What amuses me the most about everyone that is up in arms about #Facebook blocking news posts in #Australia is the fact that it's a company, a business, a private concern - not a public resource, not some kind of public forum owned by the people that some people seem to think it is. It's just a corporate website geared towards making money by sucking metrics from people's behaviour. Preaching to the converted on the #fediverse I know, but there it is...
Very amused to watch the #Facebook vs #Australian Govt stoush at the moment. I've er "disliked" Facebag since its inception and have nothing to do with it, but the current Australian govt is even greater bunch of tosspots. Never thought I'd prefer Friendface over something else but there it is. One is a dodgy business which we are (arguably, more or less) free to not participate in, the other (apparently) controls / directs a country and lords over all who live in it.
Fantastic to see a new Adam Curtis #documentary series has been released - "Can't Get You Out of My Head". Having seen the first episode, I can say he's particularly in fine form. Looking forward to taking a deep dive through the whole series. Highly recommended for anyone wanting to delve into the history of the West's neuroses. #AdamCurtis
Tonight's quality media ingestions: Pope Joan on the visual spectrum, and newly purchased Bevis Frond's album "We're Your Friends, Man" on the audio. I've been wanting to watch the former for some time (great film), and wasn't aware the latter had been released (fantastic thus far - I love pretty much all previous Frond albums, so I guess now surprise). #BevisFrond #Music #Film
Mostly raining today - so hacking at the ever-growing grasses surrounding the house was out, instead I pulled the house network, media centre, file server, etc apart and reconstructed it. Now, attempting to install #Freedombone on a #Rock64 as a final pre-bed activity. A digital spring-clean, so to speak.
Looking forward to checking out #Bookwyrm as a federated #Goodreads alternative. I've been keeping an eye on #Readlebee for some time too. It boggles my mind how any decentralised system can solve the problems brought up by such a #books database, which seem by nature to require a degree of centralisation. Archive.org's Open Library for example has many duplicate records for the same title - I wonder how will this be solved in the #fediverse?
Musician, producer, occasional writer, civil and digital liberties activist, trans-dimensional etymologist, surrealist sportsman, dangling participle.
Tryptophonic is a collective of musicians and artists based in the Northern Rivers region of Australia.