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Smalltalk: everything’s an object
ML: everything’s a function
chemists: everything’s a chemical

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As a project, Pleroma seems to be doing all of the things Diaspora should have done years ago.

* Good collaboration between many different individual contributors

* Coherent goals for what direction the project should go in

* Regular updates and improvements that usually don't break everything

* Heavily invests in architectural improvements and early optimizations

* Regularly evaluates what sets of APIs and features to support

* Tests federation between different platforms to debug issues

* Constantly thinks about how fediverse communication apps can be better
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Should I include emoji support in MeowCat? Ideally, give reasons.

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I think Mastodon has done a lot of good for the fediverse in terms of onboarding new users. I hope that as Pleroma hits 1.0, we can find ways to onboard new users that do not step on Mastodon's toes and vice-versa.
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@yunohost @freedomboxfndn @freedombone

It's bad news, I'm afraid :blobcry:

"Dark day for internet freedom: The @Europarl_EN has rubber-stamped copyright reform including #Article13 and #Article11. MEPs refused to even consider amendments. The results of the final vote: 348 in favor, 274 against"

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I've been waiting for a true mesh-based phone for a long time! So glad to see it's finally happening! They are currently invite-only, use my refer link if you want to join

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federated networks are the next battle for software freedom
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Thanks to @kaniini for helping me figure out how to fix pixelfed for pleroma support! #federation

@cabalamat The fonts are RobotoSlab for the headings and Roboto for the main text.

I'm working on MeowCat, currently on the Markdown and CSS for messages. They were ugly but look prettier now (IMO) .

I'm working on the Formatting Options controls for my MeowCat blogging platform. See

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"We didn’t sign up for the digital lives we now lead. They were instead, to a large extent, crafted in boardrooms to serve the interests of a select group of technology investors."

-- Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World (Cal Newport)

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Maturity isn’t about age. It’s about taking responsibility for your own actions.

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#^What's wrong with Huawei, and why are countries banning the Chinese telecommunications firm?

Intelligence officials in many countries are concerned the company could be helping the Chinese government spy on companies, military units and government agencies.

No Chinese company is fully independent of its government, which reserves the right to require companies to assist with intelligence gathering. Huawei is even more closely tied to the government than many Chinese firms: Its founder, Ren Zhengfei, is a former technologist in the People’s Liberation Army. As his company grew, so did international concerns about whether Huawei equipment could be used to spy on companies and governments around the world.

#Security #Privacy #China #Data #Surveillance #NationalSocialCredit
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another thing i want to work on is creating an economic network inside the fediverse.

by this, i don’t mean something like bitcoin or some other method of value exchange, but instead solving a more fundamental problem.

the fediverse is largely comprised of people who have small businesses (like bespoke commissions, etsy stores, small companies, etc.), but we don’t have any way of discovering who can sell or provide what you’re looking for.

i want to try to find solutions to this problem — keeping $ flowing inside the fediverse, from participant to participant, helps indirectly to fund fediverse development: if there’s more $ flowing inside the fediverse, then there’s more opportunity for that $ to make it into the hands of the people building the network. also, keeping the $ inside the fediverse helps to more directly benefit fediverse participants in general. it’s a good situation for everyone.

keeping more of the $$$ inside the fediverse is a very early step toward building a self-reliant fediverse, which contributes to the eventual death of the nation-state.

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Little Johnny was sitting in class doing math problems when his teacher picked him to answer a question, "Johnny, if there were five birds sitting on a fence and you shot one with your gun, how many would be left?" "None," replied Johnny, "cause the rest would fly away." "Well, the answer is four," said the teacher, "but I like the way you're thinking." Little Johnny says, "I have a question for you. If there were three women eating ice cream cones in a shop, one was licking her cone, the second was biting her cone and the third was sucking her cone, which one is married?" "Well," said the teacher nervously, "I guess the one sucking the cone." "No," said Little Johnny, "the one with the wedding ring on her finger, but I like the way you're thinking." !joke
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