"When you don't create things, you become defined by your tastes rather than your ability. Your tastes only narrow & exclude people. So create."

- Why The Lucky Stiff

@abrahms @bhaugen @xj9 @cj
The price of federated services is vigilance against asymmetric attention. The price for p2p services RN is accessibility

The good thing that's happening in the ActivityPub space is the merger of federation and p2p. I'm talking about single user instances, demos of AP libraries using p2p file systems, and an eventual end to the idea of separate registrations for each AP service

I know p2p is making progress towards accessibility, but this is where I'm working RN


i’ll admit, i’m a bit grouchy that the social progress has taken this long, but i’m glad we’re here.

I think that's what is different. The combo of several technologies (eg AP, SSB) and the communities around them and what they have learned since eg XMPP.

Social progress is always slow, until it is ready for a leap. Is it ready for a leap? Might be...

@cj @yaaps

Some Asshole: humans are just naturally inclined to selfish behavior because of evolution

Humans: *form social bonds with strangers*
Humans: *form social bonds with animals*
Humans: *form social bonds with plants*
Humans: *form social bonds with robots*

@_emacsomancer Okay I pushed the csexp package! pkgd.racket-lang.org/pkgn/pack

I'm not sure if Racket's package manager does a git clone or if it's going to extract it into something you pull down from there

Current #spritely status:

- I feel like the Golem docs are starting to really shape up. Not everything I want to be there is there yet, but enough is there where you can probably read this and understand all the core ideas: gitlab.com/spritely/golem/blob
- @_emacsomancer kindly pointed out that I forgot to push up the csexp package to the Racket package server, so you can't test it until I fix that, so I'll get on that next.

HTML stands for Hyper-Text Markup Language. Not Portable Application UI Language. The primary feature of the Web is not as a portable application platform. The Web is a system of hypertext documents.

@Jason_Dodd I mean give end users an easy-to-use and easy-to-keep-private way to log in to arbitrary web services without requiring them to choose to either register yet another set of (hopefully) unique credentials, re-use a silo's authentication, acquire additional hardware, or be technical enough to run their own authentication services. Basically I'm just being grumpy because I'm adding auth to a thing, again.

Google legit tried to leverage their control over Chrome to kill off ad blockers. Do people still think a Chromium monoculture would be good for the web?

Ad blockers are literally the only thing that keeps web browsers usable. If you try to claim that Google tried to kill off ad blockers in an honest attempt to improve web performance, all that tells me is that you think I'm stupid.


ActivityPub is an enabling technology. It enables alternatives to existing capitalist platforms. Social media is the most obvious application, but 2019 is going to see the beginning of federated alternatives to gaming platforms. software development, and economic organization. This is critical infrastructure for revolutionary dual power structures to offer viable economic alternatives to capitalism and political alternatives to hierarchical organizations

Still, I guess I want to understand what the core problems are, or the core motivations for living a FLOSS lifestyle. Even as someone who uses an Ubuntu laptop and a damn LineageOS phone that breaks half the time, I still don't quite understand.

Am I trying to maximize freedom? Privacy? Utility? Some imagined ideal of computing that used to exist, but isn't really relevant anymore? Honestly I don't know. I guess that's my answer for now. Fin.

The Girl Scouts of Western Washington were offered $100,000 on the condition that the donation "will not be used to support transgender girls".

They sent the money back, held a fundraising campaign, and raised $300,000. #ForEVERYGirl


Following the proposal from the Sunbeam City cooperative, Mastodon on sunbeam.city no longer shows follower counts.

#Fedilab 1.74.0 has been released.

What's new:
- ad/tracking blocker for the built-in browser.
- Simplified login process.
- Console mode.
- Fix the authentication issue for #Friendica and #GNUSocial on some devices.

More: gitlab.com/tom79/mastalab/tags

Anarchists should love functional programming right

I mean it is, by nature, stateless

Check out this lil gizmo, for converting an RSS feed to ActivityPub. You can subscribe to an RSS feed in Mastodon (or whatever). So cool.


Thanks @ondra for telling me about it.

So apparently, @Purism is developing a Mastodon client for the #Librem5 ?? That's cool.

For Android, half the troubleshooting resources aren't even about fixing things on actual phones, but *getting the correct drivers and dev tools installed* so you can even interact with the device. It's layers upon layers of the dismal ramifications of consumer-hostile decisions by platform owners. I've been using Android for 8+ years and ran custom ROMs on my two previous phones and I still wouldn't say I have any real useful knowledge about how the platform works and how to fix issues with it.

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