I have encountered more image descriptions on Mastodon in 24 hours than I have in Twitter in a couple of years. Seriously. I'm not exaggerating.
As a blind person, this means a lot to me. If you read this and you describe your images, thank you so, so, so much on behalf of all of us. If you don't, now you know you'll be helping random Internet strangers make sense of your posts by typing in a few more words than usual.

@cjd oh, brilliant!! who needs a whitepaper when you have that? 😆

The web was never designed to be an application platform but it got turned into one anyway, and as a result it’s very bad at both what it is and what it was supposed to be.

This makes me wonder: what if we deliberately designed an application platform that is well made and incorporates whatever made the web attractive as an application platform (and discard what is not).

The first step is to identify why the web was so misused, I have some ideas but I’m sure they are incomplete.

Articles like this just remind me that the world needs steganographic encrypted communications:


There is no limit to the scumminess of law enforcement's trampling of human rights, nor *much* limit, it seems, to the tendency of the general population, and politicians, to just roll over.

There's no point worrying about the CCP if we're all eagerly recreating the same Orwellian nightmare anyway.

@pueblo @stuart

The Matrix folk are working on improving resource usage, and I really hope they will succeed with that. But I personally prefer XMPP's model for it's simplicity (e.g. bugs in Matrix's sync protocol have caused security issues in the past).

What's important to me is that both protocols share the same goals of decentralizing online communication away from centralized silos. If that happens successfully, I really don't care what tech it's based on 🙂

Does anyone have any questions about Snikket?

I'm compiling a list of questions to flesh out for an FAQ,

#AMA #Snikket #FAQ

So are ARM devices going to totally replace intel and amd in the next couple years b/c of spectre?

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