Here’s an idea: how about a law that mandates that an open domain name registry, free for all citizens, is included in every ISP’s DNS settings by default, alongside InterNIC.
Oh, and look, someone already built it even: https://OpenNIC.org
This one little change could do wonders for individual sovereignty and decentralisation on the Internet.
It could do for owning your own online identity what Let’s Encrypt did for democratising secure web sites.
Decided to setup a liberapay account to offer a way for people to donate for my pictures: https://liberapay.com/OtherMedia/
This is a FYI, I will not use my mastodon account to ask for donations. I might in the future have a link in my profile. But no posts with donation requests.
I like the idea of doing more photography and less have to focus on other more boring work. Perhaps this is a route, but I also don't want to start pleading for money on social media.
I mainly hope people enjoy&use my work :)
Our @noelle wrote a brief introduction to Mastodon which you might find helpful https://gist.github.com/joyeusenoelle/74f6e6c0f349651349a0df9ae4582969
Thank God Mastodon’s a thing y’all, it actually is a good answer to Twitter in a way none of the ‘answers’ to YouTube and Facebook are even trying to be. It’s still growing but it actually offers up real solutions to a lot of the problems that are behind people becoming so disillusioned with bird site. Whereas most of these other ‘answer’ platforms are just trying to remake a busted wheel and be the poorman’s YouTube or Facebook 2.0 etc.
I spoke with The Guardian for a podcast recently and it’s now live: Digital dystopia: tech slavery and the death of privacy.
“Is the internet broken? And has the utopian 90s net been replaced by digital feudalism, where a few powerful entities wield control over all of us digital serfs? … To kick off, we explore whether our privacy has been compromised by the tech giants whose business models depend on harvesting and monetising our data.“
Ghent ActivityPub Social
We’re having an informal little social gathering to mark the kickoff of our Indienet project with folks from the City of Ghent / Digipolis / Gentinfo this evening at 6PM at Bar Wilson @ NEST. If you’re in the area, free, and interested in the fediverse, ActivityPub, etc., do feel free to drop by and say hello :)
The upgrade finished. All instances hosted in Masto.host are now running v2.1.3 and I will be here in case you need anything :)
#Liberapay, the open source and non-profit Patreon alternative, is looking for a #python #developer. Currently the project has around € 200,- monthly budget available. Check out the project on https://liberapay.com/Liberapay/ https://github.com/liberapay/liberapay.com #foss #job #remote #opensource #dev
Working on the release of Fairphone Open for January which has a nice little extra for all on board.
"The activist whose case against Facebook transformed European privacy law is launching a new organisation to fund data privacy lawsuits, getting ready for a new regulation that could see huge fines for big technology companies." Pledge your support for Max Schrems' noybe.eu. They #InvestInPrivacy at https://www.noyb.eu