> There is another possible problem that had not even occurred to me. The candidate failed the trivial question because they tried to write the answer in Java.


one of the biggest things i internalized from gnusocial is that i don't have to passively accept whatever changes in lifestyle that big corporations decide to push on me. i don't have to passively accept ANY technology changes. i get to decide what technology i use and how i interact with the world through it. that was a big insight for me, and watching the mastodon timeline i'm seeing 100 thousand people slowly coming to the same realization. it's pretty powerful to watch and it reminds me to have empathy when they say shitty things about mastodon vs. gnusocial or the pre-existing community here. they are still recovering from their twitter stockholm syndrome. it's been a while since i've seen first hand how much social media is fucking up the brains of the world.

three logicians walk into a bar

the bartender says, "do all three of you want a beer?"

the first says, "I don't know"

the second says, "I don't know"

the third says "yes"

just another reminder: I've moved over to mastodon.xyz/@er1n for the forseeable future.

The Gell-Mann Amnesia Effect:


"Briefly stated, the Gell-Mann Amnesia effect is as follows. You open the newspaper to an article on some subject you know well. In Murray’s case, physics. In mine, show business. You read the article and see the journalist has absolutely no understanding of either the facts or the issues.
[ . . . ]
and then turn the page to national or international affairs, and read as if the rest of the newspaper was somehow more accurate about Palestine than the baloney you just read. You turn the page, and forget what you know.

That is the Gell-Mann Amnesia effect."
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Posting on Birbsite after being spoiled with 500 characters feels like trying to stuff a bowling ball into a condom.

if anyone hasn't senn @sarahjeong's article on Motherboard abt mastodon yet, go check it out. it's pretty great at explaining what mastodon and federation are to laypeople.

hypothesis: if too many early users sign up on mastodon.social instead of other instances, federation will end up becoming a second-class feature. (imagine what email today would look like if gmail had existed in the 90s.)

other instances need to be able to compete with mastodon.social for growth, or github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/ should be implemented.

yay, the timelines still lagging
if I weren't so busy with research and exam preparation, I'd be working on mastodon perf, but alas.

hey infosec ppl new to mastodon.social, please try to remember that the queer furry weirdos were actually here before you.

Please don't post channer slang or slurs or pepes on the PTL. This is a shared home.

oooh awesome i got back from making pirohy and the streaming queues are back to normal

oh, looks like the sidekiq stream workers are slowly catching up

it's hilarious how all these new people are joining and rehashing the *exact same discussions and arguments* mastodon was collectively having ~4 months ago

it's nice seeing many users join and then split off to different instances

@Gargron i'm curious what the explanation for the *massive* timeline lag/fucky ordering is, seems like a very interesting issue

i can view the public TL in real time but my home TL is lagging behind by like an hour lol

gargron's patreon is up 200$ since earlier today

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