I am a phone scroller and social media reader and a YouTube watcher. My phone and by extension my Google account are my mobile office. I regret having to buy an Apple Mac Mini but I am not giving up Logic as my DAW. I got away from overpriced Samsung devices a few years ago and have a fairly bloat-free Motorola. Now I want to dump the Google ecosystem. I intend to download all of my pics and files from Drive and the Google cloud. I am not so tech savvy that I can install APKs or switch to Linux, and I'd like to watch video streamers that aren't saturated in developer links (seriously, why do y'all do this?...just put one simple link to "Developer Info" or something and put all the other links there). I want to use and enjoy the net like any idiot would but without being The Product. I am Lemmy over Reddit (though you both ban me from subs with equal ferver); MeWe over Facebook (though MeWe is moving towards an unprivate model now); Mastodon over Xittstain. I have a ProtonMail account, but mainly for registrations...I have had a Gmail account since Earthlink took a nosedive.
What/who else is out there for me to frequent and replace all the corporatist models?in the past I tried Minds (all Nazis all the time!) and Ello (socmed for creative types, yet still looks like a shitty 1970's mimeographed zine). I also spent a couple of years at one called MyBetzCo that started out okay but died because none of the members would make public posts for interacting with others.
What do you recommend for private/decentralizwd clouds, socmeds or media sites?
Are agile scrums an outdated idea?
Here's a video on YouTube making the case for why agile was an innovative methodology when it was first introduced 20 years ago.
However, he argues these days, daily scrums are a waste of time, and many organisations would be better off automating their reporting processes, giving teams more autonomy, and letting people get on with their work:
A few of my thoughts.
First, it's worth noting that many organisations that claim to be "agile" aren't, and many that claim to use agile processes don't.
Just as a refresher, here's the key values and principles from the agile manifesto: http://agilemanifesto.org/
* Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
* Working software over comprehensive documentation
* Customer collaboration over contract negotiation
* Responding to change over following a plan
* Our highest priority is to satisfy the customer
through early and continuous delivery of valuable software.
* Welcome changing requirements, even late in
development. Agile processes harness change for the customer's competitive advantage.
* Deliver working software frequently, from a
couple of weeks to a couple of months, with a
preference to the shorter timescale.
* Business people and developers must work
together daily throughout the project.
* Build projects around motivated individuals.
Give them the environment and support they need, and trust them to get the job done.
* The most efficient and effective method of
conveying information to and within a development team is face-to-face conversation.
*Working software is the primary measure of progress.
* Agile processes promote sustainable development. The sponsors, developers, and users should be able to maintain a constant pace indefinitely.
* Continuous attention to technical excellence
and good design enhances agility.
* Simplicity--the art of maximizing the amount
of work not done--is essential.
* The best architectures, requirements, and designs emerge from self-organizing teams.
* At regular intervals, the team reflects on how
to become more effective, then tunes and adjusts
its behavior accordingly.
Your workplace isn't agile if your team is micromanaged from above; if you have a kanban board filled with planning, documentation, and reporting tasks; if your organisation is driven by processes and procedures; if you don't have autonomous cross-functional teams.
Yet in many "agile" organisations, I've noticed that the basic principles of agile are ignored, and what you have is micromanagement through scrums and kanban boards.
And especially outside software development teams, agile tends to just be a hollow buzzword. (I once met a manager at a conference who talked up how agile his business was, and didn't believe me when I said agile was originally a software development methodology — one he revealed he wasn't following the principles of.)
I repurposed the template
the title is a joke but also more true than I'd like
This is a roughly 3-4 times a year tournament in the simple RvR open pvp indie mmorpg of Champions of Regnum. Runs on about 5 Gb of HDD, simple to set up and play. This is a grindy game though, so your first character will take some weeks to get to lvl50 (max level is 60), after which you are capable in the RvR warzone. From level 10, you can already participate in mini RvR in the Squid Island area.
Regnum uses a simple click to target combat system, based off the DnD system. It has a really loyal playerbase originally from Argentina, but now is active across many languages globally. The game is considered quite chill, and players just hop in and wait for battle for run out to create one.
Official discord here: https://discord.gg/Ax5azsaY
Democrats urge tech companies to contain abortion misinformation::House Democrats on Thursday called on Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk to push back on the “rapid spread of abortion misinformation and disinformation,” with the lawmakers saying people are being discouraged from receiving abortion services due to “bad medical advice.” The Democratic representatives on the House Oversight and Accountability Committee said the misinformation and disinformation…
Made a Mastodon bot using Mastodon.PY and I'm so happy it works! 😅
I just got this random idea in my head and decided to see if I could create it, so I built a working slots that uses the 4 image uploads to show the results. It will automatically grant you 10000 Coins the first time and playing costs 50 coins per play. The prices go from 25 to 750, every play adds 25 into the jackpot that starts at 500 when it gets won and 4 jokers will give jackpot. It will say the results in text too and it saves all wallet-amounts to file too which it can load back on restart however it gets killed. 😅
Sorry, just wanted to share this somewhere. 😅 I hope it's fine here.
I am however not really promoting it, not even sure how it will do under pressure (probably get throttled by Mastodon eventually) and it might either stop working or switch account to one of it's own (it's currently just using a personal infobot for testing) depending how it goes... I'm assuming if I give it a 5 plays per day per user limit it could be manageable... 🤷♂️
(If you still want to try it, please do not abuse or spam it or I will have to take it offline, but the command to play on Mastodon is: "@email@example.com !slots"
Anyway, thanks for reading about my victory! 😅
The 1956 Hungarian revolution was the first major armed conflict that featured the AK rifle, and the first conflict in which it was used by both sides. The photo above shows an anti-Soviet Hungarian revolutionary named József Tibor Fejes with a captured AK.
The Hungarian Revolution of 1956 was an attempted countrywide revolution against the government of the Hungarian People's Republic and the policies caused by that government's subordination to the Soviet Union. The uprising lasted 12 days before being crushed by Soviet tanks and troops on November 4, 1956.
I believe, but can not confirm with any research that the rifle is a Type 3 AK specifically. Type 3s having been produced starting in 1955.
You've all had some very interesting answers for my last post so here is a question for you, how do you think about copyright in general and should it exist?
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