shit, it looks like I fucked up my dev-tools-fu and accidentally fluted back to my original team 😭 someone else will have to do this
i wanna vote for the bad blessings for them 😈
I missed these funky satellites so goddamn much 😭
I think it's so important with online friendships to sometimes take people off the lists you read a lot, or temporarily mute them, etc, if they're getting on your nerves
Because with an irl friend you'd give someone space if they're being a jerk, you wouldn't continue to listen and start to analyze everything they said for evidence that their true nature is bad/abusive, the way we do online
nba (uta/den), covid
thinking about how I still don't even get to hug my friends right now but basketball players get to hug their rivals
since viomi was unwilling to listen to the people most affected by the situation with Mint and admit that shiv was causing further harm with ver actions earlier today, ver account here has been locked. being nominally anti‐racist or having some BIPOC in support of your actions doesn’t give you a free pass to ignore the voices of the BIPOC most affected by the events at hand, and in this case those people were not being listened to.
Of course, big tech involvement with open platforms comes with its own pitfalls (remember EEE?) and regulating the enforcement of specific standards has the potential to magnify those problems massively—look at IANA and the whole gTLD clusterfuck—but i think those are tractable problems and overall this proposal moves the conversation forward massively and in a very positive direction.
I'm enjoying @1br0wn's paper, "Interoperability as a tool for competition regulation", explaining how governments can use open standards like ActivityPub to break up Big Tech monopolies. Really interesting reading, and it cites Mastodon specifically as a place where interoperability has benefits to content moderation (which is something I've been saying for years!)
(h/t @doctorow for linking this!)
which freefall comic is the best and why is it this one