I've been noticing recently that the tone of a lot of what goes on in the fediverse (specifically with regards to FOSS, distributed tech and privacy) is becoming very holier-than-thou and full of disdain.
When I'm about to post a message I try to think about who the audience is - if they're a bunch of people who already agree with me who I want to share a snide disdain for other people with, I don't post it because I feel like it's the junk food of interaction.
Decentralization is COMPLICATED
It involves TRADEOFFS.
It is not an inherent positive.
It is an architectural/technological decision that fits in some cases and doesn't in others.
It is possible to decentralize on different layers/levels, and knowing when to and when not to is super complicated.
[This has been your local friendly architecture guy PSA, please return to your festive activities]
I have a #pleroma question:
Is there a way to have a single server host accounts across multiple domains?
I want something like me@personal, project@project and bot@bot all to be hosted from a single instance.
A bit like a vhost and a webserver.
Is this possible? If not would it be a huge diff?
Did a bunch of FreeBSD dev environment automation today - qemu bootstrapping, poudriere setup because iocage was fixed for 12.0-RELEASE about 14 days ago so I need iocage-devel (and thought I’d use the opportunity to make something reproducible), and hopefully iocage for trialling osem.io tomorrow.
This is what happens when you get ensnared into volunteering by a bunch of FreeBSD nerds.
I find the fanaticism of copyleft over MIT/BSD/Apache licenses to be a little bizarre sometimes. There seems to be an assumption that modifications will be committed back upstream rather than just forked into some random internet facing repo that nobody can find...
I release as 3-clause BSD in most cases because I want to enable people to Get Shit Done without the overhead of sanitising and publishing their codebase. Basically I don’t want them to owe me anything.
. @hibbie and I continue our bad decision making.
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Unless you have a very good reason not to, or are publicly known anyway, there is really no need for you to use your real name or photo online.
Back in the 90s when i first discovered the internet, this was common knowledge. Nobody used their real name on forums or share personal information without considering the consequences. Those few who did were promptly told that's a bad idea.
It seems somehow we unlearned this, right when corporations started monetizing that information.
I'm starting to muse on what instance would be right for me. I think the thing I find disingenuous about modern social media platforms is the idea of shouting into the void, rather than contributing to a focussed community.
I don't really care about federation politics, I'd like to be surrounded by freaks and weirdos who like doing esoteric things with computers.
I sometimes blog about little hacks I've done at https://oholiab.github.io
So that's a thing.
Server run by the main developers of the project It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!