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Cake day: Jul 05, 2020


nice response. my equally well thought out response:

ayo fuck bitcoin

all I want for christmasssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

is obsidian to be open sourced!

Never smoked but I despite the name and consider it a deal breaker

While not privacy focused per say, if you’re ok with a shared host uberspace is the best company I have found! Green, pay what you want, homegrown, German, private

  1. No, and I don’t think anyone will
  2. No, it will just be for stupid features as I understand it
  3. No, because they shouldn’t. They make so much from donations as a charity

Not mentioned:

What will the money be for? Better donate 95% of prophits back to writers on MDN

I mean technically tidal and deezer because they have the highest payouts (super shitty but much better than spotify)

resonate is the best option but it does not have much music yet

brave is also run by a homopobic alt right ass so…


please note: I do not support coil

More so, their mirroring from Gemini, not the other way around

Looks great but the 20-30$ a month is absurd. I’m looking more in the 3-4$ ball park.

Whaaaat!!! Reddit is always better then any other source, aside from the arch wiki and Wikipedia, both of which are… Guess what… Crowd sourced!

Someone said

Ad blockers are a self defense technology by nature

Add ads in small quantities to your website that respect me and my privacy and I might just whitelist you, but at this point the internet is unusable without AdBlock

it is just var/www/peertube? You can use whatever directory you want for whatever you want.

Per convention, some arch users use /srv/http/* though (this is apache’s default). This is probably what you are looking for, without looking into peertube internals.

Freenom attempts to take your domains after you miss a reregistration or if they decide to, without emailing you.

You then need to buy the domain because you have linked to it everywhere

  1. There is literally nothing better, discord is closed source, matrix is slow and buggy
  2. It gets the job done with no fan fair
  3. It self moderates, only people willing to jump through the hoops to talk constructivly will do so
  4. Retro tech is fun

Please direct future tech support questions to c/lemmy_support, they are better equipped to help

I know that they are not, that’s why I said buzzword, not implementation

I know but the “metaverse” is very much a crypto topic, they connect the spec back to NFTs, etc.

Can we stop using crypto buzzwords to hype a platform?

Not positive about OBS, it’s mostly support in software I use

I’m not using wayland because I need to screenshare

Honesty is important. The chances of worse symptoms via covid are infinitely higher, but there is still a miniscule chance. This means everyone is safer with the vaccine

All this does is make it harder for your contributors. I’m ok with it for my projects, but many are not. I have certainly skipped out on some drive by contributions because it would require the hassle of making an account.

Not been able to find a good registrar. Gandi is a fake shithole, all the other ones too. I decided if I couldn’t get ethical domains I would just get cheap ones, so cloudflare.

Stay tuned for names.sr.ht, they will charge 20$ a year to allow you to register unlimited domains with zero markup, and profit sustainably without data collection from that tiny subscription fee (plus tons of DevOps). They are waving the 20$ a year for people who can’t afford it without any questions, and the platform is open source.

NOTE: names.sr.ht has nothing, go directly to sr.ht to learn more about the platform

Re ethical hosting:

I’m impartial to uberspace, so many pluses!

  • green energy
  • German
  • indie (some pages are roughly translated for ultimate homelyness!)
  • Pay what you can afford
  • Friendly to beginners, support staff doubles as sysadmins who do everything in their power to help you.

♥️ (Not sponsored, I hope it becomes obvious these are good services when you visit their respective homepages)

Yeah this, also consider that gitlab is not federated and people are not likely to make an account on your gitlab instance to contribute.

The same thing goes for discord, more people use it than matrix, and therfore you reach a larger audience

re @Echedenyan@lemmy.ml not sure what part you are talking about, I’m happy to shoot myself in the foot for my projects because I don’t expect much contributors nore feel a drive for a big star count

Do I like discord personally? No

Do I think discord is a necessary evil? Yes

You’re shooting yourself in the foot as a OSS project if you don’t use discord, same with not using github.

But, at least for me, I hate my feet :)

Ubisoft reinventing the steam market but with more pollution:

The domain does not provide extra privacy, but it does not ditch extra privacy also. buttman@gmail.com vs butt@man.com are two emails addressed to you, but no one knows who you are.

Rather, it provides a framework to be a digital nomad, switching email providers at a whim while not needing to do account recovery. An @protonmail can’t do that.

In the later half

I essentially read the “what’s the point of privacy if you have nothing to hide” argument. I don’t do drugs or run a torrent tracker.

mistakes do happen and especially with services featuring a free tier, they have so many users they don’t have time to double check their actions or care about providing good support. I already provided two examples of pretty notable people getting banned from Google for unknown reasons and still not being able to get their account back.

Closer to home, let’s look at Lemmy. As it’s still small, the admins interact with the users and think twice before banning. Reddit on the other and is the opposite, because they quite literally have a million times more people to worry about.

Thanks, you and @fleurc@lemmy.ml reminded me that indeed there are some goodies out there.

For me personally, I do want the extra reassurance from the fact the company is profiting off me without reselling my data and I encourage others to also do that, but I am willing to believe there are free services that do respect privacy

Leasure reading has fallen by the wayside. It’s a pity but I like a particular type of book that is rarely fulfilled. I mostly just read my subscribed RSS feeds

If anyone has recommendations, I like surreal nonfiction and fiction (not too fantasy, think “his dark materials”), with an emphasis on storytelling and character development

Do you want to nominate someone for mod?
Hey all, I think it's unfair for me to be the only moderator (plus the admins!). I was trying to find some good candidates and I certainly found many, but I think it's much more fair to open the floor for nominations. Some groundrules so this goes smoothly: - You are allowed to nominate unlimited people, including yourself - You must make each nomination in a separate comment - Please ensure the user in question has not yet been nominated, if they have please upvote the existing nomination and maybe leave a comment in support instead! This is somewhat of a popularity contest, although note I do not promise the most popular candidates will be the ones selected. This post will be updated when mods are appointed with the logic behind appointment. --- [@mekhos@lemmy.ml](https://lemmy.ml/u/mekhos) has been appointed. This is because - Overwhelming support - 7 hour timezone difference (if I did the math correctly) [@tmpod@lemmy.pt](https://lemmy.pt/u/tmpod) - I needed one more, I see tmpod around often

Do you hate raids?!
Hey all, if you notice any comments that clearly don't belong here please hit the report button! In the next few days I will be checking in every few hours to ensure this community is in tip top shape. I have also recruited two new mods.

Someone should really revamp email
Email is already nicely federated, but I think it's time for a change. Services like protonmail offer encryption between users, but you can't host your own instance. It would be awesome if there was a spec somewhere for a federated email service that defines - email encryption between users - markdown - ~~connection with activity pub? (What would this look like)~~ I mean some way to email the activity pub, ie: add comments via email - compatibility with standard email users (if you send/receive to/from a user who does not have email v2 implemented it just uses normal features) - maybe "smart attachments" for money transfers, calender invites, etc. - somehow better support for email discussion groups - this spec should be focused heavily on usage for humans instead of automated mailing, I expect html would not be defined. I'm just spit balling here. Does anyone have any ideas? Does something like this exist? Thanks, Evan

Libre micropayments?
I really like this idea of coil.com, supporting creators based on how often you engage with their content, but don't really like the cryptocurrency and the closed source aspect. Flattr seems better but is still closed source. Is there anything I can use to fund my website?

cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/81992 > Resonate is a really cool co-op and they could really use some volunteers & users. > > I've been looking for a more ethical music streaming service since I discovered [Spotify and other streaming platforms are terrible for small artists](https://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2021/03/18/spotify-artist-earnings-figures/). Only the top 3% of artists make $1000/yr and only the top 1% make more than $5000/yr. You'd have to be in the top 0.2% to actually earn a living of $50,000/yr on Spotify. > > Resonate is the only platform I've found that's doing something radically different. They have a stream to own model in which listeners pay artists directly about 1/4 of one cent for their first stream then the price increases exponentially with each stream until the 9th stream at which point the listener has paid ~$1.50usd. At that point the user can download the song for offline listening and never has to pay to stream that song again. > > Perhaps the coolest part is they are a co-op, 45% of governance weight is reserved for artist shares, 35% for listener shares, and only 20% for staff. > > Resonate is a small project that could use all the help it can get. If anyone knows of any other cool music platforms, I'd love to know about them, too! https://github.com/resonatecoop/stream

[Mod] What is your vision for asklemmy?
Hey! Back after a large break from lemmy and after returning to the community it seems it is more advice focused: `what is the best way to learn programming` vs story focused `what is a bad mistake when you started programming`. My job as a moderator is to serve the community best I can, so instead of changing the rules to recklessly to bar topics further without consent, I want to extend an invitation for *you*, the members of the community, to share what you want to see content wise from this community. **Examples:** > I like it as is! or > New rules ideas > - Only questions about cats are allowed > - Posts about dogs will result in being banned Thank you! Evan

Requesting c/programming
I work full time as a programmer, and was disappointed to see the biggest programming subreddit without active moderators. It's not in a super bad state, I think possibly admins occasionally visit, but active designated mods would be nice! Upon promotion I will first review all the posts to make sure there is no surviving spam, then update the sidebar to include the latest communities. I will admit I have not shown the best track record of activity, but after rejoining lemmy after 7 months I can see the community is developed into what I want in a platform, and I never plan to be absent again.

Khan is massively flawed (We need a comprehensive free alternative!)
Today when talking on discord someone mentioned their approval for Khan Academy, stating that it was what allowed them to pass their class. I have too consulted Khan Academy on a few occasions, and I thought the teaching was well done. I believe education is a human right, and I thought I would see what I could do to contribute. I was alarmed to discover the lack of ways to do so. I voiced my thoughts in a brief way in discord, and was quickly attacked by nearly everyone there. People seem to all love khan, holding it as the savior of education, and in some way's, it is. Khan was the first platform I could find to offer **easily** accessible k-12-beyond learning for anyone, for free. It provides a central place with "trusted" content, but ultimately khan academy solves no issues in our education system, while getting all the support of the internet. I write this "rant" to be the first person on the internet to say khan is not so great. ## A dictatorship There is no public information on khan academies power structure, aside from the fact that it has [executives](https://www.khanacademy.org/about/our-board). There is no way to vote in leaders, and no real way to hold them accountable other than abstaining from donation. This leads to near unlimited power. Sal has networth in the millions alone, and due to its dictatorship structure a hostile takeover to broadcast information on a "trusted" site like khan is possible - as we saw in freenode. This power structure ultimately leaves not only the [people](https://youtu.be/q8zKgd1r8uI?t=46) but the teachers powerless, leaving for issues like the [traditional school board](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJBlgIA3K24). ## Closed source I don't give a shit about the website source code, but the curriculum is pretty close to closed source. This means if misinformation is spread on the site, we are unable to easily maintain a "correct" mirror. If the site goes down, so does the learning. For similar issues, offline users in low income countries especially are barred. While khan material is under CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 US, it's near impossible to effectively copy without using web crawlers. ## Closed doors Finally, Khan contributors are always employees. This means we are relient on [bug reports](https://support.khanacademy.org/hc/en-us/articles/226373748-How-do-I-report-different-kinds-of-bugs-and-issues-#content) to fix issues, and who knows when or if it will be fixed. Additionally, raised issues are viewable only to khan staff removing even more accountability. Want to write more new content for khan for free because you love learning? You can't without giving up your job for a paid position. ## Uncited I struggled to find citations for anything asserted on their site. This is especially needed in the sciences and social studies, where misinformation is rampant. # We can do better I dream of a curriculum where we are free. Free to and easy to clone, redistribute, and to modify. Where there is democratic government, so a hostile takeover is near impossible. Where changes are made in the open so that we hold those that make them more accountable. A curriculum that is modern and interactive, with a smaller focus on lectures. I don't think this exists today, but for a true radicle education platform something must change, to avoid all the issues we face today with the world's education in an online platform. At the very least, the world must rid of the "Khan will change the world" mentality. --- PS: Sorry if my thoughts are slightly raw, wrote this in a hurry PPS: These are flaws in khan, but they apply to many other "free" learning platforms. Hell, khan under it's license is "free", but in reality it's far from it. I am yet to find a alternative that really does what needs to be done, although I am hopeful this community is a step in the right direction This post and all past material written by me that is hosted on lemmy is UNLICENSED. Do as you wish.