Fascinating to see tech people learn that setting up a Mastodon server, keeping it secure, paying the bills for hosting and the 24/7 devops...
...is the easy part.
Proper steering of a community and keeping tabs on moderations is 95% of the work.
Don't start a server if you're not willing to learn and do that.
It's #TransAwarenessWeek so I thought I'd talk about the first trans person I was aware of. When I was around ten, Weird Al put out an album with Wendy Carlos called Peter and the Wolf. This was in 1988. I was a HUGE Weird Al and also a pretty big fan of The Shining. My parents explained to me that Wendy Carlos had arranged the music for The Shining and that she was responsible for a lot of music in movies. They also told me that she had decided, later in life, that she would be happier as a woman, so she changed her appearance and name and now lived life as a woman. And that was okay, because it was her life to do with as she saw fit. That made an impact on me, and I still think about her when trans issues are being discussed. Now I have some very lovely trans people in my life, including family, and my appreciation for them stems, at least in part, from that childhood experience. So thank you mom and dad for that.
@spellbound ok with you if i broadly share my aurochs handle? I realize it puts a lot of stress on the server when someone as famous as I am starts doing that
Without using Google Docs, how do you write texts collaboratively with people online?
For me a must have feature for this is "track changes", so I can see what changes has been made by whom, and I can easily accept or deny each change separately. It also has to be free (at least for my collaborators), dead simple, and not require an account (again, at least for the collaborators that I want to ask to work me in this unfamiliar app instead of "good, old Google Docs", that they already know so well), and work well on mobile.
- Etherpad does not have the track changes, and also seems to have a less than ideally friendly look and feel for regular people, in my experience.
- Zoho would probably be quite perfect (except not FOSS), but it seems to demand an account for collaborators.
What do you use? Thanks!
I'm trying to figure out (1) the gauge naming convention, and (2) why there's so much more tidal(?) variance on the downstream (30th st station) hydrometer than slightly upstream...
please join me in guiltily, secretly rooting for the next Big Flood on the Schuylkill
extinct cow gang