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.
I've been working on this gardening "expansion" for #MastoCity for quite a while now, and the central mechanic of it is crossbreeding flowers, to get new and fancy flowers in different colors.
But now I'm thinking of adding a "creative mode" a la Minecraft, where you have an unlimited number of any flower available and can place them to make a pretty garden to walk around in - without any of the game elements; just the virtual space.
Would that be desirable to you or someone you know?
I'm pretty sure I have the movie Hackers (1995) lying around on a burned CD in shit quality somewhere. I think maybe one of my cousins gave it to me in the early noughties? Or a friend from primary school, I don't know.
I never watched it though. I never even confirmed that there was anything on the disk - I just remember a disk with "HACKERS" written on it in bad handwriting.
With all the talk of that movie here on mastodon, I feel like that story matches the soul of the movie decently.
New blog post: How to implement a basic ActivityPub server https://blog.joinmastodon.org/2018/06/how-to-implement-a-basic-activitypub-server/
hot fediverse take Show more
honestly i'm so very sure i've lost a lot of friends due to lack of migration tools, im shocked that people can lie to themselves and think that migration tools not existing isn't this huge deal
coz its a Really Big Deal y'all, like, that's the one necessity if you're gonna make federated social media
not having migration tools = not federated
Okay, so where's the Fantasy epic where the cliché prophesy is twisted to serve the bad guy and the good guys have to defeat the chosen one to save the day?
Oh wait, that's Star Wars.
Very glad pleroma is expanding with more features daily. Hoping PixelFed and other activitypub compatible servers grow as well. I'm glad that the fediverse is so diverse in terms of people, software choices, and opinions. Plus it feels like I'm actually talking to real people on here. Pretty much what I'm trying to say is, fedi changed my life in a positive way overall and I'm glad I'm here.
I'm really looking forward to @pixelfed reaching something like a 1.0 version. I want to ask some of the people I admire on instagram to switch to the fediverse, but not before there's a good experience matching what they're used to.
Most of them were pretty quick to jump on the Vero bandwagon back when that was making the rounds in that community.
everyone's all like YEAH ELEPHANTS but mastodons aren't actually elephants
it's kind of like going, I dunno, YEAH BEARS about Firefox
I'll do my master thesis in Sweden, Lund more precisely, in November. I'd like to live in Sweden on my own during one month before starting my thesis (1st october to 1st november). I'm looking for a place/roomate/squat/anything to live around Copenhague/Malmö/Lund during that time. A queer place would be the best but I'm open for any offer /advice/contact etc...
thank you !
Can trees and heavy clouds interfere with gps signals?
I'm having a hard time catching pokemon...
I'm starting to enjoy programmers streaming their coding sessions on Twich / YouTube.
There's a lot you can learn from watching someone working on a piece of source code, voicing their entire thought process.
My personal favorites so far are "Fun Fun Function" and "JustForFunc". If you already discovered interesting channels, please share them with me!
Well. You asked.p Show more
@InspectorCaracal keep working on them no matter how cool the other ideas that occur to you sound. No matter how much you think they suck right now. No matter how much this big scary part of the project that you have to get done before doing the fun parts looks like a thing you’d rather avoid. Just pick some little trivial part of the big part and do something; if every part looks intimidating then just find the dumbest little part.
Just keep chipping away at it a little bit every day, or at least most days. Never beat yourself up for taking a while. Never promise to deliver it at a certain speed, or on a certain time. Though aiming for a certain speeds can help; my official promise to my readers on “Decrypting Rita” was “aim for two pages a week, don’t fret if life gets in the way” and I made that most weeks. But sometimes shit happened and I was able to just put the comic aside, or take forever on a page that needed it.
All you have to do is decide to forswear all other projects. (Except maybe for the occasional short one just to take a break, it’s complicated.)
Know when it will end. Or at least where you want it to end when you start; it may show you a better ending as it evolves. Or there may simply be an obvious structure to fill, as there was when I drew my Tarot deck.
Promise yourself that this is the one you want to finish. Keep working on it. Eventually it has enough inertia that it’s easier to keep going than to put it down.
tfw when you use Microsoft Windows to run Microsoft Edge and try to login to Microsoft OneDrive and get a certificate error due to "outdated or misconfigured certificate settings".
Well done, Microsoft, well done.
Oh great. I just noticed that because Mastodon changed the UI of external hashtag pages from paged to infinite scroll some time ago, a link I made to Mastodon history is now as good as dead - i.e. it shows newest posts, instead of the page I linked to last year.