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I'm so happy to see is visited by people all around the world.

I'm just getting started ๐Ÿ˜Ž #pixelfed

Some music is worth a pair of speakers to turn it _all the way_ up... ๐ŸŽต sort-of-

Obligatory "these go to 11" quote...

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In order for Zeno of Elea to fuck all the way off with his dumb paradoxes he would first have to fuck halfway off, then half of the remaining way, and so on.

Though I will say the dude died like a champ: conspired to kill the tyrant of his city, got caught and tortured, told the tyrant to come close to hear a secret, then bit the guy's ear off. I can appreciate a good final fuck you.

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Sorry for the intermittent downtime; I've got the server into a stable-ish state and will take another stab at reconfiguring nginx tomorrow. Thanks for your patience, everyone.

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@fribbledom You've got me thinking about the portability of identity as well.

I came to realise that Mastodon (and probably, all existing ActivityPub implementations), have an artificial coupling of user's data and the server instance.

Consider emails, which arguably is the most portable and prevalent form of internet-based communication, does not suffer from this coupling problem: I can host emails on my own server today, and have Google to host them tomorrow. Users are free to move hosting providers, as long as they have control of their domain names. OTOH, for those who don't really care about portability, there're or addresses.

To me, identities in ActivityPub work very much like gmail or hotmail addresses, but the protocol does not support addresses with custom domains, without forcing the domain owners to run their own instances.

Why can't ActivityPub has something similar to DNS MX records for server discovery?

I believe it's beneficial to the fediverse users if identities in ActivityPub can work the same way as email addresses. Earlier I said it's an "artificial coupling" - I speculate that if a standard is created to define how servers can exchange the social graphs and other data, it won't be very difficult to create an extension the the AP protocol to realise identity portability.

I've re-skinned me Gnome Shell and I'm liking it. But after cranking up the headphones,all I can think about is:

How could I make the icon in my dock throb to the beat of whatever I'm playing like those cool YouTube videos? ๐Ÿ˜ถ ๐Ÿ˜‚

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Helpful phrases to learn:

"I don't know the answer to that. Let's find out."

"Oh, I didn't know that. Thanks!"

"I was wrong."

"I've thought about what you said and I've changed my mind as a result."

Not only are these phrases useful, they also make you a better person!

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Just because the Internet exists, doesn't mean you have to connect everything to it.

That feeling when parsing 13,000 LLOC in ~6 seconds isn't fast enough...

Thoroughly enjoying The Rifters Trilogy by Peter Watts. On 2 of 4, and its available from Rakuten Kobo! Highly recommend most of Peter Watts' actually - Echopraxia in particular

Have any of the community taken care of a stray kitten before?

time! Five years in and first time visiting the port town of / . Pictures to follow - I think I need a instance next ๐Ÿ˜

Why do all the difficult problems at work always resolve down to either "P=NP related", longest common subsequence related, recursion, or sometimes all three? ๐Ÿ˜ฉ

Whoever invented TSCII encoding was just playing a joke on us that nobody has understood yet...

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