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homophobia in tech, Brave web browser 

I wouldn't care if people seen as credible didn't keep recommending it.

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So I've been using the BunnyCDN trial on's CSS/JS assets for a day and it's got this neat table which data centres the bandwidth goes to. Since CSS/JS assets load mostly only during the first page load on the site, this roughly corresponds to where our new users come from:


Technology is supposed to free us. Technology is not supposed to lock us down or make us afraid and dependent. Every startup backed by billions of venture capital dollars heads down the same road.

First they lure you in with "engagement." Then they lock the platform down, shutting out app developers. Twitter did this over the years. Then they crack down on people who don't fit neatly into the boxes adored by advertisers.'re trapped.

I saw someone claim words have objective meanings and felt every lexicographer sigh in unison.

How do you bridge recognizing the effect of human systems on human behavior and finding the correct place for personal responsibility? If there is one...

Select all squares with users who Google could not identify running away from the Google Pursuit Robot.

It’s disappointing to see top voted comment threads about G2A being “all game developers are greedy whiners and I don’t care that they’re being ripped off.”

Bad practices elsewhere in the industry have tainted the reputation of all developers. And that stinks.

thoughts on the FOSS community at large 

the sorry state of the FOSS community is a striking example of how anticapitalism by itself is missing the point. i would argue that the early FOSS community was largely anticapitalist, but, lacking a firm, thought-out, intersectional stance against bigotry, white supremacy, imperialism, and other forms of oppression, it has been inevitably coopted by reactionaries and capitalists, and its anticapitalist rhetoric has largely become nothing but a fig leaf.

Me: "I can't get $thing to work. Is there something like $potentialfix?"

IRC channel: "Show us a working example and we'll help you."

Me: Oh, this is one of those channels… *leaves channel*

*techbro querying* "You have been very unprofessional, you are the problem."

Mate, all you've done is tell me that you're not going to help me unless I get to the point of not even needing your help anymore by myself, so what exactly was your fucking point exactly? :thaenkin:

Our reaction to Gab joining the fediverse:

- Blocked Gab domains

- Added Community Guidelines

- Added user level domain blocks

- Added CW to comments

Fascists and Nazis can h*ck right off and are NOT welcome on our platform.

Mastodon is somewhat of an improvement. It and have lots of potential.

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"I could have done that" yeah but you didn't and this person did. There was nothing stopping you. You could have but you didn't. Don't use the fact that you didn't as a reason why this person shouldn't have either.

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IPv4 is like golf. The lower your number, the higher your status.

I watched Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse. I don't know how they blended all those styles without making it look bad, but they sure made it work. That's one of the prettiest movies I've ever seen.

Announcing the FIRST full-feature marketing suite for Mastodon. All it does is tell you to stop.

Toot is the only reasonable thing to call posts. That and snoots.

This seemed like the obvious choice. PHP is made for mixing data with HTML! Surely it's the perfect thing.

But as I thought more, I saw a path toward building a whole template system on this and realized I'd be happier using a pre-made one. And at that point, I might as well use a language with more and more mature tools for this.

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I made this to see how plausible it is to lean on PHP's own processing and output buffering to create a static blog engine.

It didn't go far, but you might find something useful in it.

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