Maybe i'm a little late on on this... like i love that the middle is big but now it's just bad now.... :(

For the last couple weeks I've been primarily on my new account on Please follow me there instead. There are just too many performance issues with this instance.

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I really just want to leave this instance since the performance has gotten so bad, but should we try to encourage the admin to pass the reins on to someone else? It's clear he doesn't have the time or desire to maintain an instance of this size. The instance is now the size of what was when I initially joined this instance. There are too many users here to see it just disappear from atrophy. Thoughts?

btw, just want to say fuck WCF services and my co-worker for using them, even after 2010-2012. I've tried to purge as much of that shit as I could. I'm so glad he left the company last year cause I'm purging the rest ASAP. Shit like WCF made people hate the C# ecosystem. Fuck that noise.

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OK, this tool actually seems to deliver! Delete all your favorites, no problem. Delete all your tweets, no problem, but you have to download an archive of your Tweets, first. Once you have that, point the tool at your archive and it deletes all the tweets it knows from your archive. This is super fast!
(This is for those of us who want to delete all the tweets but keep the account.)

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@TheAdmin each request is taking 5-10 seconds for me on .cloud right now. You may want to check server performance. Also, it may be time to limit new signups on this instance if not done so already.

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The Corporation behind and the Admins of Twitter can see your “Private Messages”

The Corporation behind and the Admins of Facebook can see your “Private Messages.”

The Admins of Mastodon can see your Direct Messages. They aren’t private.

With Mastodon, you can spin up your own instance and be your own Admin.

Ultimately, don’t use any of these tools for actual private messages. Use Signal, Matrix/Riot or another end to end encrypted messaging tool.

I know local weather posts are lame, but, fuck, I'm so ready for spring in Chicago. 50s this week.

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Of #Apple, #QRCodes, and sanitizing input:

"I’ve learned recently that the iOS 11 camera app will now automatically scan QR codes and interpret them.

Naturally the first thing I want to try is to construct a QR code which will show an unsuspicious hostname in the notification but then open another URL in Safari.

And this is exactly what I found after a few minutes."


Just had to call a friend out on their 'slippery slope' argument. We agreed on quite a but that argument is such BS. Luckily, my husband had my back too.

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With recent revelations that Visual Studio Code (1.19.0 to 1.19.2) was listening on 9333/tcp exposing a debugging interface with flaws, it's worth learning an editor like ed(1) that doesn't even have network connectivity, let alone listen furtively on exposed ports.

If you want to read from the network, follow the Unix Way: external tools used explicitly

r !nc -Nl 31415

The remote machine can then do "echo hello | nc -N ${ED_MACHINE_IP} 31415"

Yeah, if we could keep bots of off Mastodon that would be greeeeaaaat, ok? We saw how that all turned out. The only way I can see that happening is providing admins with tools to detect bot behavior, which is no easy task.

You can always tell when some news company has written an article (or mentioned) Mastodon. Welcome to all the new tooters!!

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Welcome N00bs.

We love you all, unless you end up being a jerkface...

Rule #1 Don't be a jerkface.

I had to deal with a sys admin at work today pushing back on our desire to run RabbitMQ for our queuing service cause it's fuckin' open source!! He asked how much it was gonna cost and when I said it was open source and free it was actually a negative. These outdated concepts need to change. Yes, I get that we don't want to bring in a fly-by-night, random github project into our enterprise system. But RabbitMQ is a hugely successful queuing service run in a ton of places.

It took us 3 years, but finally on the first page of google results for our fishing charter business. No shady SEO shit just solid work on content, etc.

I'm guessing becoming 'that guy' that causally name drops Mastodon into conversation. Like, "I saw on this thing on Mastodon...." (as opposed to say FB, Twitter, etc.)

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Web designers need to know of this exchange between my parents:

Father: Ah - they've updated their web site!

Mother: Oh no.

Father: It looks good ...

Mother: Can you find the things we need?

... (long pause) ...

Father: No ...

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