And, of course, you can go beyond attempting to simply mitigate economies of scale in systems designed to encourage them by designing systems that are inherently _hostile_ to economies of scale.

How?

Through designing systems that use single-tenant servers owned and controlled by individuals as always-on nodes to provide findability and availability in an otherwise peer-to-peer topology.

ar.al/2020/08/07/what-is-the-s

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Small is Beautiful – live stream, today at 5PM Irish Summer Time (UTC+1)

Journeys in Linux: Moving to Fedora Silverblue 36, Distrobox, and Helix Editor.

owncast.small-web.org

A web site designed for one person that aggregates functionality (don’t thing “app” but plug-in style “features”) is the idea behind the Small Web:

ar.al/2020/08/07/what-is-the-s

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Small is Beautiful live stream today at 5PM IST (UTC+1):

What we’ve learned so far: lessons from eight(ish) years of working against the grain of mainstream technology.

small-tech.org/small-is-beauti

Small is Beautiful live stream tomorrow at 5PM IST (UTC+1):

What we’ve learned so far: lessons from eight(ish) years of working against the grain of mainstream technology.

notify.small-tech.org/archive/

Just finished my talk. A panel in Norwegian is now discussing it in Oslo. Will post the recording once it’s up.

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Yarım saat içinde bağımsız gazeteci Canan Kaya ile sohbetimize YouTube’un yanısıra, Owncast’den de katılabilirsiniz:

canankaya.live/

Watching someone play Diablo on my TV thanks to a single-tenant Small Web app called Owncast mostly developed by one person.

And tonight I’m being interviewed by a Turkish journalist for whom I set up a backup Owncast server in case her main YouTube channel gets censored by the Turkish government.

Imagine what we could achieve if we actually funded these efforts.

Small Is Beautiful – live stream – starts in a little over half an hour.

Topics covered: web3, web0, NodeKit, Domain…

mastodon.ar.al/@aral/107813059

And when I say ALL the code, I mean ALL the code. That’s the only file in the project.

You run the project by running NodeKit:

nodekit

That’s it. No build stage, no configuration, nothing.

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This is ALL the code you need in NodeKit to create a server-side rendered STREAMING view of your Mastodon public timeline.

Join us at 5PM UTC today to see me recreate this live on Small Is Beautiful.

owncast.small-web.org

And when I say ALL the code, I mean ALL the code. That’s the only file in the project.

You run the project by running NodeKit:

nodekit

That’s it. No build stage, no configuration, nothing.

Right folks, I’m stepping away from the computer screen for a bit. Need a break after the last few weeks.

Tomorrow, 5PM UTC, tune into Small Is Beautiful for an update on NodeKit, etc. :)

small-tech.org/small-is-beauti

Ready for my talk at the Department of Art & Media Technology, University of Southampton.

Just finished preparing for my presentation at the University of Southampton tomorrow.

Looking forward to presenting the inaugural talk for a new department in a series aimed at shaping department policy on technology.

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