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Trying to use nextcloud social app, but maybe it's just not ready yet. I can't see any messages from here on there or vice versa


Back in the GTalk days, you could talk to your entire Google contacts list via federated XMPP.

So even back then I had way more contacts on XMPP than GNUSocial or Identica.

Google played a large role in killing off XMPP usage and the day they announced sunsetting GTalk was when I realized they're just another embrace-extend-extinguish monopolist.

Society needs self-hostable, scalable and functional alternatives to surveillance capitalist systems of manipulation and censorship.

Here's the direct link to the findings from those documents:

It is really quite damning.

* Facebook deliberately obscured from users what information they were collecting about them & how to opt out

* Facebook used its monopoly to cripple competing applications and services

* Facebook signed agreements to acquire data other app developers collected in exchange for some of its own

* Companies could circumvent user permissions by signing an agreement with Facebook

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installed OpenBSD on my Thinkpad this morning, dual booting with Manjaro(which I'm thinking about replacing). Next, I might try to install OpenBSD on a Raspberry Pi 3. Just doing it to learn more about BSD.

I'm gonna keep posting this until one of you fucking boosts it will there be a part 2 for the modern mutt setup blog post? In the meantime, I'm going to try and piece it together.

Just realized that sdf has an xmpp server!

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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