I find it absurd that people cannot differentiate public and private rights.
It's like... I have certain rights on my own property... I can throw you out for any reason. It's *my property*.
People don't get that. The same people who advocate for property rights advocate for the right to say whatever you want under my roof and I can't throw you out, when it's *my place* I pay *real money* for and *you don't pay a dime*.
My server is not easement either. It is not a sidewalk.
And yes I stand up for my freedom to do what I please on my server because it is the right thing to do.
And I am outspoken about it because I do not want others to feel bullied into complying with demands of a few who insist on absolute freedom of speech in private spaces. Because they don't. No one has to do anything because they're told to.
I do not consider harassment "protected speech" either and I think anyone who does is a fucking idiot.
Set *your* own policies on *your server* dammit.
Socialising around mastodons has a very long history https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/04/unknown-humans-were-in-california-130000-years-ago-say-scientists/
Mastodon, Twitter and publics
Long ago, I wrote about the theory of social sites, with the then-young Twitter as the exemplar. As Mastodon, GnuSocial and other federated sites have caught some attention recently, I thought I'd revisit these theories.
ah yes, the great roman orator Juicero, who once said "Silent enim leges inter suci," or, "Law is silent in the midst of juice"
ahhhh this is so cool!!! via @firstname.lastname@example.org "Pac-Man creator Toru Iwatani sharing some of his original sketches from the iconic 1980 arcade game." https://laughingsquid.com/pac-man-creator-toru-iwatani-shares-his-original-sketches-for-the-iconic-video-game/
https://mastodon.social/media/-D9n5mzpcXygekpBzNQ https://mastodon.social/media/YxJyJWgUs3g0klZQaK4 https://mastodon.social/media/khuSw3LVGVSUhrJkqpk https://mastodon.social/media/SbkfJIKWEGbky_4hI2w
A tweak to mastoview - hotlinking instance names in federated view to the instance local view: eg http://www.unmung.com/mastoview?url=toot.cafe&view=federated
This makes it more obvious that I should mung the feeds from gnusocial instances too.
Hey! I'm looking for work, gigs, opportunities related to writing, narrative design, producing, social media, presenting, organising, project management, performance. Primarily interested in arts & culture, community development, games, tech for arts/good, travel/cross-cultural, though am open to other suggestions.
I'm based in Melbourne, Australia & seek local or remote positions.
See more: http://creatrixtiara.com
(inspired by @pixelpaperyarn )
A nice conversation on what's under #Mastodon's hood:
Indieweb, Mastodon, and GNU Social beginning at about 1:18:00 into the show~ click below to listen:
So the only thing that indicates that an image is sensitive content is the NSFW tag on the toot its contained in? Or an I missing something?
watching my son try to decide which instance to join made me realise that we need a way to preview instances local/federated streams. So I made one: http://www.unmung.com/mastoview?url=mastodon.social&view=local
We start talking about Mastodon, OStatus, GnuSocial etc about 1hr17m35s into TWiG yesterday: https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-google/episodes/400
I keep hitting the back button on android to close a pop-up image, and it stays there but the page underneath changes.