@bjwebb welcome to the server! Great to see you here, I don’t think we’ve met but we probably know many of the same people in the open data space :)
Here is a patreon on the philosophy of Hey Duggee and The Simpsons. I think it might be the best thing ever: https://www.patreon.com/posts/hey-duggee-2019-46394237
One lovely thing about the Fediverse is that for me running this server, there is no driver for growth. I don't have to accept all the signups because I'm chasing numbers for some VC. In fact, smaller is better :)
Had an account application for mastodon.me.uk today that said in their "why are you here" message that they’d left Twitter because it was too left wing and there was no free speech.
Couldn't hit reject fast enough. If you feel restricted by Twitter's TOS, then you certainly aren't gonna be welcomed on this server. Jog on.
Yes, it's a personal judgement. No, I don't care.
@humanetech I was wondering about something like this:
• Social networks are blue now, no use fighting it, but a deep blue evokes a universe, as in the Fediverse.
• I wanted to avoid the connected-network motif, which seems a bit busy, so I've gone for an infinity-symbol instead.
• The swoosh evokes rings on a planet, again tying into the universe theme.
• The design resembles a lowercase cursive F for Fediverse.
• It scales OK and has only two colours so should adapt to a range of contexts.
Then after that I have to convert an application from MongoDB to SQL before Tuesday in order to rescue one of my favourite bits of previous work from oblivion. Oh god. I just want to sleep.
Though obviously I’d prefer a federated alternative, but I think for now Signal is probably as good as it gets.
Open social media for the UK