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Today I registered the community on libera.chat. You can also join on at :libera.chat.

I'm building a small community there based on such as , , and more!

It's very and adjacent, so those interested in learning more are welcome too!

To all Mastodon-admins: seems like there's an attack on all instances by troll accounts. Servers get slow because of it.
They use thousands of subdomains of activitypub-troll.cf. My 'pull' queues skyrocketed.

I now blocked the domain activitypub-troll.cf and all is back to normal. Please check if you're hit too.
#mastoadmin #fediblock

Alright I actually kind of like this ChatGPT guy maybe we can be friends

BREAKING: Disney warns that while piracy is safe, and it is convenient, and it does allow people to access high quality versions of music, movies, and TV shows for vastly reduced costs, that the hypothetical lost revenue may also impact their share price, and limit the capital on hand for political lobbying.

maybe instead of advent of code, consider finishing that one thing

Birdsite, Algorithm hell 

Yes I know I took this screenshot with tweetdeck which doesn't have this problem but let's be honest it is not long for life and I can't use it on my phone :(

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Birdsite, Algorithm hell 

Well... I think they finally made it unusable. It is bad enough that they already messed with Tweet ordering on "Home" and promoted posts being every second Tweet, but this tells me my timeline is useless now.

Dentist: So, do you floss?
Me: Do you use a unique password for every account?

No camps, no cages. Fuck a border. Fuck a prison. 1312.

Immigration, Xenophobia 

A shoutout to an under-appreciated topic with all the recent layoffs in the (and the recent almost-hostage-like photos coming from offices of what are clearly visa holders) - reform is incredibly important and vastly neglected.

Don't listen to xenophobic garbage. It really upsets me when people make light of how goddamn terrifying it is to only be allowed in a country because you have a visa, and as if working in tech takes away any of the stress or worry of being in a foreign place.

Got a little triggered by a HN (orange site) thread today and needed to vent some. Support being better to the non-citizens in your area and learn how to be less xenophobic.

@ariadne the existence of substack also implies the existence of subqueue send 📫

Hey, US folks newly running Mastodon instances: do Future You a *huge* favor, mitigate your potential liability, and register with the copyright office and designate an agent to receive DMCA reports *right now*. https://copyright.gov/dmca-directory/

(Via rahaeli@twitter.com)

My new video is now live on Nebula and Patreon.

It's about concept of "Third Place". Think your local café, pub, or community centre.

Third Places have been almost completely erased from car-dependent suburbia, because of zoning, and that's sad. :/

#amsterdam #urbanplanning #thirdplace #noxp

https://nebula.tv/videos/notjustbikes-the-great-places-erased-by-suburbia-the-third-place

I -- like many -- am loving the experience here on Mastodon! But perhaps also like many: I have struggled to not gawk at the chaos on the birdsite. As it was when Trump on the platform: whenever I feel I have steeled my resolve to not be trolled, it finds some new level of insanity. (CEO code reviews at 1:30a?! WAT?!) Today I have resolved to do a Twitter fast, and I am amazed at how much muscle memory I have for the birdsite -- but also how easy it ultimately is to restrict myself to Mastodon!

Articles like these frustrate me. "Critics want more restrictions owing to what they describe as the greater risks the bikes create for pedestrians and traditional cyclists." But what is actually injuring pedestrians and so-called traditional cyclists?

It's cars. Not ebikes in any meaningful number. It's cars, in tragically massive numbers. It always has been, and it always will be unless we change our cities to make room for people instead of cars.

https://fortune.com/2022/10/07/e-bikes-cities-accidents-danger-safety-regulation/
#ebikes #WarOnCars

Not expecting much, but I've been sitting on this post for too damn long worrying about how I tell my story and I need to just send it thatgeoguy.ca/blog/2022/11/16/

Featuring my dead Saturn ION, my e-bike that I love, @notjustbikes @nerd4cities and thewaroncars.org.

This EV charger is not calibrated properly. It shows a charge rate of double what my car supports. The running total charge is also about double. They charge per minute, so it doesn’t really matter. But it’s still funny to see it put 133 kW in.

The app is showing good figures, so I’m pretty sure it’s not killing my battery.

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