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Tomorrow morning I will be giving a talk for #FOSDEM online. I'll be looking at the differences between building a protocol and a product. And also that inevitable question... is the ecosystem moving?! 🙂

Attending FOSDEM online:

#decentralization #standards

Des affichés sur des panneaux mi-décembre à .
"Le 16 décembre, en fin de l’après-midi, une quarantaine d’écrans publicitaires dans les rues de Bruxelles ont cessés d’inciter à la ; les dispositifs ont été piratés. Les rues de la ville ont été éclairées par une lumière différente. [...] On December 16th, in the late afternoon, around forty advertisement in the streets of stopped inciting ; the devices were hacked. The streets of the city were lit by a different light.
You know ? I don’t believe there’s such
A thing as TV. I mean -
They just keep showing you
The same pictures over and over
- Is A (From Outer Space)

Imagine the squiggles are an encoded representation of the content hash

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392 DAYS: Recapping the first year of my research group, The New Design Congress

Since January 1, 2020 we:

✏️ Published 5 essays
🧑‍🔬 Completed 2 research projects
👔 Worked on half a dozen consulting projects, across systems theory, disinformation and privacy
📺 Broadcast 12 livestreams
🔐 Provided threat modelling work for at risk groups

I’m really looking forward to what we’re going to do this year ✨

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For the record: #Fediverse does not mean you can do anything. Fediverse means unity in diversity, and that does not include fascists who by definition want unity in uniformity.

They'd rather use #whateverse and leave us alone.

Punk Planet 43 (2001)

an interview with Mathew from CAT (Australia), the collective behind the code powering the first Indymedia site in Seattle 1999

— Le Fediverse, vous voyez ?
— ah oui, génial, le réseau social de serveurs fédérés qui…
— mmmh si on prenait le temps d'un peu de recul et de réflexion ?
« 7 thèses sur le Fediverse », une traduction #Framalang

@Gargron without checking the replies I can hear the thunder and waves of matrix and XMPP replies 😅

@akkartik @chirrolafupa @cancel @neauoire so much to say! the first printed arabic text was a quran made in venice in the 15th century, the idea being that they would sell it to muslim people as a product. they pulled it off, but the result was so catastrophically ugly that no one wanted it lol. attached images are the venetian quran and an arabic quran from the same time period. I don't know how obvious the differences are to someone who doesn't read arabic, but trust me it sucks.

1/ This is a comparison more people should be making. In 1898, a couple thousand white supremacists successfully overturned an election in North Carolina, destroying a powerful, anti-capitalist coalition of poor white and recently emancipated Black farmers (the Fusionists).

is it possible to pin a column including only the toots from a specific instance?

For those about to quit #WhatsApp you can consider which is behaving the same but using #XMPP decentralized protocol.

You can moreover access to you account from different softwares like

Pretty sure this spells the end of section 230

In some ways the narrative around federated social networks hasn't changed. The Fosdem talk about in 2010 covers quite similar issues to what we have a decade later, with the only recent addition being ActivityPub.

venting about software, banks 

I mean, what about people who don't have a smart phone?

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venting about software, banks 

dumb automation:

I'm currently locked out of my bank account because I need to use their mobile app to verify my identity.

This can not be done via the website.

The mobile app doesn't work on a phone without google play.

I've proceeded to acquire one with google play for these purposes. However I'm stuck at the next step because the app requires me to take a picture of my face.

This is not possible because the app is hardcoded to use the front facing camera which is damaged.

This reminds me again how PSD2 has been a fucking disaster when it comes to software freedom. All banks suddenly double down on their gplay reliant apps and more of such shenanigans to comply with PSD2 requirements like two factor auth. Whereas in the past online banking, with 2fa worked fine now this is impossible all of a sudden.

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