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Rob Campbell πŸ™ @robcee

@mastodontips you don't want a "federated" issue tracker, though you can do that with forks on github. Makes it hard to find canonical bugs when searching, creates duplicates. This is a failing of github's issue tracker not scaling particularly well with high volume.

Mastodon's github issues tracker is becoming difficult to search.

@jjatria it is weird. I seem to still be following people but my "home" timeline was completely empty. I've seen this on Tusky too and thought it was a bug there.

I think what's happening is because I didn't login for a period of time, the server doesn't bother caching any of this stuff for me.

to the githubs!

hi mastodon. been away for a few days.

I'm not following anybody anymore? what gives?

@fredw it's gotten a lot better, that's for sure. I still cringe a little at certbot's opaqueness, installing things on my system without really telling me, but overall it works well and is convenient.

finding myself impressed with certbot lately. Setting up TLS with letsencrypt is crazy simple.

hey all, i pushed the button on my patreon this weekend, to support my shenanigans on the rust irc. if it gets big enough, i'll try to expand my efforts to be an online code tutor!

patreon.com/QuietMisdreavus

i'd appreciate it if you boosted this to spread it around <3

This place needs a) a filter-by-language feature, and b) an option to subscribe to various instances so I can watch more than one without having to watch all of it.

I’ll be on Al Jazeera English at 1PM GMT to discuss the β€œprivacy controversy” around the Burger King β€œOK, Google!” ad.

Hint: the real privacy threat is Google Home and Google, Inc. using it to profile you and exploit your behaviour, not Burger King’s cheeky ad that exploits a security weakness inherent to all major voice assistants today.

Read about the controversy:

yahoo.com/tech/not-ok-google-b

Watch me live at 1PM GMT:

aljazeera.com/live/

@jrconlin the middle ones were completely missable (except for a couple of cool Ewen and Liam scenes). Rogue One was the best of the bunch. Stands on its own as a good movie.

Its a friday, so time to post some art that is not photograhy, and I have yet to post any code generated art in here.

Leap Second Painter drew a random image for each visitor, at leap second at 31.12.2016 23:59:60UTC.
s.eyluldogruel.com/leapsecondp
created using #p5js, in #ubuntustudio
#mastoart, #creativetoots, #codeart, #netart

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DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ADSENSE EMPIRE

Question: Is the general decline of the news media on the Internet a symptom of on-line advertising's "cheapness" where it requires millions of page-views to earn any significant revenue from Google AdSense?

After all, if you have to hook people into your site with triggers and outrage measured precisely with A|B testing to get them to come, the quality of your content _must_ decline.

Disclaimer: I make money from AdSense.

@Guide42XYZ I think it has a lot to do with it, but it may be a symptom more than a cause. The thing that created the AdSense economy was a loss of money for journalism to online content. News outlets had to fight for eyeballs and gain money. Writing shitty clickbait articles gathered more clicks, led to more ad views.

Vicious cycle.

There are a lot of new Mastodon instances now than there were this time last week.

A gentle reminder to the fledgling #Mastodon #admins to sign up for the mailing list, so you can stay abreast of releases, instance-breaking bugs, and community issues.

And just chill out with your fellow Mastodon admins.

lists.ffdn.org/wws/info/mastod