Happy New Year, SDF.
During 2018 I was blessed to meet many interesting, creative, talented, and kind people through SDF, both virtually and in person. My life is richer because of this great community!
Here's looking forward to 2019, in terms of new friendships and in terms of some great new technologies in store for the SDF environment!
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the latest facebook shit that broke in the NYT today is pretty bad. even by "facebook revelations" standards. they basically got around rules saying they couldn't share your data outside facebook by defining over 100 companies to be "facebook" because they had contracts with facebook. That ensured they would do no wrong. Just like Cambridge Analytica. Oh, one was Yandex, a Russian search engine accused of ties to Russian intelligence.
I started Mastodon because I believe in decentralization. The more servers there are, and the more people are spread throughout them, the stronger the network is.
I encourage people to join other servers, or start their own.
However! mastodon.social is the gateway for those who are undecided, or who don't yet know about decentralization. It is also my baby just like the software itself. I do not appreciate hostility towards it when promoting the benefits of other servers. Thanks
@EdS @koenig @solderpunk @xmanmonk @clhendricksbc It actually happens, that this is me: https://cray-cyber.org/ueber-mich/wolfgang-stief/ I'm part of Cray-Cyber.org. In the past, I was much more active. But I relocated from Munich ca. 100km east to the countryside in 2013, and since then it's just too far for helping out regularly. I concentrate on literature on Cray and other supercomputers in the meantime.
"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