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Maybe it's just because this is where my interest lies, but reading a few takes on how to Fix The Web yesterday I really think a major issue are the discovery hueristics we use. Their incomprehensibility and shallowness promotes the bad and buries the good.

There's PLENTY of good links! Otherwise I'd be wanting to tear The Web down rather than just JS...

I created Odysseus to explore some partial solutions, but I'm keen to see others address the problem from a different angle! Links? Advice?

Sadly for now I need to keep disk caching off because WebKit seems to have support for ETags, which I should remove first.

Give us checksums that the browser will ask for and compare itself, dammit, could make so much things better, like automatic torrent and basic downloads verification.

Hi Fediverse 👋

we keep on preparing the launch of our new website. And I'm happy to tell you that we will be sponsored by the hosting provider Greenhost.

They are one of the few providers being privacy-friendly, running on renewable energy and supporting ".software" domains. Additionally they embrace free and open source software 🙂

PS: As often mentioned before, the preview of our new website can be seen here:

I installed T-UI (Terminal based launcher - ) today and it instantly eliminated all check emails, check mastodon, check all messenger, check emails again habits.

I guess it's more because of the unfamiliarity of the interface than any inherent benefit to it. Let's see how this will go. Maybe I'll just have to keep changing my phone UX radically every few months.

Games as a service, or the modern re-imagining of coin operated games.

It’s 2020.

It’s easier than ever to have your own site.

If you want help, e-mail me at or just reply and I’ll help.

It’s super evident that platforms that exist aren’t going to help you out. So let’s stop sharecropping on platforms that harms us and our own. (

@dredmorbius @freakazoid @kick @enkiv2 Back even further, the plan was that the web would eventually use URIs, which would be dereferenced to fragile URLs. But the host-independent transport layer never happened because one-way links that break were "good enough". URIs only really survived in the DTDs.

@dredmorbius @enkiv2 @kragen @zardoz @kick @freakazoid
Yeah, SSB = scuttlebutt. It's an incredibly interesting protocol and community with really vital discussion about norms and community management with a kind of vaguely left-libertarian flavor, hobbled by a couple specific technical problems that make onboarding & setup hard & make it tough to implement clients that aren't electron apps.

Added some #janet bindings for #btprnt, which I think will prove to be very useful. As a proof of concept, I wrote a Janet program that uses btprnt to render itself to an image.

If you're a reader and you like ebooks, let me recommend checking out your local public library (if it's got a collection in your language). The DRM stuff is annoying, but if you can make it work or strip it off, many public libraries have extensive collections - all the public libraries in the province of Nova Scotia share one - and are eager to have more readers. On a dedicated reader or a phone it can be just a handful of clicks and you're reading a book for free, and the author got paid.

What about a federated, distributed internet naming system (DINS) that:
- is backwards compatible with DNS clients, so even DINS-unaware devices can use it
- includes a public key in its entries to authenticate changes, and allow certificate-authority-less secure communication
- is not controlled by any central entity
- is not dependent on any central server
- will have a .dins TLD
- will have first-come, first-serve domains
- will be completely free of charge


@freakazoid The term is ... slightly ... exaggerated.

But you have elements of:

- A Received (or Revealed) Knowledge.
- An Annointed Priesthood.
- Sacred Texts.
- An exceedingly close relationship with Power.
- Ideological Purity Tests.
- A large Propaganda Arm.
- A strong resistence to actual empirical knowledge, most especially from the sciences.
- Routine rubbishing of dissident thought.
- Numerous True Believers.

The descriptions not far off.

@kick @zardoz @enkiv2 @kragen

Can someone recommend to me a non-video tutorial for blender that just... tells me how the goddamn buttons do? I don't need a long grounding in the theory behind three-dimensional space, I just want to know how to pull the pieces of the cube to make them look like a slightly different cube.

"You shouldn’t name your variables after their types for the same reason you wouldn’t name your pets 'dog' or 'cat'."

-- Dave Cheney

Observations from our first big Outlaws on mars playtest: 

@dredmorbius @kick @enkiv2 @freakazoid
Of course, one look at the state of computer security shows that for most cases (even very important ones) the social countermeasures are weaker than the technical ones. It's a lot easier to social engineer or rubber hose than to crack even a pretty weak password.

@kick To be clear, I'm trying to distinguish WoT-as-concept as opposed to WoT-as-implementation.

In the sense of people relying on a trust-based network in ordinary social and commerce interactions in real life, not in a PGP or other PKI sense, that's effectively simply _how we operate_.

Technically-mediated interactions introduce complications -- limited information, selective disclosure, distance, access-at-a-distance.

But the principles of meatsapce trust can apply.

@enkiv2 @freakazoid

is there a good pure-clojurescript reactive web framework or do i have to use react + bindings? (are inferno and preact worth trying? react is huuge.)

@freakazoid @dredmorbius @kick @enkiv2
Just to point out -- URLs/URIs are W3C specced but aren't part of HTTP. (You guys know this but it's important to make this distinction here.) HTTP URLs are always over HTTP & so can't be content-addressed -- they're always host-based. But you can stick an SSB, IPFS, or onion address in an HTML anchor tag.

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