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I can't seem to view any federated hashtags from (or any other Mastodon instance I'm on), even though search results say there is activity on it... anyone know how to fix that? Or is it just a matter of waiting til it federates to my instance?

I tried flash-brewing iced in a French press instead of with a pour-over filter, and it turned out better than I expected!

I propose a new hashtag: #storyBits

Elements that might be interesting for a story that are even less than half-baked—they're merely ingredients that could potentially lead to an interesting story. Not all will go together, but several can be combined to make something tasty.

For example:
"The universe is made up of only matter and Luck. Magic or electricity is just Luck contained and manifested in different ways. Even life itself is the result of Luck being wrought on inert stuff in space."

so it looks like isn't accepting new member applications

there's a link for "join a WriteFreely community!", but it's only got one instance and it's single-member, so I'd have to set it up and pay for hosting

the alternative is a pro membership, $4/month; I can afford it, but I don't know how long I'm ready to stick with the project

so do I have other free options I can test this with, before I go back to Wordpress?

It would just be so much more convenient for me personally if Nextcloud Social wasn't abandoned

A sincere tip for longtime fediverse people who would like their friends to stick around here longer than a week:

If you're on Mastodon or Hometown, you can click the "bell" icon in the profile of someone you follow. This will make it so that every time they post, it will appear in your notifications like an "@". I am enabling this temporarily for friends so that I remember to interact with them. This is important for making this place feel more lively and helps people stick around!

Damn it's been almost 15 years since I stopped doing karate

The reaction functionality that Misskey provides is just so appealing to me, and I think it should be applied across all fediverse apps

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Toying with installing Dolphin ( on my home server, but I'd feel weird not having a good URL and also I like my account.

BTW, a good iOS client is Toot! It definitely has whimsy.

Dang, the Marcus Hedges Trend Orchestra makes some incredible music! The orchestrations of the Zelda games are exactly what I've been looking for 🤩

I hate it when I can't think of anything I want for my birthday

I just saw a wild red fox irl and it was very pretty

Oh good, I was wrong! I must have just started it earlier than I thought. This was the library I was looking for:

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This in response to a really promising lightweight alternative to Electron that was trending this week that I wanted to try out but is no longer in my stars list and I can't remember what it was called to confirm whether it was removed or not 🙃

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I understand why people fork repos in addition to starting them on GitHub now: Any maintainer can change the repo to private and, poof, all the stars on the project are gone and nobody who saved the project can see it anymore!

@Alamantus be brave, use deprecated features

(this encouragement brought to you by a workplace culture that "jokes" about the two states of software development: deprecated and unfinished)

It's annoying that `document.execCommand()` is deprecated ( even though it's the only way to easily interact with `contenteditable` in . I don't care that `contenteditable` is implemented inconsistently across browsers, it's convenient for implementing editors without needing a ton of .

Without it, the smallest JS-only WYSIWYG editor that I can find is ~50 KB ( instead of the ~3.5 KB ( one that uses `contenteditable` and `document.execCommand()`... It's not *that* bad a difference, but I'm looking for the smallest possible option that's widely compatible, and it looks like pell won't be an option for much longer. 😣

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Oh THAT Robbie!'s choices:


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