So Gab has decided that their own code that they spent $5M of investor money developing is so unsalvageably bad that they're going to use Mastodon's code instead, with the added bonus of leeching off of our apps (with Gab apps being banned from app stores)
This is an early warning to fellow admins to be vigilant and domain-block them on sight, when/if they appear (unconfirmed whether they intend to federate), and to app devs to consider if blocking Gab's domains from their app is necessary.
DNS over HTTPS is getting serious backlash in the UK because DNS poisoning plus DPI for DNS rewriting is the basis of content filtering and injunction-based blocking.
Sadly nobody remembers that people warned that "censorship is interpreted as damage" in a network.
wow '#Eurovision was shit this year, eh?
My personal hot take: just forget the growth-above-everything mindset already! It isn't healthy, not even at the start. It is the root of so many issues we face in our societies, environment. Please talk about the uncomfortable; wealth inequality, economic and ecological exploitation! #latitude59
Life comes at you fast
Purism will allow bigoted content on their servers
Okay, attempted update number two and nope - still 500ing 🙁
Downgrading to 2.8.0 fixed that problem.
Slavery 2.0 and how to avoid it: a practical guide for cyborgs
(This is the original English version of an article that I wrote for Issue 32 of the Kulturstiftung des Bundes – The German Federal Cultural Foundation – magazine.)
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