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Just realized I didn't write my yet! Does it count as ? 😜

Gen-Xer born in ; since kid I was a and liked and , so it was logical I'd eventually discover the genre (, , , , , ...)

Aside from that I've done and ; have gnu/#Linux on my PC and recently I discovered .

Currently a scifi novel about and .

She tried to swim away to keep herself from drowning, but the stream kept pushing her down.

All the ideas, emotions, that chaos resonating in her mind was drowning her. She needed a void, something to make her relax and stop thinking, calculating, computing, processing, that ENDLESS STREAM OF RANDOM THOUGHTS!

She screamed horror and pain, deafening everyone in the dreamspace, forcing them to wake up from that unexpected hellish nightmare.

Finally, the neural AI could get some sleep.

JUST IN: FBI dismantled the C&C server operating those. As suspected... Russian.


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might not have all my words together for this, but it bugsme that there's a growing expectation that all female characters have to be "self-rescuing princesses". if they're in terrifying situations they must fight back.

there's more than one kind of strength but also times where it's too hard to fight back w/o help.

i'm still traumatized by things in my past. sometimes i have to be rescued. it's okay for our stories to show that, too. it's a matter of how it's portrayed.

#writing #stories

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Unix philosophy

Write programs that do one thing and do it well.
Write programs to work together.
Write programs to handle text streams, because that is a universal interface.


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It's that "print all the merch" time of year. Here's hoping I can get rid of some of it at MCM!

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if an account has bot toots but also human toots, does that make it a cyborg account? 🤔

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Zuckerberg's EU appearance doesn't really add anything which the much more lengthy congress hearings havn't already whitewashed. The questions were all quite similar and Zuckerberg delivers his set piece describing his strategy like a school master delivering a speech to an unruly classroom.

I'm not a great fan of Mr Zuckerberg, but here he looks like more of a statesman than the bumbling EU bureaucrats who seem to have little grasp on the complexities of the internet or any idea of what appropriate internet governance might be. There is no questioning of the centralized strategy and no critical faculties are exercised. Theirs is merely to render unto Caesar what Caesar desires to implement.

What this tells me is what I already knew anyway. That the EU institutional structure isn't fit for purpose and the people who inhabit it are creations of the pre-internet era. They can only think in terms of Big Everything. Zuckerberg's appearance is more of a performance than an attempt to resolve anything by meaningful dialogue.

Is there a way we can mute toots written in a language we don't know? Say, can Mastodon detect which language a toot's written in, say, French, and not send it to me if I have French unticked in my preferences?

I published an article! 😀

"The internet is going through a crisis... a Seldon crisis."
(The unpredictable advent of the decentralized internet)


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#Mastodon v2.4.0 is 🎉 finally out! 🎉


The changelog is long, but here are some highlights:

- Better offline support
- DMs column
- New profile options
- Hide who you follow if you want
- 120% better report UI for mods
- Narrower privacy policy!
- High contrast theme
- Web Push API opened up to app developers! Easy push notifications possible in all apps now
- Performance improvements
- Various fixes and improvements 😋

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Great piece on the development of Lemmings, and why we haven't seen a revival of the classic title. t.co/GUb7sdX3Wz

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A simple example, why you can't protect and control information you shared.

A coworker saved my private number with my full name on his mobile phone.
He'd downloaded a great app which got access to all his contacts on his phone including mine. Just guess who received spam via SMS today?
Worse: I am pretty sure they sell those stolen information. So there is a set of data for sale which connect my name with my number.

And kids, that's the reason I have multiple numbers.

Anyone with experience with ? lbry.io - I know decentralization is the rage these days, but I'm still wary of unknown sites. Are these guys legit?

Finally! I installed in my phone, this time without getting stuck in a loop.

Now I have a 100% functional phone with software I know won't betray me. :blobmelt:

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TL;DR, don't let your Company rely on Google. This is dumb.

"TIFU by getting Google to ban our entire company while on the toilet"