Ever shifting, ever changing
Time for an #introduction!
I live in Canada, born and raised. I've lived in a tiny town, a large city, and a medium sized city, in that order. I think the medium sized city is my favourite.
I've been exploring computers and systems since an early age and over the past decade or so I've started putting more emphasis on privacy, security, obscurity, self expression, and how those things can be supported or hindered by technology. I'm not a professional coder but I've taken a few years of school focused on programming and computers in general. My main source of income isn't directly programming but it sure is made easier by knowing how to tell computers what to do for me!
The past few years have been filled with raising my two young kids, Python, Java, Raspberry Pi, home networking, reducing my internet footprint, securing my home network, etc etc etc, ad nauseum.
Anyway, I'm glad to be here with you fine entities, I hope to learn and share lots! I'm very easy going, so if you ever have any questions or comments, or if I do something that rubs you the wrong way, please let me know!
Anarchitecture: An Introduction to Anarchic Software Development https://hackernoon.com/anarchitecture-d8643tlw?source=rss
The French government switched to Matrix, the German government evaluates free, open and federated messaging solutions, Nextcloud Talk became a great Slack replacement, public authorities in Germany consider a mass exodus from Twitter & Co after EuGH ruling, next stop Mastodon... Seems like we have both, the (political) momentum and the technology to make 2020 a great year for the free & open internet!
#Matrix #XMPP #Nextcloud #Mastodon #Germany #France
Some light reading for tonight.
!worldcat Worldcat union library catalogue
!hn Hacker News
!ngram Google Ngram Viewer
!trends Google Trends
!dict and !define: dictionaries
!etym Online Etymological Dictionary
!se Stack Exchange
!ud Urban Dictionary
There are *thousands*.
!bang <term> to search bangs.
All from the navbar as DDG is my default search engine.
PSA: duckduckgo has !-keywords that redirect searches to other sites
!w - wikipedia
!g - if you want to be a heretic
!aur - the AUR lol
!gh - github
!wa - wolfram alpha
so to search wikipedia for the article on crabs you type
if you set ddg as yr default search you can jump to literally all of the webbed site searches with minimal keystrokes
Poverty, billionaires, inequality, wage slavery
Taxes, taxes, taxes.
Discussion about Poverty & billionaires https://libre.video/videos/watch/bce85a46-f295-4327-b46f-f528fbe341ef
that paper where they scraped Mastodon and found cauliflowers
Progress! I have formatted the open letter, and it looks pretty much ready to send around. Here it is in PDF:
And here is a copy in basic HTML:
Ever shifting, ever changing
A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.