“letting rich people decide how we’ll live our lives always precipitates a crisis. Debts can’t substitute for wages. Cheap goods and rent-extraction were never a substitute for developing and nurturing domestic capacity.”
John Mastodon was a brilliant hacker, a true master of code. He had always been fascinated by the power of the internet, the way it could connect people from all over the world. So, one day, he decided to create his own social network, something that would be truly decentralized, something that would give people complete control over their own data. And so, in his garage, John began to code.
> I feel like there are now three constant processes in our world:
> 1) #Carcinisation - everything evolves to become a crab
> 2) #Financialization - eventually all business eventually turn into finance firms.
> 3) #Enshitification - all producers eventually strip-mine their reputations.
-srboisvert on #Metafilter
Anyone want to present (to community) at a fediverse product pitch-fest? Or know projects that should be there?
Many updates are coming to #takahe 😀
> Lightbox for viewing images (rather than a full redirect!)
I'm happy to be able to implement this image viewer with a clean look inspired by @pixelfed. ✨
In hindsight, it was genius of Bezos to turn non-profit orgs into extremely cheap advertisers for a global megacorp
The problem (well, one of the problems) with Florida's community colleges banning programs compelling belief in DEI/CRT isn't that state-compelled belief is bad (it is!), it's that quite a lot of the proponents of banning CRT, many of whom work in Florida's government, think any kind of exposure to it is coercive. The colleges surely know this, and they will overreact accordingly. This will chill loads of academic discourse--arguably precisely the state's goal.
Omg to test stolen credit cards, thieves buy pizza for people who ask on Twitter. The person gets the pizza, then sometimes later gets raided for credit card fraud by law enforcement. 😵💫😵💫😵💫 (via @happydagger)
The crypto crackdown is also a chance to encourage the better part of what blockchains have enabled: an explosion of network-native organizational creativity.
Takahē 0.7 is now released! Blocking! Emoji admin! Announcements! Loads of quality of life fixes! Read more at ://docs.jointakahe.org/en/latest/
We've also launched a Patreon for those who want to help us out financially - that's over at https://patreon.com/takahe
We just added 500 more #pixelfedApp TestFlight spots!
Claim your spot before it fills up again
Do you wet your toothbrush before or after you put toothpaste on it
Options: (choose one)
"Airport" is a giant sprawling city with tens of thousands of neighborhoods. It shares a noncontiguous border with almost every nation in the world, which is highly restricted and even militarized in many parts. Crossing the border into Airport typically requires paying a hefty visa fee to one of its loosely allied corporate ruling houses. Such a visa confers the bearer rank within the caste system, and grants passage to one or more of the other neighborhoods.
syndic @datatitian - trying to follow @email@example.com from takahe but it's not quite working. is there an obvious error on your end?