it's so much better. night and day. whew
this one had a lovely morning getting damp and yelling in the bathtub during my first work calls this morning
Yeah. More than once I've wondered what we'd do if Google did to activitypub what they did to email/xmpp, ie launch a service that uses activitypub, but eventually extends it and starts closing out the decentralized players more and more. It's embrace, extend, extinguish all over again.
Getting and using an activitypub account has to be as easy as possible for average people, without relying on surveillance industry players if we don't want to go the same way eventually.
Repost of something I put on Twitter, in response to a post about "Shuttering Google Reader Killed Blogging" https://twitter.com/dustyweb/status/1299506666640211973
a repeat mistake: being excited about a decentralized system's success because a big player moves in, becoming reliant on it, not providing a better alternative, big player leaves, decentralized system dies from shock
see also xmpp and gtalk
hoping to do better...
Like look at that shiiiiine augh
`curl https://[...] | sh` is not any more insecure than any other method of installing software. if you don't trust the person distributing that software to not try to own you through the install script, *why are you installing their software*
it's not like `tar xvf blah.tgz; ./configure; make; make install` is any more secure, unless you want to pretend like you're reading those configure and makefiles
Here is an obligatory picture of the culprit taken immediately after her crime.