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Cake day: Jul 05, 2020


brave is also run by a homopobic alt right ass so…


please note: I do not support coil

More so, their mirroring from Gemini, not the other way around

Drew is going to be very mad…

I share your frustration however, and am happy you did this. Maybe he will eventually come around and laugh

I’m not a fediverse developer but as I understand it the activitypub spec identities people and communities by their domain, and does not define a way to mutate.

Translation: you would loose all your peers and your comments.

If lemmy.ml copied the databases to a new domain, then when websites start to peer again there would be duplicate comments, one from the old domain and one from the new domain.

Translation: it would require the cooperation of every instance to be clean

I’m not a fediverse developer again, this could be wrong

You can’t just change a federated domain like you can change from facebook.com to meta.com, it’s nearly impossible

You can’t just change a federated domain

Someone said

Ad blockers are a self defense technology by nature

Add ads in small quantities to your website that respect me and my privacy and I might just whitelist you, but at this point the internet is unusable without AdBlock


People should know about


And make informed choices

Lemmy used .ml in it’s infancy, and it’s impossible to switch domain names now.

I can attest to the cons of .ml domains

  • Corporate networks sometimes block them (like mine)
  • Freenom is really sketchy
  • Email providers block them
  • Harms SEO (google will target less at people in us and more at people in wherever the hell .ml is from)

Not positive about OBS, it’s mostly support in software I use

I’m not using wayland because I need to screenshare

Not been able to find a good registrar. Gandi is a fake shithole, all the other ones too. I decided if I couldn’t get ethical domains I would just get cheap ones, so cloudflare.

Stay tuned for names.sr.ht, they will charge 20$ a year to allow you to register unlimited domains with zero markup, and profit sustainably without data collection from that tiny subscription fee (plus tons of DevOps). They are waving the 20$ a year for people who can’t afford it without any questions, and the platform is open source.

NOTE: names.sr.ht has nothing, go directly to sr.ht to learn more about the platform

Re ethical hosting:

I’m impartial to uberspace, so many pluses!

  • green energy
  • German
  • indie (some pages are roughly translated for ultimate homelyness!)
  • Pay what you can afford
  • Friendly to beginners, support staff doubles as sysadmins who do everything in their power to help you.

♥️ (Not sponsored, I hope it becomes obvious these are good services when you visit their respective homepages)

The domain does not provide extra privacy, but it does not ditch extra privacy also. buttman@gmail.com vs butt@man.com are two emails addressed to you, but no one knows who you are.

Rather, it provides a framework to be a digital nomad, switching email providers at a whim while not needing to do account recovery. An @protonmail can’t do that.

In the later half

I essentially read the “what’s the point of privacy if you have nothing to hide” argument. I don’t do drugs or run a torrent tracker.

mistakes do happen and especially with services featuring a free tier, they have so many users they don’t have time to double check their actions or care about providing good support. I already provided two examples of pretty notable people getting banned from Google for unknown reasons and still not being able to get their account back.

Closer to home, let’s look at Lemmy. As it’s still small, the admins interact with the users and think twice before banning. Reddit on the other and is the opposite, because they quite literally have a million times more people to worry about.

Thanks, you and @fleurc@lemmy.ml reminded me that indeed there are some goodies out there.

For me personally, I do want the extra reassurance from the fact the company is profiting off me without reselling my data and I encourage others to also do that, but I am willing to believe there are free services that do respect privacy

I think you are forgetting that

  1. We are on c/privacy, this is important to OP
  2. Most services today will send you an email to verify account changes, while (almost always) not impossible, it’s a pain in the ass to recover your account for every single service.

Don’t use free email, with cloud software if it’s free than your the product. I’m not some GNU bible slapper but genuinely you should

  1. Pay 10$ a year for a domain
  2. Pay 20$ a year for migadu or for another email provider for domains

This means you can still get emails if your email provider locks you out by switching providers and vice versa.

For free users on @hotmail, @gmail, etc, if Google locks them out even by mistake they are screwed, and it does happen, like to terraria’s lead dev and the partner of a Google employee.

Remember, email is rarely ever encrypted and it’s worth paying for your privacy

Do you hate raids?!
Hey all, if you notice any comments that clearly don't belong here please hit the report button! In the next few days I will be checking in every few hours to ensure this community is in tip top shape

Someone should really revamp email
Email is already nicely federated, but I think it's time for a change. Services like protonmail offer encryption between users, but you can't host your own instance. It would be awesome if there was a spec somewhere for a federated email service that defines - email encryption between users - markdown - ~~connection with activity pub? (What would this look like)~~ I mean some way to email the activity pub, ie: add comments via email - compatibility with standard email users (if you send/receive to/from a user who does not have email v2 implemented it just uses normal features) - maybe "smart attachments" for money transfers, calender invites, etc. - somehow better support for email discussion groups - this spec should be focused heavily on usage for humans instead of automated mailing, I expect html would not be defined. I'm just spit balling here. Does anyone have any ideas? Does something like this exist? Thanks, Evan

Libre micropayments?
I really like this idea of coil.com, supporting creators based on how often you engage with their content, but don't really like the cryptocurrency and the closed source aspect. Flattr seems better but is still closed source. Is there anything I can use to fund my website?

[Mod] What is your vision for asklemmy?
Hey! Back after a large break from lemmy and after returning to the community it seems it is more advice focused: `what is the best way to learn programming` vs story focused `what is a bad mistake when you started programming`. My job as a moderator is to serve the community best I can, so instead of changing the rules to recklessly to bar topics further without consent, I want to extend an invitation for *you*, the members of the community, to share what you want to see content wise from this community. **Examples:** > I like it as is! or > New rules ideas > - Only questions about cats are allowed > - Posts about dogs will result in being banned Thank you! Evan