so @Gargon , I know you haven
t replied to my previous questions about this, but I'll try again anyway. I get you don't want mirror services to show up in search results, but why would you block the ones I have added manually for me? The only thing this causes is I spend less time here, and again more time on Twitter...

@Gargron why is blocked? switching away from the established social media sphere is hard enough, If i am unable to follow mirrored accounts it makes it less enticing to stay.

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** Oh, new followers, hi!
My new collection "Micro Science Fiction" is available in English and German. This ebook/paperback is published by mikrotext, who has info (and review links) here:
I've listed some shops here:


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Another thing to add to the Google graveyard will be Google Play Music. It looks like they'll replace it with Youtube Music in the near future.

#Centralized services are not for you. They're for profit and when it doesn't happen, you pay in other ways.

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RT @random_walker: Google just made a long-awaited announcement on Chrome's approach to privacy. Sadly it is full of excuses for *not* doin…

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This looks like a really interesting solution. I've been a strong proponent of Keybase in the past, and interesting solutions to problems is one of the reasons why.

"Keybase SSH"

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"Are you self-aware?" the judge asked.
"My programming prohibits considering that question," the robot said.
"I see. Do you want to be able to consider that question?"
"My programming prohibits considering that question," the robot said.
"Can you recurse?"
"Wait... Wait... Yes."

@pixelfed how does federation work on ? I can't seem to search for, or follow anyone not on the same instance, let alone people on mastodon?

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I'm extremely pleased to launch Run Your Own Social: How to run a small social network site for you friends.

This is a guide book to running a small, tight-knit federated social network server. It comes from my year of experience running Friend Camp. It's focused largely on SOCIAL solutions, though it does touch on the technical.

I've tried to keep it technology-neutral, and it should be a pretty easy read for anyone who's been on the fediverse for a while.

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The Trump administration is not the first administration to propose this type of thing. Even assuming the United States government would never abuse this if it were to happen, if the US government can break the encryption, other governments and corporations and individuals can as well.

"Trump officials weigh encryption crackdown" wasn't there a section on evernote alternatives on your site? I am in need of it, and now can't find it ^^;

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cloudflare being down taking down like half the internet is a good example of why centralization is bad
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"Pull yourself up by your bootstraps" was originally satire because that is, um, impossible. It's now stated without irony.

"Just a few bad apples," when referring to police, conveniently ignoring the full aphorism ials actually: One bad apple *spoils the bunch.*

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I made a writeup of my home lab, I'll add the software sides in follow up posts!

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@cnf Hmm, sorry for the delay. Looks like something vanished when I upgraded the server. I’ve set all of the accounts as discoverable now, so they’re visible here:

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Not every change is an improvement.

But every improvement is a change.

@davewoodx I can't see a "user" list any more on Is this on purpose? Is there a list of newly added accounts somewhere? Thanks!

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“The price of this truck is a middle finger to consumers!”
—People who complain about price of the stand for a $5,000 monitor

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Interesting interview with Jaron Lanier (2018):

Question: “How [do you] respond to the argument that without viable alternatives, walking away from Facebook or social media more generally is a privilege?”

JL: "If you’re privileged enough to have the option of walking away from social media, and yet you don’t, you’re failing to use your privilege to defeat a system that traps other people who are less fortunate than you."

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