#Deno saved my side-project: a personal adventure trying to run JS securely.
Thrown my Keybase account in the bin along with Google, Facebook, Twitter and many more. Gone back to #XMPP for my group messaging now.
Folks have a very narrow view of the term “currency”. Things have value because enough people decide they do. Depending on the thing, this may be as few as one person, but that’s more than zero who will accept that as currency
Not everything needs to have an assigned value on state-controlled terms, but almost anything, tangible or not, can be currency to someone
A new system app for monitoring performance has been integrated into FreedomBox.
Performance app allows you to collect, store and view information about utilization of the hardware. It uses an application called "Cockpit Performance Co-Pilot" (cockpit-pcp).
This app is available for installation at System -> Performance
Learn more about this app:
Expected to be released in FreedomBox v20.9
This podcast I've been following managed to do an episode with Steve Wozniak
Command Line Heroes: Season 4: One More Thing with Steve Wozniak
"Until, years from now, when it will be noticed that the massive collection and speed-of-light retrieval of data have been of great value to large-scale organizations but have solved very little of importance to most people and have created at least as many problems for them as they may have solved."
- Neil Postman, "Amusing Ourselves to Death". 1984
Very much looking forward to this Wednesday, when we'll host the second Open Tech Will Save Us event! @Gargron - creator of Mastodon! - will join us for a Q&A about scaling Mastodon.social, while @mhoye from Mozilla will present about "Verbs in the fediverse". Plus, more to be announced! https://matrix.org/open-tech-meetup/
We've scheduled a planning meeting for ActivityPub Conference 2020 next Saturday (5/16/20) at noon EST . We’ll be connecting via mumble at: https://www.w3.org/wiki/SocialCG#Joining_the_meeting and on irc in #apconf on freenode
Surveillance Capitalism and the Climate Crisis
I just read Surveillance Capitalism and the Climate Crisis by @njoseph and it's an excellent, concise explanation of how the one contributes to the other.
Surveillance calls upon ever increasing collection of data, which requires more energy, which contributes to the climate crisis.
Also, much of surveillance capitalism is directed at those of us working for climate justice.
"The Global Village Construction Set (GVCS) is a modular, DIY, low-cost, high-performance platform that allows for the easy fabrication of the 50 different Industrial Machines that it takes to build a small, sustainable civilization with modern comforts." — Open source ecology (https://www.opensourceecology.org/)
What do you get when you take a majestic eagle, a symbol of strength, beauty, and freedom... and lock it in a dingy cage? You get tragedy. Or you get irony, like Microsoft's WSL - the worse of both worlds: freedom, totally constrained by relentless mediocrity.
Amusingly, despite MSFT's massive PR campaign, looks like not too many have been taken in by this completely pointless development: http://techrights.org/2020/05/07/microsoft-wsl-evasion/
Vandana Shiva's not wrong. In fact, I fear she's mostly quite right. https://invidio.us/watch?v=u82iSLtylfQ The billionaires will never save us. They'll just spin what they do as our salvation, while they ensure they stay on top of the heap. We're mugs if we accept it.
Just proposed a new #Codeberg logo:
LibreSocial: A Peer-to-Peer Framework for Online Social Networks
gitea Wikis are intuitively stored in their own reponame.wiki repo,
but where are Issues even hiding?
i have no idea how i'd back up my Issues
Idealist, technologist and general optimist.
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