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Don’t give Twitter any more of your mindshare or content. Write long form on your blog where it truly belongs.

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@aral The fediverse is totally missing this. I have a #funkwhale instance and a #gotosocial instance that are not working right - it's not just developers but end-users who need this debugging tooling. something like qualys' SSL server tester but for #ActivityPub stuff would be incredible.

I was hoping “Strange New Worlds” wouldn’t have Pike “pulling a Kirk”, but S1E6, proved that wrong. At least it was a toned down version. Sad that this season is half over and miss the days of 20+ episode seasons. 🖖 📺

Hopefully the pushback on Apple including promos, commercials and interviews in Music playlists, will get them to reverse that decision.

@tootapp I know you’re not really working on the app anymore, and I’ve asked this before, but… Please consider allowing the font size to be changed. Currently it can’t even be changed using the native font scaling preferences in iOS/iPadOS. If doing any of that is complicated, consider defaulting the font to something larger?

Sad to read that Vangelis passed away. His music definitely influenced my interest in synths and music in general. 🎶

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Blade Runner had a deep impact on me and his soundtrack played a massive role in this. Just one example of his career.

Rest in peace Vangelis.

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I've seen this post about "Google blocking all third party email accounts starting in June" boosted quite a bit lately ( )

Please stop boosting it: the statement is untrue.

Google will continue supporting app passwords ( ). Using them requires two-step verification ( ) which you can set up with any TOTP application, no phone required.

(Citation: I use this with mutt, soon also mbsync/isync + mu4e.)

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The Fediverse is 14 years old today. Happy Fedibirthday everyone!!

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The last Android device I purchased was a Nexus 6p. It was the last of the Nexus line and marked a shift for how Google does devices. It was also the beginning of my “degoogling”. Anyhow, the 6p wasn’t a very good device and most of them started boot looping, mine had not yet experience...

First episode of “Strange New Worlds” nailed it. The title sequence, theme music, plot, characters… all of it. This is good Star Trek. 🎥🖖

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Mastodon has a verification mechanism, though it looks different from Twitter's. We do not ask for your documents. Instead, if you have a website that you are known by, you can verify that you are the owner of that website.

Link to your Mastodon profile from the website, either through a visible link, or through a <link> tag in the head of the document, with a rel=me attribute, and link back to that page from your Mastodon profile. It should then get a green checkmark, like @Mastodon.

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internet of tractors in time of war 

In a parallel universe, where John Deere is a Russian company, those UA farmers can't tow away those tanks. If they didn't disconnect in time or they've accidentally enabled the connection, there is no more towing for them. With everything on the internet, they've got a #TowBan and a #PlowBan

We're not in that universe, so we only have a #RepairBan, but are you sure you want to give up on your popcorn in time of war? #InternetOfTargets #IOT

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One of the unexpected joys of the fediverse over other places is the addition of weird domains appended on to everyone's usernames.

It makes the web feel like more than just four websites again.

It's both a signal of a smaller more intimate internet and also a larger and far more diverse internet at the same time!

I know I shouldn't be this way, but I find myself not following some new folks that appear interesting. Chances they won't be around in a month are high.

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