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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.

small-tech.org/research-and-de

#SmallWeb #SmallTech #SingleTenant

Recently I've been looking for a front end like libredd.it or teddit.net but that allows commenting and posting. If anyone of something that lets you do that hit me up in my dms.

I hate to see people labeling others as "left wing" and "right wing". Can't we all agree than linux is better than windows? 😄

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I love reading rants about modern programs built on e.g. electron. This one called “Software disenchantment” is my all time favorite [1]:

[…] 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. […]

[1] https://tonsky.me/blog/disenchantment/

#software #rants #electron #classics

Most apps shoudn't exist. Instead they should either be a lightweight website or a GUI program built using native UI toolkits like and .

I just wish more people would stop canceling developers and stopping to use their software just because they have a different political opinion.

I wish usage was more distributed among hosting solutions.

Right now has a dangerously big monopoly on open source development.

For those that are looking for an alternative, I've found to be a great replacement made by someone that actually cares about open source (one of the lead developers of sway and wlroots)

sourcehut.org/

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Human psychology is such that people hate truth bombs. Even the ones who insist they have an open mind.

Can we please stop politicizing everything...

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

gist.github.com/Rapptz/4a2f627

Mastodon @ SDF

"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