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Apple should straight up ban Facebook from its App Store.

One software freedom that Stallman does not mention is the freedom *not* to use the program because you dislike or don't want it for some reason

Free software tends to be flexible, have clear boundaries, split responsibilities, and replaceable components, thanks in part to openly defined protocols and formats

Proprietary software tends to want to lock you in into their freaking ecosystem, and even if they adopt an open standard, it's a part of an E-E-E strategy

I've started a BBS to serve as the comments section of my website/blog, but it's also open to anyone reading this via the fediverse:

Please come and claim your username. :)

@ang3l12 But js and joking aside, this is much better looking than what I was using before <3

Wanted: a cli program to sync scuttlebutt feeds

I don’t want to run a GUI, or a server. I don’t want a JavaScript app. Something in Golang or Rust.

@ang3l12 here is what I did to get them started

Now we’re doing email, xmpp, Inkscape, Python, HTML, css, JavaScript, etc we did a few Advent of Code problems

But yeah. The 11yo is still largely clueless and unable to help himself. He won’t even Google for a solution. Just keeps doing the same thing over and over expecting different results.

Calling smartphone equipped teenagers 'digital natives' is a mistake because a smartphone makes you a consumer rather than a native of anything.

If you want a child to become a digital native give them an actual computer instead of a corporate controlled and curated consumer device.

@chaiypur Yeah, EP but I try not to be a jerk about it. Masks help mask the not singing. 😎

@chaiypur We attend a PCA. Sadly, not much psalm singing

@nathan I partly wanted to try and implement some tiny version of this (read: a cli sync tool), and partly wanted to explore an existing implementation and didn't want to read js :D

scuttlebutt is such a great idea...

... the reference implementation? not so much

layers and layers of javascript, custom js db, looking around in .ssb it's a huge mess

I wanted to see how hard it would be reimplement it so I could have a cli/emacs client. No info anywhere apart from the fairly high level protocol guide (which is great).

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