Congratulate yourself for doing difficult things, even if they might not seem difficult to others.
MobileCoin: A New Cryptocurrency From Signal Creator Moxie Marlinspike | WIRED - https://www.wired.com/story/mobilecoin-cryptocurrency/
#Mastodon v2.1.0 is finally released! https://github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/releases/tag/v2.1.0
What's in it? Here's a scoop:
✅ Profile redirect notes
✅ Moderator role
✅ Moderation audit log
✅ Invite system
🐘 Various fixes and improvements
Its fascinating to see the intersection of gamergate, kiwi farms, encyclopedia dramatica and the alt-right. They have many overlapping members and very similar tactics.
"The Patreon fee-asco and 3 tips for artists who don’t want to get screwed by companies" by Gwenn Seemel
1) Don’t commit yourself to any platform but your own.
2) Remember that even if they call you “partner” they don’t mean it.
3) Keep the connections real.
Wanted to start donating to somebody from US and, whoops, no $ in my wallet, just €! :)
Had to add $'s from a VISA debit card (3.37% fee), since international bank wire would add 15€ fee by my bank!!
On the other hand, the transfer was instant, as oposed to direct debit via bank for € which took a week (which I didn't really mind).
now I can support in $s too!
direct debit transfer to #Liberapay went through. it took about a week. now i'm donating almost 5€ per week to 5 different projects & artists.
it is an interesting feeling to be an anonymous donor. my thought was: you need a healthy ego for this, since the recipient will not be able to thank you, so this is quite a selfless donation. ((well I can brag about it here! ;-))) but it's a difference from membership.
supposedly update/newsletter system is coming soon.
thank you @Liberapay
"... there is one serious flaw with Hardin’s “The Tragedy of the Commons”—it’s fiction. Hardin did not actually study how real commons work. [...] Hardin failed to consider the actual social dynamic of the commons. His model assumed that people in the commons act autonomously, out of pure self-interest, without interaction or consideration of others. But as Ostrom found, in reality, managing common resources together forms a community and encourages discourse."
I love you, folks. I open Mastodon and I see so many people doing so many things for the public good. It warms my heart.
Y'all, IT WORKED
#Patreon isn't making the fee structure change!
"Sharing is a form of social exchange that takes place among people known to each other, without any profit. [...] When “sharing” is market-mediated — when a company is an intermediary between consumers who don’t know each other — it is no longer sharing at all. Rather, consumers are paying to access someone else’s goods or services for a particular period of time. It's an economic exchange, and consumers are after utilitarian, rather than social, value."
Anonymous donations e.g.: via Bitcoin and @Liberapay remove an important aspect of digital creativity sharing culture: two-way human connection. It just seems that an ability to create a meaningful interpersonal connection between an artist and a member of his audience (who is in some way already isolated behind a computer) is quite important in the transfer of art (and perhaps this is less true for floss software projects and its developers).
"The creators, organizations, and businesses in our case studies operate as nonprofits, for-profits, and social enterprises. Regardless of legal status, they all have a social mission. Their primary reason for being is to make the world a better place, not to profit. Money is a means to a social end, not the end itself. They factor public interest into decisions, behavior, and practices. Transparency and trust are really important." ~ Paul Stacey, The New World of Digital Commons
huge inspiration these days cont'd:
these are people whose blogs/pages I read last week and made me feel like there are also people like me who think that there's a way to fight for the public access to art for any and everyone.
Paul Stacey's essay in Made with Creative Commons book: