So if any one is following me here, I am moving to @yisraeldov I am debating on if to go into why I am leaving this instance.

Ok, I'm looking for a instance that prohibits any content advocating violence. Preferably technology related. I might need to start my own, I wonder how hard that could be.

Is there a way to filter keywords from posts. I see lots of great tech info here but at the same time I see lots of stuff that causes me to waste cognitive resources.

RT @CodeWisdom@twitter.com
“So if you want to go fast, if you want to get done quickly, if you want your code to be easy to write, make it easy to read.” - Robert C. Martin

I've gotten into this weird habit that I have to read from a lisp text book before I go to sleep. There is something about it that relaxes me. And then I dream in parenthesis.

People who stop using @fedilab in favor of @Tusky because it can be used by "nazis", do you know Firefox can be use by them too? Or Ubuntu? Or anything else? 😱

This is becoming ridiculous.

Sure most of you all don't like this guy but relevant to discussions that I have been trying to have with people here unsuccessfully.

youtube.com/watch?v=_oapsa1Jbn

This way when people call @unclebobmartin@twitter.com a "transphobe" I can assume that they mean that he does not like dynamic typing. And I can keep my head clear of irrelevant comments, that don't lead to productive thought or dialogue.

So from now on I'm going to start reading "trans" and dynamically typed, and "cis" as statically typed.

Just so you know, "git -amend" doesn't amend anything.

It gets parsed as: git -a -m 'end'

That is, it commits all modified files with a message that just says "end"

I suffer so you don't have to 🤦‍♂️

For anyone who doesn't understand why the Tusky change is wrong:

It may not be against the letter of free/open source software*, but it is certainly in the spirit. FOSS does not discriminate against its users and remain FOSS, including the users you don't like. The freedom to use the software as you wish is unalienable, including for gab users.

* both definitions

That, and don't add rickrolls to your project for any reason.

@bob Let's ignore what it is in spirit for a minute.

What does this achive?

Let's imagine I'm an angry nazi. I wake up and want to troll mastodon, but I can't. I'm slightly infuriated. Do I:
A. Install another app
B. Create a new account on another instance
C. Recompile the app without 67 lines of code

And does it matter which option I pick? In no time I'm back online more angry than before.

This change does nothing to tangiably benefit the fediverse.

It only forces choices on the user.

@sir "the first freedom: the unlimited use for any purpose."

Definitely against the spirit. And what's even the point? Anyone can pull down the source and git reverse 2 SHAs before compiling the code.

There are so many good ways to deal with abusive communities but this is not one. And it poisons the spirit of what freedom is about.

@fedilab thank you for taking the action that you feel is right. Fedilab is your software, developed by you, and you have the right to make decisions about how it functions.

@fedilab
Thank you.

In these polarized times, it makes an important statement: that users should be free to choose who they listen to, and that we are all human and can share the benefits of wonderful free software like #fedilab

@yisraeldov
It's similar to how people call others Nazis not in the literal way. Agreed. There are ways to show displeasure without needing to use charged terms for gain

I will stop here with #Gab by removing the block feature inside the app in the next release.

My motivations:

- I didn't receive a reply from Google policy team about a potential ban of the application.
- Without the previous risk, I clearly think that's not my role. I can't hard-code instance blocks especially when every tools are here for that.
- If you want a strong block, it's in the hands of social network developers or your admins.

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