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If there's anything to be learned from all these rescinded job offers, it's that you should never, ever give notice when changing jobs. Don't tell your previous employer you're leaving until you have actually started your new job.

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Fuck. I’ve finally caught covid after avoiding it for over two years. Picked it up from my dad who picked it up during his doctor’s appointment (we’ve ruled out all of the other potential sources) which I find utterly fucking annoying.

Typical, but fucking annoying.

Been prodding this visionon.tv it's working pretty well, like the new default landing page, you get to see what people like from and on the must bring back some old school expirence we can maybe learn from today.

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#peertube is #geekproblem but it's better than most visionon.tv/ managed to get a custom default URL after lost of faffing - It's logical if not obvious #UX

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So how did we get from the gleaming promise of the digital age as imagined in the 70s to the harsh cyberpunk reality of the 20s?

Centralization, rent seeking, planned obsolescence, surveillance, advertising, and copyright.

How do we move forward?

Re-decentralization, a rejection of the profit motive, building for the future/to be repaired, building for privacy, rejecting advertising, and embracing Free software.

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My use of hashtags is also mostly as I take existing concepts and add outcomes to them.

Examples is neoliberalism with the understanding of the outcomes, the numbers are from the Irish potato famine where the last time the mindset was millions of people were killed and displaced. Evidence based metaphors.

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Having a shared pool of hashtags is a way of creating social coheashern/action, so people can find and talk ACROSS silos – it’s a DIY “search” attempt if people use/share them.

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@thatonecalculator @petersanchez @darksky ah, I was waiting for the XMPP crowd to butt in.

I've set-up and run five XMPP servers. I've been a pretty heavy XMPP user, and used both OpenPGP and OTR encryption on XMPP.

XMPP is unusable for most people, because the matrix of which client/server software implements which XEPs is a kilometer deep and a mile long.

This means I cannot reliably know if the person I will be talking to will have the particular combination of XEPs available.

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The base sentiment here is good, but it's incorrect to pin the blame on "for profit"ness.

I personally see, on a several-times-a-week basis, entire online discussion forums & communities that vanished overnight because the site admins or whoever kept renewing the domain names got tired & took it all down one day. Dead links, dead sites, dead mailing lists. It's a regularly-occurring problem in research & there's no way it's unique to my research topic.

All sites depend on someone's motivation.

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Case in point, lest anyone conclude this is a "it happened in the 90s" issue, Diaspora shutting down. This year.

Note that I don't have a single-brushstroke solution to the linkrot problem; even Internet Archive has a depth-limit vulnerability. Persuading all those indie PHPbb admins to regularly update everything would be slow, gritty, thankless work with inconsistent success rates.

But it highlights the importance of IA and other dedicated srchivist projects & their need for stable funding.

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@lanodan looks like a culture problem.
Not having your own hardware and relying on multiple third party services is the normal way of doing things.

Using multiple amazon services adding a cdn, hosting your js on another cdn, using fonts hosted by google, embedding a viden from youtube adding tracker from facebook/google, relying on a db provided by azure and then you cry because service X change its ToS or increase its price once you are captive.
So you migrate your service X to provider Y with a blog post on your Medium explaining you've seen the light and that's way cheaper now.
Two years later provider Y…

That's the way many things work now.

Nice to see the videos on neo-liberalism trending on visionon.tv/videos/local?sort=

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Over 4 billion people use the Web. Fewer than 10 million people use the Fediverse.

If you're a developer and wish to make the Fediverse more popular, building Fedi tools for users already in the Fediverse will barely change that number. Building Web services that just happen to have Fediverse integration will make for a massive change.

#ActivityPub #Fediverse #Developer #FLOSS #IndieWeb #Mastodon #PixelFed

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Nice to see the videos on neo-liberalism trending on visionon.tv/videos/local?sort=

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