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Saw a headline on a kids' newspaper yesterday claiming two-thirds of youngsters wish social media had never been invented, in among all the bullying and fake news.
Meanwhile RTs and hash tags swirled around. It struck me that the "convenience" of technology is at direct odds with the "inconvenience" of a) modern life generally, and b) hard social problems specifically.

Hey, @pnathan is the account I'm mostly using these days. Because 500c is too few for a windbag like me, I need 10k.

But m.s has a much better federated and local TL. Come on over to imaginair.es if you want to pontificate though. :)

I'm completely failing to find an account at which to direct it, so I'll just ask at large: is there a way to disable an emoji popup when I'm typing in a smiley? I am pretty positive I will never use this feature except by mistake, and a popup is visually jarring.


It just occurred to me to mention: since Mastodon doesn’t have advertising, check and see if the people running your instance(s) have some way to send them donations to help keep the servers running.

If you can, of course! But even a little bit now and then can help, if as many people do it as possible.

I am not actually an instance administrator or anything; I just want the lights to stay on. And my dollar a month is insufficient by itself.

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I think I'm going to start to emigrate to @pnathan . 10K character limit is mo' bettah.

@andschwa there are clear generational differences imo. Ruby & Python raised the bar for docs, people started to expect and rely on that level of detail, so the expectation of reading the source started to implode

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Actually, I'm suddenly wondering if anyone here with kids would like to collaborate on writing "kids stories for 2017". Conscious myths aimed at defanging fascism.


Ugh, do not like these books.

Kids books need to have more grit in them. Like, "and then the king was guillotined, and his head made a sad and satisfying clonk, and the people were free for a few more years"