Felt so RIGHT doing the stream using Owncast :)

Huge thanks to @gabek et al. for this valuable (first?) example of a Small Web app.


PS. Our live stream showed zero viewers throughout. Sorry about that! (You do count, really you do!) It looks like it was a bug with Site.js not proxying Owncast’s WebSocket connection properly. Going to look into it tomorrow.

Thank you to all of you who tuned in to watch Small Is Beautiful today. And thank you for your feedback, it will help us to improve our setup (and might already have pointed to a bug in Site.js that I need to fix) :)


Well that was fun and different! If you had issues with the streaming, we are really sorry. We’ll improve our settings for next week!

The video will be available on our site with transcript and captions hopefully in the next 24 hours (I’ll work my hardest.)

And finally… Olav, the kind Olav. We need to find a way to get your tshirt to you… please drop me an email to hello@small-tech.org if you read this!

Small Is Beautiful – live stream

Join us in one hour (5PM Irish time) to learn about:

- Small Web (a sneak peek at the tool we’re building that will enable anyone to get their own Small Web site in under a minute)

- Owncast (which we’ll be using for the first time to stream Small Is Beautiful) – please let us know how it is for you during the stream

We also have 5 Owncast t-shirts to give away thanks to @gabek



On a personal note, I’d really appreciate it if you could tune in today at 5PM Irish time to Small Is Beautiful and let us know how the stream is for you (quality, buffering, etc.) as we’re moving to Owncast and your feedback will help us tweak the settings if necessary :)


To mark our moving our Small Is Beautiful live stream to Owncast, the lovely @gabek gave us five t-shirts (unisex & women’s cut) to give away today.

To get one, join us in the studio during the stream (we’ll give out the link during) and ask us a question or add your voice to the topic (text or on camera).

When: 5PM Irish time
Where: small-tech.org/small-is-beauti

Or, order a t-shirt now and help support the Owncast folks: gumroad.com/owncast

Small Is Beautiful (live stream)

When: Today, 5PM Irish Time
Where: small-tech.org/small-is-beauti

On our first stream via Owncast, join us to see a demo of Domain, a work-in-progress tool to make setting up your own Small Web site as easy as signing up for a Big Web service.

@rugk I couldn't really care less about helping Brave, to tell you the truth. @aral

🚨 The Home Office has quietly introduced a system of 24/7 GPS surveillance as a condition of immigration bail, & will use this data against people in their immigration applications.

We support @BIDdetention and @libertyhq’s call to repeal this policy.

Dear Silicon Valley,

Slavers couldn’t imagine a future where they didn’t own and sell people either.

What’s the difference between a user and a customer?

Let Brave illustrate with its sites for:

Users: brave.com/
Customers: basicattentiontoken.org/

A user is what you sell to your customers.

@atridad @aral they’ve managed to completely forget that the “user” is a human being with goals and intent, and instead look at them as just numbers to be converted.

That’s the thing I hate most about surveillance capitalism - it just completely dehumanises people to these fucking…numbers

Hungary passes law banning LGBT content in schools or kids’ TV


Hungary is still an EU country.

(This is just about human rights after all, it’s not like they threatened the Single Market or anything.)

1. Find out about the Brave browser via a news article
2. Download Brave
3. Search online for more information about Brave
4. Uninstall Brave

`Using the unique (non-PII!) identifiers in the URL` 🤣

I'd really like to see his face when a lawyer tells him that unique identifiers are always PII and he still needs consent for this.

@aral its mind boggling how easily people chat about just tracking individuals. Fuck surveillance. Fuck capitalism. Fuck surveillance capitalism.

“…scientists said Wednesday they had developed a sticky wall coating that repurposes ingredients used in hair conditioners to trap aerosolized droplets, and hope it will become another tool in the fight against Covid and other airborne diseases.”


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