cold take, Make [X] Great Again, fascism Show more
"Make [X] Great Again" is fascist rhetoric.
It implies that there was a Golden Age where [X] was Good, and that "We" should return to that age.
It's a slogan designed to evoke the "Myth of National Rebirth"(1) that is central to Fascism, while still being vague enough that any disagreement can be dismissed as "Against [X]".
It's a dogwhistle(2).
If you use it, you're either ignorant, naive or a fascist.
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This is me doing re- #introductions
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
I do my best to be kind and understanding, and I'm not afraid of some emotional labor for friends :)
Profile picture is: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Clusius_dodo.jpg
On echo chambers and filter bubbles Show more
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.
not only should you be captioning/describing your images
you should be requesting #MastoDev team improves upon it such as allowing us to see the whole image as we describe it, and a better visual indicator that the image isn’t described while uploading (maybe even an alert before posting!)
fight to make the fediverse more accessible
When can I get a browser extension that let's me login to (supporting) websites using asymmetric keys?
What?! is evolving! Show more
evolved into !
I should probably tag this friend-instance idea with #SocialWeb as well..
A periodic reminder:
If you are asking for help fixing a problem, particularly a computer problem, there are 4 pieces of information that will make everyones life easier if you provide them:
1 - What the situation was
2 - What you did
3 - What happened
4 - What you expected to happen
Many times people only provide #2 or perhaps #2 and #3, but they are all important.
#CrazyIdea What if fediverse instances had (optional) "friend-instances" that they featured on they landing page?
Then by just finding a single instance, you could discover more instances that might match in quality and values - kinda like an old school webring of instances.
Apparently there is a Firefox add-on that can report the cross-browser compatibility of a website, using MDN data: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/compat-report/
It is… spookily accurate for Pinafore. I explicitly targeted latest Chrome, Firefox, and Edge, with no support for IE. And I believe Edge 16 is required because I'm using isIntersecting in IntersectionObserver. Pretty impressive if that's how it figured it out!