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I’m seriously considering spinning up an invite-only Mastodon instance for family. Default-private posts but allowed public for sharing news and pics w/non-fam, but a way of avoiding dirty places like FB and Birdsite while letting those of us who are social to keep using “social” media for family keeping-in-touch. Wonder if I could get them onboard.

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Nice to be reminded that the pitchforks and torches go wherever we humans form communities.

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Co-worker, walking into my office holding succulent: You know about plants right?
Me: Some?
Co-worker: Can I separate this plant up or do I need to repot?
Me: No idea. Google it.
Co-worker: Okay, it's a succubus, right?
Me: Succulent. It's a succulent.
Co-worker:What's the difference?
Me: a succubus drains your soul through sex. A succulent is a plant.
Co-worker: Wow, okay. I guess a succubus would be a really odd gift to give a co-worker.

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I'm not happy with how the Wil Wheaton situation was resolved. An admin was overwhelmed with frivolous reports about him and felt forced to exile him. I've said before that I think it sets a dangerous precedent on how a large group of people can mobilize to drive anyone off the fediverse. Mob rule is universally dangerous: Mods and admins must examine evidence and decide based on wrongdoing and danger, and not on how many times someone was reported.

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Wtf? I think i will look for another instance. mastodon.clouds Admins don't seem to be fit enough to proper... well... administrating after what i read about them suspending the account of @wilw seemingly just to avoid the work to actually check complaints. That's just plainly lazy and this lazyness lets the bullies win. I don't want to be on an instance with that kind of policy. mastodon.cloud/@wilw/100635779

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FRIENDS: Be kind to yourself today.

Imagine if someone you love came to you with a struggle. Would you tell your loved one to get over it, that they are being an idiot, that they need to be stronger?

No. So don't tell yourself that.

Whatever you would tell someone you love in the same situation, tell yourself.

OK? OK. ❤️

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Made this last night with the help of House House, and Cabel from Panic, and am really happy with how it turned out, given the tiny turnaround I foolishly gave myself.

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A certain number of people live their lives waiting for their turn to be a bully

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In 1947 Bell Labs invented the transistor. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.

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@wilw I’m sorry this is happening. Mastodon is a better place with you here, please stay. I hope you can find a different instance with an admin who can handle this situation better.

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For mastodon.social users:

Dogpiling and harassment are off-limits no matter how justified you think you are. The rules are for everyone.

Strongly considering adding screenshot-dunking to the code of conduct as well. We don't need that culture here.

Get a good look, kids, because soon this is going to be IN MAH BELLEH

Whoops, I forgot to get a picture *before* doing surgery.

@heyyou Pleased with the final result. I'd like the internal texture to be craggier and for it to have a bit more chew. Any suggestions?

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I'll post pictures once the oven has cooled down.

Yeah.

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So. Pyrex is still susceptible to thermal shock.

Yeah.

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Some further notes on situation, request for patience 

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sys admin adventure

$ alias holdmybeer=sudo
$ alias YOLO="reboot -h now"

$ holdmybeer rm -rf --no-preserve-root /
$ holdmybeer YOLO

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