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My dream for Mastodon is for it to be a viable choice as a publishing platform for any creator. In other words, for people to not feel like they're locked in to Twitter or Instagram if they want to be professionally successful.

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Moose are one of the few animals they forgot to shrink after the end of the ice age

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“Untitled Moose Game” you’re a moose and you’re trying NOT to bother anyone, but you’re wreaking absolute havoc on the town because you’re a gargantuan clattering moose

Funnily enough we kind of went in that direction for a while with LD-Signatures, a tech that does not require fetching from origin to maintain authenticity when re-sharing content, but in the end it seems better to let the origin decide whether to continue to provide a piece of content or not, as you lose plausible deniability and control over further re-distribution when the entire content is a completely stand-alone blob being passed around

The paper analyzes the degree of centralization (through servers themselves, or underlying hosting providers) and impact of outages on the network, and their big takeaway point is that it would be great if content could be retrieved from non-origin sources when the origin is down (i.e. like IPFS, Torrent)

Excerpt from the paper "Challenges in the Decentralised Web: The Mastodon Case". I didn't know Vocalodon was financed this way! That's neat

dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=335

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The problem with Google reCAPTCHA is that when I get it wrong, it doesn't tell me what I got wrong. How do I get better at being human?

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Hi there if you are in America I suggest you ASAP contact your congressperson and ask them to oppose the CASE act, a weird copyright bill being voted on tomorrow

EFF:
twitter.com/EFF/status/1186324

Verge article:
theverge.com/2019/7/23/2070374

Short version: Now in addition to normal courts plus the DMCA there'd be this new weird copyright quasi-court. By my read if notice is served and you don't respond within 60 days you could get hit with a $15,000 fine as default judgement. Sounds really easy to abuse.

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mr tootman
send me some toots
make them real funny
so people will boost

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@Gargron

anybody who has a dedicated following should start a server, especially media/news organizations.

They sponsor quite a few creators that I like so this has me a bit worried for their sake 😅

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@Gargron put an eyeball on that and call it a grimoire... grimophone?

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I've finally finished editing the transcript for Mastodon 3.0 Patch Analysis:

gist.github.com/zunda/32f04e26
youtu.be/aYHYxOeQumo

Just let me know if you'd like me to edit anything on it, @Gargron, @krainboltgreene . Thanks so much for the great Fediverse!

Thanks I hate it. The picture really makes it but I am not including that here

It would be great if we could actually get Bernie Sanders to join Mastodon. This is the future of social networking, after all. Just saying

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