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A collection of things @cassolotl made for those new to , based on common questions in the public timelines during influxes of new folks. :)

Privacy settings: dev.glitch.social/@cassolotl/9

Local vs. federated timelines: dev.glitch.social/@cassolotl/9

A two-way 🐘🐦 @crossposter:
crossposter.masto.donte.com.br

How to find and interact with toots that haven't reached your instance yet: dev.glitch.social/@cassolotl/9

Trending topics:
mastodon-tags-explorer.hcxp.co
@tagsexplorer

So, there's this concept of "implicit feudalism" in online communities. Essentially, the vast majority of online communities - from old-school forums, to facebook groups, to large platforms like Twitter and Facebook themselves, even to fediverse instances - they're all run as dictatorships by default. It's built into the software - you'll have a top admin who has full, unconstrained power, they might delegate mods who have some limited powers, and anyone else has to listen to what these dictators and lords tell them. We talk about "federating" here in the fediverse, but each individual community - as far as I'm aware of - is a little dictatorship. A federation of dictatorships is not a free society, anymore than the UN, an international body composed of "liberal democracies" and authoritarian regimes is truly democratic. We need a way to start governing online communities through actual forms of democracy.

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Hi all - I'm new here so an / is due. I'm a political sociologist working with film on matters of , & from a critical perspective. I'll soon be starting a new collective research and film project on the politics of in the field of security.

New essay: Seven theses on the Fediverse and the becoming of FLOSS

Recently, @rra and I have been working on an essay highlighting questions about the and how these are getting entangled with practices. From software production to structure and governance within alternative social media, online communities and politics.

The text follows a multi theses model, to map the different things we've been looking at and publish the current state of our research.

It is the closing chapter of a new publication from INC/Transmediale (networkcultures.org/blog/publi)

PDF of the text: monoskop.org/images/c/cc/Manso

Feedback welcome. We're planning to publish an online version with more references!

If you're new to Mastodon, please visit -

or if you'd like to invite new people to Mastodon, please ask them to visit -

my Increasingly Less-Brief Guide to Mastodon, which (in addition to being a Hitchhiker's Guide reference) will tell you many things that are useful to know about Mastodon, and also some other things:

https://github.com/joyeusenoelle/GuideToMastodon/

Do you find that the status and progress of ForgeFed is clearly communicated? Is the work visible, does it look like something real that's really happening?

Plz comment & explain, especially if your answer is no :)

Would you want to see a video / talk / presentation about the project?

I updated the website main page to explain project status, feedback on that is welcome!

Girl with a Dell Latitude E6530
Leipzig ESSID: Biertsunami

announcement, #varia, #rotterdam, #kino, flexi/precarity 

Who were in Transmediale 2020? Who should I follow?

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Here's the link to the screen version of my vpn zine. ping me if you'd like the print version too https://mara.multiplace.org/zine-vpn-screen.pdf
#zine

I've implemented a naive p2p system which can be both federated or fully decentralized, something in-between and maybe :

github.com/adzialocha/beep-bee

Added many comments in the source-code itself if you want to check it out.

The main ideas are:
* Not invent a new protocol but patch something together of great components
* Keypairs live in the clients, where messages get signed and then posted to the "home-server"
* Home servers are the actual nodes of the network, find each other and replicate data with each other
* All data is stored in append-only-logs of every managed key (github.com/AljoschaMeyer/bambo)
* Clients can be simple browser-based interfaces without any heavy crypto-crunching or file system access needs (which forces us to live in Electron etc.)
* .. still one could simply build a client which comes together with the Node itself

Happy to hear any comments/ideas or projects which already do something similar in this direction?

Thank you!! 🎈

@KnowPresent Thanks! So I got learnt how to do it reading the minterpolate settings on the ffmpeg website https://ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg-filters.html#minterpolate

The code I use is

ffmpeg -i input.mp4 -filter:v "setpts=40*PTS,minterpolate='fps=60:scd=none:me_mode=bidir:vsbmc=1:search_param=400'" -y output.mp4

I'm just trying to understand the relationship between setpts and fps so if I have a video of, for example, 1 second length I know exactly what to change to make it, for example, 40 seconds

β€œArtist-researchers Roel Roscam Abbing (@rra) and Aymeric Mansoux (@320x200) likewise critique universal openness in their analysis of an emerging internet infrastructure created by and for users: the #Fediverse.”

starting at 11:30am today #Transmediale

https://2020.transmediale.de/content/exchange-4-deplatformization-and-the-ethics-of-exclusion

Dino 0.1 is released! πŸŽ‰

Dino is a secure and open-source application for decentralized messaging. It uses the XMPP (β€œJabber”) protocol and is interoperable with other XMPP clients and servers. We aim to provide an intuitive, clean and modern user interface.

Release blog post: https://dino.im/blog/2020/01/dino-0.1-release/

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