Since this website is like Twitter I'm assuming I would talk to people here about the same things I talk about on Twitter, but who knows.
There I talk mostly about urban transportation (trying to shift away from the car-centric approach -> transit, bikes, walkability), housing policy and other political issues. https://twitter.com/graue
Interesting direct action tactic. #climatecrisis https://usa.streetsblog.org/2022/06/28/analysis-these-advocates-want-you-to-deflate-your-neighbors-suv-tires/
Up Brazil Ave (hi 52 bus!) to the woefully un-advertised car-free connection into McLaren Park.
Decentralization isn't everything. It's not the goal in itself. There is a long tail of product design decisions that make or break a platform (which is why I find it kind of silly that Bluesky spent 2 years arguing over protocol design, though that's a different story). But that point is that decentralization is the foundation for a viable platform. Without it you're doomed to repeat the path of hundreds of social media apps of the past... Just a different paint on the same exact structure.
Disappointed to learn Cohost has been started by people from the fediverse. You know what the fediverse is but you learned the wrong lessons from it. Yes, I also think some servers are not operated professionally and blocks often get misused, but that is not a reason to replace a free and open system with a locked down one. I wrote on why decentralization matters back in 2018: