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Hi fediverse! Boosts appreciated on this one.

I’m part of a co-op building a platform for artists to sell art without getting exploited. I’ve been working on it for a while but there’s a lot of work to do and I could use some help. A ton of the main features are in place, but there’s still some big gaps and a lot of polish left before it can launch.

The platform is fully open source and developed in the open. It’s built on Phoenix/Elixir and Tailwindcss. Our co-op is already incorporated and established and it’s open to members that want to actually commit but you don’t need to be a member to contribute or help.

Does this sound interesting? I’d love some help! I’m also happy to answer questions. And no, you don’t need to know Elixir already. It’s pretty easy to learn for the things you’d be using it for. Even some design help would be welcome. Feel free to reply here or DM me!


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@manicphase I've created the free ethical #ForGoodEyesOnly licence, which bans some unethical conduct, such as human rights violations or, as you mentioned, surveillance capitalism. Also, I'll soon release version 0.2 which contains major improvements. ☺️

(By the way, you can also change the licence text if you don't like some of the conditions.)

Does there exist a kind of license that excludes a work from ?

I know there's all kinds of varying levels of permissive license, but can "non-commercial" be used against platforms?

Can it be argued that, even if adverts aren't interjected into a YouTube video, it is still being used for commercial purposes as it is placed in an environment designed to profit from hosting that work?

If current licenses don't cover this, can one be written to do so?

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Feels like time to put together a playlist of republican songs for the #Jubilee. But I don't know enough of them, help me out.

Chumbawamba - Farewell to the Crown

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Bored money: Money held by people that have so much of it there's nothing useful to do with it anymore so they just throw it at any old shit.

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Is there a term for institutional investors that know they're investing in stocks that are effectively Ponzi schemes?

I've been thinking about how Uber and just-eat etc. can never be profitable. They're sold on the idea that they can become profitable through a strategy of expand and extinguish, which gets investment from people that don't understand why that can't work. Others know this but are gambling the same way people do in crypto.

Bored money?

How do you follow a account on these days? It just says request sent on mastodon, but there's nothing on peertube to respond to.

Trying to improve the pow on nanotubes. Computers are so weird.

Webgl on pc: Low impact. Does the job cleanly.

Webgl on phone: You're not gonna be using your phone for the next five minutes are you?

Web workers on phone: So fast and efficient they appear not to be working until you get a result.

Web workers on pc: So slow they also appear not to be working until you get a result.

Anyone know if there's a way to detect if a web browser is struggling. Like detect if it's using 100% CPU or something?

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Someone should make an ad to put on YouTube that's just a guy saying

"You know where you don't get unskippable 20 second ads? "

Then just stand there in awkward silence for the remaining unskippable 18 seconds.

Can someone with a do me a favour and see if webtorrent-hybrid works on it? Pleasethanks

@christianbundy sorry to bother you on here for tech support, but I'm experimenting with ssb-client and trying to read my private messages. Is there a simple equivalent of the cli command "ssb-server private.unbox [encrypted data]" that I can use in my code?

Showerthought: Most western states are just as able to build a hospital solely to deal with in a week or two as China is. If we did it though, we'd realise we could solve homelessness and the climate crisis in a matter of weeks too and we can't have that.

Me setting up a peertube instance yesterday: I wish there was some content. I clicked autofollow, but nothing happened.

Me visiting my peertube instance today: Oh no my instance is completely full of shit.

Fwiw, I don't care about the piracy, but I'd just rather it didn't push out OC.

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The corporate media is the enemy of the working class. I say that as a journalist

The goal of the corporate media isn't to inform people—that's incidental. The goal is to make money, boost ad revenue, manufacture consent and shape public opinion to conform to capitalist ideology

We just lost the country because old people don't fact check.

Centralised social media needs to die.
Do you have any recommendations for project management tools which would be easy to use for non-tech people, a la trello?

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