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masto meta 

@christa i always harp on software needing to scale down, i usually mean this in a computer architecture sense, but it equally applies to that same software in service of (smol) communities

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masto meta 

one thing I hate about twitter is having zero control of your posts’ reach. it strips agency, flattens context, contributes to uncontrollable harassment in the service of “connection”. imo mastodon’s insistence on following the same value of maximization, removing any ability to foster small local community, is equally harmful. if decentralization is about control then why strip that at the individual and community level? it’s no better than twitter. glad to be on the hometown fork

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what country makes forming a co-op easiest, and is there a co-op in that country that provides a service to loan a new potential co-op a board member for the purposes of forming a new co-op there? asking for potential co-op friends.

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So the current idea for funding gotosocial, which I've been discussing with some friends, is to officially constitute SuperSeriousBusiness as a non-profit developer cooperative, registered in Belgium. Then SSB will generate cash money by selling hosted Parakeet services (github.com/superseriousbusiness/parakeet). Then, work done on GtS or Parakeet by members of the coop, or by external contributors, can be billed to the coop.

mastodon dev 

wouldn't it be nice if Mastodon, or one of the many good forks, had a smol-scale setup?

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'Irreconcilable Differences' by me


My thoughts on the Mastodon iOS app and the frustrations within with a side of our long standing problems with Gargron.

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If you buy a bluetooth gear, look into the manual and check for the existence of a "firmware update" section. If it doesn't, don't buy the e-waste.


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what do you call an agreement that is impossible to keep? 


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I just remembered how frustrating it was to read Tanenbaum on operating systems. Yeah, it explains the concepts and ideas but I still felt lost when reading actual OS code. "Solaris Internals" was the first book on the topic that actually dealt with a real OS and how it worked. That book and "The design and implementation of the #FreeBSD operating system" was a much better read on the topic IMHO. #illumos

reading: Why People Like Working From Home 


but actually just enjoying how "modern", but especially technology driven journalism has turned everything you read into a both-sides clickbait hell, so every other paragraph of this article there's a link to one taking a (completely) different view point:

Derek Thompson: Winners and losers of the work-from-home revolution

Read: There’s a perfect number of days to work from home, and it’s 2

(i would agree, if it's the only 2 days we work)

Arthur C. Brooks: The hidden toll of remote work

Read: Work from home is here to stay

an interesting feedback im getting from my colleagues who do two types of work, (on-site / remote) engagements with customers, and trainings is that trainings will stay remote.

companies hate sending people to trainings, because travel and hotel costs add even more price to something they feel people should just know/learn by themselves somehow

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Asking LGBTQ+ people only:

What's your view of the word "queer" in the context of describing LGBTQ+ people?

Boosts appreciated for sample size :)

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reading: The Oxymoron of “Data-Driven Innovation” 

Visionary ideas derive directly from centering people at the margins.

Read it again, please.


i love Chelsea Troy's writing

@devinprater i just read your bio for the first time, and learned that you're ten years younger than me

with all the wise posting you do, i would've thought you're ten years older than me!

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So, I was working with a student who is blind, and has never used an iPhone before, and never saw the iPhone screen or layout. Tutorials are so very important for new users of, probably anything. Apple should have had a tutorial for VoiceOver on the iPhone from the start. TalkBack had a tutorial, and it's one thing Google has gotten very right. There's even a tutorial for all of the new features, and the Braille keyboard even! With VoiceOver, the onscreen braille keyboard there may as well be a "hidden" cheat code for all that it is mentioned anywhere in VoiceOver's UI (settings). So, those who are newly blind may only be able to make calls and send and receive messages. And if they get a call? Well, they'll just have to call back. And when they want to end a call? Well... Gotta wait until someone else ends it or the battery goes dead. I mean, I love teaching these people, I really do. I'm not complaining about that at all. But Apple doesn't make it any easier, when they well could.

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How to emphasize text?
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#FreeBSD #zfs asomers@ provided this absolutely essential new tool - ztop - which shows you in real time which datasets are hot. I think it was a missed opportunity to call it zztop but you can’t have everything and I can live with a symlink.

github.com/asomers/ztop and landing in ports near you soon thanks to jrm@

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"Kindles aren't the only devices the transition from 3G will orphan, of course—hundreds of thousands of security alarms are also going to need replacement, as will elevator phones and fire alarms." #tw


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This is the ideal scroll bars. You may not like it, but this is what peak performance looks like.

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