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What is the Fediverse?
The free social network, simply explained in 30 seconds.

torresjrjr.com/archive/2020-07

For explaining the gist of the Fediverse to your unenlightened friend. Feedback and contributions are most welcome.

Mess with the fabric of the Fediverse, and it will mess with you

UI devs, please spare my eyes and sanity

and CPU (CSS plugins).

(top) This is not a dark theme.
(bottom) This is a dark theme.

Over the past 15 years of using #XMPP, I've seen many messengers come and go. People complain about the hassle of switching messengers, but many express a preference for the "simplicity" of gated gardens.... Do they count the cost of switching as well?

A truly sustainable messenger can only be a decentralized protocol, not just an app.

Learn how to join:
- joinjabber.org

- sr.ht/~xamanu/xmpp-server
- snikket.org/service/quickstart

There are not enough distinguishable symbols in all the european alphabets combined to cover the realms of physics I'm revising, even with super/sub-scripts & affixes.

Written physics is an alien language.

The #Signal messenger has become very problematic lately, and most of its problems come from it being centralised.

You may want to follow and support a decentralised messenger project instead, there are many of them on the Fediverse:

➡️ @snikket_im - New initiative giving XMPP servers & clients a newbie-friendly unified look and feel

➡️ @xmpp - The XMPP standards foundation

➡️ @matrix - Matrix is best known for its Element client

➡️ @delta - Messaging through email

➡️ @briar - P2P messaging

I'm happy that I'll be part of two meetings this month in front of the EU Commission talking about decentralized social networks and the work we've done socialhub.activitypub.rocks/t/

I believe this conversation is an important one to have, and I'd like to expand on why below.

Everytime someone personifies evolution or natural selection, a species of cute wolly megafauna dies

TIL git add -p

Sourcehut.org is a beautiful thing of existance. Thank you.

Just nuked my ~/.config

r0ml.medium.com/free-software-

As much as I disdain this article (it’s a Medium article, what did I expect?), he’s right on the point of the confusing lexicography of “Free Software”. It’s too ambiguous and semantically incorrect.

Love Live Libre Software!

After further reading, I understand some counterpoints.

But you have to separate a lot of the wheat from the chaff.

A lot of salty snakes slithering out of their dens since Stallman's return. So many cringe and headache inducing open letters and statements.

"Richard Stallman announcing his return to the Free Software Foundation's Board of Directors"

Catting swap files are trippy. Remember to wipe your .swp's. I saw a some PGP in there.

"Blogging vs. blog setups" by @rakhim

Yup, this hits close to home. Very much of this moment. 😅

rakhim.org/honestly-undefined/