This is what we get when we let a monopolistic advertisement company take over the one tool everyone use to access the web:
"So this is a way for Google to crush its few remaining competitors by pre-installing an ad zapper that it controls to the most common web browser. That’s a great way for a monopoly to remain a monopoly."
And even more shit. Read this:
@rysiek Every year or so I get curious and look at the hosting industry, and there's very little in the cheap-terabytes category. Hetzner and online.net are the two I've seen, and neither is in the US. Oh, there's this: http://oneprovider.com/dedicated-servers/dedicated-server-promotions (click on North America). Of course, then you'd have to install some software. Maybe nextcloud.
If anyone knows a service similar to Hetzner's StorageBox, but based in the #USA, please let me know.
basically, I need a few TiB of space accessible via SFTP/WebDAV/NFS/CIFS/whatever that does not cost too much and preferably has no costs per GiB downloaded down the line.
Really missing search. I was in a conversation here about two days ago where I said something completely wrong, and I'd like to delete or reply-to-correct, but I have really no practical hope of finding it. (It was about the concept of "subtweeting", which I'd naively misunderstood until today.)
@maloki @maiyannah Hopefully in fairly short order the community can improve fediverse solutions to the point where discussion can be federated, instead of using discourse (or github). A lot of the problem seems to be context collapse, which we need to handle to solve anyway, as in: https://w3c.social/@sandro/2349 . Hoping @rhiaro can help come up with a good design.
The number of users on Mastodon is stabilizing around 700k users. We've seen only a 10% growth in user count over the last month.
Fewer users are joining us, and some instances are even disappearing from the network.
We don't necessarily *need* growth, though, but remember to keep this place warm, welcoming and open, as new people means new blood, new ideas and more fun 😺
Cheers to all of you !
Is #xkcdsplaining a thing yet? If not, why not? It's clearly more real than all the other *splainings. https://mastodon.tetaneutral.net/media/FgKV1shN6EyEMiPv0cI