Imagine this raining down on your neighborhood. (Some people didn't have to imagine, thanks to the IDF.)

youtube.com/watch?v=LK82rjh8E8

Familiar with :apple_inc: Swift, UIKit, and know your way around XCode? Want to help advance the state of #XMPP on #iOS? :xmpp: 📱 We're looking for developers to help bring our iOS app over the finish line! 🏁

This will be a paid short-term project producing FLOSS. DM or email matthew@snikket.org if you're interested.

Not an iOS dev? That's okay, boosts appreciated too! 🙂

Also a perfect way to poach those last on-the-fence users from WhatsApp, of course. Gotta have 'em all on one private server!

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Another red flag: instead of addressing the shitcoin drama properly, they just reacted with an effective social media PR coup, which the multipliers in their customer base will like enough to ignore the bigger problems. Eddie Bernays would be proud.

gizmodo.com/signal-tried-to-ru

It also never seizes to amaze me just how large Africa really is. Painfully obvious when flying across that continent, but easily forgotten when only looking at normal maps day in and day out.

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Looking at the Plus Codes grid is a pretty powerful demonstration of just how skewed the de-facto standard map projection (Web Mercator) actually is:

Looks like Plus Codes could be a viable option. Two-digit resolution as folder names perhaps. Then use the other digits in the filenames for higher-resolution sync of details...

plus.codes/8F000000+

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... just to clarify: is basically a key/value store with folders and folder listings. So there's no geo search or graph support or anything.

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One of the reasons the modern nation state has become ubiquitous is that organizing information and actions internationally is much more efficient with clearly defined regional geographic entities.

I'm thinking about organizing location bookmarks in folders (hierarchical tree structure), and using country ISO codes would be the easiest solution. But it wouldn't actually cover every location on Earth.

Anyone has ideas for a broad geo property that doesn't rely on nation states?

Biden is getting the band back together. The one that likes to organize violent coups, be caught in the act, and when asked about what their allied neighbors may think of a war on their borders just say "f*** the neighbors".

"Building back better".

news.antiwar.com/2021/04/30/as

TIL: Tesla Energy is now active in more than 40 countries around the globe, and has deployed storage for 6+ GWh at more than 1000 sites. And they don't just sell battery packs, or install solar panels, they also offer a whole variety of software, from grid management all the way to automated trading of produced energy.

tesla.com/commercial

Finally some good news about Spotify: their new paid podcasts come with private RSS feeds, so customers can use any podcast app of their choice to subscribe and listen to new episodes:

stratechery.com/2021/spotifys-

Cycling 

Joining a group ride in the morning, with flat pedals and running shoes. All the EU lockdowns have messed with my personal logistics so hard. Hope my feet don't cramp up too much on those climbs tomorrow.

Very excited to announce that #NGI DAPSI will be funding user account data export and migration in #Snikket and #XMPP! This project will give people more control over their data and ensure they are never locked into a specific XMPP provider.

snikket.org/blog/dapsi-fund-ac

#NGI4EU #data #freedom #standards

Remember when Biden said the U.S. would end support for the Saudi war against Yemen? Take a wild guess what actually happened.

caitlinjohnstone.com/2021/04/2

Got a bike from Rapha Mallorca and took it for a first little spin up to Coll de sa Creu. Fantastic hausberg they have here in Palma!

@rosano Your idea with the emoji as custom icons in Emoji Log inspired me to finally add folders to Webmarks! Looks nice, and you can even animate changing the size of them very nicely with simple CSS font-size transitions...

Loving @cwebber presentation today. You act differently in your different communities. To some extent privacy isn't just individual, it's to protect different social norms from community to community. Social dynamics vary and the centralised, surveillance focused internet threatens those communities and their cohesity. Again it also comes down to different behaviours may be the norms for your community, but can harm your reputation elsewhere.

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