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There is not only an advantage and initiative in steering genres like cyberpunk into a more progressive tack, but a moral responsibility to be custodians of these aesthetics and media vectors, and to prevent them from being weaponized by malicious forces.
Twitch doesn't allow muting the sound of an ad anymore, but joke's on you, Twitch, Firefox allows me to mute the whole tab
*walks up to lesbian couple* so which one of you is the Steven Universe Pearl and which one is the Splatoon Pearl
What I appreciate about being #onhere is that ppl are actually abt putting out content that is meant to be engaged with, bc ppl here actually engage.
Birdland is a haven for ppl putting out (often terrible) hot takes in order for their content to be mined, or to go viral bc they think that will get them some sort of access and the ever so coveted 'clout'.
That being said, I think rules of engagement that have been created over the last few years, apply here too.
If a service dog approaches you by itself, it's trying to get you to follow it. I didn't know that until today but now I do!
ProTip: If there's a heated argument in your mentions (and you love them too much to block), you can temporarily mute and then immediately unmute them them which will remove their replies from your notifications
The old replies don't return to your notifications when you unmute them so you won't be reminded of the conversation over and over
google home and chromecast have a vulnerability that lets remote attackers query the precise physical location of your wifi network. google marked it "wontfix, working as intended" because they care about your privacy and all that
Requested: More games than take less time to 100% complete than War and Peace.
Seriously. War and Peace reading times average just over 30 hours. The entire Harry Potter series takes about 60. https://www.adweek.com/galleycat/how-long-does-it-take-to-read-popular-books-infographic/91254
I want to revisit more games without having to invest 30-60 hours in order to do so.
Giving money to your admin to keep things running or to the Mastodon project are great ways to give back and help your community.
Giving money to support individual users on Mastodon who need money and resources is just as if not more helpful and important.
Support the poor in your community. Pay the artists. Spread the resources around. Make this place as healthy and punk rock as possible.
Is anyone writing an ActivityPub Cookbook yet?
Peertube, an ActivityPub based alternative to YouTube, is running a crowdfunding campaign https://www.kisskissbankbank.com/en/projects/peertube-a-free-and-federated-video-platform
Comes at an important time, with YouTube blocking legitimate videos on (incorrect) copyright grounds, such as MIT's OpenCourseWare videos and the Blender Foundation's videos https://torrentfreak.com/youtubes-piracy-filter-blocks-mit-courses-blender-videos-and-more-180618/
Requested: More read-only ActivityPub servers that can make migrations less disruptive to users. Maybe even a Jekyll equivalent for generating static content versions of servers.
My peertube hosting fell through and I am looking for someone who can host/work with me on it. Basically, I need a masto.host but for Peertube.
made a shocking discovery while dicking about in fallout 3: you can unlock your own father
What are you doing this week to make shit better for people?
We already know that automated content filters don't work. They put absolute power over content in the hands of a system that is opaque and broken.
A couple of days ago YouTube took down all of the Blender Foundation's videos from the Blender Foundation's channel due to a copyright claim by... the Blender Foundation.
The BF is an official YT partner, but days later they still cannot get a straight answer from YT about what is going on: