if you love #noncommercial internetworking, silly hackerings of the for-fun kind, &or are looking for an strong #community to join, consider @SDF for your home mastodon instance. you can also get a #netBSD shell account to endlessly explore alongside friendly fellow users!
AND WE ARE LIVE!!!! Awesome job smj et al!!! 👍👍👍
You can start your own Mastodon instance even if you're not a techy person by using a managed hosting service like masto.host:
They do all the technical stuff like installation, upgrades, server maintenance etc behind the scenes. You own the actual instance, and control what happens on it.
You can follow them at:
Today I learned that Rocket.Chat, an open source team communications platform similar to Slack, allows federation! I am a big fan of IRC and XMPP because they are open protocols that allow anyone to set up their own private server. XMPP further allows you to federate your server to other XMPP servers. I definitely need to keep an eye on Rocket.Chat now!
It's official! I will be DJing (remotely) at @SDF 's 32nd and UNIX's 50th Anniversary party at the @livingcomputers Museum in Seattle, WA! Thank you SDF and @smj for giving me this honour! 🙇💦 ... Thank you for organizing this smj & sysadmins! 🎉 #SDF32 #SDF #UNIX50 #UNIX #BBS #hackers
♲ @email@example.com: In 2010 I left Facebook and set out to build a decentralised alternative. What I found out along the way is that it wasn't just Facebook I was replacing. What we created was a privacy-respecting overlay network on top of the internet so we could replace the entire surveillance state with a system where you controlled access to your thoughts and ideas and shared it on a single sign-in decentralised network. In fact we built that, and it works great, but most people rejected it because they don't understand what that has to do with Facebook. Everything and nothing amigo. We've been living in this privacy respecting overlay internet for nearly a decade now and refuse to go back to the old ways. We've always hoped the internet itself would catch on and evolve to meet us halfway, but it seems to be devolving, so in retrospect the architectural design (as an overlay network) turned out to be the correct one.
@MG G.Love has a great thing going tonight on Organized Chaos on anonradio.net.
"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