masto meta (purely functional, extremely low discourse content)
i had "mentions" instead of "all" selected in the notifications column without really noticing it for i couldn't tell you how long, and i was kind of feeling like i was shouting into the void every time i posted here, and then i switched it over and there were all these favourites and i was like "i'm not alone!"
so i guess that's an interesting pointer to how the fav functions around here.
took a break to walk to the post office and checked on the nest on my way back; here's the last small birb resident atop our porchlight moments before its initial test flight.
(also visible: my emergency gorilla/gaff-tape nest repairs of last week. don't judge; it's hard to manipulate a roll of tape while standing on a rickety kitchen stool and holding a broken nest in place as enraged songbirds bounce off the back of your head.)
i still have lostsnail.(org|com)... maybe this weekend i'll make some kind of bare-bones subscription form.
i wish the postal service had some kind of sensible obfuscated redirect mechanism whereby you could just register guids that route to your desired address without exposing physical location or making mailing lists a major privacy liability.
Just in case it's useful to more people, I'm promoting this so it's not embedded in a thread: a description of how #Debian handles #PGP keys and why it's not vulnerable to the current SKS keyserver signature flooding.
in the final episode of HBO's chilling miniseries "Cloudflare", a distributed systems engineer explains to the investigative committee that although Cloudflare recklessly sought a market dominance that made the web brittle and fragile, it was in fact the broader capitalist context that made it wise for them to do so. only the telecom lobby understands the gravity of the accusation, and endeavors successfully to blackball the engineer as a hopeless political radical.
the robin nest over the porch light lost structural integrity and tilted far enough for one baby to fall out. i shored the whole thing up with gorilla tape and put the baby back.
the internet suggests this might work, or at any rate that repairing nests isn't a bad idea, but i suppose i have to wait and see if the parents are willing to go back to it. sort of hoping Dad Robin doesn't expire from sheer stress after flying wildly at my head during the entire repair process.
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