RSS to ActivityPub

This might be a neat way to subscribe to RSS feeds through ActivityPub.

I wonder if Hubzilla has a more elegant solution or if this is the best option currently available?
Gentoo quickpkg is handy

Before tinkering with a named update, I backed up the binary and config

quickpkg net-dns/bind --include-config y

I've never needed to restore from such a backup until today.

emerge --usepkgonly net-dns/bind

It worked perfectly!

Now for some more reading up on why the upgrade failed :)
Cripes. No free inodes first thing Monday morning


df -i

Filesystem Inodes IUsed IFree IUse% Mounted on
/dev/vda4 614400 614400 0 100% /
Bayesian Filtering and Nomadic Identities

Seems like an unavoidable marriage for filtering and sorting content from hubzilla instances, or nomadic identities.

I was optimistic about how nomadic identities would free us from some forms of narrative control that we're experiencing today. But now I'm concerned that the echo chambers will automatically become much less diverse.

I mean, why wouldn't you opt in and tune out all of those voices, all of those people, all of that SPAM?

I guess the good thing is that those content filters would be under the control of the individual or the host, rather than mega corporations.

Hubs would probably have to cater to the in group or risk being filtered out by association with the content they allow.

Society would still have the ability to suppress any speech that they collectively felt shouldn't exist.

I guess in that situation it would essentially be a democracy. An automatic and behind the scenes method for choosing which content to promote and which to suppress. Where each user has an equal vote.
Iโ€™m not optimistic that we can have anything but echo chambers until those in and on the sidelines of civil discourse come out in force against trolling and antagonism in all of its forms.

I have one friend here in the Federation who has an amazing  level of patience and kindness with those who are aggressively close-minded. He has broken the bubble of the echo chamber. But as much as I want *him* in my feed, I find that I have to meter my own engagement in his posts because I just donโ€™t have a thick enough skin to tolerate the bigotry that is exposed in the comment thread.
Disroot seems neat.

Disroot CommunityDisroot Community wrote the following post Thu, 01 Nov 2018 13:49:21 +0100
๐Ÿ‘ป Halloween registration story special ๐Ÿ‘ป
We discovered we can play with the whole concept of story while registering so we did this: "Its Halloween!Try to scare us. Dont mention security and privacy its obvious why you're here (we will deny those). Minimum 80 characters max 255 (Dont use non-latin characters)"

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Article 19.

Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.
psymin updated their profile photo

First Post

This is my first post on disroot's hubzilla. It should be federated and hopefully I can see it from Mastodon.