Now is the first time, that I see this screenshot inside a building, w/o direct sunlight. Now it doesn't look odd. So it's a contrast thing, I guess.
When you kindly request that the co-working space follow German law regarding opt in email advertising and the person says 'we have a no bullshit policy and if you keep acting so entitled about your rights then I have the right to not let you in'
Factory Berlin is a good example of all that's wrong with tech today. Silicon Valley's permissionless innovation imported in to the German startup scene...
**Requesting feedback from Berliners interested in attending an anti-gentrification open data event happening later this month. Boosts appreciated! This isn't just for techies. For anyone who wants to use data to fight gentrification**
0. Would you be interested to come at all, and is it likely you would come?
1. Would you be more likely to attend on a week night for 2 hours or on a weekend day for a bit longer?
2. Would you be interested in joining a doodle for planning times that most people could come?
3. Would you be interested in a mailing list, chat, or some way of communication, before the first meeting? (Just curious, it's not always needed!)
The latest issue of c't (German computer magazine) has a four page article by yours truly about Mastodon. Thanks to @Gargron, @cwebber, Evan Prodromou, @angristan and everyone else who spoke to me in the last few weeks. We ended up scoping this one pretty tightly around Mastodon from an end user perspective, with a short blurb about the fediverse.
The online version is paywalled, but you can at least see a pretty Mastodon graphic:
Here's a fun TIL: Because the ratio of terms in the Fibonacci sequence approaches phi, and because phi is close to the ratio of km to miles, you can approximate conversion between distances with adjacent Fibonacci numbers.
So 2 km ≈ 1 mile, 3 km ≈ 2 miles, 5 km ≈ 3 miles, 8 km ≈ 5 miles, 13 km ≈ 8 miles, etc, etc
Mein Name ist Bauknecht, James Bauknecht. #007
Ah yes, I love that Unity (DE) design decision to blur desktop notifications on hover.
No, like, what the fuck. Why. I want to click it to dismiss it. Who came up with this
When sending a message via pideongram, the message is printed, attached to a pigeon, the pigeon will be released and it will then fly back to its home. There the message is put into an envelope and send to the actual recipient.
So you'll receive a piece of paper that had been attached to a pigeon flying through the sky. That's romantic, isn't it?