Fediverse vs Fascism: my prediction
Welp. I hate to be a Cassandra again, but here we are. We're witnessing the beginning of the end of the Fediverse as we know it, in my opinion.
And it's not because Gab joined. And it's not because Kiwi Farms is joining. It's because the privileged people making the decisions are going to play centrist and allow it all until the people most at risk get pushed out.
The fact that right-wingers are butthurt about Fediverse admins exercising the right to freedom of association by refusing to federate with the new Gab instance is additional proof that they don't give a shit about freedom of speech or any other kind of freedom.
If all these goose-stepping snowflakes wanted was a safe space, they could just turn off federation like any other instance.
What they want is the /license/ to force other people to read or listen to their bullshit.
2600 has added a listing of local ICE collaborators to https://concentrationcamps.us .
@cognifice A new internet protocol which is being collaboratively developed by some folks on gopher. See gopher://zaibatsu.circumlunar.space:70/1/~solderpunk/gemini for details.
"Recently, when I logged into the Mastodon instance sunbeam.city—a “Libertarian Socialist solarpunk instance”—I found a photo of someone’s blooming spider plant next to a conversation about the consequences of ethical transparency in hierarchical systems. It struck me as the quintessential early-Internet experience."
I have a few projects I am working on:
* Tilde Center - decentralized/federated tilde server network
* Tildex - decentralized/federated application and services
* Babili - extendable virtual assistant bot core
* abots - The shared library between all those projects (short for "a bunch of tiny scripts")
Hey, this zine that I worked on in out. NODE Vol 01, free digital release and physical preorder, https://n-o-d-e.net/nodevol01.html
This first volume is 150 pages long, and, it's packed with features on P2P projects, such as Dat, Beaker, Ricochet IM, Aether. There are tutorials showing projects like the new NODE Mini Server, 3D print long range wifi antennas, how to chat via packet radio, and how to Libreboot the Thinkpad X200. There's also a handy open source directory at the back, and more!
Lots of things circulating around the phlogosphere recently. Here's some of my thoughts & responses:
Somebody translated Star Wars into Anglish and it's hilarious