@jared we need a wider conversation about tracking ownership of brands, I think (hope) a lot of people would be terrified about just how much of our society is in the hands of about 20 corporations

Facebook owns Instagram and WhatsApp.

Obviously we all know that here, and are supporters of alternatives like PixelFed, Matrix, Signal, etc.

But a Pew survey shows it's not widely understood…in fact a majority of U.S adults have no idea that even when they're using Instagram or WhatsApp, the buck still ends with Zuck.

jaredwhite.com/links/20191016/

Any fans of "The Orville" out there? I just finished season 2, and I am *dying* to watch season 3 (which I guess hasn't even started filming yet). It's one of my absolute favorite Star Trek shows…what's that you say? Oh, right. Not Star Trek. 😜

Podcast Time!

A few years ago I suffered from acute depression. It was affecting my work and my quality of life. Today, I am doing much better, but I must remain vigilant not to slide back into old patterns and negative mindsets. As a creative freelancer, there are certain pitfalls which can have an adverse effect on my mental health. But NOTE: you don’t have to be a freelancer to appreciate today’s conversation! There’s a little something here for everybody. 🙂

jaredwhite.com/podcast/41/

Podcast Time!

A few years ago I suffered from acute depression. It was affecting my work and my quality of life. Today, I am doing much better, but I must remain vigilant not to slide back into old patterns and negative mindsets. As a creative freelancer, there are certain pitfalls which can have an adverse effect on my mental health. But NOTE: you don’t have to be a freelancer to appreciate today’s conversation! There’s a little something here for everybody. 🙂

jaredwhite.com/podcast/41/

Lil' bit of a different perspective on an iconic Portland bridge.

_Fremont Bridge_

@emsenn @baronnarcveldt I work as a freelancer, so I guess I do work in a democracy :p

Giving a talk at a local Portland meetup tonight about what's new in Rails 6. Wish me luck!

Very soothing quality of light outside in Portland today

Procrastination is a real problem we need to talk about... later.

First day of Fall and it's mostly cloudy weather in Portland, but I'm diggin' it. One of the interesting aspects of living in the Pacific Northwest after being a California boy is discovering I actually prefer cooler weather on average. 65 degrees with a hint of sun is perfectly nice in my book.

Heads up fellow OpenWeb.social-ites — getting an influx of spam accounts coming in from pawoo.net. So far it looks like their server is shutting the accounts down quickly, but if this ends up turning into a major headache, I may have to de-federate with pawoo. We'll see how it goes…

cc @jaredmoody @willowlovestheology

You know how there's a "rule of the internet" that: "if you can imagine it, there's porn of it"

Is there a similar rule like "anything dystopian you can imagine, a techbro somewhere is non-ironically trying to make into reality"? Because

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