#WhyAreYouHere i was burned out by the birdsite and abandoned my account there a couple of years ago.
when i found out about mastodon i joined up with .social and read a lot more about what federation was and how it works. i thought it was a great way to have a birdsite alternative without any corporate bs. now it feels so much more than that
i've always tinkered around with my own blogs and servers, it seemed only natural to start my own instance, and here we are!
hopefully years more of it
Congrats to the FastMail folks for helping modernize and secure email comms for the 21st century.
We’re making email more modern with JMAP
The specifications for JMAP Email have been published by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), marking a big victory for email tools now and in the future.
reading (listening? it's an audiobook) a book by china mieville called "perdido street station", it's really really good. i don't usually read weird fiction but i really enjoyed "the city and the city" by china and decided to read the rest of his stuff.
my stomach has never lurched so much from an audiobook before, the visuals are incredible. can't put it down (pause it? it's an audiobook)
Do these people even recognise the Kafkaesque irony of their actions and statements?
1. Publishing secret information must be punishable by long prison sentences, no exceptions.
2. We decide what is secret.
3. Our opinion on what should be secret and who should be punished is also secret.
4. Information that 'security forces' breaking national and international law? Secret.
5. Explanation of why we randomly decided to turn our acronym into a word? Also secret.
the guy who lives next to me has a dog with terrible separation anxiety, and howls frequently when her owner leaves her behind.
he doesn't do anything about it because it doesn't affect him (since, ya know, he's not there when it happens) but there's only so much that i can do to assuage her by poking my nose through the gap in the fence and calling her name.
i just feel sad for the dog who is stressed out and howling every day because her owner just doesn't care enough to help her
one of the biggest problems with our approach to positive initiatives like reducing water consumption, fighting climate change, proper recycling etc. is that the onus is always placed entirely on the end user/private citizen
if you work in basically any industry for more than a couple of years, you can see that you can't trust people to do things properly, if at all
we'll never get to a great recycling target, reduce or reverse climate change, or see improvements in our water usage if we don't target the producers of things that harm the world
why put the responsibility on the individual to save the world, when we can regulate the production of the things that damage it in the first place
australian software developer with a penchant for politics. i'm a teapot
auspol.cafe - part of the Mastodon social network - Australian Politics - Watch out for spills!