moving all my follows over to matt@photog.social, see you over there

complaining about cameras 

Why can't camera manufacturers make a camera that connects to wifi and presents as a standard file share? or a web server? this is not rocket science.

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Bird site just broke the client I was using to make it bearable. Hello, masto

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All it costs to fulfill the average person's needs for digital services is a $5 per month VPS instance. It's even cheaper if you buy a single board computer and host your services at home.

We've been letting companies steal our personal data and sell it to the highest bidder and destroying democracy in the process all to save what? A coffee a month?

This is one of the worst deals in history.

#privacy #selfhosting

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Really, asking "what should replace Facebook" is putting things the wrong way around.

A more interesting way to ask the question is, "what did Facebook replace."

People used to build their own websites. People used to have blogs. People used USENET which was truly distributed and un-censorable.

Facebook and Google took the open internet and open standards and monetized and made everything crappy. Enough of that. Nothing should replace Facebook, it's done, stick a fork in it.

Still here. It occurs to me that successful social media endeavors beyond initial flash in the pan success have a reason for being there. Like insta was sharing photos (and early on had some really good photos, too) and snap was short videos direct to your friends. What's open social's thing?

Been thinking about putting together a machine shop; I've got a shopping list to-be-bought over the next months. Wish I had a better place for a welding booth.

Vacation toot. Roatan, Honduras. Kinda sad we're leaving in a few days and also super miss home.

Yay a new social network, maybe this one will catch on...

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