@ap236 Why do you have a ✅ in your name? Why a 🇩🇪 and ☢️?

I think that email is a failed service. It's federated in such a way that it's rife with abuse. And as they keep adding ad hoc ways to fix it, it disrupts personally hosted mail solutions.

Turns out the phone system is pretty much the same.

After discussion decentralization and federation with @indi I've started looking up more about security and privacy. What are the good and bad about federated services?

@indi on a related topic, have you heard about the Centre for Humane Technology? I have found their suggestions to be very interesting.

Shawndroid boosted

This article makes the point that a major reason non-creepy social networks fail is they are made by tech geeks like me that focus on under the hood tech and not making a fun experience with good new features.

Hello! By way of I am a computer programmer and newish father who is interested in , network security and privacy, and . It's been a good year for me.

How are you?

I've been really enjoying from on the Switch. I don't typically play twin stick shooters or run & guns. Would I find most this fun?

First patch is in, which fixes some common complaints.

Bitcoin is very unstable. Just like everyone said is the problem with money whose supply you cannot control. Rapid deflation, which would happen on the gold standard too. Though, more slowly I hope.

Mastodon - No link previews, uploading an image includes a link to that image in the post?

It's like a computer programmer tried to design a social network.

Mastodon is the sexy new upstart. But glad to see standard protocols are letting me follow people from many different SN software. I hope this is part of the future.

What I really want is a social network that lets you put posts in categories. And people can say 'No, I don't want Shawn's political posts, yes I do want his tech posts. No, he posts too much about Star Trek.'

More likely: Yes to personal updates, no to everything else.

I guess I just described Google+. Why aren't new social network sites incorporating this innovation?

I really like Wire messenger. As secure as Signal, almost as private, but also lets you be anon, if that's what you want. As a bonus, it's truly multi-device (but no server stored history).

Mastodon for Tech Folks

This Mastodon instance is for people interested in technology. Discussions aren't limited to technology, because tech folks shouldn't be limited to technology either!