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The Webassembly System Interface is a REALLY cool development. I'm very curious to see where it leads and what it enables.

Yunno what I'd like to see: A new .well-known standard where sites can indicate that they waive link tax rights, and perhaps indicate whether they will link to sites that do not also waive theirs.
For the upload filters, let's just hope that people actually make noise when the filters start fucking with them.

I wrote a thing about why I believe the best and most useful decentralized applications are going to be the ones that utilize multiple protocols. I imagine a world where ActivityPub, Dat, and Secure ScuttleButt are all seen as tools in a toolbox rather than as ecosystems, and what kind of amazing software we could build with them outside of the central/corporate paradigm.

if you experience a collapse in local euclidian geometry, dial 1-800-MC-ESCHR

Someone responded:

"As an artist that stores their art on twitter and a lot of art related sites. This troubles me deeply. Imagine if Twitter or even Youtube did this. Every video gone forever."

And just holy yikes, y'all. This gave me palpitations.

Please don't think of uploading/sharing stuff as "storing" it on any of these sites--twitter/tumblr/etc. There's no good retrieval process, you don't control compression, etc. It's nice to access stuff one's shared for resharing but not storage.

Standing at a bus stop on 16th St in , watching waves of cars go by, many of them SUVs, each with a single person in them. Hard to be optimistic about the planet some days.

#dweb #indieweb grows to a solid TEN event locations worldwide:

Virtual EU
New Haven
San Francisco

Whenever baking instructions say "place in the middle of the oven", I take a second to acknowledge this deep mystery of the universe: has anyone ever found the middle of the oven? Every oven I've ever owned has holding racks only slightly above and below.

Just learned about #Pattle, a new #Android #Matrix client which behaves similar to many popular messaging apps like Telegram or Signal. A important step to mass adoption.

Remember in Ender's Game when in the future we were going to have reasoned, calm, meaningful debates about weighty public policy issues anonymously online?


There's a pub less than a mile from my parents' house.

They've never walked there. I've never been there at all.

My cousin and his wife were staying and wanted to try it, so on Saturday we walked there. Only to realise when it was a few yards away that we were separated from it by a thunderingly busy road and to get there safely we'd have to go a long way round through multiple pedestrian crossings.

My cousin and his wife couldn't be bothered going that far out of their way when the pub was RIGHT THERE, so they dashed across and narrowly missed being hit by a lorry. I waited ages to follow safely and then narrowly missed being hit by a different lorry.

This is car culture. When short distances are judged to be unwalkable because of the threat of traffic.


Ok, lovely Masto people, I have a PDF copy of the zine you can download if you are interested. Because of the way it is put together it is 20MB - any less and it is unreadable.

Please remember that this is MY FIRST ZINE and so while I welcome constructive criticism, nit picking will make me 😭

[I am still working out the logistics for a printed version, so that will be a little while.]

K, thx, bye.

Surely you've been wondering, when on earth is @librelounge going to talk about ActivityPub? Especially since I'm co-host and that's a major part of my work!

Well, here's an episode that's *entirely* about ActivityPub!

It's the second in a series about federation. There's more coming!

We're now on the fediverse to publish announcements and engage with this community!

This account is operated by @staltz, feel free to send questions and comments. :)

so we have a student who we asked to train a VAE to generate memes. he was showing us his newest model, which has problems with mode collapse, and was only outputting one thing over and over again (I swear I am not making this up):

"one does not simply make memes"

I swear to god I'm going to downgrade my smart phone to just a portable computer without phone service if the spam calls don't stop.

Obviously everyone's going to make their own decisions, but I'm uncomfortable with defederating with an entire instance because you don't like the admin's day job.

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