Another brilliantly researched and executed piece by The Pudding: https://pudding.cool/2019/02/dress-code-sexualization/
Hey, we now have a vis.social directory! Add hashtag interests to your profile, and check the profile box to opt in to be listed there, so people can find you.
Looking into self-hosted Google Analytics alternatives, and… the competition is not so good, right? Matomo seems like the leader, but they are *really* pushing the paid version, and the self-hosted version relies on a lot of dependencies I don't want, like MySQL.
In my ideal world there would be some super-simple Node.js script that uses SQLite as a backing store, or an Nginx plugin, but I guess it doesn't exist? 🤔
OK *someone* here started following a bunch of, um, adult accounts, so the federated timeline here on vis.social was getting a bit, um, porny.
I've cleaned the timeline a bit, so as not to scare aware new folks or creep out current ones. You are all still free to follow whomever you desire — but those follows won't all appear on the federated timeline.
Submit a report if you see any porn accounts appearing there and I will filter them out.
Can't unlock an Android phone? No problem, just take a Skype call https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/01/03/android_skype_app_unlock/
One of the peculiarities of is the lack of text search.
This is actually beneficial! It makes it harder for trolls to search for words or phrases for the purposes of harassment. But the con of this is that it makes it difficult for people to discover your public posts.
That's where hashtags come in! Hashtags are fully searchable/subscribe-able between federated instances, So if you want your art/comics/musings to be seen, hashtags are the best way to reach a specific audience!
Anyone out there looking for a data viz job? We're a small team in a big non-profit / think tank working to communicate policy ideas + data into good visuals. We mostly work in React and D3. Position is based in Washington DC.
HMU if you're interested!
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