I talk about leaving big tech behind a lot, but don't just take my word for it. Here's my thoughts on a Google employee who points out the dangers of relying on Google for all your data. https://chriswiegman.com/2021/01/relying-entirely-on-a-single-tech-ecosystem-is-bad-but-dont-just-take-my-word-for-it/
uspol, actually decent news feed
The PBS NewsHour live stream is pretty good, they have Yamiche Alcindor on right now speaking some good stuff
Election results should not be taken as a mandate:
What is this Gemini thing anyway, and why am I excited about it?
This stuff never ceases to amaze me - Haruki Nakamara's mechanical paper animals: https://geecr.com/product/nakamura-paper-toys
Glow 1.0 is out, and it's a big update to your beloved console markdown reader!
👀 Find all markdown in a project
🌈 Integrated high-performance pager
🐿 Stash your docs in Mr. Charm Cloud to read anywhere
🗝 Stashed stuff is private and encrypted
Watch the little trailer, it's... ❤️❤️❤️
I love this lidar scan of an archive room at the Centro de Henri Lenaerts in Navarra, Spain (an arts organization).
But it makes me heartsick for visiting archives in person :(
yesss thanks to this article from @aaronpk I managed to set up a little server that lets me put any service I want behind Mastodon's OAuth so that only people with a friend.camp login can see it. It works for web apps that don't know what OAuth is -- you are just kind of "gating" them so that any request to any URL for the app must be authorized first. A little like .htpasswd but for OAuth.
I'll write this up in detail later but Aaron's post has everything you need.
Our quick scan on ethical digital tools:
In English and soon in Spanish
from a social design perspective
Thanks @aral for the inspiration!
What is the Tildeverse?
Spend 20 minutes with me and learn all about it in my newest video.
“When we choose to store our data online, we're often ceding our claim to it. Companies can decide what type of data they will hold for us, and can willfully delete any data they object to. Unless we've kept a separate copy on our own machines or drives, this data will be lost to us forever. If any of our data is found to be particulalry objectionable or otherwise in violation of the terms of service, the companies can unilaterally delete our accounts, deny us our own data, and yet retain a copy for their own records, which they can then turn over to the authorities without our knowledge or consent.
Ultimately, the privacy of our data depends on the ownership of our data.
There is no property less protected, and yet no property more private.”
– Edward Snowden, Permanent Record
Announced gmni here: