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What's that rotting smell? It seems to be coming from that fetid, bloated mass? Oh, don't worry about THAT! That fetid mass makes it EASY for developers to ship an entire system to avoid dealing with their dependencies properly. A minor side effect is quickly and constantly worsening rot because no one updates them.

But it's FINE, let's install ZOOM now so you can enjoy a conference call with you, all of your colleagues, and the Chinese communist party spies!

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re: federation, request for assistance 

Just wanted to update everyone on the situation.

It's been over two months since my initial request for assistance or clarification to the contact address on the snouts.online about page.

One month ago, I added hello@joinmastodon.org as a CC, stating that the complete lack of a response is unacceptable. You can see all the emails in the thread screenshotted above.

There has been no response from either snouts.online or joinmastodon.org. I am still blackholed at a user level on snouts.online.

This is different from being blocked, and the feature should not be misused as a block.

I have noticed recently that in addition to this, I am blocked by the admin of mastodon.social and joinmastodon.org. This definitely occurred after the final email in the thread was sent, so unless I find any information suggesting otherwise, I am going to assume that the two events are directly related.

#mastoadmin

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looking for fun/useful services for a project of mine.
project: off-grid digital hangouts.
Just me (and possibly others) sitting at 1.5m distance, just chilling out and chatting about IT stuff (or other stuff w/e).

Already looking into getting an IRC server + ZNC setup (or maybe XMPP idk?), a little torrent-based filesharing server and a keyserver.

So i'm trying to enable the bbs/ssh function on my pleroma instance. It seems the server is running like i can ssh in and it asks for password but then disconnects...i obviously missed something but what??

#pleromaAdmin

Kinda fun how a stupid website that was made in early 2000, STILL manage to get hundreds of visitors each day just for lulz

Holy crap, google is apparently taking down all/most fediverse apps from google play on the grounds that that some servers in the fediverse engage in hate speech. At least three apps I know of anyway and I'd imagine the others will follow soon under the exact same reasoning.} Seems to be the case with Husky, Fedilab, and "subway" tooter.

this is a scary precedent if google play is going to ban any apps that can in any way be used to access content with hate speech. So what about a forum client, do they take that down just because there is a forum somewhere on the internet posting hate speech?

This is particularly worrisome because for most people Google Play is the only way they understand to install apps at all.

Picture attached of one of the notices received by fedilab.

toot.fedilab.app/@fedilab/1047

mastodon.social/@Gargron/10476

@fedilab @tateisu #fediverse #mastoadmin #freespeech #censorship

Hey, that's my first tooot. Okay, urgh. Where is the Send-button?

@valere Looks like tons of pro-Maduro spam accounts coming from Venezuela's state-owned ISP (CANTV)

I'm blocking the following subnets assigned to CANTV (might be slightly broader than actual allocation):

200.109.0.0/16
200.11.0.0/16
200.44.0.0/16
200.84.0.0/16
200.90.0.0/16
201.208.0.0/14
201.242.0.0/15
201.248.0.0/15
186.167.0.0/16
186.186.0.0/16
186.185.0.0/16
186.24.0.0/16
190.72.0.0/13
190.36.0.0/14
190.200.0.0/13
190.198.0.0/15
186.88.0.0/13
200.35.0.0/16
200.71.0.0/16

#mastoadmin

After reading an article that detailed Amazon's gains in market dominance due to COVID-19, I am wondering if the FOSS community is capable of creating some sort of decentralized e-commerce network.

Sorry about the windows logo, I should have marked this as offensive.
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The hardest part about trying to migrate off the big platforms is trying to keep all my stuff synced on my devices. I've gotten really spoiled by that. What are the most common/popular solutions to this?

I've never been told a printer was not working this way...

"The printer is not generating pages"

LOL

mastoadmin, spammer report 

#mastoadmin

this one had "This is a very good instance" as the reason-for-requesting-an-account, and so i decided to see what would happen

welp, it spammed :) sorry about that

keep an eye out for dodgy-looking accounts, with IP addresses allocated to server farms

You know what really pisses me off

Overhearing people bitching amongst themselves about things being wrong/not working instead of coming to me so I can attempt to fix it... Fuck 'em!

Challenge:
I'd like to ask you people to boost this post to see how long it'd take for it to reach someone else from my town (Westervoort, The Netherlands).
Of course, that implies that I'm not the only one here that uses Mastodon, but hey, part of the challenge :)

Starting on the 18th of August 2020 :)

GO!

I really wish the people laid off by #Mozilla would just start their own nonprofit to maintain a fork of #Firefox that *actually* respects our privacy.

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