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it's work-in-progress and kinda experimental because i don't know how well it would actually scale but

inspired by @codl's, here is a PR to implement automatic post cleanup in #Mastodon

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➡️ @senfcall (in German and English)

Their website is at (English) and (German)

Calls are made within the web browser using the libre BigBlueButton system.

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there's one from 1140 from Hildebert and Everwin (based in what would now be Czechia)

they took so long to make their "selfie", a mouse is robbing their food and Hildebert curses it in Latin 🐁

"Pessime mus, saepius me provocas ad iram. Ut te deus perdat" ("Most wicked mouse, you incite me to anger once too often. May God destroy you.")

I continue to be enchanted by medieval self-portraits. We tend to think of the Middle Ages as a time without any kind of individuality or self-esteem, which isn't true, and sometimes you find little manuscript dudes that remind you that people are people and have always wanted to be remembered as people

One of my bugbears is user databases that assume or impose first-name, surname fields, based on assumptions about how people's names are structured. This W3C note on personal names around the world outlines some of the ways names are understood around the world, and has suggestions for designing UIs accordingly.

the single largest polluter in the world is the us military, which, unlike coal plants in china, provides no useful service to anyone. what am i to conclude are the goals of an 'environmentalism' that concentrates on denying victims of colonialism electricity before denying its perpetrators weapons

here's a good capsule example of the whitewashing of ancient history. left, a computer-generated reconstruction of the roman emperor septimius severus; right, a fresco of him from during his reign. spot the difference

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"Dare maggiore importanza alle emozioni che alla realtà. Il sentimentalismo è ampiamente considerato fuori dalla realtà, una debolezza. Molto spesso, chi esprime preoccupazione (o persino interesse) per le condizioni in cui vivono gli animali d'allevamento è tacciato di sentimentalismo.
Ma vale la pena fare un passo indietro e chiedersi: chi sono i sentimentali e chi i realisti?
Voler sapere come sono trattati gli animali d'allevamento vuol dire confrontarsi con i fatti che riguardano gli animali e noi stessi, o evitare di farlo?

Huh, the keynote speaker at defcon is the secretary of the department of homeland security.

@iung thanks for following me, may I recommend this advice regarding

Hey, #Fediverse, do you use (say, at least once per week) any Mozilla products?

Context: some people are claiming "nobody uses Mozilla's products anymore". I'd like to see if that's actually true.

climate crisis coverage got 267 minutes in 2020 while Bezos space launch got 212 minutes on July 20th


Waiting in a queue for the second shot 💉

"Let's use pdf instead of HTML because the web is bloated"

dude, gemini is *right there*

a plea to users 

I strongly urge people who are on to find another instance, because the instance clearly is not being moderated the way it should be. A lot of the fediverse has had enough.

A lot of instances and individuals are blocking it because of a persistent fascist problem, one that other instance admins have to clean up, because they aren't doing their jobs at until someone mentions that "hey y'all aren't moderating anything anymore over there, are you?"

The fascists have figured out is too big to block and poorly moderated, so they're taking advantage of the situation.

It's a matter of time before admins have enough of this. Many already have.

Muse Group (Musescore, Audacity) Physically threatening FOSS dev w/ violence via Copyright Law 

Copyright dispute is causing the Audacity/Musescore person to physically threaten the FOSS dev -- who is expat Chinese -- with deportation back to China plus notify Chinese authorities of anti-China repositories.

Asshole deleted their comment cause of course they realized they are an asshole.

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