i've spent all afternoon looking into ICB, the chat protocol, not the missile thing.
i can't actually get anything to work cos it's all been unmaintained for 10 years, but i'm enjoying trying to work it out anyways.

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please stop making fun of:
- people's faces or facial expressions
- people's educations
- people's "intelligence"
- people's speech
- people's bodies or body parts

even if the person you're making fun of is a bad person, you no doubt have friends or will have friends for whom those things are true, and who are worried you think the same things about you.

want to make fun of a lib or a fascist? try this instead:
- make fun of them for being a lib or fascist
- highlight ways they obviously don't believe their own ideology
- throw a dairy-free milkshake on them

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what're we using for mastodon in emacs these days?
i haven't been a dutiful emacs user in a bit, and last i logged in it was mastodon.el, curious if things have changed.

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Fedi is the most strange thing in the world.

On normal social media, you write a message and people just ignore it forever.

Here, you write a message, it stays ignored for 1 or 2 years, and then all of a sudden, for no reason, with no explanation, someone finds it somehow, boosts it, and it gets 200 likes and 120 boosts.

What the fuck.

I'm sure someone will boost this message in 2021 or 2022.
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This is your daily reminder that advocating for the government to censor/ban now that is in charge of it will do nothing but set a precedent that will be used against you when your opponents get elected

I will repeat this as often as I have to: When you create a seat of power, anyone can sit in it. Even the people who want to oppress you. The granting of unaccountable power is an evil no matter who you give those positions to or what they claim they will use it for

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Oh and of course, when you are annoyed, bored or triggered by some words, users or entire instances, don't hesitate to filter them out :)

It helps to keep your social media experience healthy.

docs.joinmastodon.org/user/mod

#mastotips #feditips

oh heck, new peeps by the bus load!
welcome to the . we have pizza!

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The latest issue of Tales From The Dork Web is now available at thedorkweb.substack.com/p/esca covering public/private online spaces, how we design hellscapes, how non-commercial platforms inherit design features and a bit of thinking fast and slow.

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New Amazon pandemic policy (apparently):

Scavenger hunt included with every order! The driver drops the package somewhere in your neighborhood and sends you a photo. A fun game for the entire family!

Trying to figure out single gpu passthrough with the 6800xt on arch. Its not going well. Just a black screen forever.
Im not even sure how to figure out what's bust to be fair.
Need like, a smarter me i guess!

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What's up with the music on Peertube you ask? #KABOOM! it's awesome! @kolektiva is hosting some incredible gems on https://kolektiva.media and that's just one of the sources! We'd like to compile a playlist, but can only get so far on our own: Many instances we don't know of that we haven't had the chance to aggregate.

What's your recommendations?
Self-promotion is welcome!

Please boost to help us reach deep down into the digital-crate! :boost:

I wish we had a term other than Distro to define Linux releases. Things like Debian, Arch, Slack, Fedora... Those should be Distros. Things based on those distros should be called something else until they separate far enough that they couldn't reasonably still be called the same distro. So for example Ubuntu and Manjaro.
Ubuntu has SO many new Distros, with more coming hourly, that are just Ubuntu, only we use 'X' DE/WM. Arch has a whole bunch that are Arch, only we have a GUI installer.

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#WorldOfKrim #Nantegah

"They call us Sky Folk, not because we have wings and are free to fly wherever we want to. No, that name is a stigma, a reminder what we did to our nature. You must know that ninety-seven percent of Qu’tar’s surface is covered with water. It’s been beautiful lands, rich with life and colors. But we have always been above that. We’ve looked down to the lesser creatures with disregard and sometimes with pity..."

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Announcing my latest open source project, in collaboration with @carl

🌵 Cactus Comments - Federated web comments, based on the Matrix protocol.

Docs: cactus.chat/
Demo: cactus.chat/demo
Source: gitlab.com/cactus-comments

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What is your main method of browsing gemini?

#FediPoll #Gemini

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@diane_a@pluspora.com:

❝Since her death in 1979, the woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque. Her newspaper obituaries do not mention her greatest discovery. […] Every high school student knows that Isaac Newton discovered gravity, that Charles Darwin discovered evolution, and that Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of time. But when it comes to the composition of our universe, the textbooks simply say that the most abundant atom in the universe is hydrogen. And no one ever wonders how we know.❞ — Jeremy Knowles, discussing the complete lack of recognition Cecilia Payne gets, even today, for her revolutionary discovery. (via alliterate)

OH WAIT LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT CECILIA PAYNE

• Cecilia Payne won a scholarship to Cambridge.

• Cecilia Payne completed her studies, but Cambridge wouldn’t give her a degree because she was a woman, so she said to heck with that and moved to the United States to work at Harvard.

• Cecilia Payne was the first person ever to earn a Ph.D. in astronomy from Radcliffe College, with what Otto Strauve called “the most brilliant Ph.D. thesis ever written in astronomy.”

• Not only did Cecilia Payne discover what the universe is made of, she also discovered what the sun is made of (Henry Norris Russell, a fellow astronomer, is usually given credit for discovering that the sun’s composition is different from the Earth’s, but he came to his conclusions four years later than Payne — after telling her not to publish).

• Cecilia Payne is the reason we know basically anything about variable stars (stars whose brightness as seen from earth fluctuates). Literally every other study on variable stars is based on her work.

• Cecilia Payne was the first woman to be promoted to full professor from within Harvard and the first woman to head a science department at Harvard. She also inspired entire generations of women to take up science.

• Cecilia Payne is awesome and everyone should know her.

Alright, here's the deal. I updated my build files, and now I can update http and gemini in one quick git push. Nice.
I still have to hand swap the original html to gemtext though.
Luckily, I quite purposefully strive for 99% text anyway, so it isn't hard.
(The musical score provided by youtube is the 1%)

Man, sr.ht adding pages so I can just ship my stuff to them and let them handle it all is the best thing ever.
Especially since they support gemini out of the box. Now I need to figure out how to get my content onto gemini as well as the usual suspect and upload it all in one fell swoop.
Anyone know a good html - gemtext type thing?

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