☢ ciⒶby ☣ has moved to @ciaby@social.brokenbydesign.org:

☢ ciⒶby ☣ @ciaby@mastodon.social

this quote from Bunnie Huang is, i think, probably the best justification for proactive correction of biases i've seen

I decided to move my primary instance from here to @ciaby.
Over the course of the next days/weeks I will post reminders about it 🙂
Please follow me there if you feel like keeping in contact 😙

@LogicalDash @feld @ciaby @Mainebot @lain

You assume, erroneously, that we don't do that.

When I see Pleroma users being assholes and going after people, I ask them to stop.
When people bring it to my attention, I ask the person in question to stop.

It might come to surprise you that we're not the boss of these people and they can and will do whatever they want to do. Us asking the people you complain about to stop has a similar success rate to Gargron asking Mastodon users to stop whatever behavior they are doing, but we do it anyway.

The complaints always come down to the group of "fringe" servers, and then half the time they are even attributed to GNU Social servers that have nothing to do with us. What do you propose we do about "fringe" servers whose admins do not care what we have to say?

Finally, as always, if you have a problem with a mainstream Pleroma server and you want help mediating the problem, feel free to reach out to us. We will try to help you to the best of our ability, but like I said, we're not the boss of those people, they will either listen, or not, and we're not going to waste time yelling at people who have made it clear that they don't care to listen -- instead, you should just block those instances like you would toot.love or any other Mastodon instance which has the same philosophy toward moderation.
guys like half of your complaints about Pleroma (especially anything involving privacy) are probably better attributed to postActiv

we support all the same stuff Mastodon does and nobody had to threaten us to do it, in fact we have plans to do even more privacy stuff after 1.0 (but not E2E)

Migration to Pleroma kind of complete.
I'll try to use the other account from now on -> @ciaby

Quick and dirty script to import Mastodon follows into Pleroma:
(took it from ghostbin.com/paste/fds3s and fixed it a bit)
@lain @kaniini

Importing all my masto follows into pleroma... let's try to move there.

FUD Show more

"Learn how Docker, Kubernetes, serverless and AI come together at DockerCon 2018"
Did we reach peak buzzword yet?

I have a feeling there’s going to be a lot of questions. Some of you wont even know what I’m back from/for?

I’m back as Project Manager for .

I’m back from being sick, too sick to function. I ended up getting a month and a half of sick-leave, but it took me a while to actually get there. And that, together with some other stuff, has brought me back, on top of the world (that's how I feel)


Fact checking: over decades I user to read and hear about the #usa #education practice of rewarding children (with medals, ribbons, diplomas etc. symbolic ways) practically for anything -- to keep the motivation up and to avoid the situation where just a few kid would play the stars, leaving others behind.
Now, I am looking for confirmation, whether that was really ubiquitous and to what extent. Also, if there are any researches on long-term effects of such policies, in terms of social attitude.

Help, anybody?

Trying to install Kali Nethunter on a Nexus 5, not much success so far... :-/

I'm pretty sure I had a mention about ASMR, but it's gone :(
User deleted it? User gone? Got blocked? We may never know...

Not Safe For Wok
(put it in a proper pan, please)

my thoughts on the fediverse in a nutshell:

1. mastodon and pleroma aren't at war with each other. that is largely a war of the fringe, and is best ignored. if you stay out of only one discourse this year, make it this one.

2. more fediverse software is better than less. if you want to develop an AP server, now is a great time to do it!

3. i owe you all some simplified docs, because i keep promising them. but i hate writing things. so, eventually they will arrive. sorry it is taking so long!
@lain I was shooting heroin and reading “The Fountainhead” in the front seat of my privately owned police cruiser when a call came in. I put a quarter in the radio to activate it. It was the chief. “Bad news, detective. We got a situation.” “What? Is the mayor trying to ban trans fats again?” “Worse. Somebody just stole four hundred and forty-seven million dollars’ worth of bitcoins.” The heroin needle practically fell out of my arm. “What kind of monster would do something like that? Bitcoins are the ultimate currency: virtual, anonymous, stateless. They represent true economic freedom, not subject to arbitrary manipulation by any government. Do we have any leads?” “Not yet. But mark my words: we’re going to figure out who did this and we’re going to take them down … provided someone pays us a fair market rate to do so.” “Easy, chief,” I said. “Any rate the market offers is, by definition, fair.” He laughed. “That’s why you’re the best I got, Lisowski. Now you get out there and find those bitcoins.” “Don’t worry,” I said. “I’m on it.” I put a quarter in the siren. Ten minutes later, I was on the scene. It was a normal office building, strangled on all sides by public sidewalks. I hopped over them and went inside. “Home Depot™ Presents the Police!®” I said, flashing my badge and my gun and a small picture of Ron Paul. “Nobody move unless you want to!” They didn’t. “Now, which one of you punks is going to pay me to investigate this crime?” No one spoke up. “Come on,” I said. “Don’t you all understand that the protection of private property is the foundation of all personal liberty?” It didn’t seem like they did. “Seriously, guys. Without a strong economic motivator, I’m just going to stand here and not solve this case. Cash is fine, but I prefer being paid in gold bullion or autographed Penn Jillette posters.” Nothing. These people were stonewalling me. It almost seemed like they didn’t care that a fortune in computer money invented to buy drugs was missing. I figured I could wait them out. I lit several cigarettes indoors. A pregnant lady coughed, and I told her that secondhand smoke is a myth. Just then, a man in glasses made a break for it. “Subway™ Eat Fresh and Freeze, Scumbag!®” I yelled. Too late. He was already out the front door. I went after him. “Stop right there!” I yelled as I ran. He was faster than me because I always try to avoid stepping on public sidewalks. Our country needs a private-sidewalk voucher system, but, thanks to the incestuous interplay between our corrupt federal government and the public-sidewalk lobby, it will never happen. I was losing him. “Listen, I’ll pay you to stop!” I yelled. “What would you consider an appropriate price point for stopping? I’ll offer you a thirteenth of an ounce of gold and a gently worn ‘Bob Barr ‘08’ extra-large long-sleeved men’s T-shirt!” He turned. In his hand was a revolver that the Constitution said he had every right to own. He fired at me and missed. I pulled my own gun, put a quarter in it, and fired back. The bullet lodged in a U.S.P.S. mailbox less than a foot from his head. I shot the mailbox again, on purpose. “All right, all right!” the man yelled, throwing down his weapon. “I give up, cop! I confess: I took the bitcoins.” “Why’d you do it?” I asked, as I slapped a pair of Oikos™ Greek Yogurt Presents Handcuffs® on the guy. “Because I was afraid.” “Afraid?” “Afraid of an economic future free from the pernicious meddling of central bankers,” he said. “I’m a central banker.” I wanted to coldcock the guy. Years ago, a central banker killed my partner. Instead, I shook my head. “Let this be a message to all your central-banker friends out on the street,” I said. “No matter how many bitcoins you steal, you’ll never take away the dream of an open society based on the principles of personal and economic freedom.” He nodded, because he knew I was right. Then he swiped his credit card to pay me for arresting him. The End.