I don't think that the issue is to use or not use Fastmail nor Thunderbird. These are quite mature calendar platforms.

The issue is data portability. Functionality to import events doesn't seem to be mature enough.

If you're migrating a calendar, I recommend just migrating the necessary events one at a time.

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Moreover, a bug in TB had pasted a lot of previous events into a wrong date and re-invited participants.

When I deleted the events, people also received cancellations even though I had *just* tested with Thunderbird that this shouldn't be the case.

Because of this, I cannot even recommend to try with a test setup. These issues were unpredictable and some non-reproducible.

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To my surprise, this is very dangerous and I cannot recommend doing it: I've exported my locally stored calendar in Thunderbird to a CalDav backend on Fastmail.

A combination of issues in Thunderbird and an issue in Fastmail made it happen.

This has resulted in an unknown number of invites (for events that I created) and RSVPs (for events that I was invited to) to be sent out for past years' events. It's a total mess.

Time for an toot!

My name is Sam, I'm a Danish software development student at the IT-University of Copenhagen. My main interests are IT security, data privacy, cryptography, Free & Open Source Software (FOSS), decentralization, cryptocurrencies & blockchain technologies, self-hosting and everything that's NOT related. Besides that, I also love being social.

Online I'm also known as @theanonymousexyz.

My toots here will mostly be in English, but some will be in Danish.

Do you know that feeling when a friend whom is absolute gold has taken an education and looked for a job for a million years, took all the badly paid jobs to build a CV, sent a million applications, gone to all the interviews and always just gets passed by?

I hope so much she gets it this time. Wow I hope she gets it so much, I'm going religious.

A tip for anyone using and : You *can* have your tasks in Thunderbird stored in Fastmail via CalDav. But you need to create a calendar supporting tasks without using neither Fastmail's nor Thunderbird's interfaces... use this script to create the calendar, instructions included: gist.github.com/benjaoming/46d

EU folks, the latest @EU_Commission proposal for scanning private communications and undermining end-to-end encryption is an extreme threat to privacy.

It threatens the right to meaningful encryption and would force your communications to be subject to scanning and classification by AI outside of your control. Truly dystopian shit.

This won't become law without the EU parliament's assent, so please follow this closely and speak up. See EDRI's analysis here:


In dangerous situations, why do Germans queue outside supermarkets? 

Because they are preparing for a wurst-käse scenario

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credits @valberg for telling me the joke a long time ago iirc

@smpl @kas @valberg @EDPS_director @EDPS_supervisor

It would be very interesting to hear from EU Voice people if there are any similar ActivityPub/Mastodon initiatives on national level, perhaps for a national parliament or similar? Context: uk.pcmag.com/social-media/1400

Data.coop set up a mastodon instance very recently. Our block list is therefore empty. Are there any instances we should block immediately?
I'm also not seeing any results for yet.

A club is NOT a company, so it's actually fraudulent that many companies advertise themselves as clubs.

Manchester United FC is owned 100% by the Glazer Group, so they make 100% of all decisions. That is not a "club" in any definition of the term.

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What is a "club" nowadays? It's an interesting question because the term could be really useful and has lost some meaning.

Since most bigger football clubs in UK have become actual companies, and the idea of "buying a club" is a thing across most of the world. I think we lost the meaning of the word club thanks to football.

But a club is actually an association of people working towards a common goal. They have frequent meetings and often solidarily contribute finances to their common purpose.

So you just arrived here from twitter and it's quiet. Real quiet. That's because there's no algorithm here designed to drive engagement(which equals profit).

Here, you are the algorithm. It's up to you to find and follow people that are interesting to you. You can also see who they follow and who else follows them, as you build it up, it gets more interesting.

Also, if you find people you don't like or entire instances you don't like, you can mute or block them. You are in control.

New to Mastodon, I'm looking for a client that will run in my terminal. I've found `toot`[1], which is fine for now, but maybe you know of an even cooler client?

[1] pypi.org/project/toot/

data.coop also wants members (but we're local-ish, so mostly relevant if you can do in-person stuff in Copenhagen)

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Excited that data.coop is now in the Fediverse! The future belongs to tech cooperatives running their own systems.

Currently, I'm thinking about this analog: Everyone puts their children in a school, and they have to participate as parents in the school in order to make sure it's running. We won't just simply "trust" some franchise to run everything -- the more rooted into local community, the better the school. The same way, we'll have to part-take in our future social media platforms.

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