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Mastodon is Crumbling, and Many Blame You, Specifically

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Me: "Don't forget to restock the TP when you finish a roll."

10yo:

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i dream of becoming rich beyond my wildest dreams so that i can *checks notes* afford to live in a house that i own

diagramming stuff out on physical paper is therapeutic

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The study of clothing thru history should be called 

jeaneology

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If there's anybody here who wants to make fun of my attempt at creating a Social Media platform, you can see it here:

quanta.wiki

I mean it's really nothing much, but it can talk to the Fediverse. Treat it like a "Roast Me". Beat me up. I can take it.

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today in open source adventures: someone submitted a 4000 line pull request that was obviously just run through an auto formatter and got butthurt when we closed it

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Apparently Kroger is closing several supermarkets because Long Beach California dared to institute Hero Pay (not what I'd call it) of an extra $4 for the workers and Kroger decided it rather stop doing business, tells you what corporate values most (profits. Not workers or communities)

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tech has been seriouspoisoned

no one asks some random person making a sword in their garage who they're planning to impale
no one asks someone playing with wood, making cool cutting board designs what utility the design plays, or why they need the 50th cutting board this year

and yet, many tech projects (including actually useful ones!) will have brigades of people jumping in and asking "why does this exist?" or "who is this for?"

get the fuck outta here lmao
if it's not for you, you don't have to be a dick about it
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RT @element_hq@twitter.com

Google have suspended Element in the Play Store without notifying us; we're reaching out to find out what's going on. Apologies for the inconvenience; in the interim there's f-droid.org/en/packages/im.vec but it's a few versions behind. We'll post updates here.

๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ”—: twitter.com/element_hq/status/

did google really suspend the element app from the play store? the hell...

gonna follow this up by saying that itโ€™s not effective to shame people for using proprietary or centralized tech. walled gardens are pretty unavoidable at the moment, and a lot of people are just trying to get by. turning it into a pissing contest is a major turn off, but as we start seeing more of these cracks in the facade itโ€™s good to explain risks and trade offs if you can be empathetic about it.

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i think the last puzzle piece for decentralization is falling into place for a lot of people.

why not settle down in a walled garden? they're cheaper. they're faster. the landscaping is better. there's fountains. there's a 5 star restaurant.

but they'll fuck with you.

if wallstreetbets manages to beat the hedge funds at their own game there might be hope for 2021 yet

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