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Now that I'm on a new instance, I'll write a new .

I am a follower of Jesus, mutualist hobbyist programmer, and sysadmin (in that order). I'm passionate about , , and liberating people all around within and without technology.

I'm interested in alternative internet protocols (), mobile Linux, real sustainability, and various computer languages (including and ).

Also hosting benign.town! Join us if you'd like. 🙂

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@donkey
For a while I've liked the idea of an open-source decentralized Wordle-like game, like Gurgle, for example:
github.com/billthefarmer/gurgl

But they lack the social aspect, where everyone does the same puzzle and compares notes. Gurgle lets you share codes like MTY1MzU0ODAyNTE2OA==
which could be used among a small group.

To reach a bigger group, you could do something like geohashing to generate a new puzzle each day that couldn't be predicted in advance. xkcd.com/426/

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I would never copy someone else's status word for word, certainly not just to see if they noticed

I would never copy someone else's status word for word, certainly not just to see if they noticed

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@devurandom that, and the continuing prevalence of Silicon Dioxide is really incredible by todays standards. Just because it has a pretty high diaphaneity, it gets used in almost all windows! I hear they even use this stuff to make containers for the very same dihydrogen monoxide you mentioned! Unbelievable.

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i still think it's a disgrace that schools and workplaces are kept open while there's literally tons of dihydrogen monoxide being leaked onto the ground from the atmosphere

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One lesson I've learned along the way in life: Don't strive to be interesting. It's just a form of attention-seeking and anyone worth having in your life will pick up on it.

Be substantive. Stop caring what people think and stop chasing their approval. You'll implicitly become more interesting to others, but it will carry less weight, because you'll value yourself enough to not need the validation.

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It's quite interesting to me that to an American conservative, "liberal" means "a Marxist Communist or secretly a Marxist Communist sympathiser, sworn enemy of Freedom", while to a European (or young American Jacobin reading) leftist, "liberal" means "a rich capitalist or secretly a rich capitalist sympathiser, sworn enemy of Progress".

And decades later, nobody bothers to clarify which pejorative they mean, but both agree that Liberals are The Worst.

Makes for very odd conversations.

Mastodon meta; blocklists 

Does Mastodon's account migration feature also update other people's blocklists?

For example, if I blocked someone on mastodon.social and they moved to mastodon.online, will they still be blocked?

I can't find anything in the documentation about this.

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does anyone have a job for someone with some programming and sysadmin knowledge but without any professional/serious experience

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In Hamlet, Polonius gives his son some advice before his return to France:
> See thou character. Give thy thoughts no tongue, ...
> Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice;
> Take each man's censure, but reserve thy judgment.

Translation: Don't say what you're thinking. Listen to everyone's opinion, but repeat few of them. Listen to everyone's criticism, but avoid judging others.

Now apply this to social media.

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While looking at the code to update my mirror for public examination (codeberg.org/TruthSocial/truth), I see that the Truth Social devs thank Eugen for making their work possible.

help.truthsocial.com/open-sour

I can't tell if they are serious or trolling. I'm inclined to believe the latter.

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anyone do ada around here, i see things for rust and go which are popular for their memory security but i don't see anything on ada going on. #ada #programming #rust #go #ada #programming #rust #go

While looking at the code to update my mirror for public examination (codeberg.org/TruthSocial/truth), I see that the Truth Social devs thank Eugen for making their work possible.

help.truthsocial.com/open-sour

I can't tell if they are serious or trolling. I'm inclined to believe the latter.

In Hamlet, Polonius gives his son some advice before his return to France:
> See thou character. Give thy thoughts no tongue, ...
> Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice;
> Take each man's censure, but reserve thy judgment.

Translation: Don't say what you're thinking. Listen to everyone's opinion, but repeat few of them. Listen to everyone's criticism, but avoid judging others.

Now apply this to social media.

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@josias Twenty years ago, we visited friends in Australia. We rented a chalet at an otherwise deserted holiday resort. We all unpacked our bags and went to the site café for dinner. It took me 55 minutes to notice that we'd been listening to the same song on repeat.

I wonder if they did it as a practical joke, or for a bet.

tfw you just realize you've been listening to the same song on repeat for the last 20 minutes

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@LaHistoire More information on the Holocene Calendar, if you're interested:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holocene

2022 -> 12022
1984 -> 11984

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The time travelers try to design a new dating system that is entirely neutral. No focus on the reign of rulers, the arrival of religious prophets, or any other bias.

One was sure about the answer, "I propose we adopt the Holocene calendar. It puts year 0 around the time human civilization develops."

"Why human civilization? You've just traded Christ for anthropocentrism. You put humans first in our dating system."

"Yes I did."

"Why?"

"Because we're humans."

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