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Bloody hell, someone just made a €1,024 donation to Small Technology Foundation.

Umm, thank you, whomever you are, we really appreciate it :)

(And thank you to everyone who supports us with a monthly patronage and with one-off donations. It may not pay the rent but it does help us to keep existing and continue working on realising the Small Web with Kitten¹ and Domain².)


#SmallTech #SmallWeb #funding #foss

Small Web sites will require JavaScript to sign in.


To protect your privacy.

We use public-key authentication (which I’m implementing as we speak) so your secret is never stored on the server and you only enter it in places you own and control.

(I can already see some folks up in arms about this because JavaScript Bad™ so I just checked in the initial copy for the page that gets displayed if JavaScript is off.)

#SmallWeb #Kitten #SmallTech #JavaScript #cryptography #authentication
Screenshot of https://localhost/sign-in in a browser. Web page contents follow:

Title: Sign-in requires JavaScript

Heading: What should I do?

Strong: Please turn JavaScript on in your browser.

If you’re using a browser extension like JavaScript Toggle On and Off (link), please make sure that it’s toggled on.

Heading: Why?

Strong: To protect your privacy.

Your secret is yours and yours alone. You should only enter and store it in places that you (and you alone) own and control.

While your browser runs on your machine and is in your control, your server might be hosted by someone else. So your server never knows or stores your secret.

In case you’re interested in the technical details, signing in makes use of public-key cryptography (link).

Heading: But isn’t all JavaScript evil?


Like all code, it depends on who owns and controls it and what it does.

This is a Small Web (link) site powered by Kitten (link). All the JavaScript here is free and open. You own and control this site and all of the code that powers it works to protect your interests and your interests alone.

May 2015: “…we’re not going to stay in a country where we might be forced to backdoor our products (and possibly not even be allowed to tell anyone about it)”

Nov 2022: “Internet services used every day by British consumers would be obligated to scan all public posts and private chats against government-specified criteria … If these services don’t want to do it, they could pack up and leave the UK.“


#OnlineSafetyBill #SmallTech #SmallWeb

Ummh, thinking loud...

Bye,bye Mailchimps, Mailguns , Sendgrids et al. ...

After having tried #phplist and considering #ghost i've finally decided to deploy #listmonk for.

Under the hood i'll use either SMTP with Gandi DNS provider or a self-hosted #postfix #mail server, if needed.

Hello #listmonk ?

From your side... What do you devs use for this days for setting a Newsletter ?

#HappyHacking #smalltech !

👋 I'm a hobbyist programmer and sysadmin who is passionate about #CooperativeTechnology, #smalltech, and other forms of user empowerment with technology. You may have seen me before.

I'm interested in #Gemini and other small internet protocols, along with mobile Linux, real sustainability, and various computer languages (including Rust and Zig).

I won't follow too many people here, or engage in politics, but I will share some updates on the things I'm working on.

Now that I'm on a new instance, I'll write a new #introduction.

I am a follower of Jesus, mutualist hobbyist programmer, and sysadmin (in that order). I'm passionate about #CooperativeTechnology, #smalltech, and liberating people all around within and without technology.

I'm interested in alternative internet protocols (#Gemini), mobile Linux, real sustainability, and various computer languages (including #Rust and #Zig).

Also hosting! Join us if you'd like. 🙂

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