Trying out Kbin now at @KelsonV (I know, I’m boring with my usernames). So far, so good, though I have to unlearn the search-by-URL approach for finding groups (both local and remote.)
GoToSocial seems to have the same issues it does with Lemmy: I can find my profile on KBin, I can find a “magazine” on KBin, but I can’t follow either from here. I wonder if it’s similar to the issue Bookwyrm fixed recently, or if it’s just another case of an ActivityPub server that doesn’t sign fetches?
I'm also reminded of a line from Cat Valente's “Space Opera” about how wars, when it comes down to it, are about deciding who are people and who are just meat.
#DS9 rewatch: Gul Dukat telling Major Kira that the Cardassian occupation was *good* for Bajor because they're stronger now is both peak colonialism and peak (retroactively applied) longtermism
“I think we are dealing with a dominant cultural belief—one might say a national spirit—that believes that any people who suffer aren’t actually people, because if they aren’t people then we won’t have to take care of them—and so, if neglect makes them so desperate or unsightly that they cause us discomfort, then we can get rid of them, blaming them for causing the discomfort that resulted in our having to inconvenience ourselves with their disposal.”
I figure that's how we ended up with a bunch of religious rural working-class folks voting overwhelmingly for the multiply-divorced big-city hotshot who barges in and thinks he knows how to do your job better than you can. Twice. And remolding themselves to be more like him as the years went on.
That's how you end up with people calling Liz Cheney's political suicide “cowardly,” because she “sided with the Dems” in the Jan. 6 probe
I mean, *everything* gets shoved into a binary. Coke vs. Pepsi, Windows vs. Mac, Twitter vs. Mastodon.
And then those binaries get lumped together, as if all Coke drinkers use Windows and all Pepsi drinkers use Macs. Even though they don't.
And then those groupings start to homogenize. The Coke drinkers who use Macs start thinking maybe they should use Windows, or maybe they should keep the Mac and start drinking Pepsi instead.
Politics should not be a team sport with only two sides, where your team is always right and their team is always wrong, and any criticism of someone who happens to be on your team is dismissed whether it's in good faith or not.
We should have shifting coalitions based on each issue being discussed. Not semi-permanent factions where everyone has to pledge allegiance to one side or the other.
But everything gets shoved into a binary.
Maybe (most) humans are just wired for it
Looks like Bookwyrm.social has deployed the federation fixes to interact with GoToSocial! I just followed my account over there, and it knows that I followed it!
Now I need to make some posts and make sure other interactions work!
Developers are Lazy – Thus Flatpak #
Via cwebber, who points out the problems extend to docker and snap as well.
If you use a Nextcloud server, there’s a good collection of apps (some official, some third-party) that work with it. The ones I use:
Nextcloud – main app, does authentication, file access, optional auto-upload photos Nextcloud Notes – kind of like Google Keep, but simpler. (IIRC Carnet is more like Keep, and also open) Nextcloud Talk – instant messaging, supposedly can do voice but I’ve never used it for that Nextcloud News – RSS reader that syncs your feeds and read/unread through your Nextcloud server
Plus these apps that aren’t Nextcloud-specific, but work with it and other sync methods:
OpenTasks – ToDo list (needs Dav5x to sync) DAVx5 – Syncs contacts, calendars and to-do items between any CalDav, CardDav or WebDav servers and your Android system, so you can access them with any local contacts or calendar app. (For instance: K-9 Mail can use contacts from my Google account and my Nextcloud account, and Simple Calendar can do the same with my calendars.) Floccus – Bookmarks manager that can sync across multiple desktop browsers and the mobile app, using any of several sync options including Nextcloud
Cool, Alpine (and several other Linux distros plus FreeBSD) has a package for GoToSocial in its community repository, and it’s up to date!
…on the whole it wasn't the small glowing rectangles that were unhappy.
Funny how Moore’s Law started out as an observation and became a target.
Bruce Schneier on catastrophic AI risk:
I actually don’t think that AI poses a risk to human extinction. I think it poses a similar risk to pandemics and nuclear war—which is to say, a risk worth taking seriously, but not something to panic over. Which is what I thought the statement said.
Later in the post he adds:
Surely we can spend the same effort on AI risk as we do on future pandemics. That’s a really low bar.
#security #ai #risk
TIL that the Surface Pen runs on AAAA batteries.
I didn’t know AAAA batteries existed.
Cue @scream ….
(I suppose it takes the place of the old AAAAIIIIIEEEEEEE! web browser)
Why the heck is gnome-text-edit using 50% of my CPU on a handful of relatively small files?
Software developers when they get back to work after a break: “And now we return you to your regularly scheduled programming.”