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something the fediverse needs to understand is that allowing communities to make decisions which are right for *them* is the exact *opposite* of colonialism, and interfering in that process *is* colonialism.

@yaxu where's the option for " I left the page before I saw the part where it says open access?"

@fack I just put in an order for a wyse 5070 thin client (Celeron J4105)

☑️​ $35 (power and HD not included)
☑️​ 8GB Ram
☑️​ 10W TDP (passive heatsink, no fan)
☑️​ CPU benchmarks 4x faster than Raspberry Pi 4
☑️​ Works with SATA M.2 2280 (no nvme)
☑️​ USB 3.0 (goes without saying)

The only way I really know how to interact / feel comfortable interacting on sites like this is so similar to a brand just posting ads on their profile, it feels like a waste and no one ever seemed to be interested in those kind of posts anyways.

So its back to macroblogging and realtime chat with me for now ​👴

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Yesterday I talked with some of my IRL friends about social media and ​online culture, their experiences with it in the past on tumblr and twitter, came to the conclusion that this social media / microblogging is not a good fit for me.

I don't think it ever was, I never really felt comfortable on facebook, linkedin, twitter or anything like that. I just got excited about the new wave of users joining Fedi (well, specifically mastodon) so I thought I would poke my head in.

@foone I think this might make a DOM blob instead of a huge string? Or maybe there's a different method that does that, I don't remember and I can't find the old code from my phone rn

@foone you might be able to create a userscript for the fedi frontend that you use which grabs the PNG, dumps it into an html canvas, and then exports it as a jpeg, then replaces the file in the file input element with the jpeg. Like a greasemonkey script.

I did this pattern in my own app once, looking back at the code

I think I ended up nixing the client side conversion to jpeg because it didn't work properly in every browser. Image rotation issues on iOS probably related to apples proprietary photo format :garfield:

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@thomasareed and some note: This is the Fediverse and CW is some kind of Mastodon hack which use the title of ActivityPub protocol.

So people participating on systems like Hubzilla, Friendica and others have no CW functionality and setting a CW is rather useless for them (and these people will never post with Mastodon CW warning)

IMO, pressure on to push CW usage closer to the "NSFW" mainstream cultural standard is not necessarily a bad thing. I acknowledge this is probably a classic straight white guy take but i think CW is weird! I honestly have a hard time believing that the CW feature / culture is as good at preventing harm as its hard-core adherents claim.

The question of what should be CW'd, what images should be fogged until click, etc, its subjective, culturally relative, and I feel like the current status quo might be a that has made black folks feel uncomfortable / unwelcome here.

Some of this is based on reading @shengokai takes on Mastodon and it's affordances, some of it from other posts I've seen around, I am curious what other ppl around me think.


What are some concrete examples of things that you would change about mastodon the software (or any general fedi client / server implementation) in order to achieve this ?


Therin lies the rub:

AFAIK there is no standard solution for this right now. So I was gonna just try to make one myself 😅 Greenhouse was just the beginning of that

The biggest part of it is how to handle replication and fail-over without requiring apps to be reconfigured. VM systems can do that pretty well as I understand it, I was thinking about trying to make my own system that is more oriented around Linux containers. I made a diagram about it:

@fack Yeah, true, I do think it's not gonna help much unless you have tons of apps tho.

But as a way to learn how to use kubernetes it would be great!! I just only have eyes for a multi-locality cluster these days because it would theoretically make the homebrew apps exponentially more reliable. I'm pretty sure Kubernetes cant help with that

@fack Well I just asked on the Free Geek discord today and they said they do sometimes have those thin clients there.

But I expect ebay would still be worth it. Free Geeks said the most of the thin clients even support SATA, just only in the SOM form factor. So no HDDs, you have to buy an SSD and then take the tin cover off of it for it to fit. Like this:

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Small server part of the infrastructure. Registration is approval-based, and will probably only accept people I know elsewhere or with good motivation.