Where can I get up to speed on the Hackers Town controversy? Which instances are blocking it?

try this one WIERD TRICK to get BETTER PAY and more BENEFITS (bosses HATE this!!!!)

when reference grammars (unintentionally?) come off as new weird fiction

Hot take: post-apocalyptic fiction is so popular because people desperately want to live lives that aren't yoked by capitalism, but are unable to even conceive of such a thing happening without the world ending first

Over the past few months I've covered Vue, Babel, Tidelift, serverless computing, codes of conduct, and GraphQL, and I have a story on HashiCorp in the pipeline. What should I 'splain next?

Huh, I just talked about feelings other than anger or hunger in public.

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Mass layoffs in journalism hit me with a potent mix of emotions:

Empathy: OMG those poor journalists.

Relief: OMG I'm glad I still have my job.

Fear: OMG I hope I'm not next.

Guilt: OMG why do I deserve a job when these better writers and reporters are unemployed?

Just realized that message with more than one emoji are "juxtaposed pictorial and other images in deliberate sequence." Not a particularly original insight, but: we all communicate with comics now.

Got a new laptop. Should be able to use it a few days after it's done downloading Windows updates 😩


Is anybody else out there having trouble getting prescriptions for levitiracetam (Keppra) or Depakote filled?

Please boost. Collecting stats.

Some protein bars have a worse protein to sugar ratio than ice cream. The lesson I’m taking from this: ice cream is good for me.

some free software is "libre as in lucha libre":

it helps to make up a secret identity, because you're going to have to do battle with a bunch of masked chuds with opinions before you even get to wrestle the software itself

I’m late to the party, but I just saw Into the Spider-Verse last night and it could not have been better.

(Tor as well)

Mastodon is a different story because you don't host other people's content. So hopefully it will be less vulnerable to that sort of thing. But stigmas can form for non-technical reasons as well.

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We've actually already seen this happen, to some extent, with Freenet, which some people are afraid to use because they don't want to host child pornography.

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I just rolled my eyes when I first saw that "Mastodon is big in Japan" story. But today I saw that it was by Ethan Zuckerman, which made me gave it a second look. It's more interesting than it looked at first glance. Here's the conclusion from it. ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2017/0

This short story by Sigrid Ellis is still my favorite thing I've read about heroism. Heroes are everywhere, doing work we seldom appreciate. strangehorizons.com/fiction/no

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