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This is me doing re-

Hello! I'm a programmer and a (new-ish) parent, I've been running this personal instance since time immemorial.

I talk mostly about tech, but I try to branch out into artsy stuff on my secondary account: @zatnosk

From time to time I get |s, and some of those ideas have been channeled into my and projects.

I do my best to be kind and understanding, and I'm not afraid of some emotional labor for friends :)

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When I think of a future with Open Social Media, I imagine three pillars.

1) Microblogging (ActivityPub), for sharing thoughts with strangers, ephemeral community building, and broad+global reach.

2) Forum / Stable Community (no good solution yet, AFAIK), for discussing, planning, buying/selling locally. All within a distinct group of people, membership of which can be managed.

3) Peer2Peer (Scuttlebutt?), for talking directly to friends, family, nearby people, and easily sharing files.

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I just received a (-n unanswered) call from Poland.

Not anyone particular in Poland, just Poland in general.

It had the country code +48, but no phone number after that.

Should I call back to see what Poland wanted?

Fun fact:
Birthdays are zero-indexed. The day you were born is your 0th birthday.

I still think toots should be editable with visible/available history.

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What happened to window
🇮🇸 gluggi
🇩🇰 vindue
🇳🇴 vindu / vindauge
🇫🇴 vindeyga
🇸🇪 fönster
🇩🇪 Fenster

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If I could give legit 100% serious advice to straight cis dudes:
-If you're able, get therapy. Normalize talking & examining your thoughts & feelings.
-If you feel weird being vulnerable around u'r crew get a new crew. They're not tryna make the life changes you are.
-Is what you're feeling really Anger? Or is it Isolation, is it Abandonment, is it Insecurity, is it Hopelessness? What's the most effective strategy to de-escalate the zenith of those emotions/thoughts?
-Normalize being challenged.

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The demon appeared in the summoning circle.
"Cool!" one of the astronauts said.
"We have summoned you," the other said, "to carry a message to Earth."
The demon glared at them. "Where. Am. I."
"In orbit. Tell Ground Control we are okay, but the solar storm killed our radios."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

If/when I get around to building that integrated multi-instance mastodon client I've been thinking about for so long, I think I'm going to name it "Multidon".

That's a good name right?

(I don't know which tags are relevant, but I'm likely to see this post again with those two tags)

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Calling all Harry Potter fans! Can you help me?
I've seen some amazing concept art (at the Warner Bro. Studio), and I really want to frame some and put them on my wall.
I cannot find anywhere to buy them as posters.
It is some of the concept art as shown in the Titan Books:
Boosts are welcome :)

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"Free world building idea: Wizards have the same trust in magic that software designers have in software, which is to say, almost none at all."

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Is a good name for a fediverse server software? If so, I'm hereby claiming it.

Someone remind me to avoid nvidia next time I get a computer...

I found out why the thing kept locking up after the upgrade from 18.04 to 18.10.
Bugs in the nouveau open-source driver for nvidia cards. Yaaaaay.

I just want software that works. Is that really too much to ask?

Makes me want to switch back to windows.

Ffs, Ubuntu. I wanted to upgrade from 18.04 to 19.04, the updater wanted to upgrade me to 18.10 first, so I did that, and now whenever I start my computer, it more or less deadlocks after it loads the desktop. UI becomes extremely laggy or unresponsive, and the CPU is running 100%.

This time I only got it to run top, and then everything froze.... -.-

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