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Bᴬᴿᴼᴺ @wion@mastodon.social

Pinned toot

Divinin' Tᴴᴱ Bᴬᴿᴼᴺ ?

Cast the bones, deal the cards, or gaze into me limpid pool of tags.

(obscure is good)
(doing my own)
(naturalist at heart)
(my exit plan)
(long-form especially)
(broad interests)
(dark ecology stuff lately)
(my opium)
(would like to attain it)
(in everything)

Free-thinkin'. Non-conformin'. Believin' in the barter system, and doin' it yourself.

Settle it with axes.

The nights are getting shorter
I don't know where they go
And I'm getting older
And it's starting to show

You don’t have to post RTs on Mastodon— you can just start your own conversation here Show more

gettogether.community is a free code powered replacement for #MeetUp

On people dropping out of Mastodon: You need to keep finding more people to follow in an interest based network since people will be dropping out all the time. Your relatives and friends from school don’t disappear as quickly on Facebook, nor do journalists and news outlets disappear on Twitter, but in the more interesting and interest-based communities, that’s simply how it is. You need to replenish the pool and keep finding and following more people. They’re everywhere.

A collection of things I made for people new to #Mastodon, based on questions I commonly see in the public timelines during influxes of new folks. :)

What the heck with these privacy settings? cybre.space/@cassolotl/9899886

Local vs. federated timelines? cybre.space/@cassolotl/9904952

A two-way Mastodon-Twitter crossposter? crossposter.masto.donte.com.br @crossposter​

How to find and interact with toots that haven't reached your instance yet: dev.glitch.social/@cassolotl/9

#FAQ #FAQs #mastopedia #tootorial #meta

It seems the publishing industry has reached a point where they're so cash-strapped and so beleaguered by ad fraud, that they feel they have to run a ton of code to:

- fingerprint you
- detect ad-stacking and other scams
- detect how long or if the user has looked at the ad

… all of which leads to the familiar "I just loaded a news article, why is my fan spinning?"

If you're already chewing up the user's CPU to try to make money, cryptocurrency miners sorta feel like the logical conclusion.

Wait, Facebook is literally pushing a VPN solution that claims to "protect" you?

A VPN that sends all your traffic through facebook's servers

How dumb do they thin... 33 million installs... Okay they might be right about how dumb people are

if you have a personal web log, please reply with the url!

an attempt to collect everyone’s blogs - so as to not let precious non-commercial content go unread and unnoticed - is likely the only time i’ll ever ask:

please boost this toot.

Facebook's 'Protect' feature on iOS essentially installs spyware on iPhone and iPad - 9to5Mac

Instance idea: anonymous dot zone

the goal is to be anonymous. if you post enough information to be identified, you will be instabanned, and a physical letter will be sent home to you detailing what you posted and how it traced back at you

Believe it or don’t...

Last November or so a woman disappeared while jogging. This happens in France too often, actually, and always at remote bike paths or ag trails or whatever.

In this case, the woman’s body was found some days later in the woods, immolated. News started showing the husband and the woman’s family, hugging and crying. But as soon as I saw the husband and the way he was acting, I said to my wife, he’s guilty.

Last night I learned he confessed.


Trees are real good
They're there if you need something to lean on
They're there to protect you from the rain and the sun
They've been there long before you were and they will be there long after
They've seen so much
And they say so little

Trees are good friends

Miles Davis’ Entire Discography Presented in a Stylish Interactive Visualization cultr.me/1GdbiYi t.co/Ph1uao8b7d

Well, this is news (to me)... Eugen, @Gargron , is now on @Purism ’s #Librem team as web designer! 👏🏻


Il est bien connu que les doivent faire attention aux escrocs se faisant passer pour des services administratifs.

Ce site ne me donne pas confiance pour sa validité. Pas du tout.


C'est quoi, ce design incongru avec URSSAF ? Pffft. Et lien... Et Java Server Pages 🙄

Spoke too soon. It requires .NET. That’s not going to work for me. And I’m skeptical of the ‘2013’ date on it. Fuck.

Anybody know if Twitter will just delete tweet history for you if you go through the motions of deleting the account. I would think so if they wanted to free up the handle.

This might be the tweets deleter I’ve been looking for.


I haven’t tried it yet, but if it can delete tweets past the 3,200 tweet limit Twitter has imposed on backtweets, then I’ll be doing backflips!

#Zuckerberg on #wellbeing and #happiness:
“we’ve gotten feedback that public content – posts from #businesses, #brands and #media – is crowding out the personal moments that lead us to connect more with each other.”
(but) #Facebook’s #algorithms explicitly selected the #objectionable content (because of its) astonishing #profitability..
In the end, it’s just an #advertising company pretending to be a social service, and no amount of #corporate cant can disguise that.