To highlight the #OMN instances are about activism and campaign for progressive/radical social change. Chit-chat as a part of this is fine, But if you only personally post you will likely be more at home on another instance. Thanks.
The current leadership model of the #fedivers is "aristocracy" this is the same model of most open source projects. The developer "king" works fine to an extent.
We all know the reality is elephant stampeding with people throwing paper planes at each othr. This is the #fedivers and truth to form.
Democracy is ALWAYS messy - burocracey is tidy.
How to build an org that is native to the #fedivers I have seen hundreds of projects fail over the last 20 years. The fedivers works because it is RADICAL different and we need to keep pushing that difference not dubbale back to what we know does not work.
“Common sense” is often a problem when you are creating/growing non #mainstremaing projects.
More classic activism videos on https://visionon.tv/videos/local if you need inspiration for challenging/changing the world this is a good place to start
Taking part in the EU outreach stuff and online video meeting has made me focus more on this http://hamishcampbell.com/2021/03/13/bluesky-thinking-of-a-governance-body-of-the-fedivers
On online “governance body” to be a VOICE for the #fedivers - all done #4opens in social code.
Looking at funding and for coders if you have any links and ideas. It’s a clear “no permissions” use it if you value it outreach project.
Reminder: I'm absolutely judging you for building a website without providing a webfeed. And I think it's wrong for browsers not to implement webfeed autodiscovery, even if they leave the actual feedreading to another app.
The alternatives to webfeeds are to:
1) Have visitors regularly & manually load your website to check for updates, or
2) Sending all the updates to some central service like Facebook.
Neither's ideal, so offer webfeeds! Especially for communication platforms!
One thing that really pisses me off about the typical prepper discourse is the “your preparedness is only for you, fuck everybody else” mentality. A) It’s fucking stupid, because even from a purely self-interested perspective, in an eco/economic/social collapse situation long-term survival will depend on cooperation with others. B) It’s fucking stupid, because sooner or later somebody will find out that you have a stash of supplies that you’re hoarding and rightly or wrongly will take them away.
On the subject of the #geekproblem yes we need social understanding of technology - all code is ideology solidified and put into motion to have a social affect.
Currently, often the "ideology" is little more than the #deathcult hidden by "kind words" - this is always a bad thing, and a very common bad thing.
I updated the text to this post http://hamishcampbell.com/2021/03/13/bluesky-thinking-of-a-governance-body-of-the-fedivers/ we do need to think about these issues as the will growing STRONG pushing for funding, burocracey and power politics building.
Chaos birbs, or "little dinosaurs" as I like to call them, have been trying to foil my otherwise bulletproof plan to grow potatoes. In the Great Potato War there have been some casualties, but I have a solution. Moar potatoes!
I had almost 100% germination, so there are still many seedlings to replace the birb victims.
#fediverse exists is pretty healthy. An in group conversation on who “represents” this nebulas but healthy group of a few hundred thousand people (and a few million accounts) Alongside a technical disscuern on the standard that binds this group together #activertypub
Q. Are we nurturing the “standard” or the “community” and is it helpful to see them as different things.#activertypub would be nothing without the community of use and the community would not exist without the standard.
Electric engines with solar with lipo4 batteries is now going mainstream in boats - its simple tech that works, and you can do it #DIY
Am thinking of adding a belt driven axillary motor to my lifeboat for down river cursing
We are mostly brown water boat a motor is needed #boatingeurope
A classic film looking the #deathcult in the eye and prodding the #fahernistas that worship without thought https://visionon.tv/videos/watch/a11c5ef9-e3aa-4396-a0c3-e701ae3b1908
Mixing classic and up to date activism on your long-established internet TV host https://visionon.tv/videos/recently-added get the "news you do not see on the news" every day.
A classic video about direct action and refuges https://visionon.tv/videos/watch/b94587bd-7f4d-4854-89a3-85a3d2f37dd9 Woomera- activists free asylum seekers
A good video from the #undercurrents days https://visionon.tv/videos/watch/4735cefd-8c83-403f-85e9-40391c6e0153 Oxford Graffiti night out short in support of #DIY media
This DuckDuckGo audit by @purism is a sobering read:
Remember that DuckDuckGo is venture capital-funded which means that they must exit—either become a publicly-traded multi-billion-dollar company (sell to the public) or sell to one of the incumbents.
(What we need is a publicly-funded but independently run search engine. The EU could create such a thing… if they didn’t have they heads firmly entrenched up Silicon Valley’s bumhole.)
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