You know what I want out of Dat/IFPS/whatever? A shared calendar (say, family-wide, or workgroup-wide) that doesn't need a centralized server. And accessible on my phone, even when offline. Is something like that possible?
How to get people to use mastodon?
"Get off Facebook anyone? Fill up the new ranks? Try a no spy alternative? Support activists efforts for a respectful social media ethos?
Why don't we people jump on it? Are we already tired of social media? yet another account... or too much at home on Facebook and the others?
Are we waiting for the next tsunami news before we move away? Are we in dis belief that something can be done against the corporated giants?" (fb post...)
heads up, if for some ungodly reason you're still using facebook, theyre now starting to push spyware under the guise of a VPN on the ios app. https://gizmodo.com/do-not-i-repeat-do-not-download-onavo-facebook-s-vam-1822937825
As Let’s Encrypt grows, the number of HTTPS-protected websites on the web tends to grow too. Every website protecte… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/963860394346295296 source: https://twitter.com/eff/status/963860394346295296
You know it's time to go to bed when you start making up your own version of "modern major general" ((I am the very model of an engineer electrical!))
Oh man, what a weekend! Looks like this will be a very busy week.
Y'all remember DirectConnect? Kazaa? WASTE? Restroshare? You know, software where you could offer your entire media collection for share and people could browse and download as they liked?
What's the modern version of that, which
a) works, stably; and
b) is cross-platform at least to Linux and Windows?
Ok hi tech journalists, if some software/hardware organization/corporation releases a patch for Meltdown in their products, PLEASE don't report that as "a patch for meltdown and spectre" unless Spectre is ALSO patched. Thank you.
I just got the book "The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius" and I have to say, it's fantastic so far.
I'm looking for work in #webdevelopment/#devops. If you know of a job opening that I might qualify for, or if you need work done in that area on a freelance basis, please let me know.
Here's my resume: https://github.com/joyeusenoelle/Resume/
(You can also see some of my recent work at https://github.com/joyeusenoelle/ !)
I think we could provide everybody a sustainable and decent standard of living, but not without changes.
1. We need a more reasonable definition of "decent standard of living" that doesn't emphasize electronic devices and entertainment.
2. Planned obsolescence must end.
3. Consumer products should be designed for durability and ease of repair.
4. We must end reliance on automobiles without depriving people of mobility.
5. Kill the food industry.
"Making #Facebook good for democracy is not entirely altruistic. It is, in many ways, also a smoke screen meant to obscure the fundamental reality that this service, like many social media products, depends for its very survival on its ability to exploit its users’ time and attention."
#AskMastodon Lovely techies! To get some practice facilitating workshops, I’m hosting a discussion this weekend on social media security. Are there any subjects I should cover, exercises I can present, questions I should ask, bad puns I can make? 📱💻📞
I remember when “social media” was “dial-up BBS.” I ran a WWIV board based in Dallas when I was 12 or 13 years old, 1991 or so.
I stopped using computers at around 15 because I hated GUI and refused to use a mouse, I thought it was a fad. Started smoking weed, got an arts degree in poetry, moved to New York with my shoegaze band. Around the same time I started dabbling in CSS, HTML, PHP and the java crap.
Now my band’s broken up and I hate Facebook and Twitter.
So here I am.