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Has anyone ever heard of Parler (parler.com)? My work's marketing department is planning to start using it for posts, but all the posts appear to be hidden if you don't have an account.

From its landing page:

"Parler is an unbiased social platform focused on open dialogue and user engagement. We allow free speech and do not censor ideas, political parties or ideologies."

That /sounds/ good, but it always feels like a red flag to me when that's the policy and the content is walled. The community guidelines say they won't allow illegal things but will otherwise be hands off, basing everything on the US Constitution's First Amendment. What that sounds like to me is social media completely devoid of moderator oversight (like how good Mastodon instances block toxic instances) &forces users to report bad things instead.

I don't know. I'm just thinking of radicalized conservative groups spreading misinformation on Facebook, but maybe I'm wrong.

But they do seem to have "Sensitive" tags, which is good at least.

Ah fuck I keep forgetting to study Japanese

My phone: 45 reminders to study Japanese daily

Leave it to my work friend to convince me to just think simple. I looked at Pixi.js for the first time today, and it looks like it has exactly everything I need and very little more, unlike Phaser, which has a LOT more than I'd ever use.

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Huh... Godot doesn't have GPS location functionality built in. That sucks. That means I can't make my potion game with it. :(

anyway hi here’s (what would be if social media wasn’t going to recompress it as a mp4 video) 811 KB of Vibri saying β€œthis is what happens when you make a mistake,” an eternal mood which for some reason is only online in shit quality

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I just actually went through the basic tutorial game for the Godot game engine using GDScript, and it's very interesting! It's very different than anything I've ever used before, so I have no idea about whether it'll help me or not. But different can be fun sometimes!

And besides, the near universal platform export is very hard to turn down...

Ok never mind! What the fuck is This stupid app doing?? Why is it pegging my cpu to 100% now?? My computer isn't that bad!

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Dang, I just looked at LibraryThing for the first time, and the features there are worlds beyond what Readlebee could ever provide.

Ok, I turned off hardware acceleration for Chrome on my local machine and it's helping so far. Sheesh.

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WHY is Chrome Remote Desktop using so much of my system resources?? It's supposed to just be a Remote Desktop, but every time I do something on the host computer, it spins up my local cpu! What the fuck!

I am a total noob at #ActivityPub. I have no idea what it is, why it's good, etc.

What's a good resource to learn about it and what it takes to implement it on your own website?

No overly technical stuff please!

@witchfynder_finder Hey did you ever get past that part in Paper Mario that you got stuck on? Do/did you still enjoy it after?

"Remote Code Execution in Slack desktop apps" hackerone.com/reports/783877

This is why I refuse to use Slack, Discord, etc. in their native app versions – only in the browser. Browsers have gotten pretty good at sandboxing and auto-updating. Historically, Electron apps have demonstrated themselves to be good at neither.

imagine if instead of killing reader and launching G+ as a totally separate thing, Google had just gracefully evolved the existing (fairly popular) Reader "shared articles" feed into a full-fledged social media platform

RT @mathowie@twitter.com

my friends: you need to let it go and move on with your life

me:

πŸ¦πŸ”—: twitter.com/mathowie/status/12

I just heard about The StoryGraph, which is currently in beta. Tt's apparently a non-Amazon Goodreads alternative (without being social media), founded by a Black woman. Link to the beta site is at the bottom of this page: thestorygraph.com/
#SFFBookClub

A #poll for people who are or would be happy with an M or F gender marker on their own passports:

How do you feel about the idea of nonbinary people being able to have the gender marker X on their passports?

(This post was mostly thinking about how Yahoo bought Tumblr and if they regretted their mistake could they just be like "ok Tumblr, be free, we don't want you anymore" and Tumblr would just be like "ok" and keep going like it has all this time)

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