I've been mulling over making all my art a more permissive version of CC. Currently I'm thinking BY-NC-SA 4.0, but I'm considering dropping the NC if only because I feel that artists should be compensated for their work — even if it builds on the work of others.

I DO wanna' keep the SA in there to prevent exploitation from larger corps or unscrupulous folks, tho. That'll hopefully keep the "pass it forward" vibe I'm trying to capture.

Am I missing a big downside?

Have some science reporting on how the brain processes programming: youtu.be/xPecMsFmEm4

TL;DW programming is not language or math, though people who learned it when they were young's brains do treat it in a more language-like way.

Tomorrow at 10 am PST/1 pm EST, join EFF for a town hall where we answer your questions about copyright and the Internet eff.org/event/copyright-intern

After years of increasing secrecy and unreliable enforcement of record retention and freedom of information laws, it’s time for the Biden administration to commit to transparency.

eff.org/deeplinks/2021/02/eff-

Ok I finished re-editing Parts 1 and 2 of the book. I think that's the final draft for those two parts (the first 10 chapters/ 114 pages). Now I'm back to the more-difficult editing of the rest of the book.

The next chapter starts with a life-changing experience in New Zealand. What a beautiful place 😀
I changed a bit our TROM II page www.tromsite.com/trom2/ - the campaign is off the site 😛. I was sure I won't raise 13k Euros for it. But I said is worth a try. I will keep on working on the documentary despite having money for only 2 more months. Somehow we got saved a bunch of times. I know similar orgs that ask tens of thousands to make some 1-3 hours documentaries and takes them years. I only asked enough to pay for my rent and my basic needs, so I am able to work on it 😛. But is fine, my motivation is still in the same place. I wish more people knew about the stuff we do at TROM. We did a shit ton of stuff in the past, and will do a lot more. And we ask for nothing in return. It is about knowing how the world works and providing trade-free access to people via a bunch of tools we have. Anyways, back to the new tromland v2 work ;).

Oh, and ofc, anyone can donate to www.tromsite.com/donate/ #tromlive #trom2

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Now that tromlive is fixed, and tromnews.com is released, I can fully focus on that tromland v2 thing. Peertube, Nextcloud and Friendica are all pretty much setup really. And solid it seems. Etherpad, Searx, Lufi, Rss-Bridge, Framadate need some visual tweaks mainly. And maybe I'll test Mobilizon. We will release more new such services in time so no need to go nuts for the release ;). We will ditch Cryptpad since it is a bit of a pain in the ass to customize, and we have Nextcloud with OnlyOffice. What you want more!? #tromlive

Before you can do bad things to people with a clear conscience, you must dehumanise them. In Big Tech designers and developers can build systems that track, profile, and exploit people then go home to hug their kids because they’re not people to them, they’re “users” and “data.”

We are supper happy to announce that our TROM Curated stuff is back! This time one a brand new domain tromnews.com/ - much faster, sleek, and functional. Our TROM News. News, Videos, and Illustrations for now. We will try to add podcasts too in the near future. Our curated documentaries, movies, courses and apps, were simply pulled from the two other projects we have: videoneat.com and tromjaro.com. And they are already part of the News section so you won't miss them. We sill see if it make sense to put them in different categories or not. for now, enjoy our new TROMnews!

More awesome stuff to come! #tromlive

Over the next few years the world is going to start to realize how bad of an idea it was to let private US tech rise to the level of public utilities while also privatizing accountability and other basic functions to the same companies who's only goal is stock price.

I really want to try this extension, but I have a feeling that I'd get super sick of seeing that "blocked" screen pretty quickly.

theverge.com/2021/2/24/2229768

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