Big Tech took over our digital lives. Let’s do something about it.
Month: August 2021 (26)
TIL Yieldstreet via 1440join.com tbc0.com/archives/51
Life is a challenge. Either too many chips and not enough salsa, or too much salsa and not enough chips. tbc0.com/archives/52
189 numeronyms tbc0.com/archives/45
“If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.”
― George Washington
“There are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.”
― James Madison
Here are 878 words offering you a brief introduction to the four levels of computing power and decentralization with mention of creativity https://timchambersusa.com/2021/08/28/a-brief-introduction.html ¶ Also https://twitter.com/tbc0/status/1431713062038511616?s=tbc0 if you prefer ¶ tbc0.com/archives/40 ¶ tbch0409a
Mike at St. George’s Anglican Church COS Men’s Breakfast: Forgive them and fix yourself [or forgive others and fix yourself]. tbc0.com/archives/38
Relieved my Google Mini of its music-playing duties #fired ¶ I have a Bose SoundLink Revolve. Puts the cheap Google speaker to shame. tbc0.com/archives/36
We’ve had enough of Big Tech.
It’s time for some serious Small Tech.
If you have an active library card, you can access Kanopy to watch thousands of classic movies, documentaries, and other educational video content here: kanopy.com
Recently discovered this wiki of alternative platforms and software to people looking to escape the clutches of big tech, while also improving their privacy and security online. Instructions designed for non-technical users as well, check it out! wiki.techxodus.org/en/home
It MMPTBAA to know that the Paralympics are under way in Tokyo and NBC is broadcasting it! Visit my community for more, including a pointer to a joke by Josh Blue. Sorry for all the redirects. Minifeed will get better. Trust me.The joke is worth it! tbc0.com/archives/34
Happy Pluto Demotion Day! I’m thinking of Mike Brown and Alan Stern. Language matters. Let the IAU keep its definition. You cannot define “dwarf” planet without planet. #PlutoIsAplanet tbc0.com/archives/32
The Knowledge Standards Foundation’s first press release:
Press Release: Wikipedia Co-Founder to Launch Roundtable Discussion on “Universal Network of Encyclopedias”
There will be a bunch of design & feature updates shortly. 👍
Comments and posting are a little sticky as we are detaching them from the system & remaking.
I’m on it.
Hey! How’s it going, I think I’m here?
Why u no press like button?! 🙁
factseek.org has a new look: word cloud is removed until it gets a new algorithm that correctly updates the word cloud with most recent searches.
We are looking into how to speed up the lag (up to 10 seconds…) after pressing the Enter key. We have a setup that posts stuff *instantly*. The cheapo server we’re using is part of the reason for the problem.
Hello to all the KSF and Minifeed people. Please feel free to post here!
Minifeed.org is changing! While we will save all the old posts, we are inviting all Minifeed users to use it to chat. Please feel free to post questions, comments, general news of your own, whatever!
the text of posts already posted is persisting after being posted…sometimes. Autosave related.