I have decided to commit to a limit on the maximum number of instances or percentage of the Mastodon network that I will host on Masto.host.
You can read about it here: https://masto.host/the-25-percent-commitment/
Our next #permacomputing meetup is Thursday, May 26 at 7:00 PM EDT. We talked a lot about slide rules last month, so we'll start with a demo on how to use one.
We're planning to run an audio stream so people can participate remotely. Stay tuned for details! https://iffybooks.net/event/permacomputing-may-2022/
Hey! Do you live in Philly? Are you pissed about the city allowing a private developer to cut down over 100 trees on public, city-owned park land, including tons of heritage and mid-restoration plants, for a freaking golf course?
Let your voices be heard!
5/18 @ 7 PM - Cobbs Creek Foundation Virtual Town Hall
5/24 @ 1:30-4 PM - Philadelphia City Council has a public testimony session about the upcoming budget that proposes to give the Foundation $3M in public funds.
Never read Dracula before? Would you like to read it.... over RSS? Dracula is entirely made up of letters, telegrams, newspaper articles. Each has a date, between May 3rd and November 10th, Last year, and now this year, Dracula Daily has offered people the ability to read the classic novel "in real time". It just started, so if you add https://draculadaily.substack.com/feed to your newsreader, you can follow along this year. #rss
100% read this as "This month-old city is having a block party" and was like "aww, you go li'l baby city!" https://wooderice.com/this-month-old-city-is-having-a-block-party-to-kick-off-the-return-of-old-city-eats/
I can see the benefits of people being able to edit their posts for typos etc but the potential for abuse is obvious. @Gargron and co have thought of this ...
> The original and previous versions of the posts are saved and remain accessible through a history view. And people who have previously shared the post get notified about any edits, so they can un-share if there’s foul play.
... but all this creates a burden of auditing work that will be carried disproportionately by responsible users.
On Earth Day, a paper I co-authored was released on Nature Astronomy: "The Case for Space Environmentalism" https://www.nature.com/articles/s41550-022-01655-6
Non-paywalled version here: https://arxiv.org/abs/2204.10025
Welcome to the first mastodon based community for Philadelphians who ❤️Philadelphia! Think of this instance as a new neighborhood in Philly that anyone can be a part of, because it's online.