Unhelpful Vax dialogue 

I'm seeing some real life behaviors of people shitting on unvaccinated peers or grandstanding shitting on the unvaccinated by saying pithy things like "spreading plague is more toxic than telling people not to spread plague" to their faces.

I don't know where people thought that learning this unempathetic assholery behavior is acceptable but I'd have to guess traditional social media. It really sucks because I am very pro vaccination but not in that jerk way.

@Gargron could Mastodon be more rigorous in creating RDF definitions of the arbitrary assortment of properties and types it's pioneered?

For example, for practical reasons I merged this:

But it's not accurate to say "manuallyApprovesFollowers is an ActivityStreams property".

It is why we generally only support a partial vocabulary of the "Mastodon types": github.com/go-fed/activity/iss

I think i mentioned this to @nightpool before too.

I made an issue for Mastodon => GoToSocial database migration, just to start thinking through it and making a rough draft of a plan.

If you wanna check it out, it's here: github.com/superseriousbusiness/gotosocial/issues/128

Very much need feedback and some help with planning how this would work.

@temporal Does variadic auto work?

template<auto...> struct C {};

I think that's C++20 and i haven't done metaprogramming in forever so it's my shot in the dark

@lanodan Ah, thanks for mentioning this. I knew only about it and nothing deep, so i really don't know much about that history.

FYI, the recent call by some folks for Eugen to step down from Mastodon, is an echo of sentiments years ago. Back then, they forked the codebase (Florence: github.com/florence-social/mas) and pursued an open-governance model.

I think Florence has since fizzled out, but it was at least a real and earnest pursuit of a Mastodon fork -- which is the way to turn those sorts of demands into real, tangible action.

The core problem is, people are more likely to simply leave Fedi than migrate to a fork.

re: fedi meta 

@ben Also, if you ever seriously want to help out with the idea of making "apBB" (activitypub bulletin board), aka simple federated forum software in the spirit of phpBB from back in the day, let me know. I've been lacking motivation to be self-driven on it. :(

re: fedi meta 

@ben Oh dang, thanks for calling this out. In addition to his anti-trans views, it should never be forgotten that Alex Gleason foolishly tried to get Tusky de-platformed from F-Droid for implementing a Gab block by (unsuccessfully) arguing Tusky was no longer free software.

Thank god for the Wayback Machine because F-Droid folks deleted it which was a boneheaded move too.


This year's potato harvest was not great. Grew St. Gallener Blue potatoes, which are small and purply, and each plant gave me like 2 or 3. Also, it appeared several plants were blighted as when I dug up the new tubers they were squishy with something white eating away at it inside. No bueno. Not sure if it was because of the mild and super wet summer we've had so far, or because I hadn't refreshed the soil so they were struggling.

Living and learning.

I suspect all those people using Twitter crossposters to also post here, don't actually interact enough on here to really understand how they're coming across.

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Muse Group (Musescore, Audacity) Physically threatening FOSS dev w/ violence via Copyright Law 

"If found in violation of laws, residency may be revoked and he may be deported to his home country.

This becomes even further complicated given another repo of his -ย Fuck ๅญฆไน ๅผบๅ›ฝ, which is highly critical of the Chinese government. Were he deported to China, who knows how he may be received."


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Muse Group (Musescore, Audacity) Physically threatening FOSS dev w/ violence via Copyright Law 

"Upon further investigation, it became clear that Wenzheng Tang is a Chinese national, but not resident in China. As a guest in his current country, his residency status is predicated on a number of conditions, one of which is not violating the law."


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Muse Group (Musescore, Audacity) Physically threatening FOSS dev w/ violence via Copyright Law 

Copyright dispute is causing the Audacity/Musescore person to physically threaten the FOSS dev -- who is expat Chinese -- with deportation back to China plus notify Chinese authorities of anti-China repositories.

Asshole deleted their comment cause of course they realized they are an asshole.


@dumpsterqueer Yeah... it appears to be a puff site with an infatuation with "pure emotional intelligence", which makes me think it is algorithmically driven:


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