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Re: [] potential topics for a "Make for Autonomy"

From: address@hidden
Subject: Re: [] potential topics for a "Make for Autonomy"
Date: Sat, 16 Apr 2011 23:48:09 -0500

On Sat, Apr 16, 2011 at 6:33 PM, Mike Linksvayer <address@hidden> wrote:
On Fri, Apr 15, 2011 at 19:18, Luis Villa <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 14, 2011 at 4:30 PM, Luis Villa <address@hidden> wrote:
>> If you want to move the needle a bit, one potential direction to go is
>> to become the Lifehacker or Make for autonomy-interested people:
>> regular blog posts on how to live a more autonomous lifestyle.
>> Document the middle ground between "be a digital hermit" or "step 1:
>> touch index.php step 2: emacs index.php&"  Give instructions that say
>> "to help your autonomy, install X, do Y, and then talk to your friends
>> via Z." Or could sometimes be "I installed X, did Y, and found that I
>> still needed Z, I hope some folks will start hacking on Z."
> Overriding theme: how do you make being autonomous *possible* with the
> tools already around us? How do you make it maximally interactive with
> the non-autonomous world? Where the tools around us aren't enough, how
> can motivated hackers actually engage with right now without being
> quite Evan-level awesome (i.e., without starting a new service from
> the ground up)?

I'd love to see such posts.

> Some potential topics:
> 1) How do I do offsite backups in a maximally autonomous way (ideally
> without being a 1337 sysadmin?)

I like it. Good blog post.
> 2) How do I migrate from to a self-hosted statusnet server?
> Not just show me how to install, but show me how to (socially?
> technically?) move my old subscribers/subscriptions over.

For that matter, how do I make an OStatus site my main microblogging
site, assuming I have followers on Twitter that I don't want to
totally abandon.

But that is a partial dump. There is a restore as well. But, yet again, this is a partial solution. Yes, I'm personally back to where I just want all my social spam REDIRECT to

You have a wordpress blog. There is a wordpress plugin that adds a stack of WP plugins to make your main site ostatus-compliant:

However, still the education problem and adoption problem for the real world ;)

Evan is not on the list anymore btw.

However, would be good for us to make recommendations. In my world, I just started using gwibber again and i have like 30 accounts loaded in there now. That is totally insane that I have to use a spam account like to spray the entire world of rejon accounts to hit someone somewhere. We need something better.

> 3) What's the best setup for hosting my pictures autonomously? (not
> just technical- what social hacks will get your facebook-addicted
> family to actually see self-hosted pictures once you post them?) (The
> more philosophically inclined could do a separate post to riff off
> this on the ethics of reposting from identica/gallery to facebook.)

What about that mediagoblin coming soon cwebber? Good to have a blog post about this when the release comes :)

> 4) What tips and tricks are there to make an Android phone or a Linux
> desktop autonomous-friendly? (e.g., for
> Android; self-hosted Firefox Sync for desktop + Fennec?)

Interesting. is questionable:
   9. Can I see the source for these apps?

   Yes, we will be making the source available for download and
inspection shortly.

Mike is still not the open phone we are looking for...binary blobs in that sucka, and I think soon they will replace the linux kernel, our lethargic piece of legacy support, not optimal against the massively optimized and optimizable microkernel architectures much of the embedded world is moving too.

Anyway, yes all great topics!

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