Note that the current UBPorts edition of the PinePhone cannot be used with external screens due to a hardware bug (you can fix it if you’re handy with a solder). The bug is reported as fixed in the upcoming postmarketOS edition of the phone. I’ll probably end up getting one of those as well since I’d like to be able to test on both distributions (one’s Debian/Ubuntu-based and the other Alpine + comes with Phosh) and follow their development.

reddit.com/r/PINE64official/co

@Matter Also, like all things, everything we do is an iteration. So we’re still working on solving the same problems with sitejs.org and our ongoing work: small-tech.org/research-and-de ;)

@mauri5hut Hiya :) Sorry for the hassle, there isn’t a release version for ARM64 yet. I will make one today. In the meanwhile, you can install the alpha channel version that does have ARM64 support with the following command:

wget -qO- sitejs.org/install | bash -s -- alpha

Hope that helps :)

@JayVii_de Right, so I had another look at PageKite. Looks like it can do everything I need. Will be giving it a shot when I next get a moment. Thanks for the nudge :)

@Matter Part of the problem was that they don’t really have their own TLD. Thanks to neoliberalism, they sold the domain to a private company and it’s supposed to use it for social good – blah, blah – but in reality they couldn’t be arsed.

Having tried, I really don’t think we can make any meaningful change by working within these corrupt and incompetent hierarchies. You have to change the game.

PS. If you’re not a startup what are you? Maybe you’re a stayup.

Small Tech > Big Tech

Stay up > Start up

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Let me put it this way: if you are not a startup (i.e., you don't have venture capital and you’re not looking to scale exponentially and have a billion-dollar exit) and yet you call yourself a startup, you are actively helping the startup that will offer your services for free until it kills your sustainable small tech business.

So maybe don’t call yourself a startup.

Startup is a Silicon Valley brand. It does not mean a new, small tech business.

@matteoscordino @markosaric @imacrea It’s very much in Silicon Valley’s interests that you interpret it that way. When they spend millions to lobby the European Union for favourable conditions for startups (which put sustainable, non VC-backed small tech businesses at a disadvantage), the difference becomes very important.

@shreyas It was more expensive than I would have liked but thankfully didn’t cost a fortune (as I don’t have one) :) Might have helped that the person selling it knew of our work.

If you missed yesterday’s live stream, we had a little WebSocket chat via Site.js running on a $150 PinePhone. You can watch the recording here – now with closed captions, chapters, and links to mentioned sites:

ar.al/2020/07/12/live-stream-a

@markosaric @imacrea But will you be taking venture capital and looking to sell your company to Google once it’s a billion-dollar business? If not, don’t call yourself a startup because that’s what a startup is (and you will be lending Silicon Valley a hand when they push the startup model in Europe and give you as a shining example, right next to the next Facebook.) :)

@Matter Ghent got a conservative government and they cut our funding.

@JayVii_de Because it’s what I use :) I looked at PageKite at one point and I’m not sure why I ended up not being able to use it. It’s on my radar and I will definitely keep it in mind.

Life’s too short to spend begging power to please be kind. I’d rather spend what little time I have working to ensure that such power doesn’t exist to begin with.

@selea Sure. I don’t have a PeerTube instance but downloads are open and it’s under CC Attribution NonCommercial so if anyone wants to host it, that’s great.

If you missed the live stream, we had a little WebSocket chat via Site.js running on a $150 PinePhone. You can watch the recording here:

ar.al/2020/07/12/live-stream-a

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