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Hello, I’m the reel2bits project main developper (a #FOSS self-hostable #soundcloud like with #ActivityPub federation).

It’s written in python/flask/vuejs and I need help because of health issues I’m unable to work a lot on it anymore, if you are interested to help me on some of the issues and more specially the ActivityPub part, you can contact me through:

the project matrix channel
the issue tracker
this account

boosts appreciated, thanks.


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Aaron Swartz. Born on this day! November 8, 1986. He would have been 33 today.

November 9 will be observed all over the world as Aaron Swartz Day — an annual event to celebrate Aaron Swartz’s legacy as an activist, programmer, entrepreneur & political organizer.

Hackathons would be organised, where diverse & passionate folks would gather & exchange ideas with each other, who believe in Freedom of #Information & #Education and Securing Digital Space for all.

Remember 9th November! 💜

So I'm watching Alex do an boxing from an estate sale haul and he finds a bunch of Funko Pops and I'm thinking "why would people by this shit" and then this happens

youtube.com/watch?v=dLzhV7yEN2

C.C. @taweret (you're welcome :blobcheeky: )

is heaven

is hell

is purgatory

Sorry that is the order of the fediverse we just have to deal with it

Facebook/Twitter allegory 

And that is how FB and Twitter will fall apart. Bullies playing the same games they did as 12 year olds and the bullied getting fed up until the leave or are kicked out after venting frustrations. The bullied go to home schooling or a small alternative school teaching the "federated curriculum".

Nature abhors a vacuum, so the most invisible followers become the bullied and the cycle begins anew.

(End)

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Facebook/Twitter allegory 

This is how the busy teachers of FB Bird Jr High manage discipline. The many protestations of the picked-on are dismissed as they address beatings, vandalism etc. The bullies are only "joking" , or are just being jerks and you must ignore them. They aren't breaking rules, or if they are it is minor.

But that black eye...that's assault! Zero tolerance! You escape expulsion but are suspended for a few days. Seems pretty unjust, but rules right?

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Facebook/Twitter allegory 

You are told that was an unreasonably violent reaction to having your ear tweaked. Such immature and antisocial behaviour is not tolerated and you will be punished. You protest. You've been picked on every day, all year and you just snapped.

Hey didn't you report this? Well, you have actually, but to no avail.

You are sent to detention the rest of the day as they consider whether to suspend you. The bully has his eye treated by a school nurse and goes back to class ...

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Facebook/Twitter allegory 

...also when you complain loudly the bullies, popular kids and their followers mock you for being a crybaby over some "joking", but the 100th time is no longer funny to you. This isn't working.

So one day, after having your ear tweaked yet again, you whip around and deck the bastard and give them a black eye. In front of all the class and teacher. Everyone gasps and laughs nervously. You are immediately sent to the principle's office ...

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Facebook/Twitter allegory 

So day in, day out a group of bullies picks on pimply scrawny nerds like you. They do little things. Sneaky quick things when teacher isn't looking (which is often), like tweaking your ear or throwing paper wads at your head, or name calling. They do this often, all day long.

You complain to teacher, sometimes loudly sometimes in confidence. But in isolation each incident is minor so there is little punishment for the bullies, and it only happens then they're caught ...

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Facebook/Twitter allegory 

Picture it: you are a junior high/middle school student, not popular, scrawny, shy, dealing with acne etc...

But your school has 2 billion students. The teachers aren't only underpaid and stressed and usually clueless about the goings on outside the classes they teach, their classrooms are as big as football stadiums, so of course they are clueless. When it comes to discipline they respond to incidents in isolation, without context

Welcome to "FB Bird Jr. High"

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Gotta call the front desk, this stupid microwave won't give me back my hot pocket

Maybe decided to become FACEBOOK so it would have a consistent appearance on old computers like the ORIGINAL APPLE ][ that have no lowercase letters in their character set.

Not JUST so old people can KEEP THEIR CAPS LOCK ON and still feel at home.

Made it to Malmö! Looking forward to Øredev this week where I'll be giving two talks!

⛏🔐 How to Hack OAuth
https://oredev.org/sessions/how-to-hack-oauth

and

🏠🚫☁️ Smarter Home Automation Without the Cloud
https://oredev.org/sessions/smarter-home-automation-without-the-cloud

See you there! 🎉

Tech article 

Found so much of good stuff today
"XML is almost always misused"

devever.net/~hl/xml

I wonder if Mayor Plante will also try to cancel Christmas in Montreal due to the inevitable weather too :blobtonguewink:

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