Reminder: I'm absolutely judging you for building a website without providing a webfeed. And I think it's wrong for browsers not to implement webfeed autodiscovery, even if they leave the actual feedreading to another app.
The alternatives to webfeeds are to:
1) Have visitors regularly & manually load your website to check for updates, or
2) Sending all the updates to some central service like Facebook.
Neither's ideal, so offer webfeeds! Especially for communication platforms!
The Unix Magic poster https://jpmens.net/2021/04/09/the-unix-magic-poster/
JWZ's take on the whole Signal thing.
Realistically though, you'd want not a "no phone", but a "non-addictive phone". Like, a feature phone. It makes calls. It receives SMS. You could install Opera Mini on it and browse the web, at lightning-fast GPRS speeds, if you REALLY have to. Heck, you could even make yourself an OMA IMPS gate for whatever IM services you absolutely need to stay connected to at all times. But its restrictive nature would prevent you from being addicted to always checking it.
Bruce Schneier on Signal's crytptocurrency fuck up:
"I think this is an incredibly bad idea. It’s not just the bloating of what was a clean secure communications app. It’s not just that blockchain is just plain stupid. It’s not even that Signal is choosing to tie itself to a specific blockchain currency. It’s that adding a cryptocurrency to an end-to-end encrypted app muddies the morality of the product, and invites all sorts of government investigative and regulatory meddling: by the IRS, the SEC, FinCEN, and probably the FBI.
And I see no good reason to do this. Secure communications and secure transactions can be separate apps, even separate apps from the same organization. End-to-end encryption is already at risk. Signal is the best app we have out there. Combining it with a cryptocurrency means that the whole system dies if any part dies."
Just hit a thousand posts on Cloud Island. Ty again @aurynn
Ken Shirriff's twitter thread on the release of the IBM system 360, 57 years ago, today.
Did you know that every time you visit a website or open an application on your mobile phone, your activities are shared with thousands of adtech companies scattered all over the globe?
This was my introduction to Dave Fischer and it remains, as ever, my ultimate aesthetic goal: https://www.cca.org/blog/20110802-Status-Lights.shtml
And I will go, I don’t know where, forever.
Sometimes Kiwicon organiser.
A paid, early access, strongly moderated Mastodon instance hosted entirely in New Zealand.