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The fact that I don’t have a time machine so I can watch it right now is deeply unjust and unfair.

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RT Been reading some of the tweets with #WhyIDidntReport and they are so painful. Society needs to do better and believe victims. Light, love, and healing to you if you’ve been carrying pain from your own experience. You are loved. You are worthy. You didn’t derserve it.


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Also you can see my super secret app icon that I made myself in that screenshot. 😛

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i can do nutty stuff with function pointers in C everywhere. but i don't because… duh! it's crazy hard to debug. too much cleverness is always a bad thing.

same with C++ oper-overloading

same with Obj-C swizzles.

same with JS built-in function overloads

but i see lots of Swift devs posting their cleverness as if it's a great thing. use it everywhere! yeah! clever!

*** the swift maintainers and bigwigs need to push pragmatic coding practices. ***

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The only defense is the stubbornness of individual volunteer administrators.

The worst speech is therefore going to continue to drive out desirable speech here. 2/2

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Just caught up on some fractured shard of the Wil Wheaton story.

- 60 reports/day are enough to overwhelm a volunteer admin
- dogpiling can be effective even when coped with by paid staff, historical tracking & analysis, carefully-written policies (see birdsite gamergaters & terfs)z
- the dogpile technique is therefore more effective here
- it's just proven its effectiveness against a celebrity target

Expect a lot more of it. 1/2

just catching up on my mastodon feed… ok. yikes. <backs away slowly>

whelp, those 5 days or so of pre-mob-justice were pretty awesome. i kinda knew it couldn't last, but that did escalate a lot more quickly than even my disturbingly cynical mind imagined.

ok... that's all from me. i'm back to the horrible place for now. mostly because it has my mute filters which ironically makes it seem less horrible than anywhere else.


how’s everyone over here on the-place-that-is-not-the-other-place on this fine wednesday morning?

i can report that people are doing pretty great on the other place that also isn’t the bad one but is different than here. and they’re ok on the bad one too.

but i have no idea about the really really bad one because it’s full of high school people so i just can’t stomach it until at least noon. i’ll have to get back to you on that a bit later.

“post” is a pretty nice word. just sayin.

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At this point it’s easier to just unfollow people. Unneccesary content warnings are tedious.

Maybe there should be an option to hide CW’s from certain people the same way you can hide boosts…

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Hold to show is bullshit. Make it optional or GTFO.

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also? email newsletters. there's a lot of people who want sosh meeds where they can just announce things to randos and the randos will share those announcements with other randos, but they don't actually want to talk to anyone who isn't their friend and they want their friendversations to be private.

Your Perfect Social Network Exists, And It Is Called Email

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do you ever look at someone's list of demands for social media and realize that what they actually want is a self-hosted wordpress site with comments enabled

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Hey, #Keybase users: If you'd like to see Mastodon support in Keybase (which is just *perfect* in a federated network to verify people) and have a GitHub account: make sure to voice your wish, +1ing this comment on the related issue. That might make it happen!

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I wrote another tutorial for, this time on AR Face Tracking using the TrueDepth camera.

Let me know what you think!

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Where do I buy a Kindle in Spain? Not online.

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Just a reminder to new Mastodon folks: if you want to join an instance where the only letter you can use is "e", I run and registrations are open!

i think my enjoyment of a social platform is ~ 95% the client
more specifically: i really miss my twitteriffic regex mute library

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