Mastodon users, new and old:
You can add a caption, or alt-text, to images you toot!
These captions make your toots more accessible, by giving people who can't see the image a description of what's in the image.
Just hover over the image over you attach it and type a description in the spot that says "Describe for the visually impaired" before you hit the TOOT! button.
Please also encourage Mastodon app authors to add caption functionality. And please boost. Thanks!
It's amazing how much work these days goes into re-inventing RPC.
HTTP API's, whether using JSON as the data encoding or not, is basically RPC. Celery is decentralized RPC. AMQP is decentralized, unreliable RPC.
It's even a buzzword: microservices are basically "let's use RPC as much as possible".
Anything highly-distributed evolves towards explicit message passing, which is basically... yep, RPC.
You would think we'd have come up with a semi-reasonable general solution by now.
Interesting technique by Todd Mortimer to reduce the number of gadgets on x86 even further: https://marc.info/?l=openbsd-tech&m=150869222214001&w=2 #OpenBSD #clang
birdsite, ted cruz
oh my god lmao
Developers massively influence our Masto-world and they need to understand what it means.
It means - the priority N1 must be:
a) best possible tools for user, giving them safety *AND* way to have active interaction with friendly parts of federation - even in case of most creative and untiring stalker (whitelists, no DMs, etc)
b) best tools for admins to remove abuse as much and as fast as possible (manual approval of new users...).
PS. And kick abusers out of development.
Boost if agree!
Infosec/no gods no managers/cute puppies
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