White tech dudes really colonized the fuck out of the term 'ubuntu' huh, I hadn't realized before.

Remember when I said I was reclaiming the meaning of Ubuntu from white software dudes? Here’s the article I mentioned about Ubuntu. This site has a lot of reading material that I found validating and helpful. I will be following up with them to see ways we can support them financially but I do see they offer book cover design if anyone would like to support them with that. sonkodynasty.com/the-great-ubu

everybody who's like "socialism wouldn't work because nobody would want to do the unpleasant jobs"

somebody cleans your house, Mark. is it Not you? how interesting

@flancian I wonder if allowlist federation for all of the fediverse would be a better default. The length of the blocklists that go around seems to get unmanageable at some point.

I, and many others, aren't here to have conversations with the entire world. The burden of moderation is crazily high in that case, it doesn't seem to scale.

I'd be quite happy to interact with a small set of curated instances/people (like in physical life). Dunbars number perhaps.

If you crosspost from twitter to mastodon I would really appreciate it if you marked your account as a bot (see superuser.com/a/1439495 for explanation of the effect).

If it's a dual purpose account (i.e. crossposting AND direct posting), then I would appreciate it if you created a separate account for the twitter crossposting and marked that as a bot account.

Crossposted tweets appear as a mess of broken links, missing threads, and the account is often unresponsive to replies.


Just deleted my #whatsapp account.

I had announced this move weeks ago, mentioning I would be available via the usual channels (phone, email, etc.) and also via #matrix. That's it. No preaching, no convincing, no expectations.

To my surprise, more than 10% of the 100+ contacts I notified, downloaded #element and all my "important" contacts are now on Matrix!

I'm thrilled!

I've made massive strides on CapTP for @spritelyproject and honestly, I think this is the most important work I've done in my life. But it's hard to explain *why* when few people even know what CapTP *is*.

So: CapTP explainer 🧵, right here (with blogpost to follow):

They were so busy asking “will it scale?” they forgot to ask “does it need to scale?”

Mozilla Foundation: "Firefox is the protector of the open web 💪 "

Mozilla Corporation: "Let's spend over a decade pissing all the Google search money up the wall, annoy Firefox users with monetised features they didn't ask for, and give ourselves generous bonuses for doing both of those things 🤑"

Mozilla Foundation in 2021: "Right... we're still defending 3.8% of the web. That's something, I guess? 🤷‍♂️ "

Go vegan 

If you can't find a good reason, you're honestly not looking hard enough. Animals are sentient. Continuing to look for justification for their suffering is the antithesis of anarchism. All cages must be emptied. All animals should be free to have a life that is their own. We can choose to end their suffering or we can keep digging for excuse after excuse. Change is part of living and clinging to what you used to do is never the path to a world with less suffering.

@kensanata While I think that turning the corporate laws against themselves is an incredibly cunning move, I really don't like how it makes us accept the underlying philosophy: that "intellectual property" is property, that we should piss on every and each tree in the park to mark it as ours, before others come and do it. I don't want to live in a legal minefield, and what "free software" does is exactly that — it turns its own backyard into a minefield to protect us from 30-50 feral hogs.

Mozilla exists to normalise surveillance capitalism. Don’t @ me.

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The act of "cancelling" originates from queer communities of color who would use "calling out" - publicly challenging abuse of power and/or platform.

The phrase "cancel culture" was appropriated by white elites threatened by the power of social medias that allows regular people to challenge their harmful views.

Now the nebulous term of "cancel culture" is used by abusers of power and privilege to claim victimhood when faced with the consequences of their harmful behavior.

After testing , and for a while I decided to settle on briar as my exclusive messaging app for people I know. Matrix being the one more public.

Jami is horribly unstable still even after two years of installing it from time to time. Plus the whole thing about turn servers and such rubs me the wrong way among other things.

Tox is just inferior to briar for now IMO. There is no security audit and stability of the ecosystem.

quick warning for folks about element for android 

hey btw, for anyone who might be bothered by this: element for android's latest update added a Feature where the 🎉 or ❄️ emoji in a message will cover the entire chat window in confetti or snow, as does the /confetti command. if you are particularly bothered by this, you can go to

the three dot menu in the upper right
"show chat effects" at the very bottom

Can you see the numbers in their silhouettes?
Here is my illustration to wish the end of the pandemic for 2021. Let's hope it will happen.
Happy New Year!

Still wont support them though. I don't think will ever earn my donation again.

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Somebody stops supporting the app "movement" finally.

Personally I don't know a single person that uses them. The only group that was actually excited was either Google to centralize stuff or developers who wanted to capture the biggest market possible.

You don't need to maximize profit to be successful. Platform specific apps have been sustainable before. And without being a performance and security killer. Or appearance killer for that matter.

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