Dear #MastoMind: I'm trying to find the name / reference to a form of structured deliberative truth-finding.

It may be #JurgenHabermas and is possibly related to #DeliberativeDemocracy

Otherwise I don't have any leads. Though @woozle may know what I'm thinking of, or of people who might.

Boosts appreciated.

@cjd @herag @wolf480pl " right now HTML/CSS doesn't quite cut it. But we might converge on wasm + a lightweight DOM implementation..."

I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks this.

@ilovecomputers to be fair this has been a long running trend in desktop OS apps. It's nearly impossible to tell at a glance which app window is focused. At least for windows and Mac. I don't know if the Linux desktops do better in this area?

@ilovecomputers to be fair this has been a long running trend in desktop OS apps. It's nearly impossible to tell at a glance which app window is focused. At least for windows and Mac. I don't know if the Linux desktops do better in this area?

@tsturm yep. We might be approximately equally informed because I had approximately identical thoughts.

@tsturm noticed that too. Was a nice change from anyways cutting out at the most exciting part.

@onan @zens I agree on archiving. Maybe using a COW filesystem and mirroring the snapshots to a different machine. Also add a tripwire: when many of your files change over a short period of time, notify sysadmin.

The new PWA install flows coming in Chrome look awesome: docs.google.com/presentation/d

It's a shame this won't be coming to Firefox or Safari anytime soon. It would really help PWAs to be more viable.

I've moved countries but I can't update my Google Play settings to reflect the new country without deleting my child's whole Google account, thereby losing all purchases and everything he's ever done in his games.

I cannot download regional bank and online shopping apps on my Google account because I have a child younger than 13 on my family account, unless I opt to delete his account.

Absolutely idiotic.

The underlying assumptions of Big Tech projects are fundamentally different from those of Small Tech projects.

I am collecting my knowledge on this topic on this page.
njoseph.me/mediawiki/SmallTech

^ This is a wiki page and is unfinished by definition.

#bigTech #smallTech #GAFAM

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@scottjenson A social network that lets you stay connected to your , you know, social network. All without algorithmically enticing you into more profitable but less relevant interactions, or getting you addicted.

waynehale.wordpress.com/2019/0 Imagine being the guy who has to sawzall a hole in the side of the shuttle to let a trapped astronaut out

@clacke @natecull @alcinnz @zens the part I don't get about this model is: once you've delegated access to part of your data to a remote app, you've lost control of that part of your data, have you not?

At least in the sense that you don't know where your data is going beyond the app you delegated to.

I understand that you don't lose access to your own data, which is good, but that's only half the problem IMO.

I wrote about an idea to make desktop applications sustainable.

"Can An "App Store" Be The Solution to Funding Open Source Desktop Applications?"

olivierforget.net/blog/2021/op

@lanodan we have the absolute worst standards of any engineering discipline, we have a million poorly educated programmers using toy hammers and orbital lasers to build bridges out of popsicle sticks and children's toys out of refined uranium and everything is on fire and WHY ARE WE OKAY WITH THIS

If I'm measuring it correctly, ActivityPub is a fourth-order abstraction

Don't get me wrong, computers can absolutely help us regain our environmental efficiency. They just *aren't*.

Not as long as we're:
* constantly syncing everything to the cloud,
* expecting same-hour delivery,
* funding our clickbait via surveillance advertising,
* buying a new phone every year,
* using AIs because they're cool rather than useful,
* running bloated software & webpages,
* buying into "big data"
* etc

Computing is environmentally cheap, but it rapidly adds up!

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