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I've started a blog series about Terrifying German Culture Hour. Because.

after putzing around for 40 minutes, trying to get the putty-on-windows generated set of SSH keys to work with on this iMac, I decided to screw it and just recreated new ones.

Server admins just have to add that one to all the servers now...

A rocket suit with 6 miniature jet engines. Really impressive, even though it's only small hops so far.

@HerraBRE @gargron

I agree: The system should, where feasible, give people some sort of indication if it detects followers from a "bad" instance that doesn't conform to the standards.

Of course, that cannot solve human malciousness or other PEBCAK issues. And we probably really don't want a codified reputation system...

@HerraBRE @gargron I might be wrong, but... isn't it already only a problem only when a node is malicious or at least badly configured? (which is kinda the definition of "incompatible servers", either by intent or incompetence)

@stefanieschulte @kensanata well, Google does that too, as does Facebook, to a certain extent. It enhances trust in some way.

Offering this should become a standard.

@cynix my habits were formed on machines where ALT-GR + Q gives you the @ sign.

That combination sits on the same physical spot as Apples CMD-Q - which translates to "Quit".

Well, not anymore, at least not on this particular machine... :)

And what do you mean "more than one browser"?! What is this heresy you speak of? :D

I'm using a Mac again at work. Mostly it's fine, but DAMMIT, those keybindings all make NO SENSE AT ALL.

Browserhistory on CMD-Y
Switch Windows of the same app: CMD-<

And don't get me started on cursor navigation by keystrokes...

CMD-Q to quit makes at least sense, but annoying as hell if your muscle memory assumes an @ there - thankfully, that can get fixed by Karabiner...

TIL that Weetabix tried to make it big in China... and failed.

@HerraBRE even if there is no moral obligation, you still may feel a need to listen to the paying users. After all, what if they threaten to pull their monthly funding?

Same for the follow-up question: It might be, that those who pay more, get listened to more.

There are probably several stacks of game theory lectures on this somewhere: Is it worth to slightly inconvenience 500 1$-Users in order to please the one 500$-User. The risk that they all go is slimmer than that for the 1.

I finally got around to playtest the Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game in singleplayer mode.

It works surprisingly well in that! Harry, Ramirez and Billy&Georgia tried their hand at Full Moon. The first thing I noticed was that I probably wouldn't be able to solve all investigations, due to my deck being too combat-heavy.

I narrowly won nonetheless, but dang, it was close..

Next step: Find out how to make setup faster, and maybe invest in protective sleeves...

@cynix @CobaltVelvet oh you sweet sweet innocent child... ๐Ÿ˜‚

(I have seen too many running instances of cloud-to-butt to not be jaded by now)

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One of the problems shared by many social media platforms, is the "pile on" effect. Someone says something dumb and the entire Internet shows up on their doorstep to mock them.

Twitter has this problem in spades, it's one of the reasons it has a bad reputation for harassment.

As far as I know, there is nothing technically preventing the same problem here in the #fediverse though.

If it became a social norm to just star people who have already responded instead of piling on, that would help.

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to combat "hey guys" a friend of mine made a site that will give you a gender neutral alternative every time you refresh

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Googleโ€™s Verily unveils a new health watch

Googleโ€™s Verily has unveiled its newest investigational device, the Verily Study Watch, with the ability to passively capture health data.

See its features at which do look fairly future proof (except for possible new sensors that may be developed in future)

#google #health #watch

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@dredmorbius @stefanieschulte Sums it up.

The only fix I can come up with is to make bad interpersonal behaviour non-rewarding. (where the trick is to figure out what the "reward" here is. Attention, even negative, can be a reward. As can "getting away with it" be. So if you think that someone feels rewarded by column a, but it's actually column b, you're in deep trouble)

@stefanieschulte @dredmorbius There are two points in there I like to expand on, plus a third that occurs to me: 1. If you offended, apologize. You may then decide that you don't need more interaction with a person that is, from your POV too easily offended, but that doesn't change the fact that you politely apologize and back off.

2. There are indeed few real trolls. Still enough to stir up trouble.

3. often overlooked fact: Men can mansplain to other men too!

@dredmorbius @stefanieschulte one of the often overlooked problems with mansplaining and other -ist behaviour is that it ruins every other interaction too.

From the outside, actual helpful advise can look a lot like mansplaining.

So if you constantly get things mansplained, and in comes a man explaining things, regardless of how sane and innocent that was, _of course_ he's a nasty mansplainer too!