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Scott Crawford @scottcrawford@mastodon.social

Here for a minute doing some housekeeping.

I usually reside at @scottcrawford these days. Find/add me there, if you haven't yet.

I am also testing a smol instance of my very own. More on that soon.

Hope the people I like are well, and the ones I don't are at least not making nuisances of themselves!

Also: who made off with my sunglasses?

NO ONE on AM Mastodon likes Slowdive? Really?

Anyway, onto brighter subjects.

Anyone else listen to the new Slowdive yet?

What are y'all doing for the weekend?

What is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?

Cookie Puss, Cookie O'Puss, Cookie Chick, anybody...

Like, seriously, y'all...I've been pretty chill about basically everyone reasonable on this platform for the 4 months or so that I've been here, have I not?

@wion I've been on here since January, not the whole run but a good stretch, and while I've got the usual gang of randos, followbots and assorted fascists blocked, there's only one person in my block list where I'd actually consider it a personal dislike of what the user in question is about. I'll leave it up to you to do the homework on most of why, save for 2 words that only cover part of it: "Ello, goodbye."

@wion Or DuckDuckGo, "if you're serious about your privacy", heh.

Great reason to have easy client-side blocking of entire instances: mastodon.ar.al!

It's been almost 2 years, and I'm still playing Fallout Shelter.

Comment I just found in code I'm archiving:

<!-- HTML Generated by MacWeb on 15May97 (at 21:31:05) -->

20 year old HTML is like the Ghost of Christmas Fucking Past, innit?

SUP MASTODONS

ANY HOT TIPS FOR GETTING INCISION PAIN TO GO AWAY WITHOUT MAKING WITH TEH OPIATES?

SUP MASTODONS

I HAVE RETURNED WITHOUT MY GALL BLADDER

Pulling an all-nighter before surgery ask me anything

If software that's supposed to democratize and empower people is built and implemented in ways that are prohibitive to non-end users, you're losing a battle. Do better.

Also: imma say it: a lot of this could be averted if instances were packaged so they were easier to run. Maybe I'm missing some Sekrit Linux Klub shit or something, but software like Hotline and KDX did a bunch of what Mastodon does, and some of what it does not (end-to-end encryption, in KDX's case), 15 years ago, and all you had to do to run it was open a GUI app that ended up being multiplatform. That makes me feel, even though it's a new-ish project, like there's an artificial entry barrier.

Control of who sees what, who can read what, and who can tell who to get fucked...that really should be client-side, rather than server-side. This thing was allegedly built to get away from the cabals and monopolies and walled gardens and helplessness. Get the fuck to work on that.