This is berzerk. Ball bearings in a petri dish lined with metal form roots when exposed to a high voltage wire. youtube.com/watch?v=PeHWqr9dz3

Soaking my partner's old GBA in alchohol overnight to see if i can get all this corrosion off. oof

Feeling, as I do, that Gemini and other efforts are not going to far any better than old man HTTP/HTML if they succeeded...
Lately I've been instead wondering, what if we had a simple protocol for delivering data in standard schema (with sane schema versioning) instead? The data would then be rendered by the recipient browser into a layout and theme of the recipient's choosing.
Advantages:
* By adding a constraint (set of schema) we reduce the room for sillyness so close to a protocol layer, and push creativity back up to the actual substance of the message.
* Lots of content on the web now effectively corresponds to standard types anyway so we can just import these and use as-is to facilitate mirroring.
* By preventing entirely, at philosophical and protocol level, the idea of author-specified layout and behaviour (except in defined, recipient-configurable ways), we reduce the attractiveness of a scripting system.
* It's got accessibility baked into the concept - the schema could even support images in such a way that alt-text is a frank requirement. And if someone enters "blah" now at least you know they're a jerk and not merely thoughtless.
* Versioning and schema naming mean browsers can choose what to support, and plugins or local scripting support could let users opt into or experiment with "bleeding edge" schema to support their needs.
* Sending data to servers or peer to peer as well as receiving it can be easily supported as well, whereas a lot of "simplify the web but keep the complex and arbitrary markup" projects eschew POST/PUT.
Disadvantages:
* Client behaviours would have to keep up with one another and respect version numbers of supported schema etcetera. A standard track for new or improved schema would be needed.
* Standards heavy RFC style design lends itself to abuse by dominant players, like how Google destroyed the W3C
* Getting user buy-in would require designers to make a few nice experiences for users, from "browser style", to "info-wall" or RSS, to "async, send notifications on triggers".. Design usually lacks in early hackery ideas

"this phillips head screw is stripped"
*dremel goes BRRRZSCTCHSZZ*
"this flathead came out juust fine."

You ever just... accidentally install ubuntu gnome? I woke up today to find that my effort to make kde connect a little more accessible by installing related packages resulted in adding a whole desktop environment. Here's :cupofcoffee: to timeshift.

I just set up and now i feel like all my computer problems are solved. I can use my phone screen as a touchpad, lock my desktop remotely, run commands from my phone, synchronize notifications. I'm blown away.

@wilw The reason Google tried to kill off RSS is because they consider any kind of "index, directory, or data structure that makes the web organized and easier to access a thread to their business model.

Google wants to be the only gateway into the information, and so RSS had only downside risk for them.

Now, in 2021, everyone should be using RSS as much as possible to help eliminate dependency on BigTech, and some day even create a fully semantic web.

Good Morning Today is Prickle-Prickle, the 34th day of Chaos in the YOLD 3187

In the last year Google has banned: the Element app, the LBRY app, and several Fediverse apps. If you get all of your apps from a single corporation, be it Google or Apple, you should make an effort to change that.

If you have an Android phone F-Droid is an alternative app repository, and it’s very easy to install! All of the previously mentioned apps have been available from F-Droid throughout being dropped from the Play Store.

If you have an iPhone, please consider other options for your next device. Apple does not respect you enough as a user to consider you possibly more capable of deciding what you should install on your phone than they are. That is absurd; please stop rewarding this behavior with your money.

Yay! I just learned that MozillaVPN with a GUI for Linux ubuntu(+) and cool integration with firefox has dropped. I'm all about supporting Mozilla at $5 a month to help them get over all financial dependence on google. launchpad.net/~mozillacorp/+ar

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Successfulness. Coming back to this tomorrow.

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NOPE. Virtualbox is just as terrifyingly arcane to me as I was afraid it'd be. Id love to come back to it someday, especially on a computer that isnt from 2006. Gonna just burn a dvd. Brasero looks fine. Wait. No. Brasero is apparently super awesome. Now to see if I can boot from this! If it works im prolly done with this project for today.

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Lol whats a open virtualization format... Gonna try to Create Virtual Machine from either the usb stick kr the iso file...

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O snap it won't boot from the iso but the whole contents is showing up mounted in caja. Cant actually seem to do anything with it though. Im gonna try to run it thru virtualbox but im afeared of vm's.

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hackers.town

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.