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The multi-tenant web is the Big Tech web is the surveillance capitalism web. You’re not going to win at their game.

The single tenant web is the Small Web. Want to help reshape the topology of communication (and thus politics) in the 21st century? Look there.

Site.js is a tool for developers to build the small web.

Here’s a sneak peek at the next version of the Site.js web site. It’s running with Site.js on my laptop and exposed via ngrok so might not be up for long:

Quick reminder that scheduled maintenance on begins in just under one hour


I would recommend this book if you haven't read it. He has a podcast (streamed) too.

I've just read Greenpeace's report on the energy sources for serverfarms.

There's some interesting takeaways. Looks even more vital now to promote alternative entertainment outside of the "streaming services"!

Streaming is not green. Downloading it won't be much better, but will once you've rewatched it instead of something else!

@TheGibson @dildog there are a lot of places where LTE in a chip, even if it is supposedly disabled, would effectively give people real problems.

The issue is for those places; does server brand X model Y have this chip? Maybe only variant/option Z of that model? Do they just ban entire ranges?

Did you know?... The government of Ontario, Canada passed an Apology Act in 2009. It specifically states that saying "sorry" about something is legally not an admission of guilt.

This is ... cursed to say the least. Hellraiser level of horror here.

"Browser Functions is a platform for running functions written using the Web API, on a server. ... The functions are actually executed within a browser on the server (e.g. Chrome or Firefox). This means that front-end code can be used directly in the backend."

Browser tabs are lower cost than containers, this tells me. So let's put our code into server-side browser tabs? :flan_molotov:

Tao Te Ching 11

“We join spokes together in a wheel,
but it is the center hole
that makes the wagon move.

We shape clay into a pot,
but it is the emptiness inside
that holds whatever we want.

We hammer wood for a house,
but it is the inner space
that makes it livable.

We work with being,
but non-being is what we use.”

That’s beautiful.

It's going to take a long time to heal the country. But we have to be honest. Consider that all of these are possible:

1920: my father was born a slave
1970: my grandfather was born a slave
2020: my great grandfather was born a slave
2070: my great great grandfather was born a slave

We are in this for the long haul. These wounds are not ancient history and won't be until long after we're dead

@mrb curious about @info - how's it funded? Thinking of starting a blog in addition to my one for easier commenting and syndication, and yours does seem to be as up-to-date and has almost as many users as the official instance. Would love to help so it's not solely funded by one person 😃

Eyyy, so to introduce myself.

I'm a minimalist and I like keeping simple things simple.

Been doing web dev for over ten years and I try to avoid dependencies whenever possible. Vanilla CSS with some JavaScript that's lean is better than any framework.

Code itself is technical debt. Less code is less debt.

Hobbies include laying on my couch thinking I should be more productive, writing long winded essays, staring at my always growing pile of books, and trying to find fellow humans online.

IBM, Amazon, and Microsoft have admitted the harms that face surveillance in the hands of police cause to vulnerable communities. What more does Congress need to hear before they ban government use of this dangerous tech?

Hot take: We should aim for 'decentralized' networks that are simple enough that they can be understood and improved by lots of people.

The 'fully distributed, but only fully understood by a few people' pattern is unsustainable and tends toward a society where software developers are not representative of software users.

Linux Community // Racism 

I've had to unfollow some Linux personalities lately on YouTube/Twitter/Fedi.

They can't see that the "white people are discriminated against all the time" argument is just all over problematic.

Racism doesn't effect all equally. White supremacy is so heavily entwined with western culture and to be ignorant of privilege is just part of that.

Ongoing question:

What are my options to apply for work at a foundation

if i'm in the northern part of the US bordering canada

(or company, as long as it's something like Canonical that exists more to do real work than lock up value from the world.)

uspol, facebook, please sign 

I don't agree with Joe #Biden on many things, but he's not #Trump and he's trying to hold #Facebook to account.

I can't sign myself until I'm working somewhere else, but if people could sign this, especially if you live in the US, please do so, and thank you!


Sorry for my foul mood tonight. This whole talk about "the PSF shouldn't have made a 'Black Lives Matter' statement" is something that pissed me off.

Is there an #Android keyboard out there that doesn't suck?

Basically I want a 1:1 replacement for Gboard, basically same layout but doesn't snoop on you as you type.

AnySoftKeyboard sucks because of confusing layout

Simple Keyboard lacks a built in spell checker or Emoji board

Hacker Keyboard sucks because of too many keys, and bad layout

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