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Beni Grind

I like the slower but much nicer route to and from work... #bikecommuting

When I was a teen we were living in an area of upmountain hills.T

he next bigger town with a good public library, record shops etc was about 15 km away. I could either chose a route that was more than uncomfortable due to the amount of cars, longer but almost flat. The alternate route went through the lonely forest, whith quite a few hills. Plus the first three km were rather steep, the worst of the whole trip. My bike was a so called "Dutch Roadster", which meant heavy and no gears at all. I did that route every one or two weeks.
I was amazed that after some time I suddenly could drive those first three km without the need to stop. Still am because that was quite a steep road. Which also meant that I really had to be careful on the way back. 50km/h were absolutely possible, but also absolutely unsafe.
During winter time that route was quite scary, because at one farm was a dog that almost always chased me, and in the dark I could not even see it. I was always driving as fast as I could and was full of fear.
If a car came I had to stop because I could no longer see the road. Once I was almost run over by deer. I was fearing to meet wild boats. Luckily we did not meet. That could have become really dangerous.
In Basel you have lot of bicycle. But in Lausanne you maybe have few electric bicycle. Advantage ... Maybe not for all.
@kris I definitely don't live in a flat are. We have a lot of recreational bicycle traffic, but not many use it as a means of transport. They prefer to be stuck in traffic for some reason. So you are probably right about the majority of the Swiss population.
Open Source heisst nicht unbedingt günstig
Für 13,5 Millionen Franken betreibt ein Anbieter aus St. Gallen die neue Informatikplattform der Berner Schulen.
My first #skitouring pictures with the new Fairphone camera. Taken on the way to Clariden and Tüfelsjoch, from Klausenpass.


Wow! :-)
Yay, it' Pepper & Carrot Episode Day... Time to celebrate!

Episode 25: There Are No Shortcuts


Official homepage of Pepper&Carrot, a free/libre and open-source webcomic about Pepper, a young witch and her cat, Carrot. They live in a fantasy universe of potions, magic, and creatures.
@MoodleNet - fan page Found this on Mastodon. Maybe you'd like to post it here, too:

Do you meet the following criteria?

✔️ Educator
✔️ Can be in London, England on Thursday 24th May
✔️ Interested in testing out MoodleNet prototypes

If so, get in touch! (we'll compensate you for your time)

(please boost to reach corners of the Fediverse I haven't yet explored!)

Thanks, @Beni Grind ! Will do! :-)
Sadly Deltalis is closing its datacenter in the Swiss alps. So I'm in the market for a new server location. I hope I'll be able to save but there will be some downtime....
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@navigium never thought that there is a "Verein" for such thing, also prices seem resonable to me... maybe I'll consider something like this as an option for hosting one day

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@Beni Grind If you need Swiss server i could recommend you
Also if it is necessary - i can provide you for a temporary use my ARM server (512mb mem, 4core, orangePi) based in Russia
@Alex Fence There is also the Community Rack ( Verein which has a rack at the ColoZüri data center.

@ivan zlax Thank you for the offer but I should be fine. I still have until the end of 2018 to decide what to do. My decision also depends on what course of action will decide on.
#Freifunk is supposedly illegal in Switzerland which is trying hard to become a surveillance state. It's just not clear who it is illegal for. Freifunk is a German organisation and it's not illegal to use a open wifi or vpn.

Freifunk kollidiert mit dem Überwachungsstaat in der Schweiz


Freifunk ist eine Initiative, die den freien Zugang - ohne Identifikation, Registrierung und Zensur – zum Internet bezweckt. Die Initiative ist dezentral und wird von einzelnen Personen getragen, die einen Teil ihrer Internet-Bandbreite via WLAN mit der Öffentlichkeit teilen.
More pictures of the snow left in the Alps...



Here comes one of my yearly post about how much I enjoy #spring with all its beautiful colors... ;-)




I just read an article about Peepeth which is a decentralized social network which is apparently invite-only... I don't think they understand the meaning of "decentralized".
@Lohan G - another member of the old #Fediverse :D Welcome to #Hubzilla
It's great to see people of the old GNU Social fediverse over here on #Hubzilla! Welcome @Stanislav N. aka pztrn !
Hello there! :P
Hi @Stanislav :)
Luzerner Schulen finden es eine gute Idee für den Jugendschutz die Sicherheit von TLS-Zertifikate-Prüfung auf den privaten Geräten von Schülern und Lehrpersonen zu untergraben. #Schweiz

Jugendschutz an Schulen birgt Risiken für Lehrer und Schüler

Um Schüler vor Pornografie oder Gewalt im Internet zu schützen, setzen die Luzerner Schulen auf einen Filter. Dieser erweist sich als Bumerang, wenn die privaten Geräte von Lehrern und Schülern ausserhalb der Schule eingesetzt werden.
I just flashed my second #Freifunk router. One step closer to mobile #Freifunk access. Fun fact: This post reaches you over my new router which isn't directly connected to the internet but passes the post on to the old ff-router over its mesh network. Awesome tech is awesome :-D
Für die Schweizer hier. #Schweiz

Referendum gegen die Überwachung von Versicherten


Das Parlament ist nach massivem Lobbying eingeknickt. GPS-Tracker und Drohnen - so weit sollen Versicherungen bei der Überwachung von Versicherten gehen dürfen. Wir wehren uns dagegen. Bist du dabei?
Wow! :-)
Upgrading my router to #OpenBSD 6.2
o_O And how did you do that?
@Manuel what do you mean? I just booted the bsd.rd ram disc as always...
I thought you meant a dsl router, that's why I was so surprised. But you mean something else, don't you?
Sean TilleySean Tilley schrieb den folgenden Beitrag Sun, 04 Mar 2018 23:29:07 +0100 shamelessly rips off of Mastodon and slaps a blockchain on top, for some reason

The Hiveway platform raised more than a few eyebrows today with an announcement by none other than John McAfee, unveiling the startups rebrand from Etherhive to Hiveway. At this time, McAfee’s affiliation with the project remains unclear, but he nevertheless appears to be providing consultation to the team. This is all fine and good, however, one detail sticks out like a sore thumb: Hiveway is a complete and utter ripoff of Mastodon.

#Hiveway #Mastodon #Blockchain