@fuzzylynx @Tusky @codewiz @fedilab

I am not "obliging" anyone, and I'm not calling for any authority to enforce something like you're talking about (though the likes of Google and Apple can and do choose whether to distribute such tools). What I am saying is that when developers have the ability to make such a choice, choosing not to isn't some default neutral position. They made their choices. And I as a user am choosing which app to use and support.
June 23, 2019
@fedilab

I saw that. Why did you decide to give away your freedom of speech to Google?

@Tusky @codewiz
June 23, 2019
@karen @piggo It's not about user safety IMO, it's about enabling certain people doing certain things. Even Google and Apple have policies about what kind of apps they distribute. Fedilab simply decided to wait for Google to tell them what to do...
June 23, 2019
@karen I recon users will always have the choice, based on the choices that developers make. Just like I chose to switch from Fedilab to Tusky. An important point here is that the devs of both those apps have made a political decision here. There is no neutral position.
June 23, 2019
@karen It should definitely be done at the instance-level, while *also* blocking at an app-level. Ultimately I can see us having a mechanism similar to ad-blockers, where fediverse users could curate blocklists that users can subscribe to, and apps (servers or clients) and instance admins could suggest defaults.
June 23, 2019
@fuzzylynx @Tusky @codewiz @fedilab

It is the responsibility of *all* of us! We should block them, and definitely not enable them. Everywhere we can.

To paraphrase Churchill: "Even though large [instances] have fallen or may fall into the grip of the odious apparatus of Nazis, we shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in the code, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight in the configs, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our federation, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the app stores, we shall fight in the servers and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender."
June 23, 2019
@karen I think that's right
June 23, 2019
@codewiz @Tusky

It's a political choice. Tusky decided to take a stance against fascism, while @fedilab is not.
June 23, 2019
Switched back to @Tusky as my fediverse client (bye fedilab)
June 23, 2019
Juggling so many spoons....
June 21, 2019
@cwebber
@emacsen

Curious to hear more about your designs. I think adblockers are a good example of shared block lists actually working. Of course would be good to have a federated way to subscribe to people's block lists.
June 20, 2019
@cathal
Maybe worth comparing how a user of R would do this.
June 16, 2019
is a native desktop client for Pleroma/Mastodon (not Electron). Nice work (in progress) by @kaniini
June 13, 2019
@AnarchyonGallifrey

2 cents for the statistician ;)
June 13, 2019
@karen
Recently finished it on the Wii. Miss playing it already!
June 11, 2019
@johnnynull
I thought that was the case in nightly while they experimented but that they now graduated to an extension...
June 09, 2019
@yukiame so if I allow a specific request in uMatrix will it override Firefox and uBlock from blocking it?
June 08, 2019
@yukiame as a replacement or addition to the others?
June 08, 2019
@yukiame thanks but I hope that Firefox's built-in tracker blocking + good lists in uBlock Origin + keeping things well compartmentalized with Containers should do it?
June 08, 2019
After putting up with Google's shenanigans with Chrome for far too long (the latest being their plan to prevent ad-blocking extensions from working properly), I've happily switched back to Firefox as my main browser (which I do every few years, ever since switching to Mozilla Firebird in the early 2000s). It has gotten much better since last time! Snappier, less resource hogging, and great extensions (besides the musts like uBlock Origin and HTTPS Everywhere, I recommend Multi-Account Containers, Dark Reader, Side View...)
June 08, 2019