@zerok Have you seen what GitHub student offers? Students can grab a free domain name from either name.com or namecheap, as well as a digital ocean droplet and more! I assume this would be accessible in Europe, my students in Asia have signed up! Perhaps not exactly the same as DoOO, but I think it’s pretty sweet- hackernoon.com/guide-to-github

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This is the kind of website I strive to design one day poolside.fm #retro

@xosem @AntonioVinas I think podcasts in general could be handled better to entice the conscious crowd- not sure I like a future where people equate podcasts with Spotify/ Apple etc rather than something as open as it is accessible. I’m an iOS user, so not sure gpodder would work for me. Seems like there is a gap in the market for this! Cheers for the suggestion though!

@xosem @AntonioVinas I’ll check it out! I really wanted mobile clients too- I like having sync between devices, but don’t like having apple know what I’m syncing and listening to etc and would rather self host the back end.

Does anyone have any recommendations for a self-hosted podcast player? I’d love something like TTRSS or FreshRSS, but for . Plex can handle it but the experience is a bit rubbish. Just trying to move away from iCloud syncing my podcasts towards something a bit more respecting of .

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If you're thinking of paying for #hey email, go for @protonmail instead.

It's cheaper, more private, and hosted outside US.

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So here’s a conundrum, the transition to based processors is all well and good, but what about those of us that need a laptop NOW - is it really a good idea to pick up an Intel-based machine and gamble on how long support happens for…or wait and hope that new machines release soon and gamble on first gen hardware…Why has buying Apple products become a gamble in the last few years??

Not sure how many people are using Hugo to generate their websites, but I created a little shortcode hack to add extra CSS styles to pages. Any web designers will probably take one look and declare it a bit shite, but I was proud of myself.

cshire.xyz/adding-css-rules-to

Long weekend project - segregating my networks into VLANs to keep IoT devices off the internet and the rest of my network. Turns out I find networking super tricky!

cshire.xyz/segregating-my-netw

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Here's a request for coding help to get BigBlueButton integration in #nextcloud to help schools continue their lesson plans! Want to support education in this time of social distancing?
help.nextcloud.com/t/nextcloud

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Want to help in the fight against Covid-19? Why not try folding proteins on your computers? The client takes literally minutes to install and you could aid actual scientific research through your computer processors. Quarantine sucks, let’s do this! foldingathome.org/2020/02/27/f

Want to help in the fight against Covid-19? Why not try folding proteins on your computers? The client takes literally minutes to install and you could aid actual scientific research through your computer processors. Quarantine sucks, let’s do this! foldingathome.org/2020/02/27/f

@darylsun I was super excited about it until I saw the lack of iOS client (Cloudnotes is really unreliable with Nextcloud syncing for me). I also wasn’t a fan of the GUI. I really like Joplin though, have been using that for about 2 months now.

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Schools need to slam the brakes on surveillance and think about what kind of dystopia they’re creating for their students. eff.org/deeplinks/2020/02/scho

Three principles for remote, online teaching I have considered over the past few weeks during the related school closures.

I’m sure there are lots of other considerations, but this is just some observations!

cshire.xyz/elearning-strategie

Just updated to the latest Mastodon version. Honestly I was expecting it to break horribly and I would declare my experiments in the fediverse pretty much over...worked fine! Official documentation on the site, as well as the release upgrade instructions on GitHub, made it a breeze!.....noice!

Teaching remotely during is a challenge! However, in their rush to embrace the most convenient tools possible, many institutions are ignoring the of users...in this case children.

It’s great to see that solutions like BigBlueButton exist- free for all and open source! My students have found it great for remote lessons.

Open source is catching up in the ease-of-use arena, but is it ever going to be enough to convince administrators and teachers....

@nextcloud Will it be possible to update from 17.0.3 to 18 through the web updater too? Or does it require a manual upgrade?

If anyone knows a super simple way of integrating webventions in Hugo let me know…because I am all out of ideas!

cshire.xyz/webmentions-and-hug

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Masto-Shire

A personal Mastodon server. If we're going to decentralise the web and wrestle some control back from the corporations who monetise our data, projects like this needs to be supported!