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Sometimes, I get feature requests for that at first glance seem like good ideas. But then I close them because they don't fit the project's goals. I think it might be useful to outline my goals for Scribe here.


Hey if you haven't lately, consider donating to your admin to keep your instance running.

A dichotomy of user-hostile software:

- Mainstream software: user-hostile because it has a dozen popups trying to upsell you / accept cookies / grant permission to sell your data
- OSS software: user-hostile because it expects you to know how to use GPG to sign a certificate on the command line, and fuck you if you don't know what any of those words mean

Guy Fawkes shitpost 

Surprise, I remember!
The fifth of November,
The Gunpowder treason and plot;
Cause I looked up the reason
For the Gunpowder treason
And it wasn't as cool as I thought!

uk fedi is actually just american night crew affecting ridiculous accents and pretending to have different candy

:drake_dislike: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
:drake_like: You've Got Grail

I had way too much fun handing out Halloween candy with my socially distant “levitating” cauldron

Software that has prompts with “Yes” and “Not now” options shows an awful disregard for consent. I immediately know I have no choice and the prompt is just to wear me down and blame it on me for “agreeing”.

“But Facebook's problems are too numerous to list, and so he is pitching products that don't exist for a reality that does not exist in a desperate attempt to change the narrative as it exists in reality, where we all actually live.”

@niplav @Dee
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website made by someone who describes themself as "a dipshit who doesn't know how to use computers" and hosted on a raspberry pi or some random VPS: loads instantly, well designed, easy to navigate

website made by fortune 500 company, with teams of designers, programmers, and servers in 8 countries: takes a full minute to load, layout shifting around the whole time, breaks if you have 1 browser add-on, the page you want can only be accessed via a third party search engine, gets worse every year

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