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mastodon in theory: decentralized twitter

mastodon in practice: what if we pooled ten different early-2000s opinionated web forums together into a thunderdome

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:emergency: do not assume US-ASCII keyboard layouts :emergency:
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I really wish there was such a thing as a dumb terminal that could handle UTF-8 and emoji. I really don't want to build one myself.

Okay, so I'm finally trying out Gemini. I know a few sites that are on it, especially Drew Devault's blog, but I'm a bit confused how I actually find things in Gemini space. There's a search engine that reminds me of Altavista in its usefulness. Is there...I dunno...some Yahoo-style portal out there that I don't know about?

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if being hard on yourself worked, it would have worked by now

try something else

After a lot of deep listening, I've concluded that "Strange Trails" by Lord Huron deserves to be on my list of perfect albums. There's simply no part of it out of place. Nothing misses.

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"Cryptocurrency is one of the worst inventions of the 21st century. [...] It has failed to be a useful currency, invented a new class of internet abuse, further enriched the rich, wasted staggering amounts of electricity, hastened climate change, ruined hundreds of otherwise promising projects, provided a climate for hundreds of scams to flourish, created shortages and price hikes for consumer hardware, and injected perverse incentives into technology everywhere. Fuck cryptocurrency."

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My work life lately has been a death of 1000 paper cuts. It seems like every week I trade of one more little piece of self care to cover for another work pressure. We're talking things like regularly washing my hair.

Today on the Internet I saw some TERF referring to preferred pronouns as "compelled/coerced pronouns" and likening them to being compelled by law to call your monarch "your majesty". That, of course, is astoundingly irritating, but I guess I'm to blame for knowingly reading something a TERF wrote.

Legit question-- what free software organization other than the FSF would do good work with my membership dues and a bequest in my will? I've looked around and the FSF still feels like it's fundamentally the Only Game In Town.

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Reminder that your domain hack or vanity domain probably funds either Verisign or Etisalat (look em up).

I didn't look up .codes before we grabbed it. It and a number of other new tlds common on fedi were owned by private equity firm Abry Partners, though Abry owners are "selling" it to another company they own, Ethos Capital. You might remember them as the private shell company that tried to buy up .org (and were rejected) in 2019.

icannwiki.org/Category:TLD
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_

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I put "they/them" in my Slack and Zoom handles. I tell everyone before a public-facing meeting that this is the first job where I've come out as non-binary and that, I'm very chill about it in private, but in public events, it's important to me that people see my correct pronouns used. Everyone agrees this is important and that everyone should introduce themselves with pronouns. I show up to the meeting in femme-ish clothes and makeup. Mic fails. "He'll be right back folks." Doh.

@matthilde I hate to keep using you as my site status indicator, but it's looking like traffic isn't getting through to unix.lgbt?

Is there a single defense of Stallman that focuses at all on his capacities to be an effective board member? That discusses what he brings to the table other than "he coded good back in the day"? I haven't seen it.

Reading the various Internet chatter in opposition to the open letter calling for RMS' removal just makes me want to vomit at the notion that I might work with or share projects with these people.

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KDE: "On the reappointment of Richard Stallman as a director of the Free Software Foundation"

This sets the right tone. Proud of KDE.

ev.kde.org/2021/03/24/on-the-r

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solarprotocol.net/ is a website hosted from solar powered network of servers around the world. The node with the most sunlight at the moment is the active server

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