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/

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

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.

Title:

Details:

You’ve heard of but have you heard of ? Or the Small Web?

Come find out if personhood and democracy can best be defended via racist monkey avatars and right-libertarian get rich quick schemes or simply by all of us owning and controlling our own digital and networked places.

(I’ll release the video following the talk.)

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Looking forward to presenting the inaugural address on next week at a series of talks at the University of Southampton Department of Art & Media Technology aimed, in part, to shape department policy and organised by department head @adamprocter

Skatetricks Progression

Love to skate? Keep track of your progress with this nifty little logbook app by @der_On

der-on.gitlab.io/skatetricks-p

On the Small Web, we don’t care about vertical scale (we’ll leave obsessing over that to the psychopaths that run Silicon Valley).

“But will it scale?” Yes. But horizontally, non-colonially, and without making anyone a billionaire.

By the way, when I say that’s all the code. I mean that’s ALL the code in the whole project:

github.com/small-tech/nodekit/

Run `nodekit` on that folder, get the result in the browser.

No scaffolding. No configuration. No bundlers.

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So I just got this running. This is all the code you need to display a basic fediverse public timeline using NodeKit right now.

(If you remove the CSS, that’s 31 lines. That’s it. That’s the WHOLE APP!) :)

Node’s (experimental) VM Module functionality is awesome. Just rewrote the NodeScript feature in NodeKit to use it (and replace my initial “write to file system and import” hack).

What’s NodeKit?

ar.al/2022/01/26/nodekit-updat

By the way, sorry, I keep writing small-web in the GitHub URL instead of small-tech.

The working link for the NodeKit repository is:

github.com/small-tech/nodekit

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This is how much code it takes in NodeKit to create a server-side rendered page that uses Svelte and persists to a database.

Watch the whole video at: ar.al/2022/01/26/nodekit-updat

NodeKit update: what’s changed since last week (instant server starts, the nodekit command, etc.)

vimeo.com/670175367

I love that NodeKit builds in under half a second thanks to the magic of esbuild. I plan to keep that characteristic as it matures :)

(The web apps you serve with NodeKit have no build stage.)

github.com/small-tech/nodekit

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