Using Mastodon via IRC teaches you how to appreciate alt texts. "blah-di-blah and blah. URL." 🤔 To click or not to click in my IRC client? I mean, Emacs can handle it, but I guess I don't want to click.
And I also found a bug! Oh no! If the toot I'm replying to has been favoured by somebody else, apparently the program will mention them. This is weird. Perhaps it actually makes sense? I don't know.
So the moral of the fucking Mastodon story is, if you don’t want toots on the f’verse *forever* (i.e. zero way to remove them from all possible angles of view), which might be important to you if you keep a light footprint, then make sure you delete your account off an instance well ahead of the instance ever going offline. Otherwise, consider those toots forever accessible in Crom only knows how many different caches.
The thing I like about #awooooo!! is that it doesn’t matter how many os you use, you can always find a toot with that many os.
… he says, posting from Amaroq on his phone! #Awoooooooo!! 🐺
Oh, @linuxjournal published an article about the #bitlbee Mastodon plugin I wrote!
Use Mastodon via IRC. 👍
I didn’t know about featured tags! I realize that the four hashtags I added to my bio oh so long ago have nearly nothing to do with my actual posts. Featured hashtags even gives you a suggested list, and on your profile you will see the number of matching posts of yours. I think it’s cool. What do you think?
You can view all of a person's posts filtered by hashtag by adding "/tagged/" to the end of their public profile address, then adding the hashtag.
For example, here is a link to all of switching.social's posts tagged #MastoTips:
This can be very useful for artists wanting to link to a portfolio, or writers wanting to link to articles about a topic.
You can also add these to your public profile page by going to Preferences > Edit Profile > Featured Hashtags
@fitheach There's this description of Boston, US:
“The geographical center of Boston is in Roxbury. Due north of the center we find the South End. This is not to be confused with South Boston which lies directly east from the South End. North of the South End is East Boston and southwest of East Boston is the North End.”
You know that I live in #Switzerland and I'm constantly amazed that English speaking, privacy-conscious companies appear to use "Hosting in Switzerland" for their marketing even though the Swiss secret service is scanning all fibre glass going in and out of the country. In the mean time, the Digitale Gesellschaft @digiges is going to court in order to improve the situation of the surveilled. German:
https://netzpolitik.org/2019/schweiz-beschwerde-gegen-geheimdienstliche-massenueberwachung-geht-vors-bundesgericht/ via @netzpolitik_feed
(#Fedi is ephemeral, so I'm reposting it occasionally)
Yesterday or today i bought some albums by The Doubleclicks because I wanted happier music that I could listen while making coffee and snacking in the kitchen. And it’s already paying off. I just wanted to blast The Sisters of Mercy for the entire building to hear and tremble in respect before my anger but now they’re singing about the things friends are for and I’m already laughing. 👍
- (more Apple Photos)
Photos just crashed for the third time while exporting two folders of around 400 photos each. Perhaps I need to export in smaller batches? Perhaps some of the files cannot be exported? Perhaps the stars have not aligned? I still like their phones and tablets and maybe even their hardware, but I definitely don’t like Apple Photos and Apple iTunes.
Here I am, still thinking that Photos must been programmed by a team that never, ever uses it. Mark all photos. 942 marked. Right click. The selection changes to 682 marked. WTF? Sometimes, when I want to export or delete photos, I have to Select All three or four times until the deed is done, and since this is the only thing I'm interested in doing by now, it makes my blood boil. At least I am not regretting leaving it all behind. Bye bye burning trash fire Apple Photos. I always hated you. 🖕
I’m really enjoying The Anthropocene Reviewed #podcast.
@dredmorbius Why is threading broken on your last toot storm? Or is this something you're doing on purpose? when I click on toot 9 I just see the poll, no. 1, and no. 9; that is, no. 9 is not a reply to no. 8 but a reply to no. 1, just like all the others. Is there a benefit to this?
B612 is an open-source font developed by Airbus. It's the result of a research project to define and validate an “Aeronautical Font” to improve display of information on the cockpit screens, in particular in terms of legibility and comfort of reading. https://b612-font.com/
Dark Patterns at Scale: Findings from a Crawl of 11K Shopping Websites
Octodon is a nice general purpose instance. more