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So Gab has decided that their own code that they spent $5M of investor money developing is so unsalvageably bad that they're going to use Mastodon's code instead, with the added bonus of leeching off of our apps (with Gab apps being banned from app stores)

This is an early warning to fellow admins to be vigilant and domain-block them on sight, when/if they appear (unconfirmed whether they intend to federate), and to app devs to consider if blocking Gab's domains from their app is necessary.

Lists: allows to remove most of the need for grammar
Gargron: That makes them an Article (aka, β€œI don't want to support it”)

DNS over HTTPS is getting serious backlash in the UK because DNS poisoning plus DPI for DNS rewriting is the basis of content filtering and injunction-based blocking.

Sadly nobody remembers that people warned that "censorship is interpreted as damage" in a network.


My personal hot take: just forget the growth-above-everything mindset already! It isn't healthy, not even at the start. It is the root of so many issues we face in our societies, environment. Please talk about the uncomfortable; wealth inequality, economic and ecological exploitation! #latitude59

What the hell is all this two wolves thing?

Purism will allow bigoted content on their servers 

The UK has now gone 150 hours without burning coal. Nice.

Periodic reminder that the Myers-Briggs personality test is *not* an academically-sound or peer-reviewed psychological evaluation of any kind. It is a commercialized psychological astrology reading.
Gargron will boost a post that's nearly nothing except custom emoji, but claims that text formatting isn't appropriate for the fediverse

Okay, attempted update number two and nope - still 500ing πŸ™


Downgrading to 2.8.0 fixed that problem.

Welp, getting 500s after upgrading mastodon to 2.8.1 😩

Slavery 2.0 and how to avoid it: a practical guide for cyborgs

(This is the original English version of an article that I wrote for Issue 32 of the Kulturstiftung des Bundes – The German Federal Cultural Foundation – magazine.)

oh i know what movie sonic looks like, it looks like the output of that neural net that fills bad lineart with cat

Hey fediverse has anyone out there got any experience with fires and/or burning? My kitchen is currently engulfed in flames and from everything I've read that's generally a pretty bad thing. I really need some help or advice about this. I've been trying to inhale all the smoke myself to stop it ruining my furniture but there's just too much and it's actually pretty hot.
Boosts would be appreciated, this might be a long shot but I'm sure someone else out there has had this problem too.

people ask how bad Mastodon renders shit. so here’s a test post.




this text is bold

this text is italic

this text is both bold and italic



code sample

#include <stdio.h> #include <stdlib.h> int main(int argc, const char *restrict argv[]) { print("hello world\n"); return EXIT_SUCCESS; }

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