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Most folks forget that is, originally, a celebration of when electrosaint William Gibson drove the cyberpunks out of Usenet.

To memorialize the occasion, here’s a writing from that time by and expert Gareth Branwyn:

shawnnacol.com/pP-cyberpunk.ht

And also, here’s the original Beyond Cyberpunk HyperCard (ported to the web)!

streettech.com/bcp/

Welcome to the infodomain, cyberpunks.

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Good morning! A post just rolled across my fedi-timeline saying not to post about politics on Mastodon, so I'm here to remind you that:

1 "politics" refers to decision-making about how to live together in groups
2 choosing to not participate in political discussion is saying you support the status quo, and is a political stance
3 abstaining from politics because you feel safe from its impacts is a privilege and a choice to abandon your more vulnerable neighbours

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This helped me find a few hundred folks to follow that I'd missed in my migration! Pretty neat.

Also - absolutely ZERO npm dependencies. Nothing to install. VanillaJS FTW.

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Well, I got my mastodon second-degree follows scraper working! It goes through a CSV of follows (downloaded from Preferences > Import and Export > Data Export > Follows) and gets all the folks those folks follow. It then sorts by frequency.

There's a warning on the gist but SERIOUSLY don't run this against a huge follows list ok? We don't want to hammer folks' servers.

gist.github.com/krusynth/124f2

(Also mastodon.social usernames are weird in the output file. You'll figure it out.)

I just updated my midi player on my website to be much faster and also now works on mobile devices!

(Spoiler: it's playing mp3s of the midis now instead of native midis. Sadly this was the only cross-browser way to handle it in 2022.)

billhunt.dev/

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Happy CyberMonday! I've added a bunch of new swag in the shop! Celebrate Clinger-Cohen and more!

It's getting colder out there, so I also added long-sleeve and sweatshirt versions of all the designs!

billhunt.dev/shop/

(As a reminder, I don't run the store directly and I do not make *any* money off of these!)

@llimllib @lrhodes Fair! Personally I don't consider it antisocial to want to know who my friends follow so I can figured out who I've missed in the transition over here. 🤷‍♂️

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Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Chief Information Officer (NB 8)

OCC (part of the Department of the Treasury) is looking to hire for their CIO slot! As an executive role at a financial agency, the salary for this position is $160-288K!

usajobs.gov/job/689497800

@lrhodes Hmm. Well, I mean you *can* still do it, just in a much-more-expensive-for-the-hosts way. Negligible for us scrapers.

I was creating a script to list the people that are followed by everyone who *I* follow via the mastodon API - but since this is a decentralized service, it doesn't look like that's possible?

You need a token to query your own instance to get the folks you follow, but then to get data about the next level (2 degrees of separation) that data must first be cached on your local instance.

Is scraping web pages the only way? Seems like a poor design. Also shouldn't need a token for public data. 😖

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Happy CyberMonday! I've added a bunch of new swag in the shop! Celebrate Clinger-Cohen and more!

It's getting colder out there, so I also added long-sleeve and sweatshirt versions of all the designs!

billhunt.dev/shop/

(As a reminder, I don't run the store directly and I do not make *any* money off of these!)

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Can we normalize telling people about our hobbies when asked "what do you do?"

@harrisj I've made it two episodes in so far, and it works better if you just think of it as a new season of Sabrina rather than being an Addams Family property.

@jackyan Because it comes with the E5 license. No other reason, really.

photo software question 

@christa Hmm... that's a tall order. You might look at Luminar AI + Avalanche to import the files?

I do a lot of design & editing so I've mostly migrated to Affinity's suite these days - but they don't yet have a catalog app.

Darktable is a free alternative catalog too, but I don't think it works with lightroom's stuff?

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@krusynth the youtube channel I was waxing poetic about, slow life scenes in a japanese fishing village. youtube.com/@kominkasololife72

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