it's really amazing to me how many haters moxie has. just goes to show you that even if you're a cypherpunk doing great work, doing the impossible (actual free software that actually works well, which is cryptography on top, making it 3x impossible) that people will still find lies to repeat to shit on you because you did something big and great and successful.

i was about to say "there should be a name for this" but then i recalled that there actually is:

@sotolf I should try this barless thing. Intriguing.

A lot can be said about moxie's web3 post.

I'd like to consider just one sentence here.

"People don’t want to run their own servers, and never will."

First part is true. But why?

Even my grandma can install android apps. Apps have become so easy because big tech pushed for it to be. Big tech never developed the concept of set-top box-like homeservers, not in their interest. If pushed like apps, homeservers would be easy too!

People don't want to? They never were given a proper chance to!

@sotolf I say this to my kids all the time. 😂👌😎

Finally installed the official Mastodon client for iOS. Loving it so far! 🥰

@jb55 I love these little protocols and projects.

Rust replaces


Might I humbly put forth my project?

It’s called smithy (a tiny forge). It’s super easy to deploy, and very minimal.

It’s hosting itself here on my domain.

1975: "Let's build the Internet, a network that can survive a nuclear war!"
2021: "Let's host everything on the server of this one discount bookshop!"

@shadower wait, are you telling me that using immutable data structures is "easy mode"? :) :) :)

@eletrotupi Hey, do you have a list of features/ideas you wish that smithy supported?

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