One of the more interesting debates currently raging on in the Piracy vs. The Recording Industry saga is the discussion of content and ideas as property. Some groups of people argue that all media should be free, and distributed all over the world-wide-web for any individual to peruse. Other groups argue that even though digital […]
Well, how about that? Creative Commons, Mozilla, OpenGameArt, and the Free Software Foundation have teamed up to create and indie game development competition. It seems like a dream come true for anyone in the Free Software/Creative Commons camps, and these are some pretty amazing communities converging together to make artwork and games that are actually […]
A little over four months ago, I applied for an internship with an open source project that I really believe in. I was on unemployment at the time due to the fact that the previous company I worked for declared bankruptcy, and refused to pay me quite a lot of money that was owed. It was a no-win situation, and I was pretty much reduced to designing websites on shady freelancing services.
It’s funny how things work out, actually.
We focus so heavily on self-definition that I think sometimes it destroys an aspect of our own humanity. We’re so hard and analytical when it comes to the pursuit of knowledge that I think we fail to stop and enjoy the potential in the things that we experience. You can look at science as a […]
A lot of you may have logged in on your pod a few days ago to notice that something is just kind of different about the site. The words “Alpha” have been removed from the title, the gradients are a little different, and some features are just straight-up missing.
“What gives?” you ask, and that’s a good question. What, indeed?
Stood up two times for dates within the past week. This entry is just a little bit of self-reflection on what these experiences might mean, and what they feel like to me.
I still love someone. And it eats me up, day by day. Just when you think you’ve moved on, you think you’re okay with being single and alone, you run into the same person from the past all over again. You end up seeing all the things about them that made you fall so hard the first time.
Twitter is censoring the #occupywallstreet posts, and is preventing the activists from trending and getting the news out there to the people that need to know. They are trying to stifle you, and prevent you from fighting the good fight. DIASPORA and Friendica are social networking platforms that are similar to Facebook, and allow […]
I’m pretty sure that everyone on the Diaspora platform has their own story about how they found Diaspora, made friends, and got into the network. Some of us have enjoyed it more than others. Regardless, the fact of the matter is that this is a very opportune moment for a community to come together and really shine.
But it begs the question: how did we get here? More specifically, how did we get to this point as a community? This is where my story comes in.
A rebuttal to a recent post on OpenBytes about the potential future of Diaspora, and what it can do for the Open web.