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Rain ๐Ÿšฑ @grainloom@cybre.space

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quick psa about my emoji usage
๐Ÿ’™ : friendly, not romantic
โค : probably romantic
so, if I toot a blue heart at you, it's not intended as romantic affection. I thought I should clarify that, since some people might feel uncomfortable with hearts being thrown at them.

@eq @CobaltVelvet yeah a.w.e was on scaleway. There were a couple other instances that used to use it back in the day, and i think they've killed more mastodon instances then almost any other single cause (second maybe to docker non-persistent volumes)

Do Fucking Backups
410,757,864,530 DEAD INSTANCES

seriously do your backups. things get broken and deleted very easily. and store them on a different server. at home or on s3 or backblaze or even google drive. many good software: duplicity, borg, ... daily is reasonable but even monthly is better than none. and check them once in a while. if you operate something just have backups. it's important.

@brainblasted @peter Slack has already run a bait-and-switch on xmpp, so you can only expect it to go downhill from there. Use communication tools which are controlled by the community, not some self-interested corporation.

@peter First, Slack is proprietary, and hosted on Slack servers. Something like Mattermost is practically equivalent to Slack, with an open server and client one could host on their own.

Because Slack is proprietary and centralized, you are forced to trust a single entity with your chat data, and that entity or someone within (or outside in the case of government) can abuse your data.

Before I have brought up my dislike of finding FOSS projects using Slack as a primary communication channel. I also want to express disdain for projects using Discord as well. But I would like to go one step further.

No FOSS project should make a proprietary service a primary communication channel, ever. It excludes those who do not want to risk their privacy being exposed, excludes those to do not user proprietary software, and does not fit with the principles of something like Mastodon.

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A cat's true name is majestic and unpronounceable with a human tongue. That is why they do not answer to "Fluffbutt."

can i have a fucking link that works??? please???? ๐Ÿ™ƒ

@maple I'm weirdly reminded of Archimedes Plutonium, an oooold Usenet crackpot who cooked up a personal cosmology in which the entire Universe was a giant plutonium atom, or something similar

@maple what the fuck i can't tell if this is real serious marketing and design stuff or if this is next level shitposting by pepsi co.

should use a UUID as my pronoun so I can tell when I'm being subtooted

I'm pretty sure @Shamar has already shared this here, but TIL that signals do weird stuff so I'm also doing it