OS as a Service Show more
For me, it kinds of sums up the disconnect that can exist between the very well-intentioned people who a) develop software, b) deploy software to support community-building goals, and c) use that software in their communities. I'm convinced that hosting more conversations that include all three kinds of people could lead to improvements in the #UX of ethical tech, to the point where it's much better than any of the #DataFarms. That's my vision for the CTA and/or #OAE:
I'm happy that @Gargron is always quick to recommend @pinafore to folks who prefer single-column layouts. I see Pinafore less as a competitor and more as a statement about how it's *possible* to build alternative Mastodon UIs (thanks to Eugen's good API design). #Halcyon and #Brutaldon are also great examples of this.
The Mastodon frontend doesn't have to be all things to all people. We have a wide choice of mobile apps; it should be the same for the web.
'We are last generation that can stop climate change' – UN summit - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/dec/03/we-are-last-generation-that-can-stop-climate-change-un-summit […]Poland generates 80% of its electricity from coal + UN summit will take place in a coal mining town, Katowice. PL's gov has also allowed 2 coal companies to sponsor the summit.[…]
My frustrating relationship with infosec Show more
I think I figured out what my frustration is: It's trying to treat security as a technical problem when it's a social one.
I swear if I hear one more security analysis without first analyzing the relationships of the people involved, I'ma get real grumpy.
If someone tells you that an online filter can eliminate "bad" speech but keep everything else intact, don't believe them. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/09/platform-censorship-lessons-copyright-wars
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