New blog post: Reading and Writing TOTP URIs into and out of QR Codes for Fun and Profit
@phessler @trickster So no-one thinks this is a joke, JSONx really is a thing... https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/SS9H2Y_7.7.0/com.ibm.dp.doc/json_jsonx.html
A toot of appreciation for our admin @CobaltVelvet who does a lot behind the scenes to keep octodon.social up and running.
Doing this kind of thankless, invisible work requires time and money.
If you can afford it, consider supporting her efforts: scroll down to "Support / Servers" on the "about this instance" page https://octodon.social/about/more.
Thank you @CobaltVelvet!
Bullying (LB Captioning, 3/2 - Credit)
Bullying (LB Captioning 2/2)
(reply by cordolia)
kids get bullied, frequently, because they're "weird". but it *just so happens* that the traits society calls "weird" are overwhelmingly related to poverty, minority religion or ethnicity, neurodivergence, non-straight sexuality, and gender non conformance.
Bullying (LB Captioning 1/2)
(message by theysbian)
Unpopular opinion that shouldn't be unpopular: anti-bullying programs in school that don't address the root causes of bullying - which are almost invariably larger forms of bigortry and oppression like racism, ableism and homophobia - are completely useless and ultimately futile.
heads up if you ever use gimp for redacting screenshots and the like
with the default settings, "clear", or the delete key, only makes a region transparent but doesn't delete the colour info. it can easily be retrieved
ways to fix this are:
1. uncheck "save colour values from transparent pixels" when exporting
2. put a fresh transparent layer underneath everything, its colour info (pure black) will be saved instead
3. just fill the area with a solid colour instead
3.1. or save as jpeg
Pronoun frustration, request for help
I want to respect people's pronouns. Really, I do. But the concept of using "he" or "she" to refer to a person - and absolutely no other pronouns - is an incredibly difficult habit to break.
How do you re-train yourself to not be stuck in that line of thinking and start calling people what they wish to be called?
The Independent - China blacklists millions of people from booking flights as 'social credit' system introduced https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/china-social-credit-system-flight-booking-blacklisted-beijing-points-a8646316.html