quote from tumblr re: friendships ending 

some thoughts about "OK Boomer" from a GenX perspective 

I think there's a lot of potential to create a versatile and easy-to-use RSS client and pitch it to people as "all your feeds in one place!"

Quit making accounts and remembering passwords and endlessly reloading all these different sites. Now you can just export your existing follower lists, delete your old accounts, and see everything all in one convenient package! (and we'll keep away the trackers and ads for you too)

I think you could get a good amount of people onboard if you use the right angle. And hey, maybe build in ActivityPub support so the users can interact too, as long as it's on the fediverse

@TheAdmin When you have technical difficulties, please inform your users. Your Twitter account had no news about the problem.

In Japan, companies are often silent when they have problems, because they are embarrassed.

Europe and America are different. You must announce problems. Reassure people. If not, your reputation will suffer.

There is no feasible way to avoid climate catastrophe while maintaining economic growth.

Our entire way of life will have to radically change, either by climate catastrophe or the monumental shift to a sustainable civilization.

Let us stand against cynicism and make these incredible changes manifest as a great turn away from greed and toward universal compassion.

like, beyond the fact that skill is a fucked up and stupid idea, we have hours of video evidence that show tremendous skill and labour went into pollocks artworks. no ones been able to replicate rothko. no ones been able to replicate Barnett newman. the lot of you are clowns for repeating wine mom platitudes like they're your own opinions and not uninteresting expressions of a reactionary ideology

"Our employees have better lives as the result of the 5-hour workday, and that's obviously bad for the company."

i love people who write big effortposty introductions with like "hoping to use this account to find other lojban speakers, ex-presbyterians and arcane archaeologists! 😋" and then a month later they're just posting pee pee poo poo like the rest of us

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So, what’s the alternative?

I can’t answer that. Almost any alternative I can think of would require us to restructure society.

There are certain parts of a system you can’t fix without rearranging the entire system. Every computer programmer can tell you about that.

Seen as a system, society lacks a method for refactoring itself. There is no “cleanup month” where we all go through how we run it all and tie up the loose ends.

A bunch of MS-DOS games are free on archive.org and are playable right within the browser! This includes Microsoft Flight Simulator, The Elder Scrolls: Redguard, and Descent!

Go nuts and have fun! archive.org/details/softwareli

At Me 

You know, as we worry about the future of international travel, I'll just put this out there- give me a solid wifi connection and some actual elbow room, and I'd happily spend a couple of days flying home on a solar powered zeppelin instead of taking a jet.

Can you imagine how quiet it would be too?

Like taking a sleeper train through the sky. I'm really about this idea.

mastodon is like Sesame street where a muppet announces the word of the day and the whole town loses their shit over it

the endless ambertrapped slowness of a sunday morning that just can't seem to start

Hello Fediworld 👋

most of the #switchingsocial website is restored - have a look:

switching.software
(or swiso.org for short)

I want to thank @gemlog for preparing the web-archive version and @LuKaRo for extracting the missing pages from the Google Cache. Would have taken so much longer without you two 🙂

Techbro mention 

elekk.xyz/@noelle/102871529341…


♲ @noelle@elekk.xyz: via @typhlosion: for #tinnitus sufferers, try placing your palms on your ears with your fingers toward the back of your head (like you're taking off a helmet) and drum on the hollow spot at the back of your head (where your spine enters your skull) with your fingers for 15-30 seconds.

I tried this about five minutes ago and my tinnitus still hasn't come back. :o

Google Reader’s death gave life back to RSS newsreaders finertech.com/2019/09/16/googl

Reader sucked the air out of the market. We have so many better, more diverse, and innovative options now.

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