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thinking about how mastodon rejected the noun and verb "toot" only after a polish member of parliament used it in a tweet (i only now realized it)

just to clarify there is probably no cause and effect here, i am just pointing out the order of two completely uncoupled events

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eternally cycling between "fuck people" and "please talk to me"

I think a lot of people kind of underestimate just how easy _and common_ it was for children to access extremely disturbing content online in the late 2000s and early 2010s.

losing it because a streamer said 420 and everyone said "nice" except for one chatter who said "neat"

will the system fail us? yes (doom)

but will we fail our friend and fam? maybe maybe not (hopeful)
harm reduction for societal collapse
plugin-based emulators were kind of a mistake because they fragmented everybody's efforts

i know i tend to be like 60% replies and 30% boosts but lately i feel like that 10% Original Content(tm) has dropped by an order of magnitude

if so and ur new here then hi and welcome and if you have any questions please feel free to ask me anything

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wait am i one of the people being recommended by the new follow recommendation thing??

tangentially related: i somewhat dislike that firefox 89 made the default scrollbar width a lot thinner because it's not significantly different than `scrollbar-width: thin`

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decided to switch from midnight blue, picked out a color palette matching materia dark

also shipped some chromium/webkit fixes:

video essays, like written essays, require citations

"Who Will Mourn the Tech Bro?
The subculture you love to hate is tough to define. It will be even tougher when it’s gone."

"I asked Ingram to define “tech bro” for me. She offered: men working in tech who have 'a disregard for other people because they believe that everyone in the world is treated equally.'

This made more sense than anything I’d heard. It’s a definition that addresses the industry’s theoretical status as equalizer, its proponents’ view of themselves as forces for democratization. They write the code that permits tiny businesses to process credit cards, or allows almost anyone, regardless of background or monetary worth, to maintain their own website. The god in the machine as deliverer of equality through binary code. The ones and zeros see us as all the same."

build on the commons
give back to the commons
tend to the commons

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