The Internet was supposed to free us from gatekeepers, the so-called "tastemakers" who judged what was worth seeing and hearing.

Instead, the gatekeepers have become algorithms, and thus something as human as taste has now become automated.

It's kind of tragic.

But one big reason I prefer the Fediverse over Twitter, for example, is that there is no algorithmic gatekeeping.

So maybe the dream is still alive.

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@projjalm @Liberonscien Don't know what you consider"participating" but a better question is: when are you not participating?

Type & delete, type & delete, type & delete. And then feel like I have nothing interesting to say. 😆

Ever noticed how "law and order" doesn't qualify in the least if those laws are just

TIL there is a proposed standard for something called "jCard"

jCard is the JSON version of vCard. With the usage of JSON pretty much everywhere now, I'm surprised jCard hasn't been widely adopted yet.

#webdev #standards

This apartment is a straight up fridge. It defies the laws of thermodynamics. I don't get it

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I would not recommend using Intel CPUs for compiling Rust. The binary that comes out technically correct, but lacks the warmth and POPCNT that the AMD CPUs can generate. The binary code layering that you can achieve on a 32-core AMD 6969 Ryzen has a completely different level of opcode detail resolution, especially the branching is noticeably smooth (your average amateur might not notice subtle differences when a processor executes 4 billion instructions per second anyway, but true codeophiles will).

Important: make sure you use high-quality shielded gold-plated USB cables to connect your keyboard when typing the code -- no matter how sophisticated the CPU you use to compile, the result will be bad if the input was distorted.

Today’s sketchbook study. It’s my first time sharing my studies anywhere online so I’m majorly nervous :artsweats: Also the left gorilla came out much bigger than I wanted 🙈

Class I’m taking and the reference

#sketchbook #MastoArt #fediart

The Open Hospitality Network aims to provide open federated alternatives to sites like CouchSurfing or Warm Showers. You can follow at:

➡️ @ohn

The project website is at

Hospitality exchange platforms help travellers find accommodation free of charge. Some of them specialise in cyclists, others for general travellers.

#OpenHospitalityNetwork #OpenHospitality #HospitalityExchange #Travel #Cycling #FOSS #FLOSS #Libre #FreeSoftware #OpenSource #Accommodation #Cyclists

If you're wondering what the heck the multicoloured pentagon thing is that you see a lot on here, it's the Fediverse logo :fediverse: (If you are unfamiliar with the Fediverse, see here:

Well, it's sort of the Fediverse logo.

It's not official, but no Fediverse logo can ever be official because there's no central authority on the Fedi to declare anything official.

Anyway, it's the most commonly used logo for the Fediverse, and you can grab a copy for yourself at:

It's declared CC0 (Creative Commons Zero) by its creator, so you can use it however you want without any restrictions.

#FediTips #Fediverse

one of my biggest website pet peeves is when they break forward/back functionality

like you wanna skip back a page and you just keep ending up on the page you're already at

if you design websites like this, fuck you

Optimist: The glass is ½ full.
Pessimist: The glass is ½ empty.
Excel: The glass is January 2nd.

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