@aphyr fantastic write-up!

@mcc, the PKD novel is worth your time

(I’ve had Pale Fire on my to read list for too long. I must correct this. Did listen to a play adaptation of it this year)

@klardotsh @neauoire that’s definitely a concern of mine. Not just WBM either, random archive collections occasionally disappear already (or at least get hidden for unknown reasons)

Update: I fixed my desktop's theme; then I installed Firefox on a fresh machine, synced… desktop flipped theme back to system.

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I get a new theme each time I load it, and it's unpredictable which one it'll be!

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Firefox's colorways feature has caused my browser theme to fail to sync basically, since one host is configured to use a colorway that they've forcibly removed from the others. FFS

@endomain urgh.

If performance is acceptable, could you force xwayland as a workaround?

I saw this article about wayland recently that resonated with me (but it was pretty depressing)

dudemanguy.github.io/blog/post

People often lock their bird site accounts to hide their posts when eg applying for jobs. But you *can’t hide past posts* on Mastodon, only delete them. Locking just turns your account into approval for new followers. If you’re posting something you don’t or may not want publicly visible, either (less reliably) use followers-only/DM post visibility from the start, turn on post auto deletion after a few weeks, or (more reliably) consider not posting it at all and putting it elsewhere.

@JamesGleick aside from if there are any instance-specific rules/guidance, I wouldn’t self-censor on topic. Scientists and authors are humans and habe other human concerns; it’s good to show that imho

@pwaring 3D printers are far more fun. I just 3d print an embossed sheet whenever I need a traditional print

Freeports are where the .01% class store their Expensive Objects, and I always think they look like Quake levels.

@jwildeboer Bravo. The huge uptick in elitist gatekeeping toots has made my global timeline very boring in the last few days

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