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After my long inactivity here and with all the new folks I guess it's time for another

I’m Kolja from Germany. I’m a software engineer that works in the language engineering space, essentially creating languages and tools for people that aren’t programmers. I love and so you will see lots of food pictures from me. I haven't made my mind up if I create an extra account for my german toots, for now you will see english and german from this account.

After my long inactivity here and with all the new folks I guess it's time for another

I’m Kolja from Germany. I’m a software engineer that works in the language engineering space, essentially creating languages and tools for people that aren’t programmers. I love and so you will see lots of food pictures from me. I haven't made my mind up if I create an extra account for my german toots, for now you will see english and german from this account.

It’s funny how 6 month ago the Nikon fanboy where lecturing the Sony fanboys that no professional would use a camera with single card slot and bad battery life. Since the Nikon Z7 they tell why you don’t need dual card and battery life doesn’t matter.

Because I have no idea what to toot, I'm tooting this toot that stats that I have no idea what to toot.

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"What is Mastodon?"

"It's a competition to see who can find the funniest domain name for their instance"

"I thought it was a social network?"

"Yeah it's that too, I suppose"

After taking a closer look at the paper and the data, it seems like it's not really backing the claims in the article.

The paper only looks at two facebook pages and .

sci-hub.mu/10.2139/ssrn.308297

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I really struggle to understand the rational behind "Content Warning".

How shall somebody else decide for me which topics are sensitive?

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Die Timeline lässt heute den Schluss zu, dass auf Mastodon bald das selbe vergiftete Klima herrschen könnte, wie auf Twitter, nur halt ohne Donald Trump.

Research from Germany suggests there is a correlation between facebook usage and attacks on refugees:

"Wherever per-person Facebook use rose to one standard deviation above the national average, attacks on refugees increased by about 50 percent."

nytimes.com/2018/08/21/world/e

Looks like redis is switching to a new license. Basically Apache 2.0 with some spicy AGPL bits. 🤦‍♂️ redislabs.com/community/common

@ashfurrow hi ash, did you ever share some information about the setup behind this mastodon instance? The official page only lists very few examples. I would like to get a feel for how resource heavy running a mastodon instance is.

If you are interested in identifying a bird you have heard or you are interested in in general, together with a very good friend on mine, we build a website for that:

rubecula.eu

btw: all illustrations are CC-BY-ND-NC

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