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PEOPLE WHO MAKE SOFTWARE: "you should always auto-update all your software so that we're all safe from hacks and viruses"

ALSO PEOPLE WHO MAKE SOFTWARE: "that feature you were using? it's gone now. also we may installed some adware and spyware and may have bricked your computer"

Ended up diving into a little bit of Groovy code this morning. Kudos to the folks over at groovy-lang.org for writing such fantastic high-level language docs. I've seen enough crappy docs to really appreciate good ones.

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This is a public warning, if your instance (or software) avoids/bypasses user-specific blocks, or post-deletion requests, then bsd.network will block your entire instance. This also includes if you "forgot" to implement it.

An important part of the Fediverse is trust, and violating that trust is a quick way to anger us.

#mastoAdmin

I'm a big fan of Golang, working a lot on my bash, and looking to branch out. I think some of my weekend will be trying out Rust for the first time. Any advice from folks on where to start?

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Say what you will, but Sonic getting a live action movie that nobody asked for which seems doomed to be a train wreck of bad decisions from it's very inception is extraordinarily on-brand for the franchise.

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just because you can, absolutely does not mean you should

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@purism I support anyone who works to spread Linux and freedom of computing to the mainstream but I have to point out that your decision to remove the ability to report abusive behavior on your instance is a bad move.

Abuse reports are a basic function of this network and disregarding this tool means disregarding the community at large.

Without the ability to let you know when one of your members is being abusive your instance will end up being blacklisted and that would be unfair to your paying users.

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I just got out of bed in the middle of the night because it suddenly occurred to me to make this

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2 hour meeting on increasing profitability on May Day of all days. Lord have mercy, I can't.

Zuckerberg desperately trying to rebrand his pig with a fresh gloss of lipstick.

theverge.com/2019/4/30/1852326

On the one hand, I am happy to hear they're moving away from the News Feed model. As the author states, it is involved in a lot of their worse abuses as a platform. On the other hand, it frustrates me that people don't flock to alternatives. What hinders them??

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free idea: phishing test emails, only for work-life balance culture

send fake meeting invites at 5pm. if you accept, you get busted and have to take a day off.

(don't do this)

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Managed hosting is when you own and run a site, but the hosting company does the behind-the-scenes tech stuff like installation and updates.

There's a new indie company called Spacebear offering #PixelFed and #PeerTube managed hosting:

app.spacebear.ee

You can follow them at @tklk

There's also a well-established company called Masto.host offering #Mastodon managed hosting:

masto.host

You can follow them at @mastohost

(Thank you to @Hau for the tip about Spacebear )

Went for a walk early this morning out in the neighborhood. I love to experience nature and think about what it may say of its creator or of us. If you feel kind of meh, and you can get outdoors, I highly encourage giving some fresh air a try.

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I fired up GHCi (Haskell interactive REPL) the other day and couldn't quit. Neither 'quit' nor 'exit' nor 'q' nor ESC worked.

Then I realized, as a vim user, I know the dark arts.

"No way," I thought.

I type ':' and I shudder. I can feel reality begin to flee away from my periphery as the Cthulhu-call echoes within my skull.

Next I hit 'q', terrifying color and noise abound! "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah-nagl fhtagn -"

I quickly mash 'Enter'. Unnerving silence.

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me: I should be more careful about what I spend my finite time in this world thinking about, and life is precious

also me: reads the comment section

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If you’re prepping for the apocalypse so that you can survive alone while your neighbors are starving,

then you’re the reason we’re going to have an apocalypse in the first place

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Working hard to be the most hatred colleague by constantly complaining about current internet privacy.

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Your periodic reminder that Gmail is constructing a wall around its users, slowly trapping them inside its walled garden. Escape out of it while you still can.

It like Slack and IRC again, but this time the attack is on the most popular federated communication system on the planet.

#email #DeleteGmail #WalledGarden

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Technology as expensive as smartphones should have replaceable batteries and be easily repaired by the people who bought the device. When you also consider the environmental impact of producing a smartphone or other electronic device, it should be made to last. Apple/Silicon Valley turned electronics into disposable fashion products.

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