Just posted a "week in review" blog post, then looked at the previous one (over a year ago, after a hiatus). I see back in October 2015 that I was excited that a video hosting service may finally be moving forward, because it's now a Real Project™. yeah. Over a year later, and nothing has happened. And they wonder why people roll their own DIY solutions…

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Malcolm McLaren's son torched his punk collection to protest the 40th anniversary of punk "celebrations" / Boing Boing http://boingboing.net/2016/11/26/malcolm-mclarens-son-torched.html

D'Arcy Norman

I missed this when it was first posted - photos from the CMD program's demo day. Lots of cool projects. This is the program where I've started work on a PhD…

CMD Demo Day 2016 | Computational Media Design | University of Calgary http://www.ucalgary.ca/cmd/cmd_demo_day_2016

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National Music Centre's residents create Frankenstein’s monster of instruments | Metro Calgary http://www.metronews.ca/news/calgary/2016/11/25/nmc-residents-create-frankenstein-monster-of-instruments.html

paging Potter! Lamb! Devries! Toal!

grantpotter

The Platform Cooperativism Consortium @platformcoop http://platformcoop.newschool.edu/index.php/activities/

grantpotter

via @downes "The original meaning of “democracy”: Capacity to do things, not majority rule." https://www.princeton.edu/~pswpc/pdfs/ober/090704.pdf

D'Arcy Norman

Something I couldn't have asked on Twitter… Our IT folks have implemented a blanket ban on Bittorrent on campus. The protocol, not the site. But it's fine. People can add their names to a list to get an exemption. http://www.ucalgary.ca/it/

Is this being done elsewhere? It's unrelated to the ransomware stuff back in June. This is only about making copyright notifications go away.

Scott Leslie

posting this mostly for @dnorman, but jicymi https://github.com/Gargron/mastodon distributed twitter clone. Meaning one instance doesn't need to scale to get a global network. I'm not seeing how this aggregator ever gets past a very small circle. Which is fine, but I think ends up missing out on much of the serendipity that orignally made twitter interesting.

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D'Arcy Norman

So trippy, watching Steven Ogg play Negan's right hand man. He didn't look like that in high school.

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This is cool. A significant chunk of one of our faculties took over the Taylor Institute to run an unconference. http://connections.ucalgaryblogs.ca/2016/11/21/the-teaching-unconference-fostering-a-community-of-practice-for-postsecondary-educators/

grantpotter

"We are initially focused on building iOS, Android, and web apps for listeners. These are the new radios of our time." http://www.niemanlab.org/2016/11/with-its-new-app-radiopublic-wants-to-tackle-podcastings-lingering-challenges/

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The Day of Academic Rejection. NSERC proposal squashed. CHI paper rejected. Good times. Now, I start pushing my own projects rather than tacking onto others'…

Audrey

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Listening to Audrey and Kin on the latest Tech Gypsies podcast. Great stuff. And then the horrifying realization that people don't want or care about truth. They want to feel good about themselves, and will twist their world as needed to meet that need. Algorithms and editors won't solve that. Everything that doesn't serve that becomes conspiracy and false and lies. It's a more deeply-rooted cultural problem of fundamental self-centredness on a global scale.

[update] 2 minutes later, and Audrey says almost those exact words. GET OUT OF MY HEAD. No. don't.

D'Arcy Norman

On the evolution of video games https://darcynorman.net/2016/11/20/on-the-evolution-of-video-games/

(And the non-evolution of educational software)

grantpotter

"If he failed, he would fail alone but if he succeeded, he would succeed with himself for company" http://thehairsonthebackofyourneck.tumblr.com/post/136586566204

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Radical democracy and collective movements today: The biopolitics of the multitude versus the hegemony of the people | Jon Beasley-Murray - Academia.edu https://www.academia.edu/25091963/Radical_democracy_and_collective_movements_today_The_biopolitics_of_the_multitude_versus_the_hegemony_of_the_people

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It's time to get rid of the Facebook "news feed," because it's not news | Ars Technica http://arstechnica.com/staff/2016/11/its-time-to-get-rid-of-the-facebook-news-feed-because-its-not-news

D'Arcy Norman

Holy crap are the new DNS entry watchers ever spammy. Soooo many emails warning me that I need to register reclaimsocial.net with search engines to avoid penalties and fees. Um. No. Not how it works. But lots of people must fall for it.

D'Arcy Norman

This is cool. DuckDuckGo pulls up keyboard shortcut cheatsheets if you search for an app and add "keyboard shortcuts".

blender keyboard shortcuts at DuckDuckGo https://duckduckgo.com/?q=blender+keyboard+shortcuts&t=osx&ia=cheatsheet&iax=1

grantpotter

Listen to music generated by events happening across @github https://github.audio/

Brian

Audrey

I'd love suggestions here http://hackeducation.com/2016/11/17/trump

Audrey

Who Will Command the Robot Armies -- a talk by Pinboard's Maciej Cegłowski http://idlewords.com/talks/robot_armies.htm

D'Arcy Norman

If this works, cross-posting from standalone Known sites into Reclaim Social is a thing. If it doesn't…

Jason

🔥🔥🔥

D'Arcy Norman

email notifications are set up now - they should come from a notifications-at-reclaimsocial.net account rather than my own email now.

Jim Groom

Really glad you did this @D'Arcy, simple and refreshing, Twitter increasingly unsustainable these days. I can't spend too much time there without soon being overcome with paralyzing weltschmerz.

Viv Caruna

"Viv Caruna"!

David Kernohan

Personal data: I've been up since 5am and this sucks.

D'Arcy Norman

I honestly don't know if this makes sense, or if it's a stupid idea. Reading Alan's post about FB hit me, though. We don't need to be beholden to corporate interests to have social networks etc. This took maybe 10 minutes to set up, and cost a grand total of $15 for the domain name. No venture capital needed. No IPO. No shareholders.

And, if it turns out to be a stupid idea, it can be let go without any sunken cost fallacy.

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this morning I helped conceptualize a "grand challenges" course as a public/eportfolio project for students, after the "mother blog" pattern. students will set up their own sites/blogs and publish there, then connect to the course site as needed. awesome.

then, worked with 2 bio grad students who want to showcase what's going on in labs across their department. more bloggy stuff, or maybe something more visual like http://zqjournal.org (which started as a project by a PhD student in the CMD program I'm in)