Nothing about ActivityPub is specifically "twitter-like". In fact the protocol itself, if anything, is way more facebook-like than twitter-like (and largely derives from the facebook-like pump.io). It just so happens that the largest implementors are Twitter-like. But that's not reflective of any protocol restriction. https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16836027
We also designed the thing *so Diaspora could adopt it*, even though that didn't happen.
Looks like we are going to get all the rain today.
ICYMI, I updated my thoughts about tabletop games piracy and how to combat it: bit.ly/2qrrHWv
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Well, the company decided that they only want their software developers to live in NY, rather than AZ, even when they were exceeding expectation. (A person 2 levels above my immediate boss wanted to make a point.)
So, since I live in AZ, and the company's HQ is in NY, NY, I'm without a job.
And this job brings my resume up to 13 years developing software professionally in PHP.
I'm damn good.
And I'm humble. Which might be a problem.
Anyways, anyone need a web developer?
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Nothing like posting about a bad experience with Windows and Python to get the folks coming out to try to help fix the problem.
Folks, I appreciate it, but this is a Windows VM under a Linux host. I literally installed Python on it this morning. My usual routine is to use Python under Linux and I was reminded of how awful the experience is under Windows.
I don't need a fix. I already have a fix in place for my day-to-day developing needs. I've got this covered. Thanks. 😁
Riddle me this:
"Calling freeze_support() has no effect when invoked on any operating system other than Windows. In addition, if the module is being run normally by the Python interpreter on Windows (the program has not been frozen), then freeze_support() has no effect."
but when I run this using the Windows Python executable (2.7.14) it goes ballistic.
TFW you go to unsubscribe from an email mailing list that someone with your name used your gmail.com address (because they can't be fucked to use their own email address) and the server that handles the unsubscription requests is misconfigured.
When things are so weird in this timeline that even 3 million years in the future they know something is off.
Thanks to @craigmaloney , author of http://openmetalcast.com/ for allowing us to mirror his work under the CC license. https://funkwhale.mastodon.host has now some great free music for you to listen ;)
PS: if you are an artist or content Creator and would like to be able to put your tunes on our funkwhale, hit me here and we'll make it happen !
PS2: All the episodes are still being imported, seems like 25 are already available though.
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Pretty sure the GOP is looking to lose the mid-term election with Paul Ryan stepping down. That way when the Dems get a foothold in congress they can go back to being the party whining about all of the bad things that Congress isn't doing. They'll also start blaming Dems for every fool thing that was enacted while they were in power that will go into effect after the election.
I'm thinking there's a lot of Fire and Motion here for a larger goal and making the Dems impotent is one.
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"To illustrate Facebook privacy concerns, Senator Durbin asked Mark Zuckerberg what hotel he stayed in, and who he has messaged over the past week."
I hope people are paying attention to this.
Octodon is a nice general purpose instance.