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So it begins!

Thank you to @switchingsocial & @noelle for directing me towards masto.host.

My new single-user (for now) instance is bobadon.rocks.

You can follow me via @bobstechsite

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So it begins!

Thank you to @switchingsocial & @noelle for directing me towards masto.host.

My new single-user (for now) instance is bobadon.rocks.

You can follow me via @bobstechsite

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If Google does abandon android/linux for research project Fuchsia. AOSP and it's various public forks suddenly become a lot more interesting.

In that their will be a a vast number of developers familiar with the platform free to innovate and take it any direction they want, google will suddenly not be at the helm; and the ecosystem's reliance on google services will have an end of life date.

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Just realized what I hate about terms like "Rustacean" and "Pythonista";

I'm learning a language, not joining a cult...

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remembering the late nineties when I had a "microblog" by which I mean "nested <ul>s on a web page that I manually added <li>s to on occasion" those were the days

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@bobstechsite @freakazoid @noelle

If you're willing to pay for it, masto.host lets you run a Mastodon instance without needing technical knowledge.

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The message I wrote to my Instagram followers to announce that I was closing my account there.

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@noelle end users taking back control of their own computers and online life.

We've heard maxims like "the cloud" and "serverless computing", but in reality it's all software that runs on someone else's server.

It also makes me sad that Facebook has systematically destroyed peoples' desire to host their own little blogs and webpages or even navigate to different websites by themselves.

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In your opinion*, what is the most important benefit/best selling point of decentralized, federated software (like Mastodon, PeerTube, etc.)?

* I'm looking explicitly for opinions, not Statements Of Fact or well-meaning condescension.

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"might soon go mainstream, if a pair of Labour Party politicians—themselves fairly obscure until recently—form the next government in the United Kingdom. While the ruling prime minister, Theresa May, has until May 2022 to call an election" https://www.thenation.com/article/age-disaster-capitalism-survival-socialism-solution/

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webamp is really cool! It is letting me very nicely interactively archive/preserve winamp skins! github.com/captbaritone/webamp

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Hey remember all those 1990s cyber-games about the future Internet! It's 2018 now!! What if we made an Internet that looked like the prophecies!

* terrible graphic design (check)
* random eyeballs starin at you for no reason (check)
* hideous interface navigation (check)
* controlled by corrupt omni-corps and space pirates (check)
* runs on MS-DOS (well, you can maybe run it in a MS-DOS emulator inside Javascript on Java on Linux, that's almost as good)

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Creative people:

How do make money off of your creative work? I've tried a bunch of things and most did not work out at all.

What worked for you? Suggestions welcome.

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I'm a little conflicted about that last boost.

I agree with the "don't persecute nerds trying to help" idea, but I also think we need to be held to account so we don't become that which we're railing against

(i.e. soulless egotists that don't give a crap about the wider impact of what they do & see other people as a resource they can exploit for more money than they can ever reasonably spend)

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hot take, nerd haters Show more