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@wxcafe @Sylvhem my use case isn't pusing it to some faceless horde of humans, it's for myself, my workshop, my org, and anyone who chooses to embrace better tech.

I could care less about wide adaptation.

I care a lot about wide adaptation being possible.
I care about decentralized and useable systems that the end user (by which I mean the nontechnicals in my org, among others) can use without understanding any of it, for communication, collaboration, and especially safety.

Named data networks (to bring this back to your example of DNS) are a step in this direction, and it neatly solves rather a lot of problems inherent with centralized systems, and because I have a group of 100-1000 to test it on...the wider picture is irrelevant because I can fix problems for this subset of people in a way that other problems are easier to solve.

Again, not either/or, but all together.

Tech cannot be the only solution in a social world.

Social change cannot currently happen without tech.

Both (and other forms of change) are necessary.

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police violence, functional resistence 

Two years ago, I was waiting in my tent in the mountains for a cougar to move away from my campsite, not knowing that in a few hours I'd be personally experiencing police brutality.

detroit.us.org/

I said it before, and I will say it again.

I am now resisting.

And I hope you are resisting, too.

Every small, difficult choice matters. Every stolen moment of corporate time spent boosting poc on radical social media. Every $5 spent directly to an artist instead of Amazon Music. Every moment you consider, and rephrase, because kindness is our power, and rage is our shield, and we refuse to turn that raw energy on a trenchmate.

I survived.

Please, survive.

Help eachother survive.

That is how we win.
We survive, and we keep being kind.

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functional unity 

@velexiraptor the unity we hope for, and plan for?

Mutual aid.

Mutual decency.

Mutual kindness.

Cooperative infrastructure, ownership, and purpose.

A global mesh network of township-or-county-sized communities, where the structure is intentionally egalitarian and minimal-interference, uplifting the marginalized and providing a minimum living standard for all, with shared policies in that prioritize paths towards publicly owned orbital transport and extra-orbital manufacturing infrastructure.

Translating the disparate sentiments of the left-leaning and beyond into a unified plan of action that results means of production in communal workspaces.

These are pieces, parts, and my thoughts are being compiled into a wiki as I organize my local group and beyond.

I want this to be collaborative, and we're starting with tools and mutual aid, eg genstrike.org/

What're your thoughts?

Why might this not work?

I'm an engineer, we can iterate.

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the year is 2020,
have some friggin hindsight, ya?

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pol meta 

When a system of governance attacks a subset of the persons it governs, that system must be evaluated to ascertain if that attack threatens all persons.

When the weakest, the most marginalized, the most vulnerable, are targeted,
it is a warning sign that the system of governance has become toxic,
and correction must be enforced.

Left unchecked,
an attack on one
**will**
become an attack on all.

And should the system
become more corrupt than can be changed,
burn it to the ground and start anew.

Doth the phoenix know the pain of fiery rebirth?
Or do fledglings spring from ashes,
whole and unmarred by memory of the flame?

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paypal sucks, legal name changes 

It's been two and a half years, and is STILL doing the song and dance over fixing my deadname in their system.

I've sent documents (whoops their UI is broken, can't upload normally gotta use the old site via a special link from the live chat agent, who changes literally between messages), had long careful conversations, and expressed my frustration to (supposedly) empathetic people...who do nothing to help me functionally.

Every time, I get things uploaded, confirmed, and...then a massive dead-air nothing.

"Seven to ten days for a response from our review team." which never ever materializes.

They purge messages older than 90 days, which means each time I go to try to fix this, I'm starting completely fresh, and nobody ever follows up, no matter who or how many people I send the documents to.

If you give a shyte about anything, use instead. Still arguably horrible (like all money processing BS is), but they at least accepted my docs immediately.

So very, very exhausted with the emotional labour of finding ways to avoid using deadname accounts, but the alternative is spending hours doing pointless tasks for a megacorp who literally cannot even be bothered to respond to legally mandated support messages.

Oi, friendlies.
Leave your snitchphone at home.

Put it in airplane mode, if you just really can't tear yourself away from it (or if it's your only way to document the protest-breakers).

buzzfeednews.com/article/carol

Seriously, this like half a step away from enabling realtime targeting.

Protect yourself, protect the people you're fighting for.

I need a command-line fediclient, any ?

Raspbian environment currently, but I would hop to something else if it's bootable on my hardware.

deadnaming retraining, support materials for your trans allies, boosts appreciated 

Via @sesshire, on how to train parentals to use your chosen name and identity.

forum.nameberry.com/t/how-do-i

uspol, finance 

meanwhile, the trumpistanian finance picture just keeps getting more convoluted.

nytimes.com/interactive/2018/1

So angry.

If I'd gotten 200k per year or more starting at the age of three, the things I could have done...the people I could have saved...

rewards of mediation, good news, hope?, re: police violence, functional resistence 

We're able to breathe this week.

Despite the terrible things happening in the world.

Our bank has processed the check which our lawyer provided us, and after two full years of waiting...

...law enforcement has (finally) paid up for beating me up (back in 2018).

We've spent a few days...crashed hard...and then started pushing forward to obtain land, purchase infrastructure, and make a place of safety available to rent refugees and others in need.

Our short term goal is a place to rebuild and research, the medium term goals are sustainable means of production focused on housing to begin with...and long term, the sky is the limit when enough engineers have enough room and resources...

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solid state drives, tech musings/confusings, and grr/arg/etc sysadmining 

Oi @kemonine, got a moment?

(...or anyone else who has domain experience/knowledge they feel like sharing...boosts appreciated until solved XD ).

Looking at newegg.com/samsung-960gb-pm883, and...

...many question about SSD drives are emergin.

Have gone down the MLC/TLC/3D structure rabbithole, and ended up at a confusing place where this drive I'm considering spending for 2-4x eventually is billed as both TLC & MLC and also 3d and something called three bit? As opposed to two bit I think, which implies more bits being better but...???

Legit just want something I can throw into USB3.x external enclosures and RAID/rclone/etc a software-managed journaling filesystem backup methodology that will probably include a remote on Vultr/B2 or something.

I really just need a recommendation for a solid state hard drive that can run 24/7 on my raspberry pi microserver and I won't have to futz with for as many years as I can reasonably get for 1tb-or-larger physical disc capacity...

...thoughts on this whole mess?

police violence, functional resistence 

Two years ago, I was waiting in my tent in the mountains for a cougar to move away from my campsite, not knowing that in a few hours I'd be personally experiencing police brutality.

detroit.us.org/

I said it before, and I will say it again.

I am now resisting.

And I hope you are resisting, too.

Every small, difficult choice matters. Every stolen moment of corporate time spent boosting poc on radical social media. Every $5 spent directly to an artist instead of Amazon Music. Every moment you consider, and rephrase, because kindness is our power, and rage is our shield, and we refuse to turn that raw energy on a trenchmate.

I survived.

Please, survive.

Help eachother survive.

That is how we win.
We survive, and we keep being kind.

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Didn't add Secure Scuttlebutt (SSB), because blockchain means insecure and immutable, plus the possibility of poisoning attacks...

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I need a decentralized, end-to-end-encrypted group chat option.

Functional needs post and are fulfilled by and p2p.chat, please recommend something better?

(see gitea.com/nuneco/irregular.tea for our pie-in-the-sky functional goals regarding secure communication)

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What's your preference for a wiki's cloning URL?

(boost for statistics science, plz)

today we learned about skinner boxes, this is fine

eviction, PNW, cascadia (Linn County), covid-19 legal help, boosts appreciated 

Legally speaking, we're uninterested in fighting this...this is the third or fourth time they've lashed out at us, and we'd much prefer to live with friendlies.

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If you're in the Cascadia Bioregion (Willamette Valley especially), and have room for a pair of , people (and their indoor-only cat) who just want community and a place to build, please reach out.

We have money (in three-ish weeks), metalworking tools, and knowledge.

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eviction, PNW, cascadia (Linn County), covid-19 legal help, boosts appreciated 

We've from our housing location
(we've been living in a 5th wheel in a rented spot).

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This is the first time they've informed us that something was wrong, and we've spent months building the relationship, paying rent, and(when we ran short of funds during covid) continued paying our portion of utilities, despite not tendering full rent during the .

They (landpersons) claim it's unrelated to , but they also stated it's "because we pushed them too far" (without any examples or communication about what we actually did).

Landperson is an ex-cop, supposedly reformed.

We deeply regret putting energy into this place.

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We're two or three weeks from getting our money from the Detroit settlement (cw: police violence described on linked page issuepedia.org/US/OR/Detroit/2) and I've been keeping them in the loop every time our lawyer provides an update.

re: deploying blockgame, self-hosting, community meta 

Managed to get my workstation (client) connected to the raspberry pi (server), although there's need to script-ify and daemonize all of the steps...it very clearly works, at least across the local network.

Next, loading up each mod, individually or in small groups, to see what runs and what doesn't.

Given how frequently this will be re-building, next steps after mod verification (and some downtime just playing the game to see how the mods feel) would be a build system scaffolding for it all.

Going to package the scripts to set it all up so others can run a server for their org or neighbourhood or whatever.

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re: deploying blockgame, self-hosting, community meta 

Successfully gettin v5 to report.

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re: deploying blockgame, self-hosting, community meta 

Seems to have compiled!

Next, getting a server to actually, yaknow, run.

Some benefits of the minetest architecture...mods are synchronized to the client when they connect, and client version mismatches can often still operate normally.

cc @OCRbot

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