When websites say "use our app, it's much better", they mean better for them, not you.

this starts out as a wonderful breakdown of "Normalization of Deviance" and then evolves into a lovely bit of insight on self care and allowing for your own limits. CW: Challenger & Columbia disasters threadreaderapp.com/thread/109

Being tired is not a badge of honor. It just means you're tired.

One peace of advice for novice programmers:

Learn to throw code away. Learn to be ok with it. git reset --hard is your friend.

Your value is not the code you've written so far, but your problem solving process. You'll replace the code faster than you expect. 💚

I don't think there's anyone about who hasn't seen it, but if you're feeling generous you can support my #kickstarter to publish my librarians-and-necromancy fantasy novel, BOOKS & BONE.

I'm now trying to hit the first stretch goal to cover the cover art and the cost of ISBNs so I can get it into libraries and shops and just ... other places than Amazon.


Thanks to all who have supported so far! 💙

GPG Sync 0.3 is out and it now fully complies with the draft "Distributing OpenPGP Keys with Signed Keylist Subscriptions" internet standard! Check it out code.firstlook.media/gpg-sync-

Calling all #Fediverse admins of instances in the #EU. The #CopyrightDirective is coming, we need to show the MEPs how massively the EU Internets will be affected.

We are preparing a list of all EU-based #Pleroma, #Mastodon, #GNUSocial, #Peertube, #Funkwhale, and any other instances.

Please *contact me*. All I need is the domain name, which EU Member State it's located in, and the rough topic of the instance. Approximate user count welcome, but not necessary.

Please help. This is important.

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‘HTML, CSS and our vanishing industry entry points’

this says so many things i agree with, i hardly know where to begin pulling quotes. web design and dev used to be something you could organically transition toward from a variety of other roles or hobbies. there was a broad, porous space between laypeople and ultra nerds. this zone created a culture i was able to grow and succeed within. it is now nearly gone.

It doesn't matter if individual Google employees are nice people with good intentions. The corporate incentives are what matter.

Anyone know any US-based public librarians who are active on the fediverse? I don't just mean aware of it, I mean actively participating on at least one federated social media instance

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Hey mastopeeps, fellow planeteer @vicorva is really really close to her Kickstarter goal for her librarians-and-necromancy fantasy BOOKS & BONE. It's be awesome if we could get her over the top by the time she gets up in the morning.


hi! I added a new sticker (finally!!) to the wobscale sticker emporium

it's sky rose's trainsgender pride flag! github.com/skyqrose/trains-tra

fill out a form and I will mail you stickers stickers.wob.app

Programming isn't really about programming computers.
It's about communicating precisely and unambiguously.
And looks like humans are pretty bad at it.

Quick #gettingstarted tip for all the new folks - make sure you understand the privacy settings. While mastodon is (mostly) corporate-snoop free, you do need to understand that “public” is public to EVERYONE. It’s a safe space, but it’s not confidential.

Also, go to your profile settings and opt out of search-engine indexing.

i'm gonna reiterate that the Streisand VPN project IS WHAT USER FACING SYSTEMS SHOULD ALL BE DOING:

1. Leading users through setting up a veerrrry technical system with AS LITTLE technical bullshit as possible
2. Producing USER SPECIFIC documentation that goes with the service so users DON'T HAVE TO REMEMBER TECH BULLSHIT
3. Understanding that this is the WHOLE POINT of software: to help users be safe and get things done and actually USE the software

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Generalistic and moderated instance.