This account will be DMN's principal brand presence on Mastodon. For the next couple months you can mostly expect news and discussion of the 402-Receipts standard: 402receipts.info
Everything's still quite up in the air. A lot of usage details will vary from one implementation to another, and there are some implementation details that need to be standardized right away. Let us know if you'd like to get involved!
@firstname.lastname@example.org many of these are +adorable. the artist doesn't seem to have a proper website though.
also their attempt to chain the entire comic together in one twitter thread are a total failure.
I think I might stop answering questions about what camera I'm using. A kind of aged-grain from using shit old lenses aside, the only pics it makes a difference with is the birds, the rest it's inconsequential. The constant focus on equipment instead of understanding I have a good grasp of light and composition is frustrating. Some of my best photos this year were taken with a 3yo mobile phone. It's not the camera.
We're trying to introduce new ways for people to support each other online.
Can people help us validate our sense of how people _want_ to pay for access to websites?
This survey just asks about your experiences with advertisements, pay-walls, ad-blockers, and crowd-funding services. It seems to take people about three minutes.
kinda excited for the next Alexandra Quick book.
If the series ever complete's it'll be over fifteen years in the making. The existing four books were excellent.
@ashfurrow not necessarily
if the object is undefined or false or empty string or zero instead of null, it will actually cause your computer to set itself on fire
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It's kinda neat to realize that the difference between a partially-blind and fully-blind signature scheme is (in this context) just a performance concern. We certainly want to figure out a (elliptical or bilinear or lattice) partially-blind solution, but that won't be included in version-0 of the 402-Receipts standard, and that's fine.
For the first version of the standard, we're going to keep this as simple as we possibly can, given that no out-of-the-box solutions seem to exist: a fully-blind RSA signature:
Tim Berners-Lee: 'Stop web's downward plunge to dysfunctional future'
(submitted by pmoriarty)
On the one hand, I feel like we're starting _too_ far back here.
On the other hand, I don't think we can skimp on our understanding of the fundamentals.
I just _really_ hope it pays off.
Depending how dynamic Wallets end up being, maybe the only thing that would need to be stored in that "database" would be credentials for connecting to the Wallet. But I think it'll be better for the wallet to be flatter than the client.
A lot of free and non-track-you-and-data-mine-you-to-hell software on the internet::
A. Refuses to implement features that would make usage skyrocket.
B. See that just because a solution already exists means it doesn't have usage flaws.
C. Caters to technical experts, rather than focusing on a user-friendly experience of non-technical folks.
And this is why Google and Facebook win.
The Direct Monetization Network will be a full-stack suite of web tools implementing the 402 Receipts internet payment standard.
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