@purism Setup a good #firefox config, converted my work machine to #Linux, deleted my #reddit and #discord accounts and started pulling friends over to #matrix (but not matrix.org), and started my website to share things about #privacy and technology.
Next year, my #Librem5 will arrive, .NET 5 will be released, allowing me to start pulling our tech stack at work over to Linux, and I want to get the last of my friends on matrix and start trying to pull them away from #facebook and into the fediverse.
My wife probably thinks I'm nuts, because I'm shopping for a new TV and trying to figure out if I can avoid connecting it to the internet (they're all "smart" now), or else blacklist its MAC address if it forces me to connect during setup. I may have also mentioned disassembling the remote control to destroy the microphone.
I am probably nuts.
Good news for the #fediverse: The mobile API from @pixelfed (the Instagram replacement) is finally live on flagship site pixelfed.social. Apps like @Tusky or @fedilab can post fotos to your pixelfed account. A native pixelfed app will follow.
Instead of engaging in a escalating battle between privacy enthusiasts and surveillance capitalists by band-aiding old tech like VPNs, DNS, etc. it’s time to start writing and migrating compelling applications to network architectures that are inherently decentralized and can’t be abused for such profit.
There’s lots of existing technology for this and many useful examples of applications, but we need to find a way to make this the default way of doing things.
I'm starting to think that the appeal of sandbox games such as Minecraft under late capitalism lies in the players' encounter with a world where not everything is owned and defined already.
Especially for the majority of people that lives in urban surroundings these days, it may well be the first time they find themselves able to interact with their environment and shape something new.
It's closely related to the art of graffiti, redefining and in doing so appropriating the liminal and / or inaccessible spaces that abound in the urban landscape, such as bridges, tunnels, railroads and streets.
When I was young and first learned of the
Forming >> Storming >> Norming >> Performing
framework for understanding group development, it really unnerved me because I tended to be super conflict-avoidant, and the idea that conflict was inherent to group formation terrified me.
Lately, though, I've become vaguely impatient with it. "Alright, great, we've met! Now let's figure out what we need to fight about, so we can get to doing the cool stuff."
If you have apps you're not working on any more, consider contributing them to #ZincCoop.
We place them in the public domain, update them as time permits, and make sure contributions get vetted and merged.
We also plan to distribute revenue generated from the apps back to customers and contributors.
@trevormeier yeah, we’re working on it. ideally by end of year but that’s coming up fast...
I'd love to see some sort of system that takes Dat/IPFS, SSB, ActivityPub and HTML to push the Web in a holistic way. I do want to be able to walk into a store with my phone and have devices acknowledge me SOLELY because of the information stored on my phone, not because of my device's UUID from Google. I'd love to authorize things using things I have on my person versus needing to trust large companies for this.
Hey devs this is an important announcement. I will be working with popular leftist youtuber Noncompete to create a peertue instance and I am looking for people to help me out. If you have any experience working with peertube or UI design or want to help shoot me a dm!
We are going to make something that can really have a shot at combating youtube and I think now might be a tipping point for us to make a big push.
It's about that time of year when people start wondering things like "hey, why isn't DECEMber the tenth month of the year?"
So it's time for my little lecture on Romans, calendars, and our friend Gaius Julius Caesar.
I'll be posting it as a tootchain replying to this one, but if you're impatient, here's the whole thing: https://gist.github.com/joyeusenoelle/3754e00a37fe81aa43aad3eb9543f3ce
So: “Why isn’t the new year on winter solstice?”
The answer, honestly, is that the Romans had no fucking idea how to run a calendar.
Jingles on ads seem to also share something in common with the songs and calls of the seller. People would beeline for the call they recognised to find their favourite sellers.
All the natural skills which people have, formed out of a desire for community, connection, sharing of goods and resources, workmen and women who make products from scratch, have been separated and monetized for the benefit of people who have none of those skills.
I've finally finished my video tutorial for FreeBSD with KDE Plasma! Check it out at https://youtu.be/kGoQnxWnvKg
and please boost so all your Linux friends can learn the true euphoria that comes with running a real UNIX
filmmaker, photographer, traveller, storyteller
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