mastodon meta (fairly important)
gargron is now on record as saying that the mastodon api is only for mastodon
what this basically means is that the mastodon ecosystem of apps, helpful tools, etc will only ever be reliably compatible with mastodon with the rest of us jumping through hoops to try to reverse engineer it
so, in summary, a community that is allegedly federated actually does have an avenue through which one platform can control it. just fact.
makes u think?
“Just install Linux on it” is the “just change the engine of your car” of tech.
Not everyone is a mechanic, not everyone wants to be a mechanic, and, if we want a world where freedom is the norm, we must stop expecting everyone to become a mechanic.
Note: this is not because these people are too dumb to be mechanics. It’s because they’re brain surgeons and space-shuttle pilots and they have three kids and they care for a loved one and they don’t have time to also be a mechanic.
I’ll be live on Al Jazeera News Grid ~ 15:35-15:55 today to discuss Facebook’s consolidation of Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram.
Expect my best what-the-fuck-were-you-expecting face and some slowly boiling frogs analogies 🍵🐸
Watch live at https://www.aljazeera.com/live/
Anybody on Mastodon.social, you should consider no longer being on mastodon.social.
In the not too distant future this account may not be able to interact with them due to ass-hattery on the part of the admin.
Also, this is a distributed network, one node that is something like 90% of the network goes against that. Don't support Gargrons refusal to accept accessibility as a good idea and being all cagey about funding sources.
La bataille du libre, un documentaire contributopique !
Nous avons eu la chance de voir le nouveau documentaire de Philippe Borrel. Un conseil : ne le loupez pas, et surtout emmenez-y vos proches qui ne comprennent pas pourquoi vous les bassin
Friendica 2019.01 released – #friendica
Congrats to the whole Friendica team for a huge release! Why? It brings Friendica over to the #ActivityPub world, bringing compatibility with tens of additional projects not reachable via #OStatus, #Diaspora or #DFRN protocols. 🎉
Whenever a web browser, operating system, or web site gains dominance among users, it stops being cool and starts becomes blatantly abusive.
This Chromium nonsense is just more of what we saw from Internet Explorer.
Every generation of geeks learns this anew, and acts all shocked. Learn some history, folks. Learn from those who came before.
Stop supporting only one platform. Variety is ESSENTIAL. Monocultures are death. #sysadmin
RT @codepitbull: I work in IT, which is the reason our house has:
- mechanical locks
- mechanical windows
- routers using OpenWRT
- no smart home crap
- no Alexa/Google Assistant/...
- no internet connected thermostats
We're seeking visually impaired or blind people with coding experience who want to help ensure solid screen reader behavior in a new iteration of the CodeMirror in-browser code editor. Accessibility in the previous iteration is terrible, and I want to do better this time around.
If you're prepared to answer questions about coding while blind, or to test-drive the current prototype of the editor, please get in touch here or via email@example.com
@0x1C3B00DA I've just been learning more about #Feneas (Federated Network Association) today. I really like the vision by @cj to use #ActivityPub to create a federated protocol forge for specifying AP extensions. It's a genius solution, and a brilliant example of #dogfooding to boot ;)
I'll be at #FOSDEM. I'm interested in go-fed (AP in #golang) and getting folks writing #ActivityPub extensions into decentralized but federating spec-owning authorities. Who wants to meet up at FOSDEM? I would like to make sure to block out specific times to meet with folks to have these sorts of discussions.
Doesn't have to be 1:1 discussions either.