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September Annual General Meeting

As per the rules of the Federated Networks Association ry, we invite members to our second Annual General Meeting of 2019. Due to waiting for the Finnish Patent and Registration Office to clear an exemption for our committee role shifts, this meeting is a bit late of schedule. Still, welcome to discuss and have a say on things related to #Feneas. The meeting agenda is underneath.
Note! Anyone is welcome to join the meeting. Only Feneas members however have voting rights for decisions made.
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And on the pedestal, these words appear:


Just a month ago I was struggling with feeling like I need to soon replace my phone, because it's falling apart. Now @Fairphone released a new model and they will also recycle the previous one. Perfect timing.

Just landed, some new Feneas stickers!! ๐Ÿš€

Come find me and get them at FOSDEM 2020 ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Huge thank you to @lightone for the designing ๐Ÿ™

#feneas #stickers #FOSDEM

Considering how much time I spend cursing at computers, you'd think that I'd already learnt not to use them.

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Apparently the fans in my computer case have died for some reason and I hate computers.

I updated my server and now the Nextcloud user interface won't load. Syncing still works. I think I will call this a partial win and hope that it fixes itself.

Oodi, Helsinki's new public library and architectural beauty, won a 2019 Public Library award.

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Me: Check out this thing I wrote

All: ...

Me: Check out this thing I... that I generated with a neural network

All: HA omg

I'm giving a talk about DIY social network sites at "The Conference" in Malmรถ today and it will be live streamed! The session begins at 1pm Malmรถ, noon London, 7am NYC -- I will be the third speaker so closer to the half hour mark.

Here's probably an unpopular opinion: I wish we could just let D&D alignments die. They were a bad abstraction that don't help in understanding ethics, humans or how to play characters. If it wasn't so persistent, we could have many, better options instead.

Protip for Chrome users: to improve your security when using Google Chrome, uninstall it and use a browser thatโ€™s not from a company which makes its money from spying on you 24/7

It is not exactly new story and I am not sure if this made the rounds in fediverse but a few days ago #archiveofourown won the hugo award on best related work. We have a huge #FLOSS community here but we don't talk nearly enough about this project.

#ao3 is an unique opensourced project that is not male dominated and also not started by people who were fulltime engineers but fans who decided enough is enough and we need to own our servers.

Congrats to Ao3!

#fandom #womenswork

As a virtue ethicists, I wish to cultivate the person in me who would emerge victorious, bathed in their enemies blood.

Mild spoiler, Seveneves 

I've been reading Seveneves by Neal Stephenson and I'm a bit bothered that there is a subplot where the whole combined might of humanity is unable to solve a problem until a elonmusk comes along to disrupt the problem quickly away.

Hugo Awards were announced yesterday evening. Congratulations to all the winners!

Personally, I voted in half a dozen categories and none of my first picks won. I'm happy with and for the winners, though.


Our new blog is officially here. Come read about why we left Medium and how we built a crazy fast, privacy-respecting blog just for you.

i hate how youtube monetization has incentivized everyone to convey information in the form of a youtube video demo even when it is the worst possible format and all you really need is a simple diagram

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