finally an explanation of what those double-sided forks you see everywhere are for

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according to a recent court filing, FTX owes more than $50k to Margaritaville

#crypto #ftxcollapse

@spellbound Wow k I'm about to federate you with ten dozen political punditry instances for that

@spellbound wow you're really feeling your (feeling your oats) oats

My problem with activitypub is that I want a ten-loc basic API to fulfill that i can implement all willy-nilly in my dumb toy projects, and instead i got a thoughtful, comprehensive, human-centric design that prioritizes community instead

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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... 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.

@spellbound if it comes down to a vote, sysadmin gets two votes if I remember TAOCP correctly

all three other people in this coffeeshop are on (independent) loud video sprint-planning calls

@sublingual this is kind of a bummer because my own answer is antithetical to what I was hoping was going to be a chapter of my thesis

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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

I miss this Baltimore ice cream truck so much. Never ate anything there but I really think it would have been good

@wren this is a good opportunity to shill my Bottom-Half-Of-Dog Shaving Machine!

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