Decentralisation without decolonisation is bullshit.
What do I mean?
I mean if you’ve centred your organisation on your “decentralised” platform so that when one scales so does the other, you may be decentralising something but it’s not wealth or power. (So if anyone tells you they have venture capital, for example, and they’re working on decentralising the web, etc., you know they’re full of shit because the billion-dollar exit their funding requires is the antithesis of decentralisation.)
Does a livestreaming videochat solution exist that will allow me to record the raw input streams of the participants (locally in the background)?
I'd like to be able to conduct panel debates / interviews and both livestream them as well as create higher quality recordings not subject to network issues.
Basically Jitsi Meet, but with local copies of raw streams for post-processing.
@aral, do you by any chance know of such a solution?
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Vid, at selvom det ikke føles sådan, når det officielle DK og medierne ruller sig ud, så er vi nogen, der sætter umådelig stor pris på jer. ❤️
@pyredrid I can send examples later if required, but for now here's a short explanation:
When writing a description, consider what message your image is trying to convey. If you're posting a pic of the amazing cake you made, you'll obviously want to focus on what type of cake is it and how tasty it looks, rather than the bit of wall you accidentally captured in the background. With a painting, you'd focus on its contents, mentioning the type of paint used only briefly -- unless the paint and style were the focus. So on.
Don't be afraid to be less than objective. You aren't writing these descriptions for newspapers. The Fediverse is humans interacting with humans. Trust me, we not only don't mind, but genuinely want to read about how cute that thing your pet does is.
But if objective descriptions are more your thing, those obviously work well, too. Write what you know and enjoy.
I have encountered more image descriptions on Mastodon in 24 hours than I have in Twitter in a couple of years. Seriously. I'm not exaggerating.
As a blind person, this means a lot to me. If you read this and you describe your images, thank you so, so, so much on behalf of all of us. If you don't, now you know you'll be helping random Internet strangers make sense of your posts by typing in a few more words than usual.
To say I’m disappointed is an understatement. And I’m sorry for our recent live steam together. That’s my bad. I didn’t know any of this and I thought I was a better judge of character. We have so few allies as it is… I’m just sad, really.
This DuckDuckGo audit by @purism is a sobering read:
Remember that DuckDuckGo is venture capital-funded which means that they must exit—either become a publicly-traded multi-billion-dollar company (sell to the public) or sell to one of the incumbents.
(What we need is a publicly-funded but independently run search engine. The EU could create such a thing… if they didn’t have they heads firmly entrenched up Silicon Valley’s bumhole.)
Delete Chrome. Now.
Google is using its exceptionally powerful position to make *the browser itself* analyze your browsing behavior and serve that on a plate in the form of "cohorts" to anyone interested.
They are transforming Chrome into a "browsing-history-passport" - right now.
If you care about your intellectual freedom even a little bit, you must put Chrome out of your life as soon as possible. Support others doing the same.
Closing web browser windows doesn't close connections https://lapcatsoftware.com/articles/closing.html
"I feel that many decisions made by web browser developers in the past — sometimes more than a decade ago — need to be reevaluated now that browsers are finally starting to care about user privacy"
A world without trust is not better – by @dhh
You can now watch yesterday’s Small is Beautiful livestream with guest David Heinemeier Hansson, with captions, or read the transcript at https://small-tech.org/videos/small-is-beautiful-07/
We covered so many topics! Including Small Tech (vs Big Tech), business models, ethical design, scaling organisations, and much more.
Alicia Kennedy: On the future and why justice is more important than innovation.
Read and absorb every delicious word of this.
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