The Fediverse is a collection of independently run federated servers used for web publishing and social networking, connected by open standards

Date Published: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 16:41:29 +0200

The Fediverse is an ensemble of federated (i.e. interconnected) servers that are used for web publishing (i.e. social networking, microblogging, blogging, or websites) and file hosting, but which, while independently hosted, can communicate with each other.
On different servers (instances), users can create so-called identities. These identities are able to communicate over the boundaries of the instances because the software running on the servers supports one or more communication protocols which follow an open standard.

As an identity on the fediverse, users are able to post text and other media, or to follow posts by other identities. In some cases, users can even show or share data (video, audio, text, and other files) publicly or to a selected group of identities and allow other identities to edit other users' data (such as a calendar or an address book).

These communication protocols, which implement open standards, are used in the fediverse: ActivityPub, Diaspora Network, OStatus, and Zot. The diagram on the linked page shows really well how these services connect through the different protocols which they support.

See Fediverse - Wikipedia

#technology #openstandards #opensource #Fediverse #socialnetworks

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The Fediverse (a portmanteau of "federation" and "universe") is an ensemble of federated (i.e. interconnected) servers that are used for web publishing (i.e. social networking, microblogging, blogging, or websites) and file hosting, but which, while independently hosted, can communicate with each other. On different servers (instances), users can...

Why is Shaving with a Safety Razor Better? There are a good 5 reasons!

Date Published: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 14:57:06 +0200

Back in the day (before triple venti no foam lattes and cloud computing), things were simple, and simple worked well. The DE safety razor itself was a beautifully sculpted tool that was meant to last a lifetime. It reflected the integrity and purposefulness of the man who used it. So, it is no wonder that our modern age is longing to rediscover wet shaving.

Traditional Wet Shaving with a safety razor is one of the best ways to shave, hands down. The article below walks you through 5 reasons why shaving with a safety razor is great.

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#shaving #traditionalwetshaving #safetyrazor #DErazor

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Back in the day (before triple venti no foam lattes and cloud computing), things were simple, and simple worked well. The DE safety razor itself was a beautifully sculpted tool that was meant to last a lifetime. It reflected the integrity and purposefulness of the man who used it. So, it is no wonder that our modern age is longing to rediscover wet shaving.

Building a Raspberry Pi 4 In-Dash Car Computer with OpenAuto Pro (Video)

Date Published: Thu, 21 Oct 2021 15:29:25 +0200

OK this does involve some physical dash work but for older cars with either very basic or no head units, this could be worth thinking about. I must say I'm really impressed with all the functionality and integration with ODB2 sensors, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. The problem with newer cars is there is often a lot of car functionality built into the head unit, e.g. climate control, etc.

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Building a Raspberry Pi 4 In-Dash Car Computer w/ Android Auto (Raspberry Car Stereo)
by DB Tech on YouTube

#technology #DIY #cars #raspberrypi #openauto

31 Best Linux Performance Monitoring Tools

Date Published: Wed, 20 Oct 2021 13:10:41 +0200

Linux Performance Monitoring tools are the tools that allow you to keep track of your Linux system's resources and storage usage, as well as the state of your network. The tools can be used to troubleshoot and debug Linux System Performance issues.

I'm sure many you will know of, but I'm also sure there are a few you may not know about.

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#technology #opensource #Linux #monitoringtools #performance

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Here learn about best tools for Linux performance monitoring and troubleshooting. The tools can be used to troubleshoot and debug Linux System Performance issues.

Now More Electric Plug-In Car Sales Than Diesel Car Sales In Europe

Date Published: Wed, 20 Oct 2021 12:44:50 +0200

Diesel cars have long been a mainstay of the auto market in Europe (they have a much smaller market share in the US). A couple of decades ago, when concerns about carbon emissions began to surface, German automakers, rather than pursuing electrification, placed their bets on diesels, which emit slightly less carbon per mile driven than gas (petrol) vehicles. Today, after decades of deception and a few billion-dollar fines, it appears that diesel’s day is done.

About a year ago, auto industry analyst JATO Dynamics reported that sales of electrified passenger vehicles (hybrids, plug-in hybrids and pure EVs) had overtaken those of diesels for the first time ever. Now the next milestone has been passed — in August, plug-in vehicles (plug-in hybrids and pure EVs) outsold diesels in Europe for the first time, taking a 21% share of the market, compared to 20% for diesels.

See Now More Plug-In Car Sales Than Diesel Car Sales In Europe

#environment #dirtydiesel #EV #diesel #Europe

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Now the next milestone has been passed—in August, plug-in vehicles (plug-in hybrids and pure EVs) outsold diesels in Europe for the first time, taking a 21% share of the market, compared to 20% for diesels.

Friendica - A Decentralized Federated Open-Source Social Network That You Can Self-Host

Date Published: Mon, 18 Oct 2021 23:24:03 +0200

Friendica is a decentralized open-source social network which federates with many other social networks including diaspora*, Hubzilla, and the Fediverse of social networks. It can mirror too with Twitter and IFTTT, or export posts to Discourse, libertree, Tumblr, Wordpress and e-mail.

It is a good candidate for being an alternative to Facebook, and you can either join a public server, or self-host your own instance.

In this video I give an overview of Friendica's functionality and features, a comparison with Hubzilla, a look at it's interface, and a tour through the settings menu. I also make the case for it being a cleaner way to use Twitter.

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Friendica - A Decentralized Federated Open-Source Social Network That You Can Self-Host
by Danie van der Merwe on YouTube

#technology #opensource #friendica #decentralized #selfhosted #alternativeto #deletefacebook

Owncast is a self-hosted, decentralised, alternative to Amazon Twitch for live video streaming and web chat server for use with existing popular broadcasting software

Date Published: Sun, 17 Oct 2021 19:57:52 +0200

Have complete control and ownership over your stream, allowing you to create the content and community you want. The frictionless built-in chat allows your viewers to be a part of the action. Include custom emotes and build chatbots to encourage engagement from your viewers. Owncast can work with different storage providers to optionally scale your videos to many viewers using only low-powered hardware. It allows you to offer a live-streaming experience that is without tracking, invasive analytics or advertising. Viewers can even participate without registering.

Point your existing broadcasting software at your Owncast server and begin streaming. In general, Owncast is compatible with any software that uses RTMP to broadcast to a remote server. RTMP is what all the major live-streaming services use, so if you’re currently using one of those, it’s likely that you can point your existing software at your Owncast instance instead. OBS, Streamlabs, Restream and many others have been used with Owncast.

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#technology #opensource #livestreaming #gaming #conferencestreaming

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Owncast is your self-hosted live streaming solution.

Your favourite social media influencer might be fictional

Date Published: Sun, 17 Oct 2021 11:19:00 +0200

Tia is a student, PR intern, and future princess — well, only if she gets back together with her royal ex. She's passionate, smart, and no stranger to sharing her love life with thousands of viewers. She's also not a real person — but that doesn't stop the likes, views, and comments asking for updates on her outlandish story from rolling in. Tia is one of 22 fictional TikTok personalities conceptualized, scripted, and managed by FourFront, a social media and live event-focused entertainment startup.

Many will remember too, in the last year an elderly woman on YouTube, appearing as a young girl, and then being exposed for it as the AI failed once during a live stream. And of course so many real social media influencers are presenting a completely fake life (usually showing their life as being much better and richer than real life). I can see why social media can cause so much anxiety for many people, judging themselves against fictional or faked profiles. It won't go away, as it's been a part of human civilisation long before social media.

But it is good to be sceptical and remember that a lot of what is seen, is just not real.

See Your favorite TikTok influencer might be fictional

#technology #socialmedia #fakeprofiles #anxiety #influencers

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FourFront, an entertainment startup, has over 20 fictional accounts on TikTok that have cumulatively amassed millions of followers and views.

Pingnoo – an open source cross-platform graphical traceroute/ping analyser with jitter and latency graphs for each hop

Date Published: Sat, 16 Oct 2021 20:49:54 +0200

The software generates attractive graphs showing the history of each hop. The attractive visuals makes it easy to follow network routes and finding the causes of downtimes and poor network performance. This is helped by the software’s tab support, which lets you analyse multiple routes simultaneously.

The modular architecture of Pingnoo allows third parties to extend the features of the software. The main application binary is very small and only serves as a loader for components (aka plugins).

There’s support for IPv4 and IPv6. We can change the interval, and the duration of the viewport. For the latter, the default is 60 seconds, but there’s also durations of 10 minutes, 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 45 minutes, 1 hour, 12 hours, and 24 hours.

See Excellent System Utilities: Pingnoo - traceroute/ping analyser - LinuxLinks

#technology #opensource #networkutilities #pingnoo #networks

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We look at Pingnoo, an open-source cross-platform application for analysing and measuring the round trip time (latency) between two hosts.

Valentine's Day Steam Trip in Cape Town

Date Published: Sat, 16 Oct 2021 16:52:58 +0200

Atlantic Rail organised various steam train trips out of Cape Town, including an annual Valentine's Day trip down to Fish Hoek (or Simon's Town), depending on availability of the line. I think Atlantic Rail has now been amalgamated with Ceres Rail so it is best to check for availability with them.

If you ever visit Cape Town in the future and are interested in steam trips, it is best to book long before the time, to ensure availability. Bookings are all handled online.

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Valentine's Day Steam Trip - Cape Town to Fish Hoek
by Danie van der Merwe on YouTube

#southafrica #capetown #steamtrain #steamlocomotive

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