controversial opinions, part 1

alright. friends. i've stayed publicly silent on this great debate for long enough. i can't in good conscience stay silent any longer. i will warn you, though, my views may not match the black and white painting of the issue that you're familiar with. pineapple on pizza is good whew;…

yet another explanation of Mastodon

The situation: you've seen people talking about Mastodon. Maybe you're intrigued, maybe you're not. Either way, when they've tried to explain it to you, you've been confused, turned off, or maybe even a little angry that they won't shut up about it. I'm going to try and undo some of…

yts 2k18 - sound

jesus fuckin christ y'all i was so stressed on friday important note: i don't wish to cast any blame or aspersions on the yts committee. they do a fantastic job running a huge weekend, everything worked out, and everybody had a great time.…

me: (conflicted) anticapitalist

most of my time is spent around anticapitalist thought. it's hard not to, in my experience of my generation — we've been fucked over by rampant unregulated capitalism, so of course we're going to push back. at the same time, i like owning things, and i think that money is a…

mastodon and coops

or: why social.coop gets it right i write more about my relationship with mastodon here i am sure i'm not the first to write about how there's a direct link between the federated social web and cooperative business ideologies. there's a clear line to be drawn between the idea…

why pylodon exists

first off: mastodon is amazing and i'm so impressed by @gargon's tenacity and brilliance in bringing it to life that being said, the biggest weakness that i see with mastodon is how intertwined the frontend and backend are. it has what i understand to be an excellent API, but i…

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there's something special about being able to say, "i want a blog", run sudo apt-get install ghost-cli[1], ghost install[2], and then start blogging at your new blog subdomain. this feels like such a pure form of existence on the web, to have an A * [IP address]…