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@pb is that a cigarette you're smoking, or a joint?

@d <3 Hard Light, but I haven't scored a Forsaken-level one yet. I miss it! Been using a Refrain-23 instead.

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screw flying cars, what happened to /this/ vision of the future

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“Torvalds’s decision to step aside came after The New Yorker asked him a series of questions about his conduct for a story on complaints about his abusive behavior.”

@mathowie really looking forward to reading! A friend got SIM-hijacked recently and it was nuts seeing his passwords getting reset, etc

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I had to block some external instances on shared hosting.

Here is why and how that can be reverted:

This was a tricky decision but couldn't think of a better solution.

If you have any suggestions, please do let me know.

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Perhaps I'm the only one who wants to see #i18n support for Mastodon usernames...?

But if you also think the Fediverse should be open to people unfamiliar with a QWERTY keyboard, please leave a thumbs-up on

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Did you know that is currently under testing the ability to add custom CSS via the Administration interface

If all goes well, soon you will be able to customize your instance design even if you don't have access to the server or you don't want to mess with SCSS🤞

Big thanks to @Gargron

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I made a little program to generate "ransom note" text using fancy international symbols like "İ 𝗺Ąⅅ𝔼 𝔸 𝔩𝒊ŦƬ𝕃🝗 ᑭ𝗥Ⲟ𝙶ꞅ𝙰𝗺 t𝕆 𝔾ƐŊЄᏒa𝞣𝐸 'Ꮢ𝛢𝛮💲⎔⩋ Ŋ⎔Ƭ𝛦' Ƭ𝐸𝑿t 𝑼ຣi𝓝𝙶 🝡𝘈𝚗𝘾γ 𝒊𝚗𝚃𝙴Rn⩜𝚃İ⬯Ⲛaℒ ട𝘺ოβ⎔ℓS."

blog post:

little program:

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"A Beginner’s Guide to Mastodon" by @bethskw on Lifehacher:

Love this metaphor for instances: "you can choose to keep your money at your local bank or credit union, but your money is still good everywhere."

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Soooo... Why are Mastodon usernames restricted to English characters?

@pb Hahaha it was migrated to BigTable loooooong ago, no idea what infra magic it's using these days.

@pb yep, I'm amazed every time I see a blogspot URL in the wild. Or the even more rare domain-mapped Blogger site.

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One reason I’m bullish on Mastodon: I think it has the potential to jumpstart “innovation via 3rd party client” again.

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