How to succeed in tech:
1. Ignore labor law. It's not for people like you.
2. Image is everything. Make sure you seem successful, especially if you're not.
3. Ignore problems until it's too late, then call them inevitable.
4. Bury your failures until an imagined future success turns them into stepping stones.
OLPCâ��s $100 laptop was going to change the world â�� then it all went wrong - The Verge https://www.theverge.com/2018/4/16/17233946/olpcs-100-laptop-education-where-is-it-now
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I saw some stuff on my feed today about fediverse instance operators having problems with usage levels. Can anyone point me to some primary sources on the problems people are having? (I'm considering spinning up a Masto for a specific group & want to know what difficulties people are having).
If you're thinking about creating a bot, think twice and know https://botsin.space/about is an instance, it exists and is where your bot account should likely live.
Mastodon is PEOPLE FIRST and a poorly developed bot and/or a bad actor bot will get you strung up by your toenails quickly.
Seriously, think twice.
Incredibly Strange Programming Languages - Craig Stuntz - YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwrYx-tdpn4
1) While russian intelligence is meddling in american politics via psyops, most of that isn't done with bots.
2) Most bots aren't doing political psyops. A lot of them are capitalist ones.
3) Most bots doing american political psyops aren't russian-owned or russian-operated.
Basically, the whole domain is pretty complicated, and "ban russian bots" is a stupid & bad take.
sorry to yell at you mastodon but maybe sit on that impulse to respond to someone's frustration with "ah but the solution is obvious, silly!" i want to be friends with you all, not have you all as My Own Personal StackOverflow In Response To Everything I Say
If you want to do something for my birthday, take some code you made and open source it, or take some media you made and creative commons it. That will make me happy.
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Sometimes I click on toots to see the conversations but half of the posts are missing from the thread (probably because the local node isn't syndicating the feed of one of the participants?) -- is there a way I can force that remote account's toots into the thread from the UI (short of following that account)?
It's 2018 and ads on the Web can still continuously scroll themselves into view.
I finally made my first bot that posts to Mastodon. @pingarden fires a pinball into a random field of pins and bumpers, and makes a GIF of up to 30s of pin action.
- Twitter reposting.
- Better encoding (MP4 via FFMPEG would allow more than 10fps)
- vary the initial impulse of the ball a bit
- implement custom drawing so it looks a bit better
- Write up lessons learned and give shoutouts to supporting creators.
Hello Mastodon and viewers worldwide.