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Anyone out here know anything about servers and websockets? I have a slight issue with my notification server abruptly closing itself when it encounters an error 401.

In my opinion the entire essay is worth a read and some time for reflection (especially if you’re an activist or advocate of something), but if you’re looking for a TL;DR this might be it:

„People are motivated to deny problems and the scientific evidence supporting the existence of the problems when they are averse to the solutions“


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A while back I built a site that converts RSS feeds to ActivityPub actors that you can subscribe to from Mastodon and other ActivityPub-compliant social networks: bots.tinysubversions.com/conve

I've now also published the source code: github.com/dariusk/activtypub-

@JPEG I really like the new segment size option, but is this how it should look like?


Mast: feels like a „real“ iOS app (peek & pop, force touch, share extension, design language, …), the way replies are shown, multiple themes, different text sizes, watch app

Tusk: indicator for „follower only“ toots in timeline, shows when an account is locked, support for profile links

Toot: ability to view local timelines of different instances

Amaroq: asks for alt text when adding pictures; all pictures of a toot are shown directly; ability to accept / deny follow requests

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20GB+ of completely free reference photos. Use 'em for commercial or personal projects. No attribution required.


@JPEG Hi :) Really enjoying Mast so far, especially such details like taptic feedback. What’s a bit confusing for me is that there are no visual indicators like a back button showing when you can go back to the previous page through swiping.

@paco thanks for the compliment! :)

The smartphone manufacturer probably deserve some credit as well, it’s astonishing what these small cameras can do

No filters, no post processing. Just the sun, the clouds and the automatic light sensor working perfectly well together. mastodon.social/media/MLo8BkX9

@sexybenfranklin @engal Thanks, that sounds like a plausible explanation.

Still annoying since other operating systems from which you can also upload to OneDrive have no problems with (some) of these characters.

@vfrmedia @maher

Yep, Pop / Schlager / Volksmusik in Germany is the worst. I’ve seen some of the Saturday evening prime-time music shows covering these genres. About 90% is lip sync, wrong instruments, instruments not connected to power source, no microphones at / on the instruments, singers missing the point where they have to start moving their lips, …

The Schlager / Volksmusik stuff on the mountains is hilarious as well

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I'm just going to bring this out as a general tip: we all come from different cultures, and we speak different languages, yet we have to share this space in English (for the most part).

It's worth remembering that what you say isn't always what other people will hear. English is generally low context language, which means that you may need to write out a lot of things you'd think is obvious.

Take your time with each other when communicating. Listen, show that you're listening in your response

@confusedcharlot We’ll see, maybe they’ll also integrate some of its functionality into a new product.

@inmysocks Happy Birthday and all the best for your next trip around the sun!

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If even Google is unable to keep a product safe, then basically every developer team on this problem must be considered incapable of doing so.

Avoid sharing data of even mild importance on the web when possible. Check for known prior security problems of a service vendor. Do not connect accounts. Never re-use passwords. Use a password manager. Use it to prune your accounts and identities on a yearly basis.

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