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Warren Lyford Delano, in memoriam mh(-) Show more

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@gc @paregorios @kdsch

In the coop model, though, participants broker their own attention, instead of monetizing it?

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"I've already told you my name, and it meant nothing to you. Or rather, it meant the wrong thing.

Names are tricky that way. The best way to know someone is to have a conversation with them."

--Enoch Root to Randy Waterhouse in Neal Stephenson's Cryptonomicon.

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The point at which I begin to question anyone's rights of free association (which includes the right to pick whom *not* to associate with) is *very* close to the point at which that someone has sufficient heft to need being regulated (eg, de facto public utility w/ monopoly or monopsony power)

25 and still a rock solid distro.

"Happy 25th Birthday, Debian Linux!"

The instance is growing and growing, thanks to everyone who has joined recently, and welcome! We’ve actually had to upgrade our hosting, and are getting close to having to do it again...which is awesome!

If you want to help keep the lights on, a link to our patron is below. Anything that is donated over and above our running costs will go in to a pot for a donation to an open source project of our Patron’s choosing.

@natecull @deejoe @enkiv2 Spreadsheets are a decent intro to functional programming.

We need more programming tools as accessible as spreadsheet formulas.

And tools like spreadsheets need more modern programming helper tools so they can be maintained properly.

Hey New York masto followers, if you want me to see me make a *complete* fool of myself, my improv class graduation show is coming up Friday, August 24 at 6pm at the Magnet Theater Training Center. It is completely free

Excited for "well doesn't that just boost my toot!" to become a folksy colloquialism.

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If you run an instance, it's always a good time to have an explicit policy about ads in case businesses start trying to leverage their brand here.

ok I know JavaScript Twitter exists but where is JavaScript Mastodon

I know y'all are out there

@Antanicus I think there are two things preventing non-techies from stopping using Google.

They don't perceive the value being extracted from them, and they only perceive the value they receive. Google is seen as neutral; a sort of commons. That it happens to be a private company is irrelevant. If they stopped using it, they wouldn't get the same value.

What must be changed is the view that Google is a commons.

Reading Matt Fuller’s contribution to a new book- the routledge companion to media studies and digital humanities- where he tears into Critical Algorithm Studies as “decorative, indigestible, and garnishing the semiotically retrospective and materially stale. “ ouch, burn 🔥.
He adds “the literature shows its entirely possible to have a ...discourse of ‘algorithms’ without any references other than to others or thier ilk” and is “elevating technical content to [banal] generalisations” 🔥🔥

@walruslifestyle @Are0h @freakazoid

> coerce people who fled

yes. remember tweetdeck, and how before twitter bought them they were just one of numerous third-party twitter interfaces, and that they locked down their API to block all those apps about the same time they bought tweetdeck? it created the precedent that if you use twitter's API, you have two futures: incorporation or deprecation.

fb, etc., have similar practices because third-party interfaces are inherently invulnerable to ads.

This past week has been crazy. I hardly can keep up with the influx of traffic and I had to add 2 more servers to my shared hosting cloud and have 2 waiting for me to find time to setup and put online.
Sorry for any hiccups that may have been occurring in the platform, it should be fixed soon.

I have no shame

as such I highly recommend you follow @cloud

the 🍭☁️is a project im involved with 😉

@n8 Dropbox decided that you don't need anything other than unencrypted ext4! Seafile, nextcloud, or syncthing are all alternatives that don't care about your filesystem.

hmm not getting follow requests for this my locked @SDF account through my @SDF email address.

m.s. might not be the only thing bogged down by the influx

#Introductions I'm Lucy! I draw comics about maritime history (I'm a tall ship sailor), feelings (my new book is about Imposter Syndrome), and other good stuff ( I attended XO for the first time in 2015 and spoke in 2016 about definitions of success and financial transparency. I share/teach/write a lot about crowdfunding, travel, and building a sustainable independent practice. I am exceedingly friendly.

I need some Mastodon technical help.

So, because I'm on a resurrected account, some things aren't quite right. While it appears I can interact fine with at least some people, it appears that some of my old followers can't see me. For example, says "404" whenever someone from that instance tries to follow this account. I just tried creating an account there and following this one to confirm this odd behaviour.

Anyone know what's up?

Incidentally, this is also a big part of why I'm a socialist: I want everyone to be at least as secure and comfortable as I am. I know what it's like to be poor. It fucking sucks. I also know that I got to where I am today largely because of luck. My dad got to to go college because his employer saw something in him and helped pay for it. If not for that lucky break, we might have always been poor. I might not have been able to go to university and my whole life might have been very different.

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