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ATTN: I've moved my account over to my own instance, so I'll toot from there now. Follow @carlo if you like, thanks!

If you really want to help Firefox succeed, file a bug on when you find a broken website. Don't just switch back to Chrome; let Mozilla know there's a problem so they can try to fix it.

When browsers lose market share, they fall into the "compatibility death spiral." Sites don't bother to test, they break, and users flee to the browser that "just works." Mozilla is fighting this battle every day, and it just got harder.

Interessanter Artikel darüber, warum im Osten Deutschlands stärker die Nazis gewählt werden als im Westen, und von wem. Lesenswert. Keine Ahnung, ob an der These was dran ist, aber es würde Einiges erklären.

> No one more embodies the frustrations of eastern men — or has been more the object of their ire — than Ms. Merkel, an eastern woman who rose to the pinnacle of power and provides a daily reminder of their own failure.

ATTN: I've moved my account over to my own instance, so I'll toot from there now. Follow @carlo if you like, thanks!

I've pulled the trigger on a Personal plan at @mastohost. Waiting for Hugo to do his thing now. :)

It's ridiculous how much pride I feel when looking at my DIY wool felt keyboard modification.

I guess that's my subconsciousness telling me to create tangible things more often with my own hands.

I've made a deliberate choice against a quoting feature because it inevitably adds toxicity to people's behaviours. You are tempted to quote when you should be replying, and so you speak at your audience instead of with the person you are talking to. It becomes performative. Even when doing it for "good" like ridiculing awful comments, you are giving awful comments more eyeballs that way. No quote toots. Thank's

Discovered Publii, "a new Static CMS with GUI to build an extremely safe, fast and stylish website."

Desktop app (Electron) which is used to write/build/maintain a static site that can be pushed to a remote machine or service of your choice. Neat.

Sehr interessanter Artikel über eine Studie zu Angriffen auf Flüchtlinge in DE:

> [German] Towns where Facebook use was higher than average […] reliably experienced more attacks on refugees. That held true in virtually any sort of community — big city or small town; affluent or struggling; liberal haven or far-right stronghold — suggesting that the link applies universally.

REPORT: The hand mat thingie of my trusty Microsoft Sculpt Desktop keyboard started to go the way of the dodo, so I looked into replacing it. The proof-of-concept with cheap plastic "felt" worked rather well, so I spent some time picking out the right wool felt, and went to town. It came out rather well!

Full gallery:

VERKAUFE ein nagelneues, unbenutztes Apple Magic Keyboard (DE) sowie eine Magic Mouse 2. Lagen Mutter's neuem iMac bei, und sie benötigt keins von beiden. Hat jemand Interesse daran?

- Magic Keyboard: €100 inkl. Ladekabel, €95 ohne
- Magic Mouse 2: €75 inkl. Ladekabel, €70 ohne
- beides zusammen (mit Kabel): €170

Das ganze zzgl Porto. Das Geld geht natürlich zu 100% an meine Mom, ich regel nur den Verkauf. :)

"As a result, Mastodon users basically never boost toots to say how wrong they are, and there isn't an issue with armies of followers descending on the original author." /via @czottmann

Please don't demand content warnings from strangers. Content warnings are a sort of social contract between an author and their followers; if you are not happy with how someone chooses to use them, do not follow that person or outright mute them, or mute words.

One of the most alienating experiences on Mastodon I've observed is when someone posts about something they're passionate about or is part of their identity and the first response is "please cw that" from a complete stranger.


One day we're going to have actual, perfectly working portal technology and there'll be old hipsters re-re-implementing the shitty old portal technology* because even though those old crappy portals only transported ~95% of the matter which were pushed through "it was, like, the 95% that actually count, you know? Also, the transported atoms have a warmer sound now"

*) in ES9, probably

! @amyhoy because DESIGN and also she toots about pool rescue frogs, ZOMG

! @thomasfuchs toots inane Mastodon-related puns and does something with software, I guess?

! The biggest surprise of the last week in Mastodon-land: my games & blogger peep of times of yore @andy — he's running a Mastodon neighborhood for humans dealing with mental health stuff. Not the easiest topic in the world (I know from personal experience), and it's really great to offer others a safe space to deal with all that's going on in their lives.

^5, dude. Much respect.

! Check out my BFF @hmans because he's a pretty cool guy and doesn't afraid of anything. One of the best software developers and funniest grump I know personally.

He's the Rose to my Finn, basically

I live by four simple rules:

1. Don't be a dick.
2. Don't fuck it all up.
3. Don't forget to be kind.
4. Don't forget to have fun.

Astonishingly, they kind of cover every imaginable situation. And yes, I broke all of them in the past, too. I just try to not let it happen again.

Let's be excellent to eachother, you little pooptooters ♥️

Not that I have many followers here, but just so everyone knows, the South African government is not forcefully grabbing land from white farmers, nor do they plan to.

It is a false narrative propagated by racists in the country, namely AfriForum and their supporters, and lobbied to whatever right-wing organizations worldwide that are looking for new click bait.

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