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Problems we are having with #Signal:
* It is and will remain centralized (clear strategy of *not* federating servers)
* It requires strong identifiers/selectors (phone#) to use
* Author disallows distribution by anyone but Google, although free/libre
* It keeps pushing away verification of fingerprint in interface
* It relies on Google+Amazon infrastructure
* Its funding is shady (OTF = Radio Free Asia = USG)

= clearly unethical choices, unjustifiable by accessibility or technological reasons.

@mulander at work the sysadmin is google <_<

I still have 7 emails in personal inbox 🙁

0 emails in work inbox for the first time in months

@cybercow you can export to STL and load up the STL

@schlink protection from whom? Companies like Google?

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@dax do you have/want an alpha account?

@paul I did write up this doc which explains how the email-driven contribution process works. It'll remain largely the same for users who prefer the command line so I'm less worried about it being outdated or full of workarounds: man.sr.ht/git.sr.ht/send-email

@paul thanks for the feedback. Communicating how it works better is definitely desirable, but I'm holding off on more docs until it's more tangible - I don't want to document workarounds for missing features etc. Blocker for beta

If you're tempted by the $20/year price point you should definitely hop on board and try it out during the beta. There'll be another pricing discussion in advance of stable, with a better understanding of the service by then you'll be well equipped to participate.

@aminb looks like things are coming up now

@aminb yeah, I've noticed. The parts of sr.ht that are down are the parts which are still hosted on Linode (legacy infrastructure): status.linode.com/

A status.sr.ht would be coolio, and indeed more important later.

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In Praise Of Windows: Remaining fixed in one location, for eight hours each day, for years on end, can bestow a real appreciation for the sun's annual and subtle motion in the sky.

@jk it's not even that you personally insulted people which bothered me (though you did), it's that you blamed your lack of motivation/confidence/competence on scapegoats and went sympathy mining because it's easier