What it's like to get locked out of Google indefinitely
“It's just one reason why it's so important that we fund and develop human-scale small tech as an alternative to the stranglehold of big tech on our lives." – some guy who goes on about this stuff a bit
@machado @aral @robby Well, you could make a Tutanota or Protonmail email account then link all your important stuff to those. If you want to keep that email unknown to services that you want to use but don't trust use something like Firefox Relay that generates an email address and redirects all the received email to your main account (which would be the tutanota/protonmail)
@angdraug @robby Looks very cool. Would love to hear your thoughts once we have small-web.org up as a proof-of-concept. My eventual goal is that people can get up and running with their own “Facebook” in under 30 seconds (a VPS instance that they own and control at their own domain in a system where they can move it to any other hosting provider with a click or two).
It does work great with a NUC, which I think is a better home server platform. Even with an 8GB Pi4B, the cores-to-RAM ratio is too high for a typical read-heavy CDN-fronted web hosting scenario. Depends on what you use it for, of course: you might need those cores for a Jitsu bridge..
@aral @robby similarly: how a developer gets treated for offering a paid "thank you" app next to their free open source app:
@aral well geeze! I've already been working to migrate to self-hosted services in place of Google's offerings, but I hadn't realized I should be migrating my accounts away from my Gmail. Thanks for the wake-up call!
It’s a little like having your house burn down
Well yeah, because it’s not your house, dumbasses.
I can’t blame them though. People are also forced into rental contracts by financial pressures, and eviction destroys their lives as much as Facebook could ever do, with Facebook and landlords protesting muh property even as they rob people blind.
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