This is me doing re- #introductions
Hello! I'm a programmer and a (new-ish) parent, I've been running this personal instance since time immemorial.
I talk mostly about tech, but I try to branch out into artsy stuff on my secondary account: @zatnosk
I do my best to be kind and understanding, and I'm not afraid of some emotional labor for friends :)
Profile picture is: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Clusius_dodo.jpg
On echo chambers and filter bubbles Show more
When I think of a future with Open Social Media, I imagine three pillars.
1) Microblogging (ActivityPub), for sharing thoughts with strangers, ephemeral community building, and broad+global reach.
2) Forum / Stable Community (no good solution yet, AFAIK), for discussing, planning, buying/selling locally. All within a distinct group of people, membership of which can be managed.
3) Peer2Peer (Scuttlebutt?), for talking directly to friends, family, nearby people, and easily sharing files.
Browsers should be modular Show more
For this to be feasible and usable, there should be adequate intermediate interfaces for e.g. rendering custom stuff on the screen.
And modules should be available for anything that a browser does automatically; menus, history, file download, etc.
Browsers should be modular Show more
Modular browsers, in such a way that a full browser would have both HTML parsing, CSS support and fancy multimedia rendering and all the bells and whistles.
But it's modular and extensible enough that app developers can _use the parts they need_ to build their web standard adjacent desktop apps.
Need a fast rendering engine with excellent font and multimedia support? Use that.
Need to show an embedded webpage? Load html+css+js support dynamically.
Did you know...I am super cute and LOVE creating punk fashion?
I have sew, patched, painted, altered all these clothes myself.
It is a beautiful way I show myself self love and unwind after drawing all day ❤️
#punkgirl #punkrock #altfashion #punk #fashion #sewing #painting #leather #selfcare #love #selfie #fuckshitup
Y'all know what I miss?
That was the real shit.
@unascribed bring back setting your status as offline
abolish typing indicators and read receipts
boost if you agree to boost
fav if you agree to boost but can not bring yourself to commit to it right this very moment
fav then boost if you need a moment to gather yourself before taking the plunge
boost then fav if you are a speedrunner, and thus utterly unafraid of sequence breaking
I guess its time for my #introduction ! I'm Zana, bi, 20 and part of the #kurdish diaspora in Germany :) I'm very interested in Kurdish politics, eager to learn more and trying to get better at #art ! I have also recently started to draw more kurdish woman and tails.. let's see where this journey takes me ^^ https://mastodon.social/media/Z8qSb9R8weZ6OmeZyno https://mastodon.social/media/6an7gIPRX2M9NgIIlm8
We, you and I, have a chance to fix this. We, you and I, can rebuild and repair.
- Make user friendly (not user hostile) devices and software
- Write documentation
- Refuse to buy tech that *we* can render safe to use, but that the average user can't
- Support people that do things correctly financially whenever possible.
Maybe if such a programming language was very explicit about sideeffects, by treating it somewhat like rust's macros (e.g. requiring a ! at the end of the name), then the functions with sideeffects could have the extra requirement of being strictly ordered among themselves. Would that be sufficient to avoid race conditions from the code generation?
A programming language that doesn't allow reassigning variables, and automatically parallellizes the code based on which variables are used.
Of course this would probably require functions without sideeffects, or at least some way of ordering the sideeffects.
I still think using !!!1!!one!!!!! for emphasis is funny!!!!eleven!!!1!
now you might be thinking, gardening isn't very cybre. But that's where you're wrong chummer. Reducing your reliance on the man is as cybre as it gets. Hack The Garden.
Still working on doing more backgroundy stuff! I'm starting to think of these as 'scenes from the Wasteland', hah - an RP setting me and a friend are using based on an old story of mine that never got off the ground. Done in my new cotton rag paper sketchbook!
Don't forget to boost interesting stuff.
The system relies solely on organic discovery.
We on small instances depend on boosts quite a lot!
Hitler Show more
If you had a time machine, what would you do?
The classic answer is to travel back in time to 129 years ago today, 4/20/1889, and kill baby Adolf Hitler to prevent the holocaust.
On today, 4/20, let's reflect on how the holocaust didn't happen because one dude said "what if... mass-murder?" and everyone was like "Yeah!!! Good idea!! I never would've done that if you didn't suggest it!!"
The materials conditions *and* ideology which went into the holocaust all existed before and without Hitler