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What's up with me? (you most probably didn't ask)

I'm in my fourth decade, located somewhere in the old world. This account is a splinter of my presence in the fediverse (although my only other account has a really low profile, with a handful of followers -- 16 as yet).

I dabble in , I hack on stuff and occasionally suffer through the PR process. I try to help people close to me by .

I have academic interest in paganism and witchcraft.


Gonna try to leave this account behind — and try to migrate everyone, dear followers, to the new home

Please bear with me

Gonna try to leave this account behind — and try to migrate everyone, dear followers, to the new home

Please bear with me

So, I have this cord (usb connector end of an Xbox 360 wireless game pad receiver) which was getting difficult, as in the receiver would only power on if the cable directly attached to the plastic usbA connector body was at a certain angle, which would suggest some damage inside the cord itself

And that ended today — not powering on at all in any position

I’m considering some surgery on the cord, just so I could possibly resolder the connector on a sane piece of cable but there’s this bulging thing 2 cm from the connector, which looks important but doesn’t leave much length to work with on my resold set adventure.

Anyone could explain what that round bit is, if it is important (I guess it is) and if I’m not taking on a too dangerous operation as a profane (ie would I risk making it more difficult to repair if I fail)

Asking for a friend

ffs le fil d’actu, là, c’est quoi le bail
Pas forcément très au fait du YouTube game mais euh, ok, on est de gauche* mais on vire full faf pour « sauver la Fronce », je l’avais pas vue venir

*pas de gauche

je suis tombée sur un super site pour apprendre à lacer ses chaussures et y'en a plein qui me font à moitié rire et à moitié me mettre extrêmement mal à laise :

Funny* how some, not all, bad interactions make me want to burn this account down…
* not funny

So it’s been a few months that YouTube shorts are out, and oh boy it’s hilariously bad, like

You don’t get to choose what’s coming next, so it’s exactly like watching tv, and

The content is absolutely dreadful, like half of it is either Jordan Peterson, Joe Rogan, Elon Musk, Joe Rogan interviewing Elon Musk, random scenes from some boring marvel movie captioned « badass », Minecraft footage from a 9 year-old or Red Dead redemption cut scenes

The other half is TikTok memes

And I swear, my normal algorithm-flavoured feed is nothing like that… wow

The standup night show from hell

Bill Burr
Frankie Boyle
Jimmy Carr
Ricky Gervais

Still maintaining my hit list, I’m sure there are so many more, but I think these may be the überlords

frpol ; Pécresse 

tfw you face consequences for any of your actions

Tellement crevé hier soir je me suis endormi en sursaut

frpol; pas très important à ce stade mais ça m'emmerde de pas l'avoir vu remarqué ailleurs ou alors j'ai des øillères de ouf 

ptet que je passe pour celui qui fait l'intéressant, mais le parti de Zemmour s'appelle Reconquète en écho à la Reconquista espagnole, pour bien enfoncer le caractère anti-islam de sa plateforme hein

Took me a while to notice that H.Bomberguy inverted his hair

Grabs the money and stuffs it in my mouth as the ground begins to shake and the entire surface of the earth ruptures as a tide of uncountable resurrected ancient bugs swarms and shrouds the world in darkness for a thousand years

Using the official app so I don’t see other people’s toots and don’t get worked up by stuff :i_grimace:

*doesn’t forget to set privacy to world this time, might forget next time*

Official mastodon app is not the worst client out there but imo it’s in the bottom half. Missing content is a deal breaker. Even those clients which haven’t been updated in more than a year do a better job than the year-old official app in virtually every respect (including visuals)

Mastodon official app is unusable 

Has someone figured out why the official app is missing half of the toots from every thread? Comparing with other clients, lots of missing toots in official that are present in every other client…

Since « there is no algorithm » I’ll assume it’s a bug, albeit one that has been since the first release. Cool, unusable stuff.

Redrafted: wow it even posts as followers only by default but it’s not clear it does !!!

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