If you want to join matrix but do not want to go on matrix.org (and you should go there, it's overcrowded) you can find a list of alternative servers here : https://www.hello-matrix.net/public_servers.php
I like feneas.org (nice domain name), chat.weho.st (established non-profit service provider), tedomum.net (french established non-profit service provider)
And of course there is mental.af which has the best domain name of all (that's where I am)
It's pretty cool that the creators of Assassin's Creed are allowing free downloads of their game with the model of Notre Dame so that people can experience it.
It would be cooler if they released a Blender file as open source.
@cwebber the dev was on /r/rust yesterday asking about advice for making a worker co-op for the project!
Thought: If Siddhartha Gautama had lived today, the Noble Eightfold Path would totally have been turned into a click-bait listicle.
How long until we can implement local/edge-focused peer-to-peer serverless computing? It seems like WASM + WiFi + parallelization of tasks could replace at least some computing needs.
Today's small action to resist creeping fascism: When you see a surveillance camera on the street, take a moment to make sure its location is recorded in OpenStreetMap.
This link will take you to a query showing them:
Editing OSM is easy! https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Beginners_Guide_1.3
Muslims and jews must stand toghether against white Supremacy
Dear coffee shop wifi splash page, no you do not need my phone number and you sure as SHIT don't need my birthday.
What exactly does the Mastodon search bar search through? Particularly if you live on a single-person instance as I do?
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
"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.
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.
Father, husband, lawyer, coder. Decentralization, infosec, crypto, surveillance. RT != Endorse. PGP: rbs.io/5BBE56EE.asc
Mi ankaŭ parolas iom Esperanto.
This is a small personal server used mostly by @email@example.com. Membership is closed, sorry.