Berlin authorities hired 64 people to hunt for people renting out apartments on a short-term basis: http://www.berliner-zeitung.de/berlin/airbnb-berlin-erhoeht-druck-auf-vermittler-von-ferienwohnungen-26772714
Imagine if they put those people to work on finding ways to increase supply of affordable housing!
First the queers and furries build a space where they can be themselves.
Then the infosec folks find that it fits well with their values.
Then the communists flock to the first real alternative to capitalist monopoly on shortform burst communication.
Then the artists come to find new walls to paint and nobody to tell them no.
The intellectuals, the chroniclers, the priests and the prophets, singly and in droves.
Slowly, it builds. It's neat to build an oral history from inception. #mastodon
Ok, now I watch as the #Mastodon world de-federates from #pawoo
– I am thinking, is my instance secure? does my instance admin pay attention what is being posted by others on it? Should I be worried that my admin hardly posts stuff at al? Has he forgotten his instance? Am I going to get 'De-Feded' because of the actions of others who I do not even know?
And, how does an instance get un-de-feded, later? How do I as a mere user advocate for that?
HEY KIDS! IT'S TIME FOR ANOTHER EXCITING EPISODE OF **KNOW YOUR DASHES**!!!
This is a "m-dash" — it's kinda long! You use it to separate thoughts, kinda like I did just now! It's called that, because it's as wide as the "m" character!
This here is a "n-dash": "–" you use it to separate dates like "2003–14"!
"-" is a hyphen! You use it to separate compound words that come before a noun, like "state-of-the-art waterbuffalo"!
"--" is two hyphens. IF YOU USE THIS YOU ARE A COMPLETE, UTTER FOOL.
What I wish I knew before joining #Mastodon https://medium.com/@qinaliu/what-i-wish-i-knew-before-joining-mastodon-7a17e7f12a2b
The bird just decided to give Mastodon another boost. They are deleting tweets from people complaining about #United. https://thenextweb.com/twitter/2017/04/11/twitter-delete-united-airlines-tweets/#.tnw_YGUEpwwV
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