"William Kogut, an inmate of San Quentin State Prison, committed suicide by a self-made pipe bomb filled with torn bits of playing cards. Kogut made the pipe from a hollow steel leg from his bed and filled it with torn cards and water. The pipe was then put on the heater in his room and Kogut placed his head nearby. The buildup of steam pressure ruptured the pipe, shooting the card bits with enough force to penetrate Kogut's skull."
"Adolf Frederick, King of Sweden, died of digestion problems on 12 February 1771 after having consumed a meal of lobster, caviar, sauerkraut, smoked herring, and champagne, topped off with 14 servings of his favourite dessert: semla served in a bowl of hot milk, called "hetvägg". He is thus remembered by Swedish schoolchildren as "the king who ate himself to death."
Now, this is entertainment. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_unusual_deaths
here's one thing I learned from the #fediverse: don't meddle with people that have a strong opinions on stuff. is it #vim or #emacs? we call it editor wars but in fact it's just a bit of fun and we like to tease each other. but when humor is not allowed anymore that is when it gets creepy and that's where you'd better shut up and let them devour each other instead of you.
how to save #XMPP: do what #whatsapp (whatsapp is built on an XMPP server) has done: develop an all in one solution that works flawlessly from the server to the client to mobile apps, no #XEP hassles and incompatibilities between server/client etc. good luck! 😆
mastodon is bad for productivity, study finds
here's another thread for you to study human nature: https://playvicious.social/@Are0h/100158550638581583
we should all take a step back and realize what is going on: we're writing history together. #mastodon (and #pleroma if you want :) is the first openly developed social network that grows beyond a niche. as @ckeen put it well, it brings along issues that just never came up before. now we need to find a way together to overcome these issues. there are no precedents. it's altogether new. hold your head high up. experiment. don't take it too seriously. forgive.
It makes me wonder whether this whole 'ticket' driven development and the voting mentality does not help:
a) creating a common understanding, especially when the cultural background differs
b) does not scale well then there is just a couple of 'endpoints', i.e. developers attending requests.
Of course this does not excuse people from misbehaving