Brave: “here is an interesting open-source idea to address the effect of adblocking on small content creators”
Google: “what a great idea, I’m glad we had it”
uk politics, drukqs (cocaine)
Gove-related hot take: coke is the most Tory drug there is. it doesn’t bring people together. it doesn’t give you insights. it doesn’t show you beauty. it stratifies the world and puts you at the top for as long as you can pay its price, and drops you minutes after you’re broke.
Looming shitstorm warning.
Gab, noted haven for racists, misogynists, and literal Nazis, is intending to fork Mastodon and join the fediverse.
Their aim is to sidestep being banned from the main App Stores by allowing any Mastodon client to use their service.
Obviously, this also means that they'll federate, and they're openly excited about the trolling possibilities.
Mastodon admins concerned by this should block their instance from federation when they cut over to their fork.
today’s shower thought: the stigma surrounding benefits and governments finding it nontoxic to make poor peoples’ lives shittier and shittier traces back to the idea that benefits claimants should be grateful. we shouldn’t. when you have a social contract to pay tax in exchange for a safety net, the counterparty (ie the government) delivering on their end of the deal is not a generosity or a kindness. it’s their obligation. and you don’t get a cookie for doing something you’re obliged to do.
Soft-launching this to followers only - please don’t RT or share at the moment, I’m looking for constructive criticism. I’ll do a full launch after I’ve heard what comes of having your collective eyeballs on it.
Anyway, here it is, my shiny new Patreon.