@aral Fun S'update today! Sorry about the unzip and curl thing. Our install script does check for that, but the idea of somebody running the installer from another tool was never envisioned! :) We could stand to drop the zip requirement and use curl _or_ wget.

I had to do a little Roku work for the first time in a while today. It auto installs all the stuff you had installed on previous devices, so I was glad to run into the dev version of Rdio. It actually launches.

Join me for a S’update live stream as I set up an Owncast (owncast.online) server from scratch using Site.js (sitejs.org).

Watch live in a few minutes at: ar.al

#Owncast #SiteJS #SmallWeb #SmallTech

Clean up the web!

Developers, it’s time for you to choose a side: will you help rid the web of privacy-invading tracking or be complicit in it?

cleanuptheweb.org/

#CleanUpTheWeb #FlocOffGoogle

I don't understand why recruiters brag about things like "In the past year we've doubled our headcount!". Sure, as a recruiter you're probably proud of the job you've done in filling those seats. Great job. But when trying to attract new candidates why would you want to make them feel like nothing more than a number in your growth trajectory? I'd much rather hear "we're hiring one person this year, and we want that person to be you".

Porn parodies 

You know how there's a porn parody of every major film? Why isn't there a "Big Fuck Bunny"?

Today’s Small Is Beautiful will be broadcast from its usual address (small-tech.org/small-is-beauti) and you can also watch it on our new Owncast server at owncast.small-tech.org (hosting courtesy Eclips.is by OTF & Greenhost).

Using Site.js (sitejs.org) you can now set up your own Owncast server with these two commands:

# Install Site.js
wget -qO- sitejs.org/install | bash

# Set up production server
site enable --owncast

#SmallTech #SmallWeb #SiteJS #Owncast #SmallIsBeautiful

Site.js ❤️ Owncast: 30 second production installs

site enable --owncast

github.com/owncast/owncast/dis

(In Site.js version 16.3.2 released moments ago.)

More: sitejs.org

CC @owncast #Owncast #SiteJS #SmallTech #SmallWeb

A huge thank you to @savely for jumping in to help test future functionality of supporting hardware accelerated video encoding. It was a huge help!

Vaccine 

I’ve felt fine for almost hours and within the past hour I started feeling really lousy. Feel like everything in my head is swelling. Throat, sinuses, muscles around my head. Weird pressure behind my eyes, dizziness. Just came out of nowhere. I thought I was in the clear. Oh well. Worth it.

americans: do you still need a covid vaccine? important information, please boost! 

I got inside information that Costco JUST managed to get their vaccine scheduling site up.

This is the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, one dose only.

No membership is needed. It is free to anyone.

costco.com/covid-vaccine.html

@owncast Thanks for joining. That was fun. Hacked the comments into the stream with a chroma key on the Atem Mini Pro (it was ugly but worked) :) Owncast is awesome. Gabe et al. are building something neat. Can’t wait to have them on Small Is Beautiful for a chat :)

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The kind folks at @owncast set up an Owncast (think: Twitch but its yours) instance for us to play with at Small Technology Foundation.

Just testing it out for the first time. Want to come along and say hi? :)

small-tech.owncast.tv

#owncast #streaming #SmallTech

@gabek@mastodon.social Signal added a peer payments feature utilizing MobileCoin (a proof-of-stake cryptocurrency). Folks are worried that integrating financial transactions into the app makes Signal a bigger target for regulators.

Another prominent fear is of a fork in the MobileCoin blockchain due to its proof-of-stake model.

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