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dragfyre

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#Webdev, educator, dad, husband, world citizen, #Bahai. Canada/SEAsia. He/him, they/them. Roaming the globe, learning more each day.

#internet #wiki #ai #hci #bots #ux #cs #education #ethics #fedi22

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/ picks of the day:

➡️ @wikipedia - Official account of Wikipedia, the collaboratively-written encyclopedia

➡️ @mediawiki - Free open source Wiki software, originally created for Wikipedia

➡️ @kiwix - Free open source app for viewing & searching wikipedia & other wikis entirely offline

➡️ @xwikiorg - FOSS wiki software aimed at businesses

➡️ @FeatherWiki - Tiny extensible wiki app stored in single file

➡️ @dokuwiki - FOSS wiki software, aims to be versatile & easy

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dragfyre ,
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@FediFollows For what it's worth, there's also this bot: @bahai_wiki , which posts random articles from Bahaipedia.

We've approached the folks from wikis.world to request an account for the project there, but no response as of yet.

mitch , to Random stuff
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The Babel Fish literally exists now. I wonder what other future tech Douglas Adams will have predicted.

dragfyre ,
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@mitch they have a talking fish to put in your ear now?

dragfyre ,
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@mitch interesting. although given the results i still get from the goog I'd be concerned that it'd start incorrectly telling me someone was dissing my mama

dragfyre , to Random stuff
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Fedi wut u doin 👀

mitch , to Random stuff
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this is slaying me this morning.

dragfyre ,
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@mitch wat

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  • dragfyre ,
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    @mitch You know what would be amazing? Seeing if you can use ML to fix up old, low quality images. There are quite a few of them on bahai.media.

    dragfyre , to Random stuff
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    Hey @fedidb Is it time to add and to FediDB's Threadiverse tracker?

    https://fedidb.org/current-events/threadiverse

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    dragfyre ,
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    @catsnkittens Kucing alert

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    So you've heard about the fediverse; and you're a developer. You want to create a new ActivityPub based project. The specs are hard - I won't sugar coat it. Every developer has their own way of doing things and very few talk to (or more accurately listen to) other developers. So there are a hundred different dialects of ActivityPub and a dozen different ways of doing the simplest tasks. Heck there are at least a half dozen different ways to set a field name to a value - and you'll need to implement all of them. This is hard also. It will drive you to drink - if it hasn't already.

    But before you go reading up on specs and before you even write a line of code, I want you to talk to women. I want you to talk to minorities. I want you to talk to people who have tried the fediverse and been pushed away and vowed never to return. Or that live in heavily armed fortresses with blocklists that total 500 pages or more.

    And I want you to listen.

    Many fediverse providers embody in their code what I'll call "rape culture" for lack of a better term. This mindset allows problems like spam and harassment and abuse to flourish. I'm not calling them rapists. I'm saying that rape culture is embodied in the code they write, and that mindset is devastating to online spaces. In that world view, every person has the divine right to invade anybody else's space and shove their beliefs and prejudices into that persons' face or body or social stream. Without consent. Complete strangers. You've never seen these people before and all of a sudden they're either beating you to a bloody pulp or selling you penis enlargement tablets. And your software allows this to happen. You reach for the block/mute button but it's far too late. The damage has already been done.

    So talk to women and minorities and other victims - and find out what they need from you to provide an online space where they feel safe. Hint: it revolves around consent.

    Then you can read the specs and start writing code.

    dragfyre ,
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    👆🏾 Listen to this dude, he streams.

    And by that I mean he wrote one of the oldest -compatible servers that's still in use (Friendica), wrote a second one when it turned out the first one didn't go far enough (Hubzilla), and then wrote a third one called Streams* and released it to the public domain so that anyone who wants to do the Fediverse right can do it.

    Not saying he needs his horn tooted, but I thought it might help people to know he's no rando.

    *: https://codeberg.org/streams/streams

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  • dragfyre ,
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    @mitch Merry Christmas!

    dragfyre , to EduTooters group
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    Summoning my folks and my folks to weigh in: What should the attitude of teachers and educators be towards the use of AI by themselves and by students? (Yes, you can assume this mainly concerns the use of .) @edutooters

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    @FantasticalEconomics @edutooters Besides the potential for plagiarism, would you still encourage students to use LLMs given their exorbitant energy usage (which is said to be on par with that of small countries')?

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    @lewriley @mensrea @FantasticalEconomics @edutooters That's why I wouldn't use LLMs to teach writing (not that I teach writing). I feel like LLMs would be good to teach critical thinking skills: generate a text and call on students to examine it for errors or bias. Still, the reckless waste of resources they entail makes me not want to use them even for that 😕

    dragfyre OP ,
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    @FantasticalEconomics @languageservicesco @dsmith @edutooters I can't help but feel some cognitive dissonance here though. If we can reject the use of for their exorbitant use of resources and attendant environmental effects, then how does it make sense to encourage students (who are much more numerous than we are) to use them? :thonking:

    dragfyre , to Random stuff
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    Step 1: Acquire otamatone.
    Step 2: Connect distortion pedal.
    Step 3: Produce otamatone thrash metal.

    https://fedimovie.com/videos/watch/b7b2c14d-b961-4d11-aa69-7e0af9bb8461

    dragfyre , to Random stuff
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    Been trying to move forward with adding pins to . @amthecoat has been great, getting set up as we transition over to postgres. Only trouble is my potato computer won't build a usable version of compose 😭 oh well, we'll get this eventually. I do have installed on its own on the box... shouldn't it be possible to set things up to use that instead of running it in a container? 🤔

    dragfyre , to Random stuff
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    Someone needs to do an animal-recognition bot like @critters, but for NamibiaCam:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydYDqZQpim8

    dragfyre , to Pinoy
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    Very happy that things like and @magASEAN are gaining traction on .

    dragfyre , to Random stuff
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    Welcome to the , y'all. Some of you are joining us from a server, some from or , some from , , , , or elsewhere.

    Please feel welcome, especially if you're looking forward to leave prejudice and self-centredness behind. We've all had our share of that on social media and a lot of us are just trying to be better—and build something better—in this space. If this sounds like something you'd like, then give us a follow and enjoy.

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    Another exodus? Another exodus.

    Hello everyone.

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