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See freedombox.org/#features

#technology #selfhosting #freedombox #opensource #raspberrypi

This rant about Microsoft controlling TypeScript and through that, re-centralising the whole Javascript ecosystem, is very interesting to me

because

I have always been suspicious of Typescript just because it's *compiled*. It doesn't feel like compilation is native to the interpreted, distributed, Javascript model. It's a single point of trust that doesn't need to be there, a class division that can be exploited.

And welp. Looks like that's exactly what's happening!

alex.kleydints.com/a-post-mort

I'd title this as "natives foil experiment in neo-colonialism"

A libertarian ‘startup city’ in Honduras faces its biggest hurdle: the locals - Rest of World
restofworld.org/2021/honduran-

The Dark Lord is slain.
Your companions slap your back while you watch his blood trickle down your blade.
"Congratulations," your best friend says. "What will be your title?"
"None."
"What do you mean?"
"I'll dismantle the whole thing."
"Not take over? Why?"
"Nobody's tried it."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

I've made an alternative frontend to Medium:

scribe.rip

If you, like me, are occasionally forced to read articles on medium.com, now you can read them on Scribe instead! Feedback welcome.

#OpenSource #crystallang

a lot of people my age don't have TV because we realize the value proposition of "wait I pay for your service, and you STILL advertise to me?" is complete horseshit

I was working on creating a package for (a learning management system) for some days.

After troubleshooting many issues, I finally got to a point where I can start the app and visit on a browser.

github.com/pupilfirst/pupilfir

There is still more fine tuning required before it is ready for production. More testing is welcome, let me know if you are interested.

The pervasive ignorance of the general population serves the mega corps' interests just find. Note: our school systems have given these corps, between them, total control of our schools' digital existences: davelane.nz/explainer-digitech There are much better ways: davelane.nz/different-approach

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@njoseph @bright_helpings

Where I grew up in rural Sweden when audiobooks where expensive, multi-tape affairs, to lend them at the library you had to pay a fee unless you had an accessibility reason. Illiteracy was an accepted such reason. Also my friend currently works for the Swedish Agency for Accessible Media and they absolutely see illiteracy as an accessibility issue. ♥

https://www.mtm.se/english/

Across the internet.

The universal call resounds through the ages.

“Someone else must solve this problem!”

But there is no someone else. No benevolent outsider.

There is only us.

If we cannot solve a problem ourselves then nobody else is coming to the rescue.

We will never be bailed out like banksters, or given a “hand up”. The powerful will make no concessions, and no high-minded liberals will bestow.

But we are the power, if only we realize it.

The problem isn't just that Zuck is really bad at being the unelected pope-emperor of the digital lives of 3,000,000,000 people - it's that the job of "pope-emperor of 3,000,000,000 people" should be abolished.

I believe that people who rely on digital tools should have the final say in how those tools serve them. That's the proposition at the core of the "nothing about us without us" movement for accessible tech, and the ethos of Free Software.

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So remember when I wrote about my first #photo with the #pinephone? Yeah here's more from our trip to the Wallis (CH): (All made with my pinephone, with the Megapixels app)

"What we don’t need is to legitimize social media monopolies with a separate agency that will be easily captured by the industry it regulates."

The Facebook Whistleblower Is Heroic... And Terribly Wrong
mattstoller.substack.com/p/the

@cadadr

" .... Raymond Hill, who develops uBlock Origin, voiced their concern over the drafts that Google published at the time. Hill stated back then that Manifest V3 could be the end of uBlock Origin for Google Chrome...."

ghacks.net/2021/09/24/manifest

Windows 11 continues #Microsoft's long trend of mistreating users. Read why you're better off avoiding it: u.fsf.org/3gd

Interesting #Facebook boycott taking place on Nov 10, this time asking users to log out, rather than asking advertisers

thefacebooklogout.com

@bob

This.

Whistleblowing only works when a citizenry is engaged and empowered to change the situation.

If they're demotivated, disengaged or too disillusioned, then nothing will happen.

If not the whistleblower but the citizenry they're kept down by fear, then the same will happen.

A healthy democracy needs engaged, informed and free citizens to stand up to power and to hold people accountable for their actions.

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