I've written about my mentorship in the GNOME outreachy program: http://danigm.net/gnome-outreachy-2018.html
Dignity Show more
Today I went to a care home and on the wall there's a board asking "What does dignity mean to you? Take a leaf and write your answer." There's a tree and each leaf has a different answer. Responses include
- Listening to and respecting my individual choices
I realized that the good care homes understand the importance of treating people with dignity much better than our own tech industry.
Huge thanks to OpenTranscripts for transcribing my #35c3 talk:
From Scott Manley on birdsite.
"CTO Of Vizio confirms that Data collection in Smart TV's is now offsetting the cost of the hardware to the point that a non-Smart TV would have a higher price tag. Just like android phones, user data is used to reduce costs and stay competitive."
That's so gross. #infosec
I was really hoping that these home informant devices (e.g. google home) would be a fad, but now that the tech is getting integrated into TVs (and probably other products in the future), I suspect it is here to stay. Only the most dedicated among us will be able to avoid this stuff, and doing so will likely come at a cost that most won't be able to afford.
To risk embarrassment Show more
“My other superpower is that I don’t mind embarrassing myself in public. If I had to pick one quality that best predicts success (other than wanting to be successful) it would be the willingness to risk embarrassment.”
— Scott Adams
If you're using Android on some phone or tablet and you're not using #fdroid yet, do yourself a favor and install it.
It's an alternative appstore with purely OSS software apps. Overall improved security and privacy on your mobile device (alternative apps for pretty much everything are available, with reduced tracking, no ads, no backdoors, reproducible builds, and so on).
Also follow @fdroidorg while you're at it.
Are you concerned about the darker aspects of tech? Like unethical data harvesting, privacy invasion, ad-tech, fake news, social erosion, smartphone addiction, online bullying, and many more harms of technology?
Do you want to work on solutions, and help raise awareness? Then join our community..
Who we are, What we do, And how you can help Humane Technology too. Just follow the link..
I truly believe that #ActivityPub (the protocol behind #Mastodon) has the potential to redefine the way we create and connect on the internet. But to get there, we need to spread the word - a network is only as valuable as the people in it.
I want to get that ball rolling - I wrote a blog post about how ActivityPub is going to change the internet. Check it out here: https://jeremydormitzer.com/blog/what-is-activitypub-and-how-will-it-change-the-internet/. And please boost/share to your other networks so we can keep making the Fediverse bigger!
Programmer on the Internet.
SimpleProgrammer.com and OutlierDeveloper.com blogger.
Generalistic and moderated instance.