Recently I've noticed that all sorts of ephemeral content (that is gaining traction in the current world, sadly) - be it Instagram Stories (especially videos since they can't be just screenshoot), Snapchat messages (it's its selling point) or some weird stuff like MTS's "Доступ" ("Access") exhibit and its ads (about content with limited access that may disappear or something) littering the infospace and my VKontakte feed (the only service besides Instagram I still access directly rather than via my reader) clutters up my mind with anxiety. I like content. I like good content. But I'm anxious …
My "favorite" is when YouTube videos disappear. When Basho went out of business, they deleted their channel with all the conference talk recordings on it. I found my favorite talk on my hard drive, but I didn't archive anything else. Another example is #RightsRun the 24 hour Sonic 06 Twitch stream, of which only clips remain it seems :(
youtube-dl whole channels.
My Android phone has an IR blaster :)
But blockchain is not (just) about open participation. It's about trustlessness ("well actually" there are "permissioned blockchains" but that's just a glorified/terrible variant of Git pretty much). And society is built on trust. As Nicholas Weaver puts it, blockchains (trustlessness) is good for one thing only: censorship resistance, i.e. evading the law. It's just the only option for thing like ransomware. For everything else, systems with trust are many many orders of magnitude more efficient.
And I'd say systems without trustlessness can be "open participation". Dename was a pretty cool idea.
heh, I have posts denormalized in my database (so, always referenced by URL) — after receiving an update webmention for a post, the updated version shows up in all reply contexts.
(at the cost of some complex and not-very-fast PL/pgSQL procedures :D)
heh i just quit twitter
my habit now is lobste.rs, the orange website and some subreddits (/r/Buttcoin especially) and tumblr
It's pretty good. I run FreeBSD on Scaleway's ThunderX1 KVM VPS.
I/O was awfully slow though, until I discovered that it was because MSI-X was not used because of some silly blacklist thing. Fix:
This indieweb thing here also has similar concepts (replies etc.), why doesn't it count as social media? :)
It's hard to imagine a centralized way of banning websites online.
Seems like the fediverse/Mastodon world is moving towards shared instance block lists, i.e. pick some people you trust and import their block list. For now it doesn't seem to be a proper automated feature, just random github repos like the (awesomely named) BLOCKchain.
Works on Arm Cluster still lists ThunderX2 with an asterisk (early/NDA)… is it actually generally available now?
10.04?? You were actually using an 8 year old version? o_0
ooh. I like the name more than the font itself though :D
Bridgy Fed makes it automatic! There's a bug currently, but it used to work very well
ooh, Reeder is still a thing! I remember that from back in the day… (not really using Apple devices these days)
It's been about:blank for a few years now :) used to use some service (start… .io?) back in the day
I added a limit of 2 photos max to my reader, now the feed doesn't blow up :)
Encouraging mf2json in an alternate? woah, what happened to the anti-sidefile fight, the html-as-one-true-source idea?