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'July 2019' or how 'the fediverse', a loose internet federation independent of the big tech companies, encompassing some of the internet's most marginalised communities, operating without any centralised command structure, with few resources other than themselves, their own ingenuity and endless determination, put aside their (vast, lol) differences to defend their communities from some of the internet's most toxic actors.


Idea for a mastodon bot: 

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Okay, I've tried everything else, let's see what happens here. I'm a 56yo IT professional currently facing age discrimination in the job market. My skills are proven and broad. I can do operations, project management, service delivery; am versed in multiple OSs, monitoring systems, ticketing platforms. I'm a technical writer and published author. I'm willing to relocate pretty much anywhere for a job that pays enough to cover my mortgage. I need employment by Sept 30. CV on request. #job #dayjob

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I'm actually kinda proud of my family bc this is the first time we've all supported a strike together. All of us use Amazon stuff now and then. But now we've talked to the kids about it on their level, and even they are participating. The family doesn't cross picket lines.

A new web Rises;
The Fediverse awakens;
To where will it Lead?

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i'm a free association extremist, which means i will block tf out of your instance if i see some rascist/homophobic/transphobic/etc bullshit coming from your direction

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Finally, the fediverse icon mosaic is finished - and I love the result :blobheartcat:

#art #mastoart #fediverse #inkscape

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I'm extremely pleased to launch Run Your Own Social: How to run a small social network site for you friends.

This is a guide book to running a small, tight-knit federated social network server. It comes from my year of experience running Friend Camp. It's focused largely on SOCIAL solutions, though it does touch on the technical.

I've tried to keep it technology-neutral, and it should be a pretty easy read for anyone who's been on the fediverse for a while.

runyourown.social/

Since when has it been possible to unboost toots? Or was it always possible?

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the unfederated / stopping fascist entryism 

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It is wholly disingenuous to conflate the push to de-platform groups that mean to perpetuate hate and violence to a generalist push to control the flow of information. That point is complete and utter bullshit.

People such as myself that advocate de-platforming bigot do not give a single solitary fuck about controlling information. I want to *reduce harm*. That's it.

Anyone that gets on a high horse about how that idea is SLIPPERY SLOPE is purposefully trying to derail the point of it.

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Sunday Sillies -Wicked Wonderful Wordies - #wordplay #wordies

Idioms or common phrases (American/English) are represented by the position, shape or arrangement of words in or around a square.

Can you figure out this week's wordie? It would be wicked wonderful if you can.

Please use CW to submit your answers, thanks. Give everybody the chance to guess.

Hint: Not all are as silly as this one.

'July 2019' or how 'the fediverse', a loose internet federation independent of the big tech companies, encompassing some of the internet's most marginalised communities, operating without any centralised command structure, with few resources other than themselves, their own ingenuity and endless determination, put aside their (vast, lol) differences to defend their communities from some of the internet's most toxic actors.


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SBC meta, admin, kiwifarms 

Gab 

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In my quest to build an based simple, no-frills bulletin board / forum system, I've gone ahead and pushed up my work-in-progress ActivityPub single server framework: apcore. It has no README (yet) and still has a lot left TODO.

github.com/go-fed/apcore

I hope to use it in the future to launch multiple small ActivityPub applications leveraging common serving, storing, and moderation features. But new vocabulary can be readily innovated upon.

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instance administration, Eugen's butt, journalism 

Gab 

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if you're dropping fedilab for not blocking gab, why not drop windows for linux while you're at it?

microsoft:
. gave notch billions of dollars
. recently accepted a $480 million contract to develop VR tech for the US army
. profits from nearly every computer sale in the world, regardless of whether you want to even use the preinstalled windows or not
. overworks employees and retains "permatemp" employees, who work for the company permanently on a temp contract, to avoid providing medical benefits
. bans usage of the word "gay" (even as a surname) on xbox live
. collects data from windows users with no means to disable it

and the worst part is, because of microsoft's data collection, microsoft actually profits off of you if you have windows installed, unlike fedilab. if you ask others to uninstall fedilab, make sure you uninstall windows!

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Yo, I know for a fact a lot of people don't like @GinnyMcQueen because she's been calling out poor behavior longer than I have.

And no, we don't see eye to eye on everything, but more often than not, she's right on the money when it comes to identifying bad actors and people that enable them.

I find people's dislike of Ms. McQueen is largely based around sexism and hate for her non-compliance with people's charade of progressiveness.

But she's been keeping receipts for a LOOOONG time.

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