Alright, since general-purpose instances seem to be closed these days, and smaller-focused instances are flourishing, lets make a list of good instances people on can move to! Places with good moderation, relatively good uptime, open (or fill out an application) and nice communities.

Lets try:
What is the instance
Who is it for

(boosts encouraged)

Apparently I need to find another instance? Not sure how to categorize myself. Any suggestions based on my tiny amount of contributions?

"Wait," he said, "you read fantasy? On your profile it said you read science fiction."
"I like to read both."
"That makes no sense, you either read one or the other."
She gave him a look.
"Are you serious? Genre matters much less than the quality of the story."

Happy Labor Day, all! Remember that we owe the weekend, the minimum wage, and health and safety laws all to the labor movement, strikes, and rioting.

The fight for better material conditions must continue.

PGE's follow-up to cutting power for 200,000 people last night in the middle of 101F/38C heat included a section on why a chunk of the state wasn't cut. Not the chunk I live in, mind; that's a 70sqmi area that has never seen a power cut in 20 years because the Fortune 500 tech companies are in it.

The section they refer to is one where the city kicked PGE out and ran their own grid. It had 0 outages. PGE claims the only reason there were no cuts there was they have no oversight therein.

That isn't helping your image.

I think Google should save everyone a lot of time and effort and jump straight to discontinuing new services:

"We are proud to announce that Google Kitchen Tools will no longer be available on Sep 1st 2020, nor has it ever been available. Should you wish to export your Google Kitchen Tools data, you should be aware that there is no data, as Google Kitchen Tools has never existed.

The Google Kitchen Tools Team"

A deep dive into UX principles, using Lego control-panel bricks as an example:

90% of my computer usage is doing something the wrong, old way because the last time i learned how to do it, which was 10 years ago, it wasn't possible to do in the new, correct way yet

PSA: cloth and paper masks worn to help prevent spread of Coronavirus (and other diseases) do not need to form a seal to be effective.

They do two things:
a. capture most of the droplets you exhale/cough/sneeze out
b. slow down (and thus reduce the range of) any droplets not caught

If you have two layers of fabric covering your nose and mouth, you are wearing a fabric mask correctly.

If breath reflects off of them and escapes around the edges, that is just fine -- the bulk of the droplets were caught, and those few that leave around the edges are slowed a ton. Mission accomplished.

Misinformation on this point (most of which seems to be repeating proper fit and donning for PPE masks, which do need to form a seal) is leading people to not wear masks because they believe they are difficult or impossible to wear correctly.

If you are doing a hobby/fun/learning project where zero or very few other people are ever going to have to look at the code, I recommend using the programming language that causes the most dopamine to be released in your brain when you press the keyboard buttons.

Harvey Bullock would probably stay on the force and it would be ambiguous whether he's joined with the white supremacists or is pulling a Snape.

The ousted cops would inevitably become vigilantes against their former teammates and join up with Batman. And Batman would be like "Look, this isn't as big a change as it looks to you. I've been too polite to say this to you before, but if the GCPD had ever been any good at justice, I wouldn't have needed to become Batman."

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