inkandswitch.com/local-first.h

"Local-first software
You own your data, in spite of the cloud"

"However, by centralizing data storage on servers, cloud apps also take away ownership and agency from users. If a service shuts down, the software stops functioning, and data created with that software is lost."

#software #cloud #privacy #data

there's this thing that classists do where when faced with the societal symptoms of having a class of people who are forced into homelessness where they blame the individuals instead of the society.

for example: people are living in tents on the side of the road the blame is placed on the person in the tent instead of the lack of shelter provided by society

another example: human feces on the ground. the individual is blamed instead of the lack of accommodations as if poor people are going around doing targeted poopings

asking for help should never be something you feel embarrassed or ashamed about

even if you ask every day.

you are allowed to ask for help. you are allowed to need help. you should ask for help when you need it, that is the correct response to distressing times and emotions

anyone who has made you feel badly about doing so deserves a swift kick to the shin

the year is 2070 and elon musk’s grandchild stands in his grand library, surrounded by books long unprinted. he regards a reproduction of an advice dog meme, blown up to occupy the whole wall above the fireplace. “buy a pizza” it says above, and below: “pay with snakes”

he considers the piece regularly. something about it truly is wise, he thinks. has my pizza been paid for with snakes? have i paid snakes for the rich pizzas of my life? outside, the soil burns under acid rain.

My brain was fried from work yesterday so I finally got around to finishing up this this thing.

Now I can render a terminal in that opens a shell to an Ubuntu instance running on my phone.

The goal is to make a VR development environment. 😁

github.com/RangerMauve/aframe-

Started reading Discworld to get my mind off work. So far I'm loving how vivid the imagery is.

Just finished up a Matrix Movie Marathon with some friends. It was definitely worth it. 😎🔥🔥🔥💻

The Political Compass model is based on a right wing premise: that authoritarianism and libertarianism are opposed, that what it calls the "Economic-Right" can sometimes oppose authoritarianism.

The most extreme advocates of right-wing libertarianism are in fact just advocates for authoritarianism of a slightly different kind.

To classify one's own beliefs according to the Political Compass is to classify oneself according to a right-wing model of politics.

@garbados By the way, I just wanted to say thanks again for making dat-librarian! It's been really handy for the pinning service thing in working on. 💜

@RangerMauve @succfemboi @admin @clacke @Algot @alpacaherder @Shamar @wolfcoder @DJWalnut @xj9 @solarpunkgnome VC, sure, but cryptocurrency is just a technology, it's neutral. For example, http://twister.net.co/ is P2P microblogging much like fedi, but completely decentralized due to its use of bittorrent and blockchain. It's fine if you're doing something else, but that doesn't mean you should dismiss all the things that are NIH as unworkable.

Thank god the entire industry hasn't decided to revolve around Blink/Chromium for 95% of the web's browser traffic, or else Google would have an unlimited ability to push forward whatever bullshit standard they wanted.

Wait hold on, my producer is telling me something [places finger on my ear piece]

Oh no.

Been writing up how basic Dat support is implemented in Firefox with dat-fox:

sammacbeth.eu/blog/2019/03/22/

Next post will be how dat-webext fixes all the shortcomings that dat-fox has!

@darius Is there a chance you'll be integrating DEP 0003 with your activity pub Dat pinning stuff? I'm working on adding support on the CLI which would make it easier for people to add Dats to be pinned.

Does anybody have recommendations for matrix servers to join? Ideally with people that are interested in or

Nothing quite like repetitive techno music to get me into mood to fiddle with mesh networks. 🎶

soundcloud.com/stations/artist

I like the model that some patreon-backed creators have adopted where their patrons get access to content early, and the general public gets it a week later or something.

I think it strikes a great balance between premium and open information. More content should follow suite. (Maybe news / science publishing?)

How do you explain Federated services like #Mastodon; #Peertube; #Pixelfed to every day non-tech people?

I used the term "Federated Twitter " but even that gets met with blank stares sometimes.

Any advice, my friends?

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