Haters gonna hate in the comments but I've learned to not let that stop me. news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2

When we started working on ActivityPub, the most common thing I heard was "This will never happen." Now ActivityPub is the most successful federated social network web standard of all time.

I didn't give up then, and I'm not giving up on @spritelyproject

Why haven't more sites mimicked Tumblr's reblog feature? I don't think I've seen it on a single one, and definitely none that support ActivityPub.

Just confirmed I will be working with a professional UX designer starting later this week to figure out how to improve the joinmastodon.org onboarding flow.

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@Gargron I wouldn’t discount working with one anyway. A professional UX designer might be able to highlight gotchas and issues that you are blinded to because of familiarity.

Besides, metrics help when there is a particular activity or task you want to optimize for. I’m not even sure that applies for Mastodon, considering how different behavior might be across communities.

"There's a problem with the Timescope."
"It's useless for future vision-"
"Because it'll show any possible future, yes, I know. But the past is fixed."
"We thought so. But look here. It's tuned to 200 years ago."
"2020? Okay, lets see... What? That can't have happened!"

@loganer Separate things. The time on @inanedirk's screenshot is not from the original screencap that @fribbledom posted, but from the Mastodon feed listing it. Likely a display glitch.

@fribbledom Is it a trick question? 😉 Having said that, I wouldn't be surprised if it's a dead-dumb algorithm.

Say... you follow people who disagree with him, but they keep quoting his tweets and calling him out. Therefore, he shows up often on your feed. "You may want to follow him!", thinks Twitter.

"There’s Now an Even Worse Anti-Encryption Bill Than EARN IT"


Get your IT business out of the US. This needs to have an impact on the economy.

@LogicalDash I expect insults very much lie on the ear of the listener.

For me, thoughtless is something you'd say scornfully, but it has the connotation of being inconsiderate. It usually implies an intentional disregard.

@piggo @cwebber Wouldn't "idiotic" be usable there?

It means "very stupid", and "stupid" means "having shown a lack of intelligence or common sense". Doesn't seem ableist to me, and more oriented to the specific behavior.

Sensitive data must be encrypted. Always. This should be a reminder to the authorities to never again ask for encryption backdoors:

More on why we oppose any attempt to backdoor encryption: tutanota.com/blog/posts/why-a-

"It’s amazing how great computer products can be when they don’t need to deal with corporate bullsh*t, don’t have to promote a brand or to sell its users... Contrast this with Dropbox..."


The ActivityPub Conference is going virtual this year:


Thanks to @sl007 for the heads up!

@fla @Gargron Seconding this. In absolute terms, I have used them, but I haven't needed them for 99%+ of what I use the site for (figuring out what the icons at the bottom of the 'compose' textbox were are the only example that comes to mind).

@ricardojmendez I don't think we can expect people to learn from history without putting in the effort to do so, and I can't say that even my history lessons at school ever made it clear that this could happen here. There's always this sense of "otherness" about the whole thing.

(West) Germany at the very least has tried to identify the causes and educate on them. The US and UK just run with the narrative "nazis bad!" and skip over the reasons behind the rise of fascism.

@socksy To elaborate, I fully understand why populism works. It's just that I mostly expect people to learn from history. Let's say that maybe in the 1930s the result of this type of populism wasn't obvious, but now it should be.

Even if you don't care about slightly browner people, or those with foreign-sounding last name, the nazi regime was plenty bad for Germans too.

Maybe we needed more easily digestible movies focusing on that.

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