I wrote about how we, F/LOSS lovers, need to drop toxic 'heroes' and need to either reform or move on from organizations that WON'T help https://v2.jacky.wtf/post/intersection-poc-floss
in Portland for #xoxofest? interested in #indieweb or #mastodon? come to the breakfast meetup tomorrow http://known.kevinmarks.com/2019/indieweb-and-xoxo-mastodon-meetup
Nicely done, fluffy http://beesbuzz.biz/3922
reading: Security Isn't Enough. Silicon Valley Needs 'Abusability' Testing
"There are hundreds of examples of people finding ways to use technology to harm themselves or other people, and the response from so many tech CEOs has been, 'We didn't expect our technology to be used this way,'"
Security Isn't Enough. Silicon Valley Needs 'Abusability' Testing https://www.wired.com/story/abusability-testing-ashkan-soltani/
“It’s about doing the one little thing you can do, even if it’s useless: planting seeds in the midst of the apocalypse, spitting on a wildfire, bailing out the ocean with a bucket. Individual action is almost always pointless. Hope and strength comes from our bonds with each other, from the actions we take as a community, holding hands in the dark.” https://festive.ninja/one-atom-of-justice-one-molecule-of-mercy-and-the-empire-of-unsheathed-knives-alexandra-rowland/
Are we doing personal websites again because I never shut mine down so I'm accidentally way ahead on this trend.
Social groups, and therefore the Internet, go through cycles of localization and centralization.
We were localized (personal sites), we centralized (social media), and we are starting to localize again (slack channels, blogs).
occasionally, clicking through yet another half-arsed GDPR-mandated cookie management screen, i find myself thinking "the GDPR has buggered up the web"
then i catch myself.
no, it hasn't. the way companies have opted to respond to the GDPR is what's buggered up the web. they could have been nice and unobtrusive about it, but no, they decided that *every user in the EU* should suffer their protests at not being able to stow thousands of fragments of random shite on a whim all over their vict- sorry, users' computers.
I am told that switching your tumblr to a custom domain will make the Oath interstitial and the image flagging go away. so I made https://tumblelog.xyz/ to make this easy. Thing is , I don't have any flagged images on my tumblr, so I can't test this theory
A very nice Christmas Homebrew Website Club in London this eve.
Blog posts were written, h-feeds were unmunged, replies were sent, ideas were discussed and mince pies were consumed.
Back in the New Year!
POSSE: Publish (on your) Own Site, Syndicate Elsewhere |IndieWeb
"POSSE is an abbreviation for Publish (on your) Own Site, Syndicate Elsewhere, a content publishing model that starts with posting content on your own domain first, then syndicating out copies to 3rd party services with permashortlinks back to the original on your site...."
Since we didn't get very many women, enbies, or people of color to submit talks, the folks choosing talks for the Decentralisation & Internet Privacy track at FOSSDEM 19 decided that we'd like to ask of you:
If you submitted a talk, go ask an underrepresented minority friend/acquaintance of yours if they'd like to give the talk with you/in your stead.
CC @fosdem, can we get a little boost 💜?
Reading your thoughts, if you write them down first.
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