Looks like Filecoin is hiring an army.
Great opportunity if you're an established software engineer looking to get into the decentralization space.
i am again dissatisfied with nearly everything.
Published my now-yearly roundup of top decentralization initiatives in 2017, featuring Blockstack, Brave, ActivityPub, Perkeep, Urbit, and many others.
Seriously, great work to everybody this year; highly anticipating an explosive 2018 for the dweb.
TIL that Brave supports IPFS natively and will support DAT urls very shortly.
Very, very cool. Interop between decentralization projects is a win that's hard to underscore. The browser level is where a lot of this decentralization functionality will truly shine.
See also the recent move from the Volokh group from WaPo to Reason, citing the same problems with anti-paywall preferences being the driving force behind their move:
Great essay from Kottke on patronage-based business models for web content. I think that donation-based & paywall-free patronage models will be the only successful business model for web content going forward.
Says the same things many others have said, but from a credible source.
Has anyone thought about making a VPN-integrated browser, such that I can open up a "VPN incognito" tab that routes all rqeuests from that tab only through a VPN? Does that even make sense?
I follow almost no Japanese people and my federated timeline is entirely Japanese, haha.
I actually disliked Chamath Palihapitiya's speech immenseley. He started out by poo-pooing Facebook, which is cool, and then pivoted immediately to "and that's why you should become a soulless hypercapitalist AT ALL COSTS". Wait, what?
I run a small Discord server roughly centered around games, music, anime, programming, technology, etc. If you're interested, hit me up and I'll find a way to get you an invite!
Tonight I discovered I am something called a "Novakian capitalist". I think I've finally unified my views on technology, economics, and social justice. I even published them -- very uneditedly -- for your perusal. Enjoy!
this is actually terrifying.