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meta, fediblock 

Hey folks, this one started using the crossposter and I noticed when they tweeted about it:, it's covid denial, plus some maga shit.

The profile of what seems to be the admin back on the :birdsite:



I've been trying and failing to get messages from my fiancée/confirm each other's accounts for a while now... I wonder if the problem is with the server :/

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@stolas i would genuinely use this for like

"This needs a cw but the actual cw would be spoilers for [whatever]"

and then the real cw

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Mastodon should have nested CW for really cursed content

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birbsite crosspost 


i hope people understand that the ecological cost of crypto is not an ‘unfortunate side effect’ but is instead the very means by which it claims value at all


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also, uh, from the looks of things, I dunno if Matrix will really be decentralized the same way the Fediverse is, considering Matrix servers seem to be very heavy? So I worry about Matrix being able to be a viable alternative to Telegram and WhatsApp...

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I should make a new Matrix account, but I have no idea where tbh

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internet capitalism, negative 

every time i go outside of the decentralized internet, it sure does feel like the internet basically ended

search engines don't work, every link leads to capitalist social media, and all the contact links are discord servers. it's inhospitable

meta, more general than a specific situation 

People often talk about how there should be X mods for Y users like a formula and uhh I really think it depends on the situation?

For instance, in we have a ton of mostly empty accounts with filled bios where people were just like "oh wow it's so inclusive and there are so many emojis, I love it here" and then left because Twitter still has more people/their friends/whatever, so we often don't actually have whatever the active user count says.

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new communities on fedi 

We (as in the collective of autonomous instances that make up fedi) need to come up with a better way to onboard new communities while keeping each other safe. The insular response is understandable from a safety approach, but the expectation for new communities to understand years of developed social norms drives people away.

I've seen this happen many times. What happened to ejhovan was probably the worst, but yeah.

I've never been rejected from an instance, but I do wonder how long I should wait before assuming my account request was rejected. 🤔

Now that Monsterpit is down, I think I'll pay for my own cloud hosting and use Nextcloud... I could even post some of my videos there, too? >_>

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Does anyone happen to know of good programming fundamentals resources in Bangla that are not Youtube videos?

A classmate could really need some, she finds enough stuff on youtube but not much else. I think she'd especially benfit from interactive things. Ideally for C, Java, PHP or Python, since these are the languages our classes have touched upon so far.

I will suggest codecademy to her, but I know that English resources can be more like an additional burden to her.

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here's something that the dolphin emulator has that every fucking program that does automatic updates should copy immediately:

when it checks for updates and asks if you'd like to install the latest version, you can check a box to say "yes, but only after this session"

you can do whatever you were about to do without waiting, and when you close it, it does the update and you get the cool new stuff next time you're going to play

A thing I've learned about computers is that if a custom function or something like that is too easy to do, it probably requires extra steps* to work.

* steps probably involve some sort of weird sorcery

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