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Forenoon is a good word. 

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Above: The thread that named the subgenre "sweetdark". I really like that name :blobheartcat:

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On gender as a spectrum 

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masculinity, hot take after an overdose on math 

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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.

Reminder: moisturize your hands last thing before going to bed tonight!

With all the extra hand washing right now you will likely need it. And doing it over night is great because it gets to sink in properly and not get washed off.

You can use oil, lotion or a balm.

I just bought food for DKK 100Ο€ (aka DKK 314.15)

hi. its me. Bill Gates. the inventor of the PC. but tonight im asking you for your help. i accidentally turned into a pokemon

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That's a 422 page fantasy novel, plus a supporting novelette and short stories.

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Please enjoy my unexpectedly charming novel about black magic.


It seems like a lot of people are feeling justifiably anxious right now and having trouble dealing with it. A lot of common anxiety management strategies assume your fears are irrational, so here are some tips that might help deal with it when they aren't!

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New game: Describing toddler as "my coworker" 

My work-focus is through the floor* today, so I went downstairs to work.

(*Opposite of "through the roof", right?)

Hey, uh, I know my circle on here isn't very music-oriented. But in the isolation I've gotten back into engraving (typesetting) public domain music. If anybody has any particular public domain piece they'd like transcribed into a digital file with MuseScore, I'll do it for free! (provided I can find a scanned score, and it hasn't already been done well). #music β™»οΈπŸ†—

A piece of mastoadmin wisdom.

When making a Fediverse social engine, and your design suggests that you have to save the data, especially media data, including avatars and headers, from remote servers, please make sure that you:

1) Separate local data and remote data into different directories, storages or whatever. An instance admin is first and foremost responsible for safety of the local users' data. Everything else is secondary.

2) Treat the remote data as a cache. Nuking remote data directory should be no biggie: all of this stuff can be re-downloaded later. Bonus points if you make your system re-download the missing data on demand.

Again, local data does have intrinsic value for your server. Remote cache does not, and should be safely disposable.

#fediverse #mastodev

imo. dont ever give your product or project a name thats already a common word. please. at least try to combine two words. or SOMETHING

So when are we going to go all in on this computing is magic "metaphor" and make a programming language that works by brewing tea and mixing herbs?

@monorail magic does exist, it's called electromagnetism

Here's how I ask for open-source in my mutual aid groups, when they're taking about setting up new digital tools:

I don't have the bandwidth to involve myself in any of the tech stuff, but have a strong personal preference for open-sourced software. Is there a chance either of you are already familiar with <open-source alternative>, so could set it up instead?


Again, FOSS nerds, mutual aid groups need your help. Stay on your ass but close the video games.

@zkat My company is only really relevant to people located in Denmark who speak danish, but they always have a significant amount of job postings - 29 right now.

So anyone in Denmark, who speaks danish, has a few options available here. It's not even primarily IT jobs, there's a good amount of different roles.

And government jobs are super stable, which is becoming extra apparent during this whole COVID-19 debacle.

"humans are the disease" factoid actualy just ecofascist rhetoric. average person ruins 0 planets per year. Capitalism Georg, who lives in cave & ruins over 10,000 each day, is an outlier adn should not have been counted

being extremely online means faving a toot before it appears in your mentions with a 22s timestamp

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