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10 years later people actually think that it was #Google who nobly entered the browser wars to fight #Microsoft dominance.


As if #Mozilla didn't exist for the 10 years before that, keeping the very notion of multi-browser #web alive and gaining share from <1% to ~30%. #Chrome was a late-comer.

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The screen reader also slows everything down significantly, for no discernable reason.

I just tried navigating GNOME exclusively with a screen reader and I am sadly not surprised to see that it is effectively impossible.

I can't even properly select categories in the Settings app - y'know the central component for tweaking accessibility parameters.

Does anyone else write FIXME instead of TODO in their code because they think it's cute?


Don't go on Reddit, ever.

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Sp3r4z's stats page also has some stats regarding centralisation:

It lists the Gini index in regards to users on Mastodon instances. The Gini index is used in economics to measure income inequality, where a 0 would be perfect equality and 1 complete inequality (all income in the hands of one person).

The Mastodon federation Gini index in regards to users per instance is 0.96.

"The 3 biggest instances representing 52.26% of total users"


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I am a #foss / #free #software radical.

This is because I understand some things that many people do not, or do not want to. This isn’t because those people are stupid or purpousely ignorant; rather, my circumstances forced me to part with some of the comforts of predatory software, and it opened my eyes to the world that universal software freedom could create.

Some people here seem to genuinely think that the Fediverse can win (read: replace all centralised social networks) without it becoming everything we despise from places like Twitter & Co.

Do you just expect people to come here without companies taking note?
Do you expect them to just go away when we block them on our instances?
Do you expect them not to set up their own online space where they are allowed to flourish and take over the federated network?

Twitter isn't your enemy, capitalism is.

Ah yes I remember the olden days. One would boot up the computer, open the web browser and then go to work while loading a website, so that it would be loaded when you come back home.
Back when we only had dial-up, one couldn't just download those kilobytes of JavaScript frameworks in split seconds like we can today!

Really makes you think how far we've come.

Becoming a cynic scares me, so I'll stop talking discourse.

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@gingerrroot "if you don't like what I'm doing w/1000s of dollars a month+100s of hours of other people's volunteer labour, just do it by yourself for 0" has always been an ethically bankrupt position & I think the FOSSbros who take it know that. They want the prestige of everyone using the toys they make for themselves, but not the moral burden of acknowledging their luck & privilege, or of designing in a public space. "I have resources, what I do is complicated QED I deseve to do what I want"

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I'm afraid I won't be able to pull through with , as I have a lot of other things to do and also other things that I really want to prioritise. I'll see if I can scrape some of my spare time together and get a lot of the puzzles done in bulk. Maybe I'll do some live coding? I dunno yet.

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Tech site headline: How to build your brand on Mastodon in 10 easy steps

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So he just removes me from the directory as opposed to admitting it was a bad idea.

I really gotta get into Rust webdev so I can contribute to Rustodon.