Weekly Notes 49/2022 | Thejesh GN Thejesh GN ⏚ ತೇಜೇಶ್ ಜಿ.ಎನ್
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📣 Calling all artists!
We are sponsoring a VIDEO REMIX CONTEST celebrating the works of art entering the public domain in 2023, including gems like:
📕 Sherlock Holmes
🎞️ Metropolis
🎵 The Best Things in Life are Free

Details: http://blog.archive.org/2022/11/30/public-domain-day-2023-remix-contest-the-internet-archive-is-looking-for-creative-short-films-made-by-you/

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Earlier this year, I became aware of STANDARD EBOOKS, a donation-dependent group of edtiors and layout experts who have been doing the amazing work of taking out-of-copyright books, turning them into top-quality ebooks, and then releasing them for free.

Some of the books they've done are in the Internet Archive here:

https://archive.org/details/standardebooks

They're seeking 75 patrons in December to keep themselves afloat, consider donating to this amazing cause.

https://standardebooks.org/ebooks

Thejesh GN's avatar Thejesh GN shared a day ago

Shared by my Daughter
"I need privacy, not because my actions are questionable, but because your judgement and intentions are"

In response to "if you have nothing to hide you have nothing to fear"

Thejesh GN's avatar Thejesh GN shared a day ago

I don't know who needs to hear this, but if you're not watching @heydon's Webbed Briefs, then you are making horrible life choices and need to reexamine your decision-making skills. The latest magnum opus from the one called Heydon. Enjoy.

https://briefs.video/videos/what-happened-to-text-inputs/

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There's no systemic racism but weirdly every time we train an AI on public data sets it becomes very racist.

Thejesh GN's avatar Thejesh GN shared 2 days ago

this story just makes me feel so very good. About a party (even one I don't support) that selected a Trans candidate. and the people who voted for her

MCD polls | AAP’s transgender candidate Bobi wins from Sultanpuri-A

https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Delhi/mcd-polls-transgender-candidate-bobi-wins-from-sultanpuri/article66233930.ece

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Talk on Free/Libre Software at the “Software Freedom Camp”. This camp is organised by FSCI in addition to other organisations that care about free software and diversity.

More about the camp: https://camp.fsci.in/

Camp schedule: https://camp.fsci.in/sched/

#FSCI #SFCAMP

Is there a good ear phones for sleeping ( lieing down) and listening.

Thejesh GN's avatar Thejesh GN shared 3 days ago

NEW § @timcochran@twitter.com completes his tale of how Etsy built a product delivery culture to help clear bottlenecks as they scaled. Covers lean portfolio management, stronger product and engineering collaboration, and assessing the impact of this initiative https://martinfowler.com/articles/bottlenecks-of-scaleups/etsy-product-delivery-culture.html#BlueprintForProductDelivery

Thejesh GN's avatar Thejesh GN shared 3 days ago

The Fediverse and Mastodon hockey stick graph continues at a linear rate. It’s up to 9 million users, an increase of about 2 million from last week. Of those, 7 million of those users are on Mastodon. https://fediverse.observer/stats

#fediverse #mastodon #twittermigration #stats

Anyone here has installed Apache Guacamole. Mostly to have shared computer with family and friends or to have a personal computer on the go.

Apache Guacamole is a clientless remote desktop gateway. It supports standard protocols like VNC, RDP, and SSH.

We call it clientless because no plugins or client software are required.

Thanks to HTML5, once Guacamole is installed on a server, all you need to access your desktops is a web browser.

Apache Guacamole™ guacamole.apache.org

Coimbatore Dalit family denied burial rights in ‘common burial ground’

Why government officials failed to secure the family access to the common burial ground despite the protests is a question that remains unanswered.

https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/coimbatore-dalit-family-denied-burial-rights-common-burial-ground-170645

If you are a CTO

Can you suggest me some reading material on how to be a good CTO. Here is my current reading list

https://apps.thejeshgn.com/readlists/view.html?readlist=cto-role.json

Readlists apps.thejeshgn.com
Thejesh GN's avatar Thejesh GN shared 3 days ago

While there are concerns about the scalability of the Mastodon implementation, there are plenty of other implementations of ActivityPub and new ones on the way. Plus, the community is doing an amazing job reporting its experiences scaling the service. See for example all the resources provided by @nova e.g. https://community.hachyderm.io/blog/ 6/n

Hachyderm Blog Hachyderm Community

Get Poem-a-Day as Push Notification using . Its a good way to start the day.

https://thejeshgn.com/2022/12/06/get-poem-a-day-as-push-notification/

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Thejesh GN's avatar Thejesh GN shared 4 days ago

Here it is! My algorithmic #Mastodon Digest is now #OpenSource! It surfaces posts and boosts from your home timeline that you may have missed. You need a bit of comfort running #python #projects but I tried to make it as turnkey as possible. Everything runs locally, and you can currently generate 288 different digests based on your preferred:
• Timeline history
• Scoring criteria
• Threshold criteria

Lots more to experiment with — please remember this is still a toy 😄

https://github.com/hodgesmr/mastodon_digest

Thejesh GN's avatar Thejesh GN shared 4 days ago

Lots of folks warning that overreliance on AIs can lead to bias.

But that can sound a bit abstract, so let's just leave these examples here.

#CHATGPT #AI #bias

Podcast: Listen To Sleep

Fall deeply asleep with a quiet story or gentle meditation shared from a cozy mountain cabin to help you relax and let go of the day.

Currently running - Tagore's Gitanjali

https://www.listentosleep.com/

Listen To Sleep - Free Bedtime Stories & Meditations Listen To Sleep - Free Bedtime Stories & Meditations