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Doing my STUPID MENTAL HEALTH WALK under the DAYSTAR RADIATION for my STUPID BRAIN and my STUPID MENTAL HEALTH because this is STUPID AND IT WORKS and I HATE IT #mentalhealthwalk #stupidmentalhealthwalk #ihatethis #stupidbrain #duringthedaythistime

Ugh, these new Twitter refugees are ruining the place for long-standing community members like me who have been here for ten days.

Non-tech postmortems, actual mortality 

I've been reading a lot of non-tech postmortems lately in areas that don't have a serious blameless postmortem culture.

In order to avoid the standard thing most people do, victim blaming, these communities tend to go so far in the other direction that you might call their postmortems attributionless postmortems. People are so careful to avoid blame that they also avoid saying what could've prevented the death or near miss.

A History of Recent Twitter Migration to the Fediverse

1 month ago: Mastodon? No thanks. You have to have a Ph.D in Hackerology to use it.

3 weeks ago: I don't like this Mastodon... But if I have to... *sigh*

2 weeks ago: Wait. This does really cool things like let me edit posts. So genius. Is this free?

1 week ago: OMG! There's other apps! Now I know why there's a Fediverse!

Today: Comrades—let's fight for our freedom! Cast off the chains of Big Social!

Finally (for the moment), here's an artifact of another 20th century AT&T network. This (now destroyed) shortwave "discone" antenna near the Jersey shore was part of the infrastructure for the High Seas Radio Service. This service allowed ships at sea to make and receive telephone calls, before satellites made that seem like less of a big deal. The service was discontinued in 1999, ten years before this photo was made.

Full version (and more details) at flickr.com/photos/mattblaze/41

#photography.

Premiere Danielle Smith claims Cherokee roots, but APTN news is unable to find records that back this claim up. #ableg #abpoli
bit.ly/3GnoDmc

Matt Levine is consistently my role model as a newsletter writer: smart, funny, observant, authoritative. You don't notice how much you’re learning because you're having so much fun. This breakdown of the FTX disaster is a masterclass: bloomberg.com/opinion/articles

Please stop telling your people to be "fearless" if you're not also sharing the explicit ways you're making it psychologically safe to do so.

If you wanted to replace Lean Analytics with a more recent book, what would you choose? I like how foundational the Lean book is.

Almost Here

36″ x 22″ 81 x 56cm
Oil on Canvas
2021
#art
Original & prints available. earthskyart.ca/product/almost-
(portrait image - expand to view)

It just occurred to me that across the 4,000 #Mastodon servers each with their #MastoAdmin plus their moderator teams... we have more content moderators tracking reports and complaints than Twitter does.

For the folks who keep asking about how we're going to scale, we're on it.

#CommunityNotContent

Lads this site depends on retoots not likes. So don't be stingy on the sharing of other people's posts - especially new folks just arrived & looking for new pals 😊 We all need to get into a sharing headspace 🥰

Protip:

When designing a user interface, imagine some old woman using it, say Margaret Hamilton, and she's clicking your app's buttons and saying to you, as old people do,

"Young whippersnapper, when I was your age, I sent 24 people to the ACTUAL MOON with my software in 4K of RAM and here I am clicking your button and it takes ten seconds to load a 50 megabyte video ad and then it crashes

I'm not even ANGRY with you, I'm just disappointed."

@Migueldeicaza the PayPal mafia came back together for just one more heist, but unfortunately unlike the movies, the crew was not cut out for the game, and the embarrassment left everyone wondering: “where they ever actually good at this?”

twitter, musk 

@kf love the cloud migration answer, pure hot air, content free, could be used to inflate a balloon but little else.

CN: From Twitter ... 

RT @drewharwell@twitter.com

Spokesperson for pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly says they're in communication with Twitter to address the fake-but-verified Eli Lilly tweet that has been up for three hours and has 1,500 retweets and 10,000 likes wapo.st/3UrrHSs

🐦🔗: twitter.com/drewharwell/status

This type of rampant impersonation and misinfo on the primary social platform for news is not going to end well.

#technology #tech #twitter #twittermigration #elon #TwitterMigrate #news #journalist

ethics of twitter mismanagement 

From the ACM Code of Ethics 3.7 “When organizations and groups develop systems that become an important part of the infrastructure of society, their leaders have an added responsibility to be good stewards of these systems.” ethics.acm.org/

washingtonpost.com/technology/

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