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To paraphrase Keynes: In the long run, all centralized social networks are dead. No one can kill open standards / protocols / software, though.

So uh, Mastodon has been around for 2 years now. Wow

Left USB-C port on my (i7) stopped working. Wasn't charging the nor sending display output. Right worked fine.

Simple hardware reset (powering up with refresh button pressed) solved it, phew.

Apparently I'm not the only one who encountered this issue:

@ondra I will gladly pay for such a service. It gets a lot of independent creators much needed funds (and there's no shortage of brilliant creators) and it breaks yet another media giant calling the shots

... Obvious next step will be a new streaming aggregator service. The same thing did to DVDs. :)
The only way to break this spiral is to offer open standalone service that would pay providers directly.

Of course, as Netflix is turning into yet another TV channel, the subscription fee is getting more expensive the smaller portion of desired content it's catalog covers.
People don't subscribe to your newspaper for the same reason... They don't care about YOUR news when all other news are just a click away.

... I want something like Netflix for games. To pay a small monthly fee (or pay per play) where you can simply select a game and start playing. No purchases, downloads, maintenance etc. And don't underestimate the fact that all you'll need is browser. This can bring gaming to much (several times) wider audience.

After the initial batch of game startups were bought and locked into a single platform (Nvidia tablet, Playstations, Samsung TVs etc.) or closed right away to kill competition (OnLive closed by Sony) there's now a new bunch. Though they solve only the technology part. Apart from superior infrastructure, has potential to solve the rest of the game streaming UX. I don't want remote access to a Windows gaming machine and buy and manually install games from Steam...

Remember when Google announced on I/O 2012 game streaming using Gaikai service which was acquired by Sony in 2012 and eventually became Playstation Now? ;)

The Solid project moves into the next phase with backing of a commercial entity directed by Tim Berners-Lee himself:

So the most annoying websites bugging with request for push notifications you've blocked from asking again are now prominently displayed as disabled among intentionally installed apps and push-allowed webapps in Chrome OS 70 settings tray... What a way to encourage bad behaviour. :(

The crackdown on ASMR reminds me that I'd prefer practically anything else to pay for @mastohost than . Another crackdown - on VPN services - is still fresh in my memory.

Internet freedom suffered another blow today. But it's still possible to win this battle before the final vote next year. And since it's an election year, they might actually listen.

The only issue I've encountered was that I wanted to preserve the root domain for my content (instead of Mastodon instance homepage) but didn't have any hosting to perform the webfinger redirect.

Signed-up for Firebase free hosting but it can't easily redirect the .well-known/host-meta URL either so I've hosted it as a static file. Though the documentation wasn't very clear it was possible. I've tried to clarify the content of the file for others:

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