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グレェ @byterhymer@mastodon.social

Oh look twitter is having a lot of bugs.

Or they are finding new ways to give folks the brush off, either way, there are alternatives.

These were reminders to use one. mastodon.social/media/l3ziENKQ mastodon.social/media/BjCSW81- mastodon.social/media/B8lsIOWd

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The big bang can be seen as static on a out of tune television. I wonder if someone's made a story where that static is actually a diety screaming and calling out into the void waiting for a response.

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The Amiga version of Myst. Also at a much slower pace if that's more your speed. youtube.com/watch?v=DtO4E3cIn0

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Mastodon is a countermovement to other social media in another way than just its features.

It's the bubble. The features on other social media condone staying inside your own bubble, your clique. But the federated timeline on Mastodon allows anyone to reply to anyone's tweets, creating conversation between even totally opposite people.

Mastodon is kind of what we needed, in today's polarized society.

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Remember in the 90s, when teens were more tech savvy than adults, and everyone assumed that the savviest would just keep getting younger? Now it's 2017, and the people who were teens in the 90s are the most tech savvy generation and probably will be until they die.

Kids don't grow up with computers any more, they grow up with iPhones. If it's possible to learn to code on an iPhone, it's despite Apple's best efforts.

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I'm on so many bloody instances now I don't know whether I'm coming or going.

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I wish people would strip the tracking cruft off URLs they share in here. I do it for y'all, so come on. I'll just stop bothering with those links. Nothing I hate like trackers. In case you don't know, in most cases you just delete the first '?' and everything after it.

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I wonder how many of the 609241 masto users are of the "I moved, my new main is [name]" variety

I find it mildly fascinating that onlyfans.com seems to have launched almost contemporaneously with mastodon.

Tech geeks came to mastodon, porn fans go to only fans.

Don't get me wrong, I appreciate sex workers even if I can't afford patronizing them, heck I have been root on a very large adult content provider older than Google and Facebook.

I'm grateful that even if sex sells, there are realities which are less sexualized and less monetized.

I wish there were more of such things, still.

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Something that intrigues me no end but I haven't really had time to look into is how when the Soviet Union collapsed Cuba lost its access to cheap petroleum and radically (though not necessarily intentionally) restructured its agriculture to be more organic and decentralized.

unevenearth.org/2017/04/cuba-b

:s/correct/connect.

Wow, remember when technological communication platforms had edit features? I do! They even existed in the 1980s, before HTTP.

mastodon seems to be reinventing the flat tire, taking twitter as its lead. ;-/

@pnathan I would steel your will with reminders such as:

When is the last time you remember a politician contribute to doing anything more than lying (aka when their lips are moving joke)?

No Al Gore did not "invent the internet."

As a technologist, while mentally wrestling with the reality of politics, chase liberally with this quote from French sociologist Jacques Ellul:

'There are no political solutions, only technological ones; the rest is propaganda.'

Linkbait > old school propaganda.

How did one friend phrase it, "sometimes life gives you lessons, and if you don't learn from them sometimes it gives them to you again, until you do."?

I added: "sometimes even after you've learned from them it provides them again to make sure you're still paying attention."

Fuck that, with every fiber of my existence. I graduated, I am not enrolled in remedial watching other people learn from my past mistakes, please I want to watch it stop already.

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Lmao the bitcoin transaction backlog is not clearing. Cryptocurrencies huh

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OpenBSD, pfsync, CARP, ospfd, Ansible. That's been a fun blast through at making at stateful firewall pair, and making rule changes version controlled.

Wonder if I'll get the chance to deploy something like this in production someday....

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Birdsite has capped uploads to 7Mb

Which means is now more media friendly at a default image upload size of 8Mb 😚

And it's mastodon.social/media/GRREdJV6

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Some pixel art I found on my old, salvaged harddrive. I drew this one 16-17 years ago, I think.  mastodon.social/media/8d-88amC

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I foresee many misunderstandings in the future, stemming from the simple question "why won't you follow me from all your accounts?"

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so let me get this straight, in order to write documentation for my organization I now need to run linux in a vm that runs docker that runs a container running github.com/laurencer/confluence-sync that runs a haskell script that runs a webservice that converts my plain text documents into confluence format and publishes them on confluence.

OK, that makes sense