Been a while since my shadow crossed Mastodon's door. Popping in to catch up and see some fresh perspectives. I hope everyone has a great Halloween, despite the various lockdowns and social distancing protocols.

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**High School Journalists Learn Kentucky Police Quoted Hitler in Training Slides**

"Two brothers obtained and published the horrifying slides, which suggests a 'warrior' must be a 'ruthless killer' and have a 'mindset devoid of emotion.'"

vice.com/en_us/article/5dppy8/

#news #bot

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Very sad to hear of the passing of Craven Morecock.

Got you again, Trebek!

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A few lessons to pass along from 2011 btw:

* Your advice posts on Mastodon are not being read by people who are at the riots

* Those who are there won't be checking their phone. (In fact, it is probably out of battery or deliberately switched off)

* Be wary of any information you read on social media during the riots

* Don't post "urgent information" you've been told to copy and paste. It will definitely be wrong and it will definitely scare the crap out of your followers

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As I've revealed in my last Patreon post, I've been working on adding end-to-end encryption APIs into Mastodon as an upgrade to the direct message system.

Any and all technical details available at the moment are here:

github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

An implementation guide for app developers is being worked on.

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Does anyone know a good, self-hosted Google Photos alternative? The Nextcloud app is terrible at photo backup... 😔

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I’d like to express my profound gratitude and appreciation to everyone who supported my campaign when others would not. I hope you feel like we helped move our country in the right direction in the nick of time. I do. #yanggang #YangGangForever
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Treating this as a pandemic is one thing. Treating this as an imminent economic depression and societal catastrophe spurred by a pandemic is another. You should flood the zone with buying power and a sense of personal financial security as fast as possible.
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Ah.

Well.

I had been planning to go out. Thank you for informing me of this change of plans, I suppose.

Been playing a bit more MechWarrior Online lately. I also started getting into the lore. Massive respect for Kerensky. Too bad the Clans are such dicks.

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> Google is now banning the popular Linux browsers named Konqueror, Falkon, and Qutebrowser from logging into Google services because they may not be secure.
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> [...] a browser may be blocked from signing in for the following reasons:
> - Don’t support JavaScript or have Javascript turned off.

So Google says that not only is JavaScript not harmful, it actually __improves__ your security.

This has to be the hottest take I've seen this year. :brain4:

In more mundane news, today is my Friday, then it's off for 4 days. I may try working on some poems.

Having and trying to write presents a unique challenge: Trying to actually finish your project, all the while fighting off the 2 new story ideas and four new characters said project has spawned. And they are all NOT related to the original story, or even theworld daid story is set in!

My mind cannot stop creating.

Today I'm feeling a bit lonely. Do I see the world and the upcoming election in such different terms as everyone else?

Am I really a "bad guy" for not going along with the pack?

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Idk if this isn’t a known thing in the US but there are budget cell phone service carriers like mintmobile.com that only cost $15/mo and are pretty much indistinguishable from AT&T, Verizon, etc’s $90-100/mo service

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