Today we’re going to be covering a social-network application called Mastodon. From a marketing stance it’s an odd choice to choose an animal that is slow, big and extinct for thousands of years. But hey! I’m not the one with a marketing degree! I’ve talked a lot about social networks in my collapsing internet rant but Mastodon is a little different from that. After about a week of using this social network we have found ourselves liking this software despite finding the occasional flaws. Read on for more info!
It’s time for S to throw opinions down on a very boring subject.
Imagine that net-neutrality for a moment is a type of government. You as a citizen are given a choice. Either choose communism, or totalitarianism with just some sprinkles of cronyism. You are told that by masses of highly influential people to go with communism because it’s the lesser of two evils. Of course in this scenario you ask yourself:
Isn’t there a better choice? – S
Oh shit, now the glares are setting in. The shaming from your peers and friends begin to kick in as well. Read onward if you wish to hear rando-furry shouting at the clouds.
We would like to talk to you about the internet in general. Something which can be observed by simply looking at the address bar within your browser. The single most important tool of your browser as it tells you exactly where you are. By simply looking at where we are is when we can run the hypothesis as to where we are going. Our hypothesis may be a little bleak for some. If you are looking for happy news you may want to stop reading now. For everyone else then you may continue onward into the abyss.
The Directory Mozilla Open Source project ( DMOZ ) is now closed!
Standing tall for more then 19 years now the DMOZ has closed its doors to the internet. Source is WHOIS from Janurary 2nd of 1999; To today where the announcement was made on their site March 17th, 2016. Also, there was two years where DMOZ/ODP was known as “Gnuhoo” which totals its 19 year existence. This news was discovered to us thanks to our broken links detection tool . WordPress users such as ourselves have this plugin installed. This hit us personally hard because of what the Open Directory Project stood for. Also the simple fact that after many of years that this very site was listed in the /Society/People/Furry/Personal Pages catagory of their site.
Installing a Wireless Antenna mod on your Ouya Console!
The Ouya while it does have a Wireless-N chip the quality of reception has a lot to be desired for it’s wireless antenna. Consisting of a tiny block on the motherboard which behaves like a 3dbi antenna that one would expect on a Cel-Phone; The overall reception of wireless traffic coming into your Ouya especially at a distance is problematic. Initially I did this mod in an attempt to alleviate Bluetooth lag on my Ouya joysticks as the chip-set that Ouya used carries both the Internet and Bluetooth traffic over the same wireless antenna. While it didn’t help with the Joystick reception. It did help considerably with wireless traffic.
Ebay feedback modeling itself after Wal-mart. Where the customer is always right even when they are wrong!
This rant about Ebay feedback should dovetail nicely with a previous article I have done since in the past I have mentioned how I do sales on Ebay, primarily in the electronics section of the site. I do a lot of both buying and selling of items and thus I have seen both sides of the fence in terms of how things are done. It used to be with Ebay that feedback measured what kind of person you are to do business with. That people both buyers and sellers can give you positive, neutral, or negative feedback, depending how nice you were or how much of a complete prick you are.
Now, taxing downloads and digital purchases. not only is this a -very- hard action to try and perform. The only people you’re realistically going to screw over is American companies which are currently selling digital media. If I paypal my songs from some Russian server run by the mob over in Moscow. they sure as hell are not going to pay Wisconsin 5.5 percent sales tax? This is almost as ridiculous of a tax as congress wanting to pass the 1 cent e-mail tax.
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