So I have an announcement. I sent an email to my work saying that I wanted to be able to focus on my work on taking advancing the federated social web to the next level. Read: better security / abuse resistance, richer interactions, virtual worlds.
How will I be funded to do this? I don't know. I do know that the state of the political world scares me enough that I feel I have to do this. If you want to support me: https://www.patreon.com/cwebber
Wish me luck. More updates soon.
Hi! You may most likely know me as co-editor of ActivityPub, the decentralized social network message which is more-than-likely how you're actually receiving this message! https://www.w3.org/TR/activitypub/
Other things you may want to know:
- I'm a user freedom activist (free software, free culture)
- I post a lot of leftie politics stuff
- Expect lots of tech posts around lisp, decentralized network stuff, obscure-ish programming history
I've realized several times in the past though that many peoples' exposure to decentralized/distributed systems is only "blockchains", so that leads to a lot of confusion. Other systems are available, such as the classic actor model.
Nobody has really standardized what a blockchain means though so honestly you can argue that git with signed commits is a blockchain.
inspired: blockchains are the "cloud" of merkle trees
Well that was probably as overwhelmingly directed of a response as it could have been.
Writing down my final observations for later and going to go take a nap. Thanks, internet!
Brief update: CapTP things are starting to work, omg omg omg omg!!!!
Ok time to go offline again!
uspol, reference to literal nazis
Read the transcript from Trump's speech tonight. https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/01/politics/read-trumps-rose-garden-remarks/index.html https://www.npr.org/2020/06/01/867467714/what-is-the-insurrection-act-that-trump-is-threatening-to-invoke
Totally serious: how far off from a Reichstag Fire Decree are we? :\ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reichstag_Fire_Decree
I'm very nervous.
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This Trump speech is I think his most authoritarian to date and that is saying something. It's terrifying. He just promised to deploy the US military to any city whose government does not deploy "overwhelming force" against their own citizens. Even as an empty threat it's terrifying
There was a time where I thought (and was preparing for) being more of a front-lines nonviolent direct action activist for social change.
Instead, I became a very indirect activist... more of an communication tools plumber. But these days that's the most effective I can be...
flashing lights, music video
@wizzwizz4 @InternetKevin @cwebber I could explain what 230 does and Twitter is allowed to do what it did here, but as usual EFF is already on it: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/05/trump-executive-order-misreads-key-law-promoting-free-expression-online-and