So the birdsite's federated project is still ongoing then. Kind of a copycat really. https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/21/22242718/twitter-bluesky-decentralized-social-media-team-project-update
Wikipedia's 20th Anniversary homepage shows the continued awesomeness and essential public service it provides. https://wikimediafoundation.org/wikipedia20/
Cheers to hopefully 20 more years!
uspol - coup attempt
What you're all seeing on live TV right now is an outright coup attempt that Sarah Kendzior warned about for years. https://www.gaslitnationpod.com/episodes-transcripts-20/2020/12/9/donald-trump-is-a-terrorist-attack-on-america
Also a good idea to read Sarah's book "Hiding in Plain Sight" which I have read this last summer which describes more of these. One of the only few people that saw this coming.
Bad news US folks, the CASE act and the felony streaming bill is in the must pass spending bill and its all but certain to pass today. You all should be terrified. https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20201221/09573745928/congress-once-again-sells-out-to-hollywood-sneaks-case-act-felony-streaming-bill-into-government-funding-omnibus.shtml
>The gap between an '040 powered Mac and modern PCs doesn't feel nearly as wide as it should. This computer was released almost 30 years ago. On paper, it should be inconceivable that this can at all fit into a modern workflow. Present-day computers are gigascale monstrosities that should smoke something as old and plucky as the Quadra. And yet, they just... don't.
That's because modern OS's and software are giant bloated shit. You really don't need em.
Very important to watch for US people:
Lawmakers led by Senator Thom Tillis are trying to make posting copyrighted material a felony aka jail time by sneaking a bill into a must-pass spending bill. Very important to watch folks since if this passes people are basically fucked. https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20201210/09131845861/not-this-again-senator-tillis-tries-to-slide-dangerous-felony-streaming-bill-into-must-pass-government-funding-bill.shtml
"Spotify resets passwords after a security bug exposed users’ private account information"
In a data breach notification ... the music streaming giant said the data exposed “may have included email address, your preferred display name, *PASSWORD*, gender, and date of birth only to certain business partners of Spotify.”
Wait, wat?! Passwords?
It's official: Salesforce will buy Slack for $27.7 billion in cash and stock, completing a fall from grace for Slack as they're lagging behind their competitors especially Microsoft's Teams product. https://techcrunch.com/2020/12/01/salesforce-buys-slack/
I have some thoughts on the Big Sur Apple controversy if you want to read it. https://mastodon.sdf.org/@joeo10/105204841629830505
covid19 - explainer
Spanish publication El Pais shows how COVID-19 spreads though the air https://english.elpais.com/society/2020-10-28/a-room-a-bar-and-a-class-how-the-coronavirus-is-spread-through-the-air.html
This is truly the best explainer I have seen, and it's embarrassing that a Spanish outlet is so much better in this field than most of the mainstream US media aka Big Journalism.
Here's her DiscoverADN episode from many years ago that Jason (matigo) thankfully preserved: https://discoveradn.10centuries.org/2014/06/19/mps
I just heard that @Mpshirey, one of the great ADN people and all around great woman, has left this Earth. She passed on October 14th.
Maddie's one of the most courageous people that I have known online especially on the ADN years and she tried to stay positive despite her challenges and she'll be sorely missed around the online and offline spheres. I'm just glad she was able to see her children one last time as she was devoted to them.
RIP Maddie, you won't be forgotten. :(
I have been using NextDNS in recent weeks and I'm enjoying it thus far. Any of you use it? https://nextdns.io
I work in the IT/Marketing/Social fields, a Culture Vulture in heart and an one part geek in a all-rounder way.
Always exploring new things!
Mastodon x appdot.net = fun? A place for former ADN users - on the whole