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Not everyone can self host software systems.

Not everyone wants to self host software systems.

Not everyone gives a shit about tech

Most people just want to go online, do their thing and move on with their day

If there is a mass exodus from GitHub / GitLab or others we people hosting our own infra need to be good about discovery, community building, community engagement and more.

We also need to figure out how to federate authn/authz. I'll skip over submitting small things if it means yet another account on yet another server run by yet another random.

Centralization isn't great but it does facilitate discovery, community and engagement.

We need to keep this at the back of our mind.

Can we get NPM packages hosted on GitHub flagged as security risks?

So, who has started working on an federation protocol for pull requests, forking, issue tracking, identity/membership/permissions, following, etc?

cc @cwebber

Y'all, I gotta take a minute to brag about my city, nestled deep in the conservative south of the US. We just elected the most progressive mayor and county commission in history. The entire election had a very strong progressive outcome, with all but one of the candidates endorsed by our local progressive activism organisation winning their respective races.

So proud of my hometown, and so excited for its future!!

What's your robot name?

First name = the contents of your SSH private key

Last name = your SSH keyphrase

Hoping someone out there can help me figure out why Base16 syntax highlighting is different in Atom (left) and Vim (right). I can only assume I've done something wrong in my setup.

"Your Honor, years ago I recognized my kinship with all living beings, and I made up my mind then that I was not one bit better than the meanest on earth. I said then, and I say now, that while there is a lower class, I am in it; and while there is a criminal element, I am of it; and while there is a soul in prison, I am not free." - Eugene V. Debs

The domain almost expired but is now renewed and we should be federating again!

Trying to ditch and adopt ( to be precise.)

I'm using -plug and a few different plugins I've found to try and get a similar setup to what I had in Atom, but honestly feel a little lost and somewhat like I'm in over my head.

Anyone have some good resources for editor migrants like me? Anything that will help the transition is very welcome!

Not ready to make this a formal proposal but wherever practicable should use cooperative and/or FLOSS tools.

I'll add that I'm not totally sure I agree with the "charge money for social media" thing, as I'm not too keen on putting information behind paywalls. Feels classist.

However, I do think it'd be a better option than the current way of "doing social media".

I still think decentralization, user-ownership, and cooperative management are likely the best ways forward, as I'd rather no company own a social media platform (whether funded via ads or user subscriptions).


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Great TED talk about the internet and specifically social media (or as the speaker calls them, "behavior modification empires").

"Today, the former wolf boy, who was 19 when he was discovered by the Civil Guard and ripped away from his natural home, struggles with the coldness of the human world. It’s something that didn’t affect him so much when he was running around barefoot and half-naked with the wolves."

And we dare call ourselves "the civilized world"

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A Fediverse instance for people interested in cooperative and collective projects.