Retro web, simple web, and alternatives to the web
This is in early stages, but it works fine for most gopher sites. I would like to find time to help out with it.
This is a web server written in golang that attempts to “serve no evil” by imposing strong opinions on pages that it serves. The default opinions focus strongly on a “fast, safe, simple, clean, respectful” web.
An old-fashioned topical index of a set of web pages. We need something like this for the gopherverse, honestly.
A simple CSS stylesheet with no classes that you can just drop in to semantic HTML to give it a modern style without boilerplate.
By the author of shizaru, above. What limitations of gopher can we overcome without it degenerating into the modern web?
The modern web and its politics
I really strongly disagree with the author’s position that status competition on social media is basically inevitable and therefore good. But I do like the depth of analysis of how different social media platforms have tried to serve as sources/stores of social status. The challenge for sustainable social media is to attract and keep users, while tamping down on status competition and status inequality, in the manner of traditional hunter-gatherer societies.
How data science, as effectively an intensification of capitalist racist patriarchal bureaucracy, threatens marginalized people in general and transgender or nonbinary people in particular.
South Carolina news. Not sure if this is more “blaming the victim” or “shooting the messenger”.
A discussion of centralized planning – how megacorps are, effectively, planned economies, and how their success shows that socialist planned economies could work – if we had a socialist society to implement it.
And, of course, if we don’t achieve socialism right away, we’re doomed. It’s no longer “socialism or barbarism”, but “socialism or extinction”.