Greetings cybre.space denizens! I ran my own instance for a while until it ate itself :) In that time I saw that some of the most interesting denizens of the Fediverse originated from this community! I love chatting about just about anything but especially #Python, retro-computing, games, and science fiction, or Freemasonry. I build clouds by day and chase bright shiny things by night :) I look forward to engaging with you all! #intro
If you're screening your follow requests, it's probably not a good idea to reject or block someone just because their profile picture is empty.
There are many blind people on the Fediverse who don't use profile pictures. For example, the writer Robert Kingett at @blindscribe doesn't use one.
The most reliable way to screen accounts on here is just to read what they have posted, as this better reflects what kind of account they are.
Can we please stop inventing new memory unsafe languages in the 21st century.
It's irresponsible and will leave a horrible legacy behind!
There are already beautiful memory-safe languages out there. Please build on top of their ideas.
After all, we should make the world a more safe place to live in. 🌎
I pull from an oracle deck every morning. This morning's card was patience. The description of each card has a question meant for introspection, often the most important part for me. The question on this card was:
How might I mentally prepare such that I can survive when supplies are low?
So I in turn ask you all the same question. What are the “provisions” you depend on? What is your hardtack and water?
For myself it's good tea and http://brain.fm and indulging in reading trashy fanfic.
@feoh I have plenty more thoughts on this but I guess the summary is that I don't believe such malcontents are best handled by completely walling them off. That's a terrible way to deal with cancer, too.
As far as what this looks like in practice, I'm not sure for all cases - while I exist happily on a low-block instance, I have taken full advantage of the domain blocking feature of Mastodon to remove the worst of the troll instances (which have plenty of nazi shit) from my bubble.
@feoh it's useful to think about, there are instances that are low-moderation and/or more tolerant of views that some find unacceptable, and then there are instances that are just full of trolls who start shit everywhere. I find there's a fair overlap between troll instances and unironic nazi lovers, although it's not a perfect circle.
I suppose one approach would be to de-list troll instances from the chooser altogether, which inevitably involves the subjective opinion of the chooser operator.
@feoh yeah, I've been wanting to build this for like 5 years actually (holy fuck I've been #onhere that long) but life has had other plans .. and yet nobody has built what I'm thinking of, it's still a niche.
as far as the problem children, they're already here, on balance I think it's likey more useful to list those instances as "PvP" for example so people can avoid them ... you know?
my thought is that admins could submit a pull request or similar to self-describe their moderation philosophy
It rather frustrates me that there are so many technical groups and organizations STILL in 2022 choosing Failbook as the platform they run their 'groups' or what we used to call forums on.
Lately the Failbook AI, likely because someone has been trying to gain access to my account, that I am suspect. I have had posts blacklisted for using the terms "solder joint" (Minimalist Computing group) and "Leadbelly" (One of the forefathers of American blues, you should really give him a listen if you haven't!).
In short, FUCK THEM and the horse they rode in on, and thank god for a platform where I can say that without fear of sanction.
As I've said before and will say again, I really, REALLY appreciate this place and all of you who populate it!
Hurrah for the #fediverse! May its freak flag forever wave :)
@feoh I adore early electronic equipment. It has this very chunky analog feel to it, like you can hold the whole circuit in your mind and picture the flow of the logic.
I’m a white ginger trans woman from the US. I’m a lesbian but I think dudes are hot sometimes (in theory anyway). Can’t say enough good things about tall women.
I’m majoring in computer science. My interests include ai, cyberpunk aesthetics and solarpunk futures, computing w.r.t. environmentalism, libre software, cooking and mixology, hacking (in all senses), and trains.
I am proud to be queer and autistic.
Husband. Freemason, and raging nerd, in that order. I chase bright shiny things! I build clouds for a living. Retrocomputing, programming, science fiction.