Is anyone out there using or @jitsimeet app for video conferencing or live streaming? What has been your experience using the Atlassian-hosted instance and/or another instance? Thanks!

Networking folks...What is your go-to resource for network setup? I have a mobile hotspot with a router hooked up as a client via wifi. Should I keep DHCP running on both of these? Pros/cons to this vs. turning it off for one of them?

What internet source do you use? Cable? Mobile carrier? Satellite (!!)? I just recently changed service due to the price slowly creeping up at my provider. The first year was $45/month intro rate, now $70/month today. New subs get a 3-year lock-in at $30/month with double the download speed. There has got to be a better way of running these businesses... I’m curious if others just accept this as the way things are?

@tartarosso You might explore Turtl ( or even Simplenote ( I don't believe Simplenote supports any encryption, however.

@kev What are your thoughts on just hosting email with your domain registrar? I'm also considering moving away from Fastmail for the same reason...too expensive once you start adding the family

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New blog post: "Advice for new bicycle commuters"

Just some stuff I've learned about bike commuting over the past year or so.

@Jami Recently tried the iOS app of Jami. I created new accounts on separate devices (without registration). Each encouraged creating a display name. When adding the devices to each other's contact list, the only identifier shown in conversation view was the full jami ID. Is this the intended behavior or should the chosen display name appear?

I'm helping a nonprofit build out their online presence. Currently I am struggling with picking a payments processor for accepting donations. Research has brought up Stripe, Paypal, iATS as options. Are there any I might not have heard about that are recommended?

@aral @Gargron

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I've completely replaced Google Maps with the open source alternative OsmAnd (Open Street Maps).

I love that you can download maps for offline viewing and even mark places on the map. I've used it while travelling too.

Highly recommend!

#OpenSource #OsmAnd #OpenStreetMaps #GoogleMaps

@bob Incredible talk. Inspired me to finally purchase some hardware to try Freedombone. For audio/video in free formats-

I'm looking for suggestions for standing up a website that are simple...basically managed for me and I post the content, add/remove pages, etc. but that is NOT managed Wordpress. It's for a small non-profit and I have full-time job...not to mention not much experience in web admin stuff so running the server myself isn't a good option.

@ajroach42 @Username_Here_ASAP I'm not sure if you're looking for serious advice or sorta joking, but how about anything that isn't also a platform? So XMPP...apps could be Zom, ChatSecure, Conversations...take your pick. Or SIP...Linphone, Jami (supposedly compatible)... @bob @kev @uwehermann @avndp I should clarify that this would be the starting point. I think this is the quickest win for maximizing the number of people using envelopes rather that just sending postcards. @bob @kev @uwehermann @avndp IMO, Signal app should be in every phone capable. No it's not ideal, but at least it claims to encrypt everything ETE, and it's just as easy to use as the default text message and audio/video options. It's cross-platform iMessage.

Is there a browser that isn't dependent on Google for its existence? I.e., that isn't built using chromium or Firefox (itself supported by Google as the default search engine) in some form? Maybe Palemoon? I think $MS Edge actual qualified until the recent decision to go all in on chromium...

@ajroach42 Then remind them of the importance of open file formats 😁

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