"Why Mastodon is defying the 'critical mass'...It’s a mistake to judge the fediverse as though it’s a Valley startup."
I wonder if existing tech conferences like Kamailio World (Berlin, April 2020) or Commcon (UK, 2020) might be into this? Someone who can speak about the "philosophy" would likely be accepted. When I have more time, I'll look at how I could possibly fill that role, as I'm already in the circuit.
Added a new banner img. Here is the img credit: "Illustrated Black Hole" flickr photo by sjrankin https://flickr.com/photos/24354425@N03/43050988725 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC) license
Apparently Cleo likes a good Seneca Riesling out of an old shoe.
BTW, it was a really good Riesling, and I am not a big Riesling fan.
@timchambers you should link to the IndieWeb Code of Conduct as well at the Mastodon one
Tag line of this place should be IRC is the OG social stream of IndieWeb. Thanks @tchambers for setting up this playground. Let's see what happens.
"Even in the shadow of Big Tech monopolies, WordPress and other mature open source ecosystems still represent their antithesis, like a vast network of old-growth forests connected to small stands of young saplings.....
The wild, biodiverse forest image is a good one for us ...it is an image of social, interdependent, and very different individuals....we are doing our part to keep the web wild and healthy." #openweb #indieweb #opensource #fediverse
Mastodon’s longer toots lead the way here.
"Twitter's doubling the permissible length of a tweet led to less uncivil, more polite, and more constructive discussions."
You need to look something up. By the time you pick up, and unlock your phone. You can't remember what the heck you needed to look up!
Sucks getting old.
I believe we should organize a conference for Indieweb and/or CHT soon.
Today's CSA box included Grenache Grapes. I don't eat grapes often, preferring fermented grape juice. These are a nice treat, and you can eat the seeds.
So, more that four people saw that bit about conferencing! 😮
Sign the Tech Pledge at https://techpledge.org
Anyone of the four people who might be seeing this, I ended a video conference that went live on YouTube for 8+ years and was an audio phone-in for 12 years.
We can now do video conferencing free via open source. I'm happy to help anyone get started knowing how easy it is.
Holy microblog! My Tumblr goes back to 2007. With photos! Pre IG!
Should I go back and delete ^H^H^H relive those things?
If you know what ^H^H^H means, good on you! It means you've been around on the Internet when it was young.
Note to self USE TAGS!
What does anyone think about IoT? I admit, as much as I am a geek and have loved tech since age 12 (I built a TV camera and an FM transmitter) but I just can't get behind the talking assistants and smart locks. Am I a Luddite?
Some of this might be useful for people with diminished capacities in vision, hearing, mobility. For me, I see no benefit, and a security risk.
Somehow ran across an epic post on indieweb and fandom spaces and pulled out just a couple of thoughts worth highlighting, but, really, you should click all the way through off of my post and read the entire thing.