When the tech genius is the mum of the family! No longer the kids.

“The Rise of the Tech-Savvy Parent | The Walrus”

thewalrus.ca/the-rise-of-the-t

Much of Trump's remarks blaming the Chinese get reported here in Canada too. We have our own share of irresponsible Trumper's up here too — mainly in rural areas or out west. Ignoramus'es!

“Chinese Canadians share their experiences of racism during COVID-19 - Macleans.ca”

macleans.ca/society/chinese-ca

I tend to agree with most of this article on the snobbish eliteism of many in the environmental genre.

"New Documentary Film, ‘Juice,’ Challenges Elitism Of Anti-Growth Environmentalism

In the name of fighting climate change, powerful organizations, including Sierra Club and Greenpeace, have forced World Bank and others to divert lending from cheap and reliable energy sources to expensive and unreliable ones."

forbes.com/sites/michaelshelle

Team #NewPipe proudly announces a self-hosted #FDroid repository, providing the official NewPipe app as well as – in the future – NewPipe Legacy. The F-Droid repository is a convenient way for users to update more quickly, which is especially useful whenever one of the supported services break.

I believe this is the best way forward for F-Droid. Relying on a centralized main repository is a weakness.

newpipe.schabi.org/blog/announ

Do you believe that #FreeSoftware should be the default option for publicly financed software? Let’s convince your political representatives!

Sign the Open Letter

publiccode.eu/

#PublicCode

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Twitter spreads non-stop US gov't paid propaganda, while falsely claiming it bans state media ads - YouTube

youtu.be/oEcuygrqTSE

A great example from the birdsite on how can easily be caught out for telling a fib on social media.
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I can imagine it is! :NotAnAddict:

"‘When You Come Close to Dying, It’s Transformative’ | The Tyee

COVID-19, weeks in a coma and a second chance. A Mission couple’s harrowing — and inspiring — pandemic journey."

thetyee.ca/News/2020/08/10/Whe

Some background on the ship that carried the explosive cargo to Beirut, years ago. The ship's captain at the time, speaks. | CBC News

cbc.ca/news/world/rhosus-ammon

RT @BrentToderian@twitter.com

Suburban #Sprawl costs 38% more in upfront public costs & 10% more in ongoing costs than compact development, PLUS has only 1/10th the tax revenue per acre, confirms report summarizing 17 studies. Important #citymakingmath via @CityLab@twitter.com & @SmartGrowthUSA@twitter.com: bloomberg.com/news/articles/20

🐦🔗: twitter.com/BrentToderian/stat

"Heaven Tourism" That's a new one for me! Evangelicals never cease to surprise ... 🙄

“I Did Not Die. I Did Not Go to Heaven.” getpocket.com/explore/item/i-d

DEF CON Safe Mode - Shlomi Oberman, Moshe Kol, Ariel Schön - Hacking the Supply Chain - YouTube

youtu.be/wHsjf2mAHIM

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Mastodon.host

What sets mastodon.host appart?

As a general instance, we are not centered on a specific theme, or a specific language. Everyone is welcome as long as they follow the few rules we have.

We always run the latest stable version of Mastodon, providing you a stock experience, with the following modifications:

  • 2048 character limit (not 500).
  • 512 character limits for the account's bio (not 160).
  • full column width (not fixed size).
  • more search results (20 instead of 5 per type of search).
  • Audio upload (not limited to videos only).
  • full text search of statuses (not restricted to searching tags and users).
  • trending tags are displayed on the main UI ( and a more complete view is available here)
  • boosts and replies are shown in the timelines (more complete view for everyone).
  • Your mastodon.host account is also a XMPP account (Federated Instant Messaging, take a look online to find a client and use your mastodon.host username and password to configure it, you can also use our online web client). Woohoo! two services in one!
  • We also have a very good view of the federation (our federated timeline gives you a more broad view of the Mastodon network than a 'normal' instance, there's a lot to read in a lot of languages).
  • We also host a Peertube instance for the convenience. Try it and let us know what you think !
  • In the same vein, we host a Funkwhale instance for the convenience. Try it and let us know what you think !
  • If you want to be on a more quiet, moderated instance, or use another AP implementation, we host a Pleroma instance for the convenience. This is the same fediverse as with Mastodon, but with a different default UI and way more optimized backend. Try and see which one you prefer !
  • Now if you want a different UI, the stock mastodon one does not please you, you can check Pinafore.
  • We do also host for the convenience a video Conference server ( Jitsi Meet )
  • We have a mastodon relay for other instances to bootstrap their timelines: https://relay.mastodon.host

Although we are a medium+ sized instance, we'd like to keep the feeling that you are at home and safe here.