Forenoon is a good word.
I've personally imported it into English from the danish word "formiddag" (lit.: before mid day).
It's the time period between morning and noon, where morning is until 8 or 9 depending on your circadian rhythm and other context.
Noon is 12:00, before is forenoon, after is afternoon.
On gender as a spectrum
The point of "gender is a spectrum" was never that one's gender can sit somewhere between male and female (but sure, that's an option), and neither does it say anything about how many poles or dimensions gender have.
The point was, is, and always will be that gender is continuous. Gender is not a finite set. Gender is infinite. Gender is not countable.
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.
Jeg forsøger at følge alle danskere her på fødiverset, men der er langt imellem folk, som jeg definitivt kan konkludere taler dansk / bor i Danmark. Og det bliver ikke nemmere af alle de svenskere og nordmænd som forstår dansk godt nok til at læse mit.
Men hey, hvis jeg nu bare vænner mig til at poste lidt på dansk, så kan det være jeg kan normalisere det bare en lille smule, og måske have lidt mere danskhed heromkring.
Når det er på plads, så kan vi tale om at organisere fællesskabs-financieret bolig, mad, tandlæge, optiker-service og kollektiv transport, på samme måde som vi allerede har fællesskabs-financieret transport-infrastruktur, sundhedssektor, uddannelsessektor, etc.
"Removed 183034 media attachments (approx. 81.7 GB)"
That's definitely something. All in all I managed to purge 100GB data from my server today. (Or in more exact numbers, there are now 105,493,128 bytes of available storage!)
That's 57% of the disk, btw.
I should have started this in a screen session...
But! this is the first time I got tootctl to cooperate while running mastodon in docker.
For the record I used this incantation:
docker exec -it mastodon_web_1 tootctl media remove
What does it mean? Only the gods know.
web dev best practices (~1k characters)
if your webbed page is blank when cookies are rejected, please let the user know! leaving the user to a blank page is not cool at all.
and when you do use the noscript tag, it'd be cool if you put some effort into making the message look somewhat like a modern webbed page. use a background and put it in a natural position.
an example of this is simply slapping the noscript tag as the first thing in the body and leaving it there without any styles. if the page functions well with no js, put the noscript tag somewhere like before the main content.
did you also know about the details and summary elements? i think not! they are a really cool way to hide content by default, and best of all, make it expandable with 0 bytes of js and 0 script tags!!!
so now if you have a webbed sight, review it again!
please share these tips with website owners and developers!
An interesting thought that fell out of a conversation with @zatnosk: any number that can be represented at all, in any way whatsoever, can be encoded as an integer.
Consider this: you have written down a way to describe a ridiculous irrational number. You can encode each letter of that description as a number, and put all of those numbers together to get a single number that represents the entire description. (This is how computers store text.) You have just uniquely represented that ridiculous irrational number with an integer, albeit a very large one.
I know this won't be surprising at all to the mathematicians reading, but it's a neat thing for the rest of us.
Oh hey author and reader friends
Scarlet Ferret, a really lovely drm-free ebookshop I sell through, is looking for recommendations for new books to stock!
I've been very happy with them so far so if you're an indie author looking for a new platform to sell on, it might be worth looking into
And if you're a reader support indie books and know of a few you'd like to have more attention, you can recommend them to Scarlet Ferret as well!
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