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If you are a computer person who wants to keep the internet a place for human beings instead of corporate hegemony, get involved with IETF processes. Standardize things like Gemini via the RFC process, and keep editorial control in the hands of independent people.

Standardize the change you want to see in the world.

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"Save the web"? The web is irretrievable.

What people usually actually want to "save" from the web are the ways they communicate with other human beings. The ONLY way to "save" those are to base them on open, community-driven protocol standards, carefully curated to maintain a low barrier to entry for client and server software.

Google, Verizon, and Comcast are currently doing to email what they did to the web. Signal and Discord are doing it to chat. Nobody is even trying to stop them.

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Here comes a new BBS:

telnet 9til.de 999

Running 9bbs on 9front, come say hi!

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Made a little RC script that opens the same app in various windows sizes with/without the styleguide.
#plan9

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If your program uses Rust, that is an implementation detail, not your flagship feature

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SEPA direct debits for paid sr.ht subscriptions

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Made a tiny layouter in #plan9 so I can follow some kind of styleguide across my different projects.

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@sir that's why I call the current web of trust "web of mistrust". You don't trust anybody, only maths you don't understand.

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And yes, it will always happen: people see business opportunities and jump in, and with venture capital it is possible to put-organize us, again and again. Welcome to capitalism. But there’s hope: the grim reaper that cuts down enterprises in a pandemic, in an economic crisis. When profits are gone, we’re still there. Gopher is still there. RSS is still there. Plan 9 is still there. Emacs is still there. (Vim, too.) Forth is still there. Email is still there.

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Today I learnt about chromatic circles, it seems easy at first, but it's fucking not.

Made a simple color picker thing, implementing complementary colors now.

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@neauoire @khm maybe something with iCalendar support? (Import, export)

@stephen if someone likes more technical color theory I highly recommend the What The f* series hg2dc.com by troy

@neauoire I think I did something like that in glsl. It was some tan for the hue and a distance from the center for the saturation and a conversion from hsv to rgb.

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@royniang @nf @csepp @neauoire I wouldn't have a problem with creating a larger grid with more people, eg sharing an auth. That's actually what I dream about somehow. Also I figured out a way to restrict cpu access to groups only and since groups etc handled in the fileserver we can define server areas restricted by group membership

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Trying out hey.com email:

1. Log in
2. Get prompted to install a smartphone app for 2FA
3. Decline
4. Support asks why
5. Explain I don't have a smartphone
6. Complete silence
7. Goto 1

...not great

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