i can't stop thinking abeut fantasies where i'm trying to live off grid
it's just so satisfying to think about having that much agency and control over my life
New vent, consumerism(---) Show more
Consumerism makes me completely livid. Engineering people to spend on products they don't need, funneling middle and lower class wealth straight to the 1%, building business based on constant consumption of goods, and with little to no care for environmental impact other than what's mandated.
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: https://www.patreon.com/cwebber
Wish me luck. More updates soon.
Imagine if we ran fediverse software *as a game* that people played... that would give motivation for people not currently interested in the fediverse to join. Kids would play it, teenagers would play it... and now imagine if we hook it up to Tor .onion or I2P addresses, etc. This could help normalize the behavior of using those systems as much as https is normalized today. When everyone uses it, that can help protect politically at-risk groups, activists, etc as well.
Timely, friendly reminder for those out there who are (rightly) pissed off with #Alphabet #surveillance:
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Posted 14 photos: Lazy last day in Kaunas. Checked out the library on Laisves Ave and wished I'd had time to spend there. Discovered I'd overbooked one night at Monk's Bunk but they gracefully gave me a refund. Food at Ridikas on the train platform, the train to Vilnius.. #travel https://rhiaro.co.uk/2018/09/photos-kaunas-11
Tampering with arrangements.
web standards / star trek / vegan / travel / demi / pan / polyam
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