In 2014, when Sierra Leone was hit by the Ebola outbreak, three local software developers kept the country's infrastructure working by rewriting it to #FLOSS. They saved hundreds of thousands lives when companies like Google and IBM backed off, calling the project too risky.
And their own recollection of the events with some technical descriptions:
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albin.social is a new mastodon derived instance
it has many negative traits that mean you as an instance admin should defederate
-harvests user data, presumably from all federation as well as local users
-plans to run off ads fed that data
-for profit, corporate adjacent based monetary goals, instead of user centric
-no features to sell you other than "ads = stability" in their twisted logics
boost and defederate, folx
Apollonius of Tyana
To the monopolisers of corn in Aspendus:
"The earth is the common mother of all, for she is just. You
are unjust, for you have made her only the mother of yourself:
and if you will not cease from acting thus, I will not suffer
you to remain upon her."
@bhaugen seems like the self hosted part isnt to far off now: https://medium.com/safenetwork/safe-fleming-our-next-major-milestone-b4a191373f4a
I'm thinking about making a thing called the Data Liberation Society (For People Who Are Tired Of Not Talking About Revolution).
In particular we will focus on actionable things we, dreamers, software developers, data scientists, concerned humans, can do to lay the foundation for revolution and the world to come after revolution.
The centralise the decentralised web summit so far seems to be garbage-in, garbage-out.
I haven't seen one single new idea that makes any sense come out of it, and not one single non-US non-white person say anything about building things for the other 5 billion people who live in poverty and don't use Facebook.
Tired of more of the same, but with NGOs, and aspiring leaders of decentralisation.
Facebook put out a patent application for a face recognition system that will match your face in stores and correlate it with your social media profile to assign you a shopper trust level.
That's some seriously dystopian shit right there.
Draft: Why ActivityPub is the future https://source.joinmastodon.org/mastodon/blog/blob/master/content/posts/2018-06-27_Why-ActivityPub-is-the-future/index.md
Let me know if you think it's convincing!
Amazing story of local, decentralized resilience in Gaza in the face of Israeli blockades using free/libre medical hardware. Literally saving lives by 3D printing stethoscopes, tourniquets, and gears for xray machines, using solar power and plastic recycling. Pretty incredible.
An interview with the founder Tarek Loubani.
Does anyone know of a site that allows for "radical" #community building?
If this site doesn't exist, how can we help you make it exist?
How white women use strategic tears to avoid accountability by Ruby Hamad for The Guardian
Internet, 2002; claiming that you're over 18 so that websites will let you in.
Internet, 2018: claiming that you're under 16 and in the EU so that websites cannot track your data
Card carrying union member - Fascinated with history, philosophy, archaeology, technology - Dabble in music
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