Mastodon geeking: critical mass Show more
This graph, from
shows the ratio between all user accounts on all nodes in the #fediverse and 'active' user accounts. Something interesting happened in June: the ratio spiked up - which it had frequently done before - but this time it stayed up, which it never has before.
I suggest that we're now at the point where new users find interesting conversations, and thus stay engaged: 'critical mass'.
Ur-Fascism by Umberto Eco is the quintessential text for understanding Fascism and its doctrines. A must-read (or listen) for any antifascist
Might sketch some pattern layouts too while I'm at it, since I have the graph paper book.
Food mention Show more
And now I'm waiting to start Arts & Sciences tonight at uni; the phone interview didn't take anywhere near as long as I thought it would so I'm here very early.
I brought dinner with, but I didn't plan to eat it yet, but I'm so hungry...but I didn't plan to eat until later...
...but I'll go get it now before the queue for the microwaves gets any worse.
And then write down future garb plans some more while I eat.
colourblind friend of mine brings up a valid point: the image description editor on mastodon is not very accessible. It's hard to read, hard to use, and it's hard to see what you've written
Job hunt (+) Show more
It's a position in Melbourne too. It depends on which division I'm in as to where exactly in Melbourne I need to go to, but I clarified that I can work out getting a car or sharing one with my SO if it comes down to it, I just may not have access to one immediately when I get to Melbourne (because I have to sort out things like getting my license transferred, plus I'm not game to try to take my current car over).
Job hunt (+) Show more
Had the phone interview with the logistics company, and it turns out:
A) The positions are paid, and it's about the same pay I was going to get in the public service so I'm down with that.
B) The reason they considered my application was that I have an international studies major, and they think it'd be a good fit for their import/export division.
I think it went alright. I'll be hearing back from them by the end of the week, so...hopefully it works out.
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New people of Mastodon:
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Screen readers garble the first one, but can read the second one because of the capitalization.
when the australians log online
living in australia and being online means that, for the americans, i am online when you wake, and i am online when you go to bed. i will never go away
im mentally ill because the higher powers had to nerf me for being too powerful
masto meta / bot help request Show more
If anyone can give me a code / documentation review of my autobooster script, I would appreciate it: https://glitch.com/edit/#!/autoboost
the part that I know is confusing, but I don't know how to clarify is how to get the id of the boosted account on the boosting instance.
@natecull there are certain people who literally cannot understand why anyone would feel empathy or show kindness towards their fellow man. To them, anyone that claims to be able to, must be lying for the optics, because that's what the only situation they can imagine themselves being nice to others. It's amazing how they pretty much out themselves by accusing people of virtue signaling or being fake. It's pure projection.
I am still completely gobsmacked each time I think about Ayn Rand and realise, again, that there was a dedicated, organised movement in American culture since the 1950s to literally *call empathy and altruism evil*. To make people less loving. And that very high ranking politicians, businesspeople.... and religious leaders, who know and teach better... bought into it.
That stuns me. Still does. Every time.
How. How did that happen? How did we let these people, this ideology, run our society?
Interesting thread, though I'm not sure it was Reality TV that did all the breaking. I think the 1980s-90s removal of all social safety catches on capitalism pushed us to 'everyone competes'
<<Been pushing around some concepts about current culture today in my head, centered around reality television breaking our society. Notions of nuance, de-escalation, humility, and common service have been completely turned around by reality “TV” in favor of engineered conflict. >>
Hey non-binary folks. I decided to make a survey for non-binary people to see what I could learn about nb folk. Sorry it's Google, there wasn't anything better I could find that didn't also cost money.
honestly robotic cranes stacking and unstacking useless concrete weights for all eternity is the surreal dieselpunk energy storage solution earth deserves https://qz.com/1355672/stacking-concrete-blocks-is-a-surprisingly-efficient-way-to-store-energy/
📣 PSA 📣
If you'd like to become more involved in the day to day of photog.social we are looking for 1-3 people to come on as moderators / team members.
At the moment we are spread a little thin and when we deploy a pixelfed instance we're definitely going to need some additional eye balls on anything that pops up for invite requests, moderation needs, blog posts, etc.
The duties are open ended (aka: you choose your adventure 😉 ).
If you're interested let us know!
Mastodon meta (joinmastodon.org page itself) Show more
do you have opinions on joinmastodon.org
I do and they are written here https://discourse.joinmastodon.org/t/joinmastodon-org-needs-a-complete-rethink/1133
let me know on there or on here where I am wrong and where I am right please
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