I wonder if rhyming is a bit like music: humans inherently enjoy it even if that doesn't make a ton of technical sense

Wait lol am i unable to follow gargron? I know our instance has some weird settings but I'm able to follow other people on .social

Subsidiarity keeps data "as close as possible to the social context of creation;" relies on "a plurality of solutions" that are federated and interoperable; and it leverages and extends "online and offline trust and institutions."

@xjix @eris fedi and SSB are different animals.

In system terms, fedi aims to build a meshwork layer on top of an inherent hierarchy (servers). With syndication, instances, open source code (of course) etc.

SSB is meshwork from ground-up. No servers, no cloud, messages hop from device to device directly. Your social graph is also your architecture.

I've thought about writing basically this article (nice that someone else did it instead), but I'd suggest the solution is Scuttlebutt or something like it macwright.com/2020/08/22/clean

What are the norms around federation blocks? If instance B is not on top of blocking bad instances (out of laziness), is it likely instance A blocks B? Or doesn't matter?

I just noticed "foreach" on npm is controlled by a single maintainer.

I also noticed they let their personal email domain expire, so I bought it before someone else did.

I now control "foreach" on NPM, and the 36826 projects that depend on it.

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Be the glitch you want to see in the matrix.

@teslas_moustache @fabianhjr I've been wanting an app that shows me places where I can be inside without being expected to consume. Could osm solve this in theory? How much lobbying would I have to do to make it a thing?

A more algorithmic feed in mastodon would actually be a nice option.


I'm working on an introductory #book about #decentralisation protocols. 🦄

It serves as a taster for different technologies, and provides you with a path forward to deepen your studies if you're so inclined.

I'll cover #ActivityPub, #Hyper, #IPFS, and #SSB. Each chapter is a brief intro and a hands-on project using #JavaScript.

The book will be CC licensed. If that sounded interesting, add yourself to the interested readers list at:


New in @WIRED, reminiscing on @BuyThisPlatform with @daspitzberg and showcasing @exittocommunity progress:

You—Yes, You!—Would Be a Better Owner for Twitter Than Elon Musk wired.com/story/you-yes-you-wo

What fedi software are you using right now?

:boost_rainbow: for larger audience pls

People who rage on GNOME and Mastodon have yet to ever give a good reason as to why both projects have an exponentially higher use base than other competing projects.

Don't @ me

RT @HarryCockburn@twitter.com: UN secretary general Antonio Guterres: "Climate activists are sometimes depicted as dangerous radicals. But the truly dangerous radicals are the countries that are increasing production of fossil fuels.

Investing in new fossil fuel infrastructure is moral and economic madness."

We're listed as one of the best #free #opensource #Android apps by
"AntennaPod, is a completely open source podcast app that can help you overcome your Spotify addiction."

The mailbox.

Not finished yet, but this is how the onboarding probably gonna look like:

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