Studio Ghilbi recently released 1178 images as free download (https://twitter.com/sfsignal/status/1345059738690711560). They are perfect as desktop backgrounds for example. I wrote a script to download them all: https://github.com/pajowu/ghibli-image-downloader
on fosstodon & racism
when Stallman fucking endorses pedophilia then we have to separate "the message from messager" but when a Black person is mean to you, then it's "so much for your cause"
Back on the subject of federated moderation (masto) versus centralized (insta):
While I do believe the federated model is better in terms of a higher concentration of admins, and more personal and friendly moderation, there are other issues with it:
1. No formalized system for discussing issues with other admins (both intra- and inter-instance) and resolving things in a measured and sensible way.
2. Scuffles between different instance admins who see themselves as being on opposing sides rather than as peers/colleagues.
3. Zero accountability or review process for admins who make questionable decisions.
4. The killswitch for an instance is ultimately in the admin's hands: if they pull the plug, it's over. That's a lot of responsibility.
Not sure how to resolve these issues. Thoughts?
What the fuck is...
I just rebooted Windows and there's this videocamera icon on the system tray that wasn't there before. I hover over it and it says "Meet Now".
????? did something just like surreptitiously install Zoom on my computer when I wasn't looking??
and no. It's a Skype thing. Now integrated into Windows apparently.
Fuck you Microsoft, no thanks.
I'm pretty cool I guess.
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