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Funny that we seem to be going in circles.

The web started as a bunch of individuals running their own servers. Then things got professionalized, and we got the mostly benevolent, for-pay corporate services. Now that your data is more valuable than whatever meager subscription fee you're not going to pay for anyway, we're back to trusting the randos.

The plummeting server/software costs help, but it would be impossible without volunteer labor.

It behooves us to support the randos.

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Here's the video for "The Arrival of a Train":

youtube.com/watch?v=UyvYL-gaD7

(In case you're more into viewing than reading)

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Here's "It's all about the curry", my Monkigras 2018 talk on software craft:

youtube.com/watch?v=4EB6F-nhT-

Delivered a lot of talks over the years, but I gotta say this has been one of my favorites so far.

@redmonk

Anybody knows if you can follow Mastodon accounts from @pixelfed? Maybe only getting the image posts?

Pinging @dansup ...

"Ah," said the engineer. "I see. Damn."
"Is that-" one of the miners started. "Is it-"
"A god, chained a mile underground? Yeah. It happens."
"What shall we do?"
"We-"
"Love me," whispered the god.
"No!" said the engineer.
"Fear me."
"No."
"Remember me."
"N- Okay."
"I thank you."

From birdsite 

RT @benedictevans
Axel Springer owns Business Insider.

GDPR: A great achievement for online privacy. Pushing back on the big corporates.

Actually existing GDPR: Superficial non-compliant changes to websites. Continued data grabs, with no enforcement.

Finally an article that mentions Mastodon on Techcrunch, not as positive as one would hope but hey, I'll take what I can get. I think there's one good quote from me in there.

techcrunch.com/2021/01/15/twit

Funny how little thought the same group spouting "government is coming after us" rhetoric gave to personal privacy and data security.

independent.co.uk/life-style/g

From birdsite 

RT @eeberquist
you can tell we're living in a normal and functioning society when you get to read statements like "Hallmark believes in the peaceful transition of power"

Is there a way to search for a user through @tootapp to follow them? Am I missing it?

A spaceship landed in the park. An alien emerged, carrying a foldable chair. They set the chair up on the grass, and settled down.
"Ah, hello," a dog-walker said. "Shall I take you to our leader?"
"Why would I want that?" the alien said. "I came here to get away from mine.

*checks news*
not sure if karma or just obvious, preventable outcome

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