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.
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.
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 :(
A shoutout to an under-appreciated topic with all the recent layoffs in the #US (and the recent almost-hostage-like photos coming from #Birdsite offices of what are clearly visa holders) - #immigration 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.
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/
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. :/
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.
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.
Geomatics engineer building sensor calibration and perception in Colorado, originally from Calgary, AB 🇨🇦.
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