One thing I have yet to see non-AP advocates bring up is the lack of the need to depend on centralized networks to use AP (at least, just AS). The e-mail model is a prime example and I think a lot of people look at it like IMAP (Internet e-mail) versus something like POP (which, tbh, just needs the IP stack).
Being "center" is no different from being right in this country (or in the world, frankly). You can't maintain the status quo without continuing the harm the status quo causes to people. Behavior and declarations like that are what people would refer to as "covert X" (where X would be sexism, transmisogyny (and transmisandry), racism, classism - all the -ism that stems from global white supremacy and hegemonic patriarchy).
(NGL, four years ago, I would have to look up each of those words, so I'm happy to define them once globally, if that means you'd be working to help dismantle them).
I hope y'all are understanding that CNN is right wing cosplaying as center now. There's way more important things to report on than that man — I haven't watched it (I don't dignify my time with State propaganda anymore) and I'm hoping y'all stop investing in outlets that do not give a fuck about y'all too.
This succinctly describes how I do think of the kind of projects (and what I hope more people) I aspire to:
The people at APHOT want to change the future of what news and social media can look like. Alciné said the team is hoping the learnings from the project can be used to build a new media platform centered on what people want, instead of corporate interests. Some examples he threw out were optimizing and prioritizing moderation instead of it being an additional feature, or making it clear to users how revenue works instead of privatizing advertising.
By 19th News: "'The world’s largest Black group chat': Behind the mission to preserve Black Twitter". The last event held by Wagatwe, Danny and I had a highlight in this article. Really eager to get to work on making this less of a project and more of a reality. https://19thnews.org/2023/05/black-twitter-archive-preserve-storytelling-community/
I want an OBS plugin that — once installed and with a click — allows me to handle my Owncast stream, similar to that for Twitch. Frankly, if it works without having to point it directly to Owncast (as I use a local restreaming service to send to Twitch and Owncast), that'd be a great add.
Can I write this in Rust? Maybe Python.
Okay, finally. If this can run on Android (and maybe iOS, thinking about the global context, not-US centric), this might be handy for $REDACTED. https://vlcn.io/background
One day, when my older PC dies, I'll move this laptop to be it and upgrade to the 13th. https://guides.frame.work/Guide/13th+Gen+Intel+Core+Upgrade+Overview/170
This man is pushing the kind of laws used back in the 1800s and early 1900s into current day. What's not really peeped on is this is focusing on China but serves as a basis towards anyone he deems as not in the interest of the State, like Cuba and Venezuela. That can expand as more regions are rejecting America's narratives. https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/3994861-desantis-signs-bill-that-will-ban-chinese-citizens-from-buying-land-in-florida/
https://gizmodo.com/chatgpt-openai-ai-contractors-15-dollars-per-hour-1850415474. People at Microsoft and OpenAI need to strike.
Two pieces from BlackMenBuild that I'm glad to see:
If I say that Black communities need to do more gatekeeping, there's going to be someone who's going to make it into a case of "self-segregation". And frankly, yeah. There's a lot of shit that people do not need to know about Black people (because it always gets turned into something that can be monetized). There are things that do need to be said, but Black liberal media avoids it a lot (because it needs to keep its sad alliance to patriarchal white supremacy — which is still blowing my mind to this very day) and well-off Black folks don't try to even publicly advocate for works that run counter to the things they claim to be against.
Hence Black capitalism.
I need some tips for making ePubs. There's material I have in PDFs but they're horrible for digital reading on the go because of the lack of reflow support, heavier due to embedded fonts (most of the time) and tbh, because it's mostly a binary format (ePubs are too but they're like an archive). I kinda put ePubs up there with SQLite databases.
Anyway, I want to turn the book of https://telekommunisten.net/the-telekommunist-manifesto/ into one that's a bit easier to read on smaller devices.
The government is getting more and more aggressive about protecting IP in the States, but does nothing w.r.t to China because they can't afford to threaten their relationship with one of their biggest manufacturing places.
Why I Retired my Webmention Server
OpenAI (née Microsoft, again, follow the fucking money) is forcing its way into as many products as possible. This has to be some kind of "moat" situation with no acknowledgements of the harms of these tools. It's irresponible at this point. The thing in Sentry is https://docs.sentry.io/product/issues/issue-details/ai-suggested-solution/
Okay now even Sentry has OpenAI in it as part of an "experiment" to help fix issues. Again, if I'm working on something sensitive, I do NOT want this being fed into some service, especially with all the shit wrong with the service itself.
AI and these generative tools are being shoved down our throats at this point.
So I'm seeing https://fiatjaf.com/ab1127fb.html pop up on my reader and of course, I got comments.
No serious competitor is likely to step in and build serious apps using a protocol that is directly controlled by Bluesky.
None has to; bridges can be made that makes them more viable. And again, let's be honest. We live in a society that puts celebrities, politicians and brands on a pedestal. BlueSky (the company) is not against that, and we have seen no shortage of the ilk on there. As far as my views goes, I'm not going to also balk at the current state of affairs, especially given how social media is designed today.
They decided to adopt this method as a placeholder until someone else doesn’t invent the impossible alternative that would provide all their desired properties in a decentralized manner
This isn't impossible per se. And nor is BlueSky seemingly interested that deeply in it. They made it clear that this flagship was meant to be centralized to iron — no, they can read on their own.
[..] other things that are typical of centralized networks and can’t be reliable or exact on truly open networks (like Nostr)
NGL, I stopped reading here. Deeming Nostr as the bastion of the solution when it avoids any sort of moderation by design (the last time I checked, especially since it preaches its anti censorship mantra with no mention of individual content protections) is enough for me to not take this seriously.
The World Workers' Party denounces white vigilantism with regard to Jordan Neely. https://www.workers.org/2023/05/70760
A political party that can explicit name the causes of these events is a party that I can have a sense of common understanding with.