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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: patreon.com/cwebber

Wish me luck. More updates soon.

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privacy is your local scope where you perform your local reasoning

maybe people who don't think privacy is important are okay with programming by only mutating global variables

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the safest way to use computers is still abstinence

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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! 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

RT @cstross@twitter.com

Book-burning, concentration camps, cult of the strong leader, you know where this train terminates. twitter.com/gerryshih/status/1

🐦🔗: twitter.com/cstross/status/120

I put up a tutorial of how to hack the activitypub.rocks website socialhub.activitypub.rocks/t/

> Basically, if you aren’t a Scheme hacker, editing the activitypub.rocks website is a great way to learn to become one! ;)

hi all! just a reminder that the next Social CG meeting is tomorrow! Please take a look at the agenda here and let me know if you have anything to add!
socialhub.activitypub.rocks/t/

Riverdale spoilers / gripes 

@cwebber yeah, this stresses me out a lot. It's not exactly a new phenomenon though, Friendica and Diaspora people took potshots at each other back in the day.

It just feels so discouraging and unproductive sometimes to yell about the supposed intentions of other projects, when there seems to be lots of evidence to the contrary of whatever the naysayer is putting out there.

I do not understand how it's Thursday evening. I swear a day disappeared this week. I'm legit confused.

Stepfamily is doing Elf on the Shelf this year. I fucking hate it. I think it's disgusting that we encourage this mass hoodwinking of children everywhere.

If you would like to learn more about this stuff yourself, I recommend reading erights.org/elib/distrib/captp ... further info in MarkM's dissertation erights.org/talks/thesis/

I think this is about twice as hard for me to learn and execute as mutable datashards was, and that was a challenge.

Similarly to that (for mutable datashards, I was studying Tahoe-LAFS; for spritely goblins' distributed code, I'm studying CapTP), I'm not really inventing much new, just tweaking existing documented ideas, but it's a lot for me to soak in.

And by thinking about I mean simultaneously executing, just very slowly.

I feel shitty about the slowness, but it's a lot to keep in my head at once.

The spritely goblins networked programming stuff is moving along. I'm out of research mode and into "thinking about the protocol mode".

It's still slow. But you can see the influence of CapTP here: gitlab.com/spritely/goblins/co

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