Space Alien Cat
"The universe did not choose to exist either. We have no right to complain."
-- +Sakari Maaranen
(And it has one hell of a gripe list.)
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"Curator and art historian Ruben Cordova thought that Facebook was the perfect platform to archive the photographic materials equivalent to almost a decade’s worth of his research. [...] [On] November 16..., [Facebook] permanently disabled his account due to an alleged violation of community standards banning sexually explicit content. And with that, Cordova lost access to 9 years’ worth of aggregated resources and materials."
@dredmorbius Ah, good stuff! This is very much the space in which I've been doing a lot of pondering recently. (You may have seen my own ramblings about Cavern, a local-first social-media prototype. If not, it's linked in my profile.)
I'm interested to hear if you have any concrete ideas for the formatting issue. I like plaintext, but it means no embedding of pictures, no bold/italic etc... but I really dislike Markdown's ambiguity, and suspect it'd have issues wrt federation.
@wrenpile But but I was TOLD distinctly that Edge was the Future of Browsers and that if I didn't like it I was just too dumb to understand the Future
@natecull The yellow jacket riots have become something of a hornet's nest.
We have an announcement.
TIL: in Indonesia the abbreviation PHP has been appropriated to stand for “Pemberi Harapan Palsu”, basically translated as “giver of false hope”. The definition has transcended infotech into everyday popular culture over here.
This is awesome and needs to be much more widely known.
POSSE: Publish (on your) Own Site, Syndicate Elsewhere |IndieWeb
"POSSE is an abbreviation for Publish (on your) Own Site, Syndicate Elsewhere, a content publishing model that starts with posting content on your own domain first, then syndicating out copies to 3rd party services with permashortlinks back to the original on your site...."
So #MastodonCloud is being transferred to a Japanese organisation effecitve December 7, 2018.
A rather freighted date in some quarters, I'll note.
Moznet is no longer browsable so having to communicate join commands etc via bridged acct. But the only accessible commands are - join, nick, whois, storepass, removepass, quit, cmd (raw IRC command).
How do I private message someone in the IRC channel?
Marriott discloses massive data breach affecting up to 500 million guests
“The breach included names, email addresses, passport numbers and payment information, according to the hotel giant.”
In other words, everything you need to steal an identity. Why was all this data retained to begin with? #GDPR
So there was a big protest today by schoolkids who blew off school and marched in the streets over government inaction on climate change.
The Prime Minister has said they should be less activist and focus on their schooling instead.
I just saw this sign. These kids are great.
MeWe: A trip report
Among the more frequently mentioned G+ alternatives at the Google+ Mass Migration community, and others, is MeWe, billing itself as "The Next-Gen Social Network" and the "anti-Facebook": "No Ads, No Political Bias, No Spyware. NO BS. It is headed by professed Libertarian CEO Mark Weinstein....
Walking through the Google Data Takeout request process
"Having told people to REQUEST A GOOGLE DATA TAKEOUT NOW for the past two months running, I'm finally getting ready to do that myself, and thought I'd live-blog the process. The last time I went through this process was in late 2013, and it's changed..."
Wow, Reuters, 1984 was meant to be a warning, not an instruction manual, you absolute muppets.
Pterotype: Wordpress plugin for Mastodon & ActivityPub syndication
"Pterotype makes your blog look like a Mastodon/Pleroma/whatever account to users on those platforms. So, if you install Pterotype on your blog, Mastodon users will be able to search for [email protected] in Mastodon and see your blog as if it was a Mastodon user."
Space Alien Cat
Generalistic and moderated instance.
Everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!