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Apparently, I am a necessary evil. I am thinking about having a T-shirt printed with that: “Call me Evil. *Necessary* Evil.”

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A pride of lions.
A murder of crows.
A federation of nerds.

Der Ärger darüber, dass es erst ›einen von ihnen‹ erwischen musste (und über das begleitende Mimimi) trübt die Erleichterung darüber, dass man an konservativen Ende Rechtsterrorismus nicht mehr einfach wegleugnet, doch erheblich.

Those who say true randomness is beyond the ken of computers have never encountered Apple TestFlight update notifications.

Können wir das ganze verdammte deutsche Abtreibungsrecht jetzt endlich niederbrennen und den Schwangeren die Entscheidung selbst überlassen?

Apparently, Dropbox decided the future of cloud file storage is *checks notes … a collaborative soup of objects? Which will be better than all the failed iterations of the concept before because … cloud? Oh. Right.

So prn follow spam has found its way to the fedi, hmm? That probably was a just matter of time, considering its growth rate, but it still feels icky. And a bit sad.


LOL, even at my snarkiest I would not have expected the macOS new features presentation to consist exclusively of … parity with iOS features. Anyone feeling like challenging me on the “legacy OS” thing?

Yes, I am jumping the gun on the macOS presentation. See last toot for why: it’s a legacy platform.

keynote takeaways: Apple doubles down on the “private by design” stance, family devices are finally able to handle multiple family members and the iPad is now officially the future of pro computing.

Never realised before “Pro” rhymes with “boring“.

When gesture differentiation trips you up on stage while demoing its capabilities, it just may be time to rethink.

Good on Apple for working hard at getting a better gender balance in these presentations. Diversity-wise, though … well, let’s say Dark Mode still very much is a software only feature.

How to get all the free speech defenders as far away from me as possible

Bonus points for targeted crossposting, e.g. using something like Linky (on iOS) instead of a web service spewing your every reply and retweet into the Fedi.

PSA from one biscocial crossposter to others with BirdSite still their primary: do please install a Fediverse client with notifications (Toot! Is good if you are on iOS) and at the very least engage with replies. That absentee tweeter proxy thing gets very old very fast.

I am not sure when exactly reading my timeline shifted from “well, let's see if this dies on the vine too” to “hey there, so what’s new and interesting?”, but I want to thank all you fine folks for it. You are making this a genuinely engaging place, and that gives me hope we are finally getting this right.

So Gab has decided that their own code that they spent $5M of investor money developing is so unsalvageably bad that they're going to use Mastodon's code instead, with the added bonus of leeching off of our apps (with Gab apps being banned from app stores)

This is an early warning to fellow admins to be vigilant and domain-block them on sight, when/if they appear (unconfirmed whether they intend to federate), and to app devs to consider if blocking Gab's domains from their app is necessary.

Remember that Gab is a sinking ship and they're basically grabbing onto Mastodon like a parasite in a desperate attempt to get attention from the "drama" of doing so.

Torba has no self-awareness to see how pathetic it looks that his master race ass is incompetent at making a working website so he has to resort to using software made by a Jew instead.

App devs will block their domains, server admins will block their domains, and that'll be the end of that.

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