:boost_ok: :ablobcatwave: Please boost this post if you would like the EFF to join the fediverse. :ablobcatbongo:

In a survey the EFF sent me, I suggested they create an account on the fediverse, so they can reach more supporters and support innovative free software that promotes interoperability among platforms, something they've advocated for in the past, too.

If you can boost this post, maybe I'll be able to show them that there are quite a few users who would like them here!

The EFF is the infamous nonprofit organisation that fights for privacy, government transparency, and digital freedom. Their fight is very important, and the EFF is very special to me. https://www.eff.org/about https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_Frontier_Foundation

You can see some of their work here https://www.eff.org/work

In the meantime, you can follow @eff, which is an unofficial mirror of their Twitter.

I may be slightly irrationally excited to have received a new H5 digital . Nice upgrade from my PMD660 (2GB cards were getting hard to find!) 4-track recording, XLR inputs with 48V phantom power, quite nice internal mics, and it can act as a USB audio device to . Nice quiet preamps too.

Sounded incredible with my 990 . is going to get some more runtime than usual this weekend 🙂

Hi - I'm new here. I feel like a refugee finding my people. For example, here's what I wrote a couple of years ago: sourcerer.ca/bjb/2019/04/14/we.
I was reading @jgoerzen blog, and finally tried out mastodon, and it seems pretty great here. Thanks John : -) Oh, I'm supposed to include #introduction ; there you go. And my web site passes that "weight" test too, without my having to make any changes (brag). In my spare time I build a few C-based programs on a buildbot instance on my devuan box.

A compelling article about Gergoy Alvarez: "Living Like It's 99" in which he discusses ditching both social media and his smartphone. alvarez.io/posts/living-like-i

He also talks about the watch, which is capable of fully-disconnected operation, including turn-by-turn GPS driving directions. Pretty nifty device, 14-day battery life and transflective screen (= no need for backlight in bright conditions). Wound up getting one. Happy with it.

A thought-provoking article by a person that ditched his social media and even smartphone. He found a lot of happiness in it. alvarez.gumroad.com/l/living-l

@cjd @jgoerzen I’d like to add that one of the primary goals of the Yggdrasil project, and all of the accompanying research that we do, is to build a routing scheme which can scale into the future. It’s very much an iterative process — cjdns has had some scaling problems in the past without the assistance of the Route Servers, Yggdrasil’s greedy routing scheme as it exists today also has some scaling issues (albeit at a higher node count ceiling) and we are continuing to find ways to fix that.

the mars landing video was recorded on the rover by a computer running #linux

stock off the shelf camera and computer hardware on that system, per press conference


"thank you to the open source community for allowing us to use your amazing software" -- NASA team lead for EDL camera system

@cjd Thank you, by the way, for all your work on . A project that aims to replace the Internet and has a credible start on it, in a very similar way to how NSFNet started to build out, is very exciting to me. Even in my own local situation, trying to connect some very remote locations, it is immediate appeal.

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@cjd Would you happen to have a "state of the project" on ? It sounds like a fantastic project, and I'm excited about the Rust implementation, but it *looks* like it is in decline (links bitrotted, Reddit communities gone for years, decline in Hyperboria nodes from 2500 in 2015 to 400 now). I completely understand that looks can be deceiving and maybe this is an area I can pitch in to help. Is it still a lively project or have you/others moved to other things? (If so, what?)

12/ Recovering free will online

My points are: 1) to get you to dream big, and 2) to show you how those dreams may already be reality, or very close.


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11/ I've written a lot about instant messengers and chat here lately, so I'll not repeat myself, but check out those threads if you're interested.

Also in social media, of course, there is , , and - particularly interesting due to its use of .

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10/ Recovering free will online

P2P infrastructure is being built out. , , , and are all common. Did you know you can build an offline-capable, delay-tolerant mesh with ? Or run atop ?

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Let's look at the tech. For data link and networking, of course there are , and . is atop . can form a mesh. is a powerful delay-tolerant network. and form mesh networks, optionally using the existing Internet as a backhaul; their goal is nothing less than replacing the Internet. of course provides some of this too, at a different layer.

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If privacy and anonymity were more common, what would that mean for us? No more creepy ads because targeting wouldn't be possible? Less guarded conversations?

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What about freedom from manipulation? Isn't that, fundamentally, what the attention economy is all about?

If we could dramatically lower the cost of running services and the barrier to entry, would that make non-profits more common? Would it weaken the ad economy? Think of the possibilities.

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6/ Recovering free will online

We have so many walled gardens, from Github to Facebook. It doesn't have to be this way.

itself is a powerful example.

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We're used to costs rising dramatically when something gets popular. What if that weren't the case? Could you take on Youtube from your garage?

Things like , , and are making these ideas possible, right now.

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