"The phenomenon we’re living through isn’t about partisan politics. The central problem is the speech landscape has been almost fully privatized, with the overwhelming majority of people getting information via a handful of key companies[...]But who was kicked off Facebook, Apple, and YouTube was less important than the what and how: unaccountable, unelected private executives making major decisions about who gets to speak in a 100% non-transparent, unappealable process."
"There are times when powers of repression and censorship are aimed more at the left and times when they are aimed more at the right, but it is neither inherently a left-wing nor a right-wing tactic. It is a ruling class tactic, and it will be deployed against anyone perceived to be a dissident to ruling class interests and orthodoxies no matter where on the ideological spectrum they reside.“
Happy #Fediversary to me!
A re-#introduction: My 1st computer was a TRS-80. But it wasn't cool to be a nerd then, so I became a drummer and made a living at that for 10yrs, cruiseship #piano bars for 5. Now I do #songwriting for #art. Along the way I came back to the computer and learned to run my own servers for my website and #livestreaming and do my own #recording and to reclaim power through #selfhosting pretty much everything. Finally escaped Win for #Linux just last year ✊ #Arch btw lol
"It’s not any of my business if he wants to make $3B selling Beats by Dre to Apple, earning himself a place on the board in the process. But if 2,000 Apple employees are going to insist that they feel literally unsafe working alongside a man who wrote a love letter to a woman who towers over him in heels, I’d like to hear their take on serving under, and massively profiting from, partnership with the author of such classics as 'Bitches Ain’t Shit' and 'Lyrical Gangbang'"
"This move is a natural progression in our evolution as a company, allowing us to better support a collection of brands aligned around a shared purpose – to continually improve the quality of life for the ordinary musician."
Dear capitalists: STOP HELPING
They are such heroes over there. What else is an indie artist supposed to do in 2021?! Just build a site with your music and PayPal links on it?
Where would we find the time between making music and managing our accounts on all the other sites depending on us for our tiny shares of content and traffic and even tinier incomes?
Those add up, y'know!
All I need to know about Beyond Meat is the company they keep: Walmart, Amazon/Whole Foods, McDonald's. The problem isn't eating other animals. The problem is like 4 companies eating the planet. They care as much about your health, the ethical treatment of animals, and climate change as Toyota and Tesla care about reducing our dependence on fossil fuel.
My revolution is entirely boring.
Minimize my participation in systems that hurt
Maximize participation in systems I support
Save resources & money
Gather and practice skills
Buy as local as possible *when possible
Volunteer for community events, political candidates that help humans,
Mutual support of aligned people
Don't own more than I need
Don't desire what is inaccessible to most
Stay realistic by focusing on money and actions instead of words
So boring I can do this daily
"History has amply illustrated how this process works. It is a game of fear. And until we make them afraid, until a terrified Joe Biden and the oligarchs he serves look out on a sea of pitchforks, we will not blunt the culture of sadism they have engineered."
Come all of you workers
who toil night and day
By hand and by brain
to earn your pay
Who for centuries long past
for no more than your bread
Have bled for your countries
and counted your dead
Because the latest Ken Burns series is about Hemingway, Ma Rainey already got any awards it was gonna get, and John Legend isn't releasing an album of jazz standards, you will almost certainly not be reminded that one of our greatest national treasures was born on this date.
Did you know #owncast is available as a Linode one-click app?
Tomorrow #owncast will have its periodic sync-up call and you're invited. 10am Pacific time, you can find your local time here: https://www.worldtimebuddy.com/?qm=1&lid=100,8,12,5&h=100&date=2021-4-28&sln=17-18&hf=1
We'll bee meeting up on Jitsi, so feel free to drop by if you're curious, have suggestions, or generally want to become more involved in the project. https://meet.jit.si/owncast-discovery-meeting
Hello everyone. We published a blog post about the current state of maintainership at Funkwhale today: https://blog.funkwhale.audio/~/Announcements/Current%20state%20of%20finding%20new%20maintainers
TL;DR: We are still searching for help! Interested? Just get in touch :)
@futureisfoss fair enough. but feels very odd (to say the least) to be asking people to join such platforms.
it is a tricky situation... as a developer I do not want to promote or even tolerate abusive choices from some platforms. yet 99% of people are on there.
it sets a bad example for others in my view, where it can easily lead to the impression that these platform practices are tolerable.
so while we purposefully avoid those places, how do we reach their people at the same time? we can't :(
Owncast is now listed on Linode's app marketplace. I find that to be super cool. Now you can install with one click on DigitalOcean and Linode. I hope people find that useful. https://www.linode.com/marketplace/apps/owncast/owncast/
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!