I'm definitely jaded. The last four years of reading has made me more hungry for sources. News outlets have to be "primary" ones, but they tend to lean in favor of reinforcing things that aren't neutral (hold for traffic and news - even sports is limited because they don't talk about minor leagues outside the big 3). Maybe TV was the problem all along, lol.
Due to Hurricane Ian and my locality, I decided to turn on the local news to see what the forecasters are saying. There was a good bit and then a moment came on about PSAs. It was a screencap/screencast of a local county's messaging on Twitter. Twitter. I promptly looked away, realizing that the news is definitely a joke and I need to stick to focusing on individual journalism.
A great use-case for decentralized social networking: during a tropical storm. Even if something local could be used as a beacon, that would be helpful for finding people. Maybe less ambitiously would be allowing people to talk to one another while they shelter in place. I don't think WiFi travels too far so this is assuming a lot.
Well. I'm just now realizing that I don't have money to pay for my Web server next month. I'm already a bit behind. So there's a good chance it'll be deleted. And my domains are due. Lol, it's more expensive to be online than I though.
That's fine. I'm saying that if one can go as far as to use it, I think it should also be something that's provided for clients outside the non-AP API.
Hot take: all ActivityPub servers that make use of OAuth2 must expose that info in their Actor response bodies. Dramatically simplifies the act of getting a token when coupled with OAuth Server Metadata implemented as well. If Mastodon (and other popular services) have done this, it could have made the act of implementing clients implementation-independent (because you have to figure out authentication as part of the development process).
They'll do this and keep the ones run by the US nice and squeaky. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2022/sep/27/meta-takes-down-influence-operations-run-by-china-and-russia
One of my pet projects is to eventually stop scrobbling to last.fm and keep it either on some local database or push it to something I can use self-host. Mainly to keep my listening history to myself because I don't really use discovery algorithms (it doesn't seem to be that effective if you mix behind trending and non-trending music).
My copy of "You've Been Played" (at https://bookshop.org/p/books/you-ve-been-played-how-corporations-governments-and-schools-use-games-to-control-us-all-adrian-hon/18041220?ean=9781541600171 came recently from a pre-order. Very eager to dive into this one.
it is so much easier to give in.
I love the argument: "but humans have always been violent". That's further from the truth, and we really need to start getting people to either read or actually learn non-McGraw Hill approved textbooks. They barely talk about the Civil Rights movement and will have spreads about the "glamour" of killing indigenous people; why would that be an accurate representation of the state of humanity?
I mentioned a while ago about how I mistook the leading games as an indicator of the kind of games people want — which is always incorrect. People don't even know that they've been monitored in the things they're using every day, so how can any "metric" be authentic of their behavior? This just motivates me to work with people who care about people to not feed into the excessively normalized state of violence that's randomly been deemed okay.
This comes to mind with the recent uptick (from my eyes, YMMV) of the amount of violence by the perpetrators of violence is made into media for everyone to glamorize. The money could have been given to the families harmed but instead, it's made into something to clamor for an award. It's so sick.
There's obviously a die-hard community around US military reenactment games. It's also wrong to say it's not used as a recruitment tool, (via https://gamerant.com/call-duty-modern-warfare-recruitment-tool/. Like there's literal people from the US Department of Defense involved in the making of these games.
I've been thinking a lot about games (and watching documentaries, videos) and it's more likely that there's people that learned about WWII and the Cold War mainly from Call of Duty and other games than like from actual history. There has to be a line about reenactments of actual events since these things are still being used as leverage in discussions (and these people grow up to be "voting members" of society or influence people who tend end up voting).
Would be best to enable the filter for the Godot base app, it's been getting a lot of work done on it. However, would this be something (the filter) that would be needed when the new means of deploying apps to AppCenter is out?