blog.yukiisbo.red

Poor communication skills

I always feel like I have really piss poor terrible (oral) communication skill. To this day, the friends who I consider as “close friends” are the ones whom I’ve met online from various platforms such as IRC, forums or bulletin boards, Facebook (which I don’t use anymore), etc. My main mode of communication with them is through instant messaging so chatting has become a huge part of my social life. ...

Using Fediverse: Federated alternatives to ‘walled garden’ social media platforms

What the hell is Fediverse? Fediverse is simply an informal name for interconnected web services. It uses open protocols (ex. ActivityPub) to share content (i.e posts, photos, videos, etc) between servers/instances. You can think of it like Twitter or Facebook but anyone can host their own Twitter/Facebook on their servers and the content is shared between every instances of Twitter/Facebook. Why would you want to use Fediverse? Twitter or Facebook are walled garden platform. ...

Trying to live without Google (Part 1: Email)

For the couple of years or so, I’ve decided to start living without being dependent on the internet giant that is Google. Is it actually possible? If so, how hard is it? Well, it’s been a wild ride. Why do you want to leave Google? It’s probably the first question that I get a lot when doing this project. Why do you want to leave Google services? They’re such a convenience and you could probably say they’re somewhat essential to our modern day style of living. ...