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Alex Schroeder ๐Ÿ @kensanata@octodon.social

I expired my old toots on this instance. It's a weird feeling to delete 1236 toots. I mean, I have them archived, now. But still.
github.com/kensanata/mastodon-

For anyone who still cares, #SVN is preparing a new feature release: svn.apache.org/r1817773

WIP release notes: subversion.apache.org/docs/rel

I wrote most of the new conflict resolver feature over roughly 2.5 years: subversion.apache.org/docs/rel

I hope this feature will make the lives of dark matter programmers (and rusty #FreeBSD devs) out there much easier. They will now rename things and *also* merge branches!

"Where are the dark matter developers? Probably getting work done." hanselman.com/blog/DarkMatterD

i should be interesting to watch shakespeare in the original accent.

youtu.be/gPlpphT7n9s

and the father and son team in this interview: you can see flashes of how proud they are of each other and how much they love what they do.

Will younger generations think the Amazon River is named after the company? #Showerthoughts

I looked at some more stuff and I really liked Amanda Palmer's position. From references to matreon ("support art and smash the patriarchy all at the same time") to the predicament of artists, it's all there.
patreon.com/posts/i-am-loyal-t

Did the thing: setup an account with @Liberapay and transferred 100โ‚ฌ.

Itโ€™s amazing to see Anglophone scholars of engaging the public so readily:
- Dr Emily Lethbridgeโ€™s Map sagamap.hi.is/is/ is very useful, and she provided me with some very valuable tips to plan a visit
- Dr Jackson Crawfordโ€™s series of videos deserve to be celebrated as a model for how scholars can engage the lay public: youtube.com/channel/UCXCxNFxw6 heโ€™s also responsive on Patreon.

Mastodon Archive v0.0.4 is out!
github.com/kensanata/mastodon-
๐Ÿ”ฅ expiring toots and favorites on your instance after archiving them โ€“ this cannot be undone!
๐Ÿ”ฅ a silly report telling you about the hashtags you used, the number of boosts you made, and all that

My grandparents decided to learn Welsh when they were 65. After two years of lessons in it (and talking Welsh with me at home, I was going to a Welsh school and was already fluent), they were fluent. My grandmother, around the same time, decided to overcome her phobia of water and had me teach her how to swim. She'd swim laps with me in the pool up into her 80s.

You're not too old and it's not too late to try something new.

Staying at home sick, throat ache and swollen sinuses, doing the weird thing: pouring salt water from a regular drinking glass into one nostril and have it drip out from the other. Sorry, no pics.

Remember: gamification works both ways. If you are trying to exploit your users, don't be surprised when they game and exploit your system in turn.

For client testing purposes it would be nice to have a local Mastodon instance without federation and without UI. Just implement the API (partially is OK) and add a database. could still be this thing! Sadly, it doesnโ€™t work, yet. OAuth is such a mess.
github.com/kensanata/gomphothe

@kensanata I suspect my ratios would be pretty pretty similar. I use โ€˜favoriteโ€™ as a mix of โ€˜likeโ€™ button (kind of a lazy method of social interaction: โ€˜I smiled at that but am too lazy to actually write you a replyโ€™) ... and a bookmark feature (that link looks interesting, I will follow it later). Now that Iโ€™ve actually written it out for myself, the first reason seems kinda crappy; I should just make more effort to actually write replies instead...

Now that I have a tool that archives my toots and favorites, I am keenly aware of statuses-to-favorites ratio because it gets printed as it saves the data. But what would be more interesting is the my-statuses-to-boosts ratio. Something like this:

$ mastodon-archive report kensanata@octodon.social
Statuses: 1563
Boosts: 302
Favourites: 2185

Have to say... I'm feeling pretty humbled by Racket. Guile still has a "killer feature" (or killer application) with Guix, but there's a lot the Racket community has that I'm jealous-of in Guile-land. *Especially* great introductory materials for newcomers.

@kensanata

Nina Simone comes to mind regarding slavery/racism music, for one.

Midnight Oil sang a lot about white Australian wrongdoings against Aboriginal people.

And while I canโ€™t think of French music off hand there are major remembrance events/programs every year regarding Nazi atrocities. โ€œJamais oubliez !โ€, as they say.

No need to even speak of the hate between Israel and the Arab world over Palestine.

Etc.

Listening to the . Still amazed at how the managed to keep the hate and anger alive: Irish โ€œfamineโ€, the โ€œtroublesโ€, a life of poverty in England, or on the sea. The injustice immortalized in songs, never to forgive and forget. No swiping under the rug! An amazing cultural accomplishment. Do the French have songs about the Germans? The Portuguese about the dictatorship? How comparable are songs about slavery in the USA?