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The safest community of professionals on Mastodon being roundly mocked and/or defederated from for immediately setting off safety red flags for everyone else on Mastodon.

Great start.

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Watching this place evolve in real-time in fits and starts is really fascinating; some people just donโ€™t understand what Mastodon (and the Fediverse) is all about, it seems.
ohhh... I've come across several folks who think like this guy seems to -- mostly in the hallways of big tech conferences I speak at. It's been frustrating trying to explain to people who are accustomed to the privilege of wielding money and power to gain more money and power, just why we're committed to opposing their use of either to profit from this here platform.

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...and @Benny has learned how to get into the closet even when it's closed.

This is fantastic. ๐Ÿ˜


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The problem with saying " #WearAMask if you want" is that masks work best if the person with #COVID is wearing them. And chances are the people who don't want to wear masks are going to be the people with COVID.

I'm not a fan of mask mandates, but apparently they work. I'd settle for a concerted public health education campaign around masking and aerosols. We've never actually gotten one of those, perplexingly.

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Computers used to scream out in pain when we connected them to the Internet.

This was a clue and we just didn't listen.


It seems the cost to get government a driver's license and car ownership replaced has increased significantly since Katy worked at Service Ontario. My wallet is now ~$70 lighter.

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๐Ÿ“ข Ten Forward Moderation Announcement ๐Ÿ“ข

The following instance(s) have been suspended from Ten Forward:

1611.social - homophobia, right in their site rules - 1611.social/about/

Tue Jan 3 05:52:11 PM UTC 2023

#fediblock

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I read the "about" page and I immediately started thinking about Westboro Baptist.

(( shudder ))

Thanks for sharing this!


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Ugh -- sorry for you and Katy. (But haha on them only getting 69 cents on the card!)
@Art X They didn't even get that. Didn't try a transaction small enough. I've since frozen the card.

I woke up to a series of failed transaction notices that I didn't understand until I went out to the car.


How have I survived this long without the #nnn file browser?
#nnn
On the occasional time I want to use a file browser, nnn is what I use. It's *really* nice ๐Ÿ˜
@wing Yeah, I need a file browser so infrequently that I hadn't bothered looking into it despite knowing about it for a while.
@wing



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#ADHD

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At first, I thought this was the guy who wrote the Gemini network protocol. I was confused as to how they had $900M to begin with.

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Both holes lead to the same receptacle.
Photo of a waste disposal bin. It has two holes, one labeled "recycling", the other labeled "landfill".

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"that's right, it goes in the square hole!"

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Dear lazyweb,

Does anyone know if #mutt or #neomutt have a command to tag all messages in the current mailbox older than a certain date?
#AskFedi

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T (capital T) for tag; use the ~d modifier for date. ~d takes a range dd/mm/yy-dd/mm/yy. Either end may be omitted, but keep the hyphen. So ~d -25/12/2022 for eveything before Christmas 2022. (yy can be yyyy)

you might need to experiment. But I tried what I typed here.
@mem It worked! Thank you! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
@mem



Does anyone have any experience with #WriteFreely? I've been asked to contribute to a new #blog, and we're looking at options for hosting it. Would it support having multiple users being able to contribute to a single blog? I like the idea of being able to suggest something fedi-compatible.
#AskFedi
I've used #WriteFreely, but there's a conundrum hosting any blog as I've just written here: https://wordsmith.social/underlap/bring-back-blogging

Bring Back Blogging


I'm sympathetic to the idea behind Bring Back Blogging, even though I find there's more inertia to writing a blog post than posting, say, on Mastodon.

But it's tricky to know what to do about hosting.

I potentially could host my own blog, but then I'd have the costs associated with a hosting service and renting a domain name. I'd be responsible for regularly upgrading the operating system and blogging software to avoid security exposures. If I wanted to split the cost of hosting with others, I'd have to provide them with some kind of support. Also, when I eventually stop hosting, my posts and those of anyone else sharing the service would cease to exist, so any important posts would need to be moved elsewhere first. Finally, if I hosted my own blog, that could be the thin end of the wedge and I'd be tempted to host my own Mastodon instance, etc.

The alternative to hosting my own blog is to use a commercial blogging site such as Blogger (which I used regularly over seven years ago), Medium, or WordPress. But I find the commercial aspect of these a little distasteful. Unless I paid to use them, and possibly even if I did pay, my writing would be exploited by these platforms by subjecting my readers to advertisements, promotions, or other visual clutter.

For now, I'll stick with wordsmith.social and try to find out who pays for it and whether I can contribute to their costs.

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There is gemget ๐Ÿ‘

https://github.com/makeworld-the-better-one/gemget
curl already supports many protocols (not just HTTP/HTTPS), including Gopher. There's no reason I can see that it shouldn't support Gemini in the future.

According to @A6BDBF57_57B731E9, it already supports Minus too because all Minus URLs can be translated into Gopher URLs. (Minus is Gopher stripped down to the minimum, but with hyperlinks and some Markdown-style formatting.)


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If this year taught us anything, it's that:

1) Workers keep America going, not billionaires.
2) Corporate profits don't trickle down to workers.
3) Poverty is a policy choice.
4) Health care is a human right.
5) Strikes work.

I hope we act on these lessons in the new year.
the graph never said the profits should trickel down to workers from corpos, only raise tax revenues that the gov't should then give to workers somehow. But the GOP who preach such approach also preach less taxes for the corpos
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@Crookhorne
Those profits are stolen wages. Workers did the work, workers created the wealth.
@karlmorant but something tells me if businesses spend all profits on wages they go broke. As there means of production, the maintenance is costly. Even if Russians didn't bomb anything with Kh-101 missiles lately
@me why? That was only plan to add some radar baloons to NORAD, and at the moment the US are defenseless against tons of Kh-101 missiles, with nukes. Even one that passed is enough
@V the Saint ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿงกโค๏ธ๐Ÿ–ค I'm talking about the supposed risk of corporations going bankrupt by spending all their profits on wages.

This *might* be a risk for small businesses, but the big corporations will be absolutely fine.
I can see only one solution of giving workers all profits, is that they buy all stocks in such company. Because companies like that have shareholders, investors usually
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Fortunately, the rest of the world has been painfully aware of the costs of amerikkkan capitalism, for decades; last year was nothing new.

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i can't believe 1996 was 60 years ago

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#FediBlock poster.place, a single-user instance for a run of the mill racist and anti-semite edge lord.
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I love how the admin had a "racism will not be tolerated" post pinned on their profile, but the server itself had the TLDs of several countries blocked.
@Jonathan Lamothe The replies to this very post are giving up the joke anyway.


I don't normally make New Year's resolutions, but I don't think it's unreasonable to have my hybrid web/gemini server up and running by the end of 2023.

@jlperuyero Thank you!! Have a super nice year too!

I`m not there yet, it`s only 19h !
enjoy that five hours, i can tell they'll be quite peaceful. Who knows what is coming afterwards?
(it's a joke ๐Ÿ˜œ i know it doesn't work that way).



Been poking at my #Haskell #Gemini framework. This issue caused me to shelve it a while back. It's not the end of the world if I don't get it resolved, though.
https://codeberg.org/jlamothe/gemcap/issues/1

If anyone has any ideas, pull suggestions and pull requests are welcome.

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I suspect the problem may have been an issue with the upstream tls library. I've updated it to a more current version. I've also made some changes to make my original solution less hacky. When I get a chance to test it properly, I'll put in a PR (assuming it works).



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Stretching time.
photo of benny (a kitten) laying on a bed stretching out

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I'm finally giving #qutebrowser a try. Taking a little getting used to, but I think I like it so far.

We'll see what happens when I leave the fedi and have to contend with ads.
Nevermind. Just found it.
I hate it when that happens! You look and look to no avail, but as soon as you click "Publish" or "Send"...BAM...you find what you're looking for. ๐Ÿ˜’

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This post from Tumblr's Ghostonly is the best social media advice I've ever read:

How to have a good internet experience in 8 easy steps

https://www.tumblr.com/ghostonly/667966959023996928/how-to-have-a-good-internet-experience-in-8-easy