Fair-Trade Coffee Doesn't Work? Show more

It would be cool if there was a machine-readable way to represent various Mastodon server rules.

Then they could not only be filtered by such rules on directories like instances.social, but apps could display summaries when displaying a sign up screen.

I imagine it might work a bit like rubocop rule names (e.g. "Style/FrozenStringLiteralComment") but I don't know how practical this idea is. Don't take this as me planning to do it, just sharing thoughts.

account of religious brainwashing Show more

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Market Economies? Show more

Brendan Eich's 'Brave' seems to have just walked into a world of hurt due to its habit of soliciting donations in the name of people who have NOT given permission for it to do so (using their photograph without consent, even)

twitter.com/tomscott/status/10

Charles Pierce's scathing indictment of the NYT podcast episode headlined "The Rise of Right-Wing Extremism, and How We Missed It", which "got dragged like Hector's corpse" on Twitter: "'We' Did Not Miss the Rise of Right-Wing Extremism. You Did." esquire.com/news-politics/poli

🌎 Happy solstice 🌏

- New CPUs
- Taiga 4.0
- New features in Disapp (android)
- Nextcloud14 update

More at:

disroot.org/en/blog/happy-sols

We are an ethical alternative to Instagram.

The project is still young, but we are getting close to a polished v1.0 release with federation support!

We can't wait to join the fediverse. ❤️ #pixelfed

just reshared their article from October on the worrying fate of given uncertain US backing. Of even urgent relevance since just announced without consultation that the US is withdrawing from (causing his defense secretary to resign in disgust).

Hope this is not the prelude to another by after that of the Assyrians and Armenians a century ago

jacobinmag.com/2018/10/rojava-

platform.coop/stories/protocol

We should view protocols as the digital means of production, more so than platforms. And that ‘protocol cooperatives’ will do more to break down capitalism than platform coops will. think the main argument being that platform coops are inherently centralised, and that as far as challenging capital goes, we should be striving for decentralised architectures.

My goal for the next 2 weeks besides releasing federation support:

- Finish Docs
- Finish Instance picker
- Updated pixelfed.org
- Finish APIs (for mobile apps)
- Real-time updates (via ws)
- UI improvements
- New privacy features
- Finish IG Import
- Launch pixelfed-debug.com
- Finish account export
- Finish account deletion

#pixelfed

Working for big tech might make you seem privileged... unless you're part of the contingent worker underclass. Proud of what FTEs did in advocating for better treatment of our contractor brethrens





theguardian.com/technology/201

On the occasion of Thanksgiving, I finished David Stannard's "American Holocaust", a seminal work about the genocides of the Americas, and wrote up my thoughts.

In short, I highly recommend the book -- it was published in 1992, but remains a remarkable work of historical scholarship that draws from countless sources to present a comprehensive picture of what happened, and why it happened. Here's my review:

lib.reviews/american-holocaust

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