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Watching with bated hope and suppressed trepidation as Turkey goes to the ballot box to determine if democracy has a future in the country.

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Just watched Hannah Gadsby’s Nanette on Netflix and… just watch it if you get the chance.

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With 13 days to go, PeerTube has reached 92% of it's funding goal of €20.000 for finishing up the work on version 1. Spread the word and get more people to chip in. Perhaps they can reach some of the stretch goals too!

#peertube #joinpeertube #crowdfunding #floss
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@aral note to self - when visiting Europe, more Barcelona, less London...

Live: We Make The City: Next Generation Cities


We Make The City: Opening Night


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is anyone working on an #ActivityPub federated web 1.0-style webforum?

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Digital Masquerade


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Wow! #PeerTube funding campaign just raised to 42%! \o/
Only 15 days left to meet our goal, so keep on sharing and #JoinPeertube

Had a lovely lunch with Laura at Little Saigon in Amsterdam

Peer web: dat://

Centralised web:

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So folks, the #article13 and #linktax proposals will be going soon to the EU parlaiment, and if they pass they will become a serious problem for the #Fediverse:
* To automatically filter copyrighted materials, even badly, you need a way to reference those materials. Even our largest instances probably can't afford access!
* Our instances will not be able to afford licenses to link to news sites under the new #LinkTax rules.
Go make some noise at:

I’m live blogging the Public Stack Summit. Use Beaker Browser with Live Reload turned on to get a streaming feed:


Old web:

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Two new posts this morning on my p2p blog:

* Giddy about CSS grid (didn't realise how easy it would be to make a three-column grid out of list items)

* Formatting an ISO 8601 date stamp in Hugo (niche? What means that word?)


* Old web:
* New web: dat://

(Use Beaker Browser to browse the peer-to-peer/live/streaming version of the site.)


Refining the blog

Spent a few hours today refining the peer-to-peer Web/streaming/live blog I hacked together yesterday to use Hugo/Markdown for authoring. It’s so much easier to post now and it’s looking a bit better too :)




Right libertarians: I love how you talk about decentralisation and individual sovereignty. Here’s to sticking it to those filthy governments!

Also right libertarians: Wait a minute, you want to stick it to corporations too? But then how I can be the next CEO-King?

Neoliberals: Ooh, look at you looking so presentable and talkin’ so smoothly about human rights and social justice. Let’s hang sometime.

Also neoliberals: oh, wait, so you actually want to change the system I benefit extraordinarily from? What are you, some sort of communist or something?