@cwebber @dthompson Hi, I'm writing a paper for a uni course on free & open source discourse communities and I was wondering if either of you would be open to doing a quick interview on the subject over email?

@schlink I have a Kobo, it's nice, easy to sideload books from Project Gutenberg and ones I buy from Humble Bundle or No Starch Press (rip O'Reilly). I use Calibre to manage my ebooks and have only ever bought one book from Kobo. calibre-ebook.com/

Decentralization is good for user control but ultimately by reimplementing existing social media platforms with decentralized protocols we are recreating the same problems that infest those networks. That's why I so rarely use Mastodon these days because "social media" as a concept is fundamentally flawed

@sir @njoseph Fair enough but I've just never been convinced they are doing anything out of the ordinary. Sure their revenue is huge but so are their expenses, but they are like the 3rd most used website on the internet so doesn't seem that crazy

@njoseph @sir I really don't know where this idea that Wikimedia is a corrupt organization, they are a nonprofit which means we literally have access to their books and they seem fine according to most charity watchdogs
charitynavigator.org/index.cfm

tired: saying hi to a girl

wired: sending her ur pub key

So, here it is, my new fvwm desktop configured to appear the most CDE -like I could :flan_wink:

the greatest minds of my generation were lost to the blockchain hype train

Well, here's my Mastodon timeline, inside Emacs, on a DEC VT420.

Someday I want to either start or participate in some sort of software coop

cyberpunk on TV: "wow this is amazing"

cyberpunk in a book: "fuck yeah"

cyberpunk in an image: "nice"

cyberpunk in real life: "I'm staging an intervention for you, you drink too much, smoke too much, your apartment is a mess, you haven't been out in weeks, and why do you have all these useless broken computers?"

if php's mascot is an elephant then why is mastodon not written in php
四つの基本的な自由
あるプログラムが自由ソフトウェアであるとは、そのプログラムの利用者が、以下の四つの必須の自由を有するときです:

- どんな目的に対しても、プログラムを望むままに実行する自由 (第零の自由)。

- プログラムがどのように動作しているか研究し、必要に応じて改造する自由 (第一の自由)。ソースコードへのアクセスは、この前提条件となります。

- 身近な人を助けられるよう、コピーを再配布する自由 (第二の自由)。

- 改変した版を他に配布する自由 (第三の自由)。これにより、変更がコミュニティ全体にとって利益となる機会を提供できます。ソースコードへのアクセスは、この前提条件となります。
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social.coop

social.coop is a a coop-run corner of the fediverse, a cooperative and transparent approach to operating a social platform. We are currently closed to new memberships while we improve our internal processes and policies, and plan to re-open to new folks when that work is complete. [9/2/2018]