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I predict a problem:

Currently mastodon is being run as free software by hobbyist and enthusiasts. They're piggybacking on infrastructure built for much larger projects and customers. You don't build a server hall for a thousand low-tier payers of $15 / month. You build it for the two of those that will need to scale up to the enterprise level, and eventually (now) fedi software will have to scale to that same tier

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I did it. I finished and published an essay I've been working on for far too long.

It's about the developer ideology and methodology that stands in the way of building a better internet with the fediverse featuring as a major part of a potential solution. Please know that if you're reading this you're probably not one of the offending tech-heads.

youtu.be/Vsh8G7JBxms

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Finally finished a I've been working on about how humanity is basically a big and we shouldn't let people who has been dead for 300 years convince us that we're the sole reason for our thoughts 🌿

So if you like and dunking on Descartes it might be up your alley

youtu.be/So1UJwdah0E

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Attempting to get some of my thoughts on learning out on video as a means of getting into the pace of video essay writing πŸ“š

This requires so much work to be any good but we're working on it, one step at a time 🌱

youtu.be/PNlt0pjRfOE

When I think about climate change, I think about the Great Stink.

By 1830, London was the largest, richest city in the world. But the city's waste management systems had not changed appreciably since medieval times. Most human waste was handled quite simply: it was just dumped into the River Thames.

The result was a slow-growing crisis that lasted three decades. Cholera outbreaks (from drinking tainted water, though nobody understood that then) periodically wracked the city, killing tens of thousands. The stench from the river gradually grew worse and worse, making life in riverside districts increasingly intolerable. The government was too hesitant to take dramatic action, though; it tried instead to mitigate the problem, by pouring lime into the river to cut the stench.

It all came to a head in the summer of 1858. A dry spell caused the level of the river to drop, leaving the banks coated with mounds of what the newspapers delicately called "impure matter." The stench was so bad that it became known as "the Great Stink." Parliament, whose halls were right on the river, could not conduct business. The smell in the chambers was so strong that all the curtains were soaked in chloride of lime to try and block it. (It didn't work.)

Parliament was now faced with a simple, stark choice: do something to clean up the river, or move itself out of London altogether. Members seriously discussed relocating to Oxford and St. Albans, but in the end, they decided to act. Municipal engineer Joseph Bazalgette was authorized to build a network of new sewers, at the then-staggering cost of Β£3 million, to be paid for by taxing every London household three pennies for the next 40 years.

Bazalgette's sewers solved the problem. They solved it so well they're still in use today. But democratic government had to be dragged kicking and screaming into making them happen. Only when the problem made their own lives intolerable did they finally act.

How all this relates to climate change, I shall leave as an exercise for the reader.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_St

there should be a word for this 

the transient intimacy created with a stranger, in which the fact of not having an existing relationship or planning to have one after the interaction gives both parties a freedom to share what are otherwise private and tender things

"So as the queen had Mayed and all her knights, all were bedashed with herbs, mosses and flowers, in the best manner and the freshest."

-- "Le Morte d'Arthur", page 428

How come I've never Mayed? I want to be bedashed with herbs, mosses and flowers

developing a theory that the moon is fake but the moon landing was real

things i think could cure my sickness 

really I want an autonomous toy bus, like a roomba but it doesn't vacuum, just drives a route around my apartment

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There. Deleted all the forks I had on GitHub, moved the very few repos I care about over to Codeberg.

I'm keeping my GH account just in case I need to write issues or whatever on projects there, but no more of my personal code will land on GitHub.

Vote with your feet, people.

I think I realized that I never did one of these things that everyone's doing now that the is causing a mass exodus from Twitter

I'm a 28 year old tech-worker who spends a whole lot of time reading anarchism, philosophy, climate and sociology texts in an attempt to better understand just about everything. Turns out, it's mostly a bunch of people who looks like me who thought that they knew how to save the universe

I also occasionally make YouTube videos 🌿

Okay so I'm back at Kolektiva since the other server had some difficulty being maintained over the long run but I also didn't have time to migrate followers back to this place, so I guess we're starting from scratch here! πŸ˜…

Probably going to be experimenting with changing instances soon

if you were wondering what happens when oulipo.social (doesn't allow the letter E) meets dolphin.town (only allows the letter E): dolphin.town/users/e/updates/2

The most daunting thing for me about joining Mastodon/Fediverse was picking an instance.

Having joined one, a RL metaphor emerges for me: "it's like picking an apartment building."

You need to evaluate the management. Do they respect tenant rights? Is the desk clerk skeevy?

Do you want to live in a big impersonal complex? Or a little boarding house, where people share a lot and have house parties? You can even be a "home owner" and run your own instance (pay the bills, fix the plumbing).

We need some new large instances for all the still coming ex-Tweeters.

Someone should create a general purpose instance at twitterexod.us

@feditips

For accounts that you add to lists and then pin in column view, can you remove those accounts from the home view?

As the web matures as an industry profit margins will decrease, which will increase the pressures to extract more rent for existing capital in the form of infrastructure. If this happens then fedi is dead unless it can blow for blow match the price ratcheting. This is dubious without a strong culture of donations and support.

The only long term solution is if admins and users own the means of infrastructure. Anything less is a holding pattern or active decay.

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I predict a problem:

Currently mastodon is being run as free software by hobbyist and enthusiasts. They're piggybacking on infrastructure built for much larger projects and customers. You don't build a server hall for a thousand low-tier payers of $15 / month. You build it for the two of those that will need to scale up to the enterprise level, and eventually (now) fedi software will have to scale to that same tier

holy crap this has shorted out my brain, please get me to this location immediately, I require this bizarre mini teapot village to live

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"I don't speak Japanese, and Tsuchiya spoke no English. Nonetheless we were communicating through our eyes, breath, pauses."

TeaTime branded erotica

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