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It is the year 2074. What you know as Ticketmaster is now a parasitic fluke attached to the hypothalamus of all humans.

French authorities declare the use of Microsoft Office and Google Docs illegal in schools and education markets, as they don’t follow GDPR and might disturb later competition by making students used to these proprietary solutions.

questions.assemblee-nationale.

"What Are Content Warnings on Mastodon?"

One of the best things I've read so far about the nuances of the "content warning" field as it's sometimes used here, inc an explanation of how a "subject line" can help with managing limited energy. From @maloki.

maloki.medium.com/on-content-w

#FediTips #spoonies #disability #access #ChronicIllness

racism? on *my* fediverse?? 

I'm a white person who's been on the fedi for 4 years. I witnessed the rise and fall of PlayVicious.social (aka "PV"), an instance that was thoughtfully moderated by an all-BIPoC team. it was a nexus of brilliant, creative, funny people who made the fediverse a better place. and then it shut down, and so many Black and Brown people gave up on this place as a result. it was a huge, huge loss.

why did that happen, you ask? I'm gonna let Ro (former admin of PV) tell that story, because it's come up again recently: ubiqueros.com/notes/97vj3h30hp
I was a w.e mod when this went down. it's all true; he's not exaggerating.

racism? on *my* fediverse?? 

weirder.earth has since blocked the instances that were harassing PV, but we did not act as quickly and decisively as we should've, and I take my full share of responsibility for that. w.e mods learned a lot from that experience, and more than any other event, it has shaped how the instance is moderated today.

anyway I hope this is helpful to new folks or people who simply didn't know this bit of fedi history. I know it can be hard to keep track of everything going on around here. and that has allowed a lot of people to be blissfully ignorant of racist harassment going on right in their midst. white people, especially, need to pay attention to reports of racism from BIPOC and take them seriously.

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If you give me the money your currently giving gargron I promise to use it to build a nuke

Caps, this is real and I am not joking I can't believe it 

.SOCIAL ABOUT TO BECOME THE SECOND LARGEST MASTODON INSTANCE OH MY GOD

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Caps, this is real and I am not joking I can't believe it 

ADDING FUCKING TUMBLR DOT FUCKING COM TO LIBREPUNK'S BLOCKLIST FOR TRANSPHOBIA CHRIST

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Caps, this is real and I am not joking I can't believe it 

IT'S OVER, WE WON, I'M SO PROUD OF ALL OF YOU

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Caps, this is real and I am not joking I can't believe it 

I AM LOSING MY GODDAMN FUCKING MIND

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Caps, this is real and I am not joking I can't believe it 

TUMBLR ACTIVITYPUB SUPPORT?!?!? TUMBLR FEDI APP???????? REAL???? LITERALLY A REAL THING????? I AM HALLUCINATING

the four kinds of open source software names are

- contains one of the letters "G", "K", or "Q"
- a completely unsearchable noun
- an inscrutable acronym that's either offensive or confusing to pronounce
- a flat description of what the software is in one to three words

bonus points if it's some combination of the above

What the hell instance admins can read my dms when I accidentally post it to the public tl??

people on the national news are talking about fucking mastodon
if mastodon becomes the defacto microblogging platform that would be kind of sick, because we can and have just forked the thing
The shit is GPL
I hope eugen keeps sucking ass and making obnoxious changes and turning it purple and doing whatever else because I legally do not have to care and never will, but I might be able to follow cool people who make an account there

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nobody say shit about a network or instances or protocols, I want fucking NASA and Hershey's to make an account on mastodon dot social. I don't care if they're becoming gmail. Website boy does not have the power to fuck up a federated protocol, and the protocol is the only thing I give a shit about.
ten thousand years of justice and prosperity and user exodus to .social and .online, because they'll filter around eventually.

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like nobody tell them about federating and instance blocking and email and all that shit, that's for higher level posters. Mastodon.social is the mastodon website. Go to mastodon.social if you want to visit mastodon. Make an account on mastodon dot fucking social. That's what mastodon is.

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tbh I hate .social and have it silenced from librepunk but ngl, I hope that place looks, works, and smells exactly like twitter and everyone leaving twitter goes there and hardly notices a thing

if you can't handle me at my incoherent shitposting you don't deserve me at my insightful or art posting

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