The Small Web isn’t about going back to the days of GeoCities. It’s about going forward differently, using modern tech in a non-colonial manner.
It’s not about building clones of Twitter, YouTube, etc. There’s no way anyone can self-host a dozen different services. Instead, it’s about having a single-tenant place on the Web that you own and control without technical knowhow; a place you can add Twitter, YouTube, etc., *features* to.
[…] Modern cars work, let’s say for the sake of argument, at 98% of what’s physically possible with the current engine design. Modern buildings use just enough material to fulfill their function and stay safe under the given conditions. All planes converged to the optimal size/form/load and basically look the same. Only in software, it’s fine if a program runs at 1% or even 0.01% of the possible performance. Everybody just seems to be ok with it. […]
I wish usage was more distributed among #git hosting solutions.
Right now #github has a dangerously big monopoly on open source development.
For those that are looking for an alternative, I've found #sourcehut to be a great replacement made by someone that actually cares about open source (one of the lead developers of sway and wlroots)
Maintainer of the popular discord bot API library discord.py resigns, leaving the library unmaintained.
He cites the way discord is locking down the API and forcing bots to use their slash commands instead of prefixes along with bot intents as the major reasons why he's leaving.
This kind of behavior from discord is exactly why I switched to element / matrix and IRC
Libertarian - Open Source enthusiast - Linux user - Student - Hobbyist programmer
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko