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What’s Pokémon Go’ing on in here

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this post is sponsored by squarespace. need a website that looks like every other fucking website in the world? have we got the deal for you. it's microsoft frontpage as a service, baby.

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Mastodon is my protest song against Twitter, but honestly, shouldn't a protest song be fun to sing? Shouldn't it feel more like a foot-stomping gospel song, and less like a funeral march?

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I have yet to really come to terms with my extreme disappointment with the tech industry. Not just with the "techlash," but with many more personal things:

- burning out on being an open-source maintainer
- realizing that the browser industry is brutal and uncompetitive
- noticing how many tech influencers are just seeking out social media validation through Twitter or GitHub
- realizing that the frontend JS community is largely fad-driven rather than evidence-driven

I could go on

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Facebook wants up to 30% of fan subscriptions vs Patreon’s 5%

techcrunch.com/2019/02/26/face

Fuck Facebook. Do not use this

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Boost this post and I'll tell you what class you'd be in the RPG I've been working on.

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Some things that I have noticed since I quit #Facebook:

- My family still loves me and still talks to me
- Old friends from high-school still talk to me
- Old friends from college still talk to me
- I still meet new people
- I still make new friends
- I still shop at local businesses
- I'm still aware of events in my community

Huh, it's almost like I never needed Facebook in the first place.

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re: EU copyright directive Show more

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It’s amazing that any of this shit works at all.

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My Birdsite feed right now:
* Climate change
* Coup in Venezuela
* Capitalism grinding down labor and the American dream
* The death of privacy and its impact on future culture
* Fresh hell from the White House
* THE DRESSES AT THE OSCARS ARE GLITTERING AND COST MILLIONS (promoted)

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boost this and I'll assign you an rpg trinket* until I can't think of any more trinkets**

* a simple item lightly touched by mystery

**as above, but plural

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theverge.com/circuitbreaker/20 Google "forgot" to tell customers about the unadvertised microphone in Nest Secure. In other news, the Greeks "forgot" to tell Troy about the unadvertised soldiers in that big wooden horse. Adtech IoT devices are not your friend.

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I wonder... how much of the internet could be persuaded to switch tacks from "so many hoops to connect to gmail, so email is broken and we should all let google host it" to "so many hoops ... gmail is broken and everyone should leave it to real email services that properly receive their emails"

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@scarly What shit places have you been working at? Everyone is saying software engineering is filled with a toxic culture. I've worked at over 10 different shops, in 3 countries, in everything from gov to education to telecom, et al. I've been at 2 shitty shops, toxic only because of the work hours. There are bad people here/there, but that's every place and every field. I know some people who have gone through shit, but at the same time, the majority haven't. "rampant toxicity" is a lot of FUD.

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Kibousoft is just a couple people doing web development. It's as much of a "corporation" as I am, since I am self-employed and doing web development. mastodon.cloud was struggling with an owner who had no technical experience, so the people of Kibousoft offered to take it over. It wasn't bought out.

I'm sad to see people spreading misinformation about this. One of the Kibousoft guys was co-admin of KNZK and is one of the nicest people on here.

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