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[Canadian telcos] “Oh you want internet? Fast, cheap, or reliable. Pick two.”

[I pick fast and reliable]

“Okay actually, just pick one.”

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Okay so the technician fixed the internet again, but apparently there’s a box further down the road with more squirrel damage and they’ve put in a ticket to get it replaced. For now, my internet is back.

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🎉 Welcome to newcomers! 🎉

A few personal tips:

👌 the Fediverse is NOT twitt*r! enjoy a more relaxed, courteous, benevolent way of interacting! you are part of it!

🤚 introduce yourself! also fill bio and post a couple "toots" before following people to have more chance they'll follow back..

👍 favourite and follow generously! This is how to create link around. No algorithm-god is spying on you, telling you who to follow, what to read! \o/

⚠️ many people care about CW... learn about that


can’t wait for sun rise tomorrow so my wifi starts working again ughhghhhh

fedi pol 

I’ve had users signing up today just to tell me I did a moderation wrong.

Here’s the thing tho

“Free speech” is my freedom to use the banhammer so hahaa get fucked.

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I need to hang a sign on the sign up page for m.t that says “this instance is basically run by hippies, get over it or sign up somewhere else!”

mh (+) 

so everyone, *another* ongoing stressful situation in my life has finally found resolution. er rather, I guess it is still in the process of sticking the landing BUT I think it's going to be okay 😌 or not as bad as it could have gone at least.

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auto cw: could contain food 

*Adventure Time bacon-pancakes song*

🎵 makin’ pancakes makin—

*looks in an empty fridge drawer*

🎵 normal pancakes!

🎵 take some nothing and you put it in a pancake!

mh (+) 

folks, I’ve got this feeling like, maybe things will actually work out. there is still a nagging “we’ll see...” in the back of my mind, but, I see you! get OUTTA here haha

I really should start doing automated performance measurement for m.t. Like, have a script hit a page and test load time, or TTI or whatever. Sometimes I make config changes in the hopes that they improve performance, but it's difficult to tell for sure if they do anything.

Any tools you'd recommend?

uspol, fedi 

I’ve seen what Hank describes here play out on the fediverse: when assholes try to form their own instance, it often collapses because it is utterly, definitionally a community of assholes.


uspol, violence 

I find it quite funny that Parler users are discussing how to attack AWS data centres, as if the data centres would be as easy to breach as the Capitol building 🙄

"In the 1950s, people knew how to behave with grace and poise!"

The 1950s:

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