@vinyll This is a very good list. I was looking for beautiful Linux distributions back in the day myself, and found Solus Linux, which has its own Desktop Environment called Budgie that is very nice, so I ended up using that one.

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The whole #DotOrg fiasco makes me wonder if we're doing domains wrong, and need to re-think them.

There's a legal concept "estoppel", that "bars a party from denying or alleging a certain fact owing to that party's previous conduct, allegation, or denial."

The transfer of the dot-org registry to a private venture firm, and lifting of renewal caps, exploits long-standing reliance on use of a signifier which can be revoked at any time.

What if this applied to personal names and identities?

Just finished preparing my presentation for the European Parliament on Tuesday. I’m representing @Mastodon and small technology there on a panel to discuss the future of the Internet and I hope we can get the regulators to at least not fuck things up for our ethical alternatives.

My slides (not hugely meaningful without the narrative but in case you’re curious) are here:


Remind me again why I let you talk me into this, @Gargron? ;P

@ppng I would guess not a direct relation probably, but essentially the same sort of purpose...?

@ppng Oh, oh, it is! :-) Very upfront, I missed that before...

The question should be whether you'd be willing to pay for pre-filtered, pre-approved content?

People do pay for a TV, so I guess it is a viable business model, I just somehow doubt that wt.social will market itself as being that, however.

@mareklach Turtl is a great app that I've used in the past. I personally use Joplin, which also supports encryption joplinapp.org/

@mareklach Like... there’s just way too many of these sticky notes in there...

I know this background behind the Evernote CEO should seem thematic, but to me it just looks way too staged and almost comical if you focus purely on it:

@jookia The core accessibility APIs are being redone to make them as good as Windows/MacOS. Think of this as unplugging them temporarily while people figure out how to e.g. redo IPC to make it work with sandboxed apps. Don't worry; people are being paid to work on this.

GTK4 is **not** dumping accessibility features. GTK4 is still heavily under development, and as systems move around, many components will break. The intent is to fix these issues before release.

self-promo, gab blocker 

🔴⚠️ niu.moe, very important ⚠️🔴 

Wow, an actually app that is fully open-source and doesn't collect your data like does?

I say bring it in turtlapp.com.

@hyde_stevenson In that case injecting something like github.com/AnaGelez/squs into a static website could be the way to go?

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