Doctoral thesis successfully defended, also survived the doctoral dinner/party, the after party and the after-after party. Sleep needed :-)
No, I am not interested in joining your proprietary social network
I don’t care whether it’s ello or sgrouples or FriendFace or app.net or whatever, I am not joining another walled-in social network owned by a single organization. I already have enough of those.
Remember, Facebook used to be ad-free, somewhat closed, had no data mining, and didn’t force you to sign up with your real name. Then they decided they had to make money, and their only resource was a captive user base.
Twitter used to be ad-free with no data mining, and it used to be open so anyone could write clients for it. Then they decided they had to make money, and that meant making sure clients showed ads properly, and that meant locking out your favorite Twitter client and showing you posts that nobody had retweeted.
Go back even further into the past, and LiveJournal used to be run by a small team of people who were directly engaged with their user base. Then they sold out to a company who didn’t care, who sold out to a Russian company who were in it for the money.
Make no mistake, this cycle will repeat itself with ello and all the other closed-off single-provider social networks. Servers cost significant time and money to run — I know because I run some. Unless you have an eccentric millionaire or a trust fund to pay for the hosting, as the site grows, sooner or later someone’s going to decide that it needs to pay for itself. In fact, even if you have funding from an eccentric millionaire, you’re still reliant on their whims to keep the privacy and advertising policies you like.
- Richard Stallman's TEDx video is our new favorite tool for introducing newcomers to free software. Share it! https://u.fsf.org/124Show all 16 replies
>> Kevin Everets:
“Could FSF not host the video on a MediaGoblin instance?”
The video is hosted in the page linked in the note.
More precisely, at http://audio-video.gnu.org/video/TEDxGE2014_Stallman05_HQ.ogg.
You don't need to go to Youtube or anywhere else.
jrobb likes this.downloaded, watched, loved it! great work! I'm now seeding the torrent (thanks Luis Guzmán) and wondering if there are ongoing efforts to subtitle and translate it already. heck, even the slides could be translated, for us to deliver this AWESOME speech to non-English speakers worldwide
Yutaka Niibe likes this.
This is an oft-occuring scenario for me:
- see a link to a photo on instagram
- "OK, let's click this, maybe I'll learn what's fuss about instagram at the same time"
- click link
- see an entirely white blank web page
- "oh, I have to enable scripting to see anything"
- get angry at today's web design
- close page
Good morning & tzag pumpiverse, and happy birthday, Debian!
Roll Your Own YouTube/Flickr With MediaGoblin (LinuxJournal)Show all 5 replies
- I'm happy to say that I'll be co-chairing the upcoming Social Web Working Group at the W3C. Per the announcement, we'll be defining three standards.
- A serialization for social data. This will likely be Activity Streams 2.0 or some future version.
- A client-to-server API. This will be likely be based on the Open Social Embedded Experiences API - a simple, RESTful Activity-Streams-based API.
- A server-to-server protocol for sharing data between social networks.
I'll be working hard to keep pump.io up with this WG without running too far ahead nor disrupting the work of third-party devs. I'm still trying to work out how to make it work -- my guess is that we'll support both the current API and the WG suite in parallel for a while, then deprecate the current API as uptake goes on.
I'm very excited about this Working Group and I hope people who are concerned about free and open social networks will help make it a success.Show all 15 replies
OK, everybody stand back! Installing a new 2TB drive in my desktop computer and installing a fresh Debian "wheezy" on it! :-)Show all 9 repliesUm, @Freemor , I don't trust 2TB drives *in* RAID arrays. A rebuild takes too long. If the drives are from the same batch (often are, which is stupid), they may well fail during the rebuild. Really does happen... Maybe it'd work out with the "levels" that look like distributed file systems, but...
X11R5 likes this.Same here. My NAS was built with 1TB drives even though 2TB were available and affordable. My next bigger array will probably be made with the smaller arrays arrayed into one larger array.
There will definitely be a learning curve involved but from what I've read so far much safer data wise.
firstname.lastname@example.org likes this.I would love to experiment with some small systems coupled with 2-3 drives, dual GigE, and ceph for an expandable home storage system. Neither time nor funding for that right now. Plus the stupid fast-enough switch issue. But I suppose the network bottleneck only exacerbates the rebuild time issue.
XMPP, mail, contacts, calendar, music-streaming, pump.io, mediagoblin, probably some more I just forgot and since recently: a jitsi videobridge.
Preferably on completely free hardware that runns FreedomBox.
- My new Sansa Clip player is here (the old one broke). Commence Rockbox installation!Show all 5 replies
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We hope you agree after reading the whole thing that we work super hard to make maximum use of the money you donate, and that you can't get a better deal dollar for dollar on supporting network freedom!
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Yep, still feel like I'm working on the right projects.
- Big jump in donations! We're now at 55% to the first goal and past 19k.. how fast can we beat 20k? http://mediagoblin.org/pages/campaign.html