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Heyo! I've been tooting from @edheil, and I'm experimenting with setting up my own instance. I may or may not keep it around, it's an experimental thing for the moment. If I've followed you here, chances are it's because I followed you there.

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Joking about Jordan Peterson's addiction and treatment 

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Kickstarter workers vote to form first union in tech industry

Congrats to the Kickstarter staff for blazing this incredible trail!

"Workers voted 36 to 47 in favor of unionizing"

They're the first "white-collar, full-time employee" union in tech.


holy cow, tiddlywikis ( are a world you could just lose yourself in

making one available/usable from multiple devices, especially iOS, is a bit of a challenge though.

I just reinstalled node, it was easier than figuring it out

no wait, reinstalling it using that didn't work, it didn't put it where it was supposed to be.

fucking npm

oh, it was still there in /usr/local/Cellar/node/13.6.0//libexec/bin/npm

me: hey this is a neat tool, apparently it's a node thing? Ok, npm install neat-tool

npm: you're a minor release behind! here's how you upgrade npm

me: OK, here goes!

npm: failed to upgrade, there was an old man file in the way of the new man file I wanted to create. move it away or re-run with force

me: OK, here goes!

my system: npm? what do you mean. npm doesn't exist.


fucking npm why do I even

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What'm I doing right now? Undoing something I'd taken weeks to accomplish because it turns out it wasn't that important after all and the people who asked for it don't want it anymore. Wrote a little script and it's chugging away, deleting deleting deleting....

It seems silly to maintain my own vanity mastodon instance for the amount of mastodon-ing I do.

mi lon tomo pali. mi pali ala pona. mi wile ala lon tomo pali.

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me: hi, I'd like to buy a Magic Bullet

Bed Bath and Beyond employee: ooh, looking to make some smoothies?

me: no, I need to kill a devil.

BB&B employee: [pulls lever disguised as a bed frame, secret door opens up to the "beyond" section] follow me.

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In tech, 'smart' refers to any device that stops working when the company that manufactures it goes out of business, regardless of what it does.

Listening to The Pop Group for the first time. WT actual F?

Do any Mastadonians know if it would be practical to swap out an install of Mastdon for an install of Pleroma, keeping the same domain and username? Could that possibly transition smoothly, or would there be a huge shear effect, where the other servers try to treat the new pleroma server as if it was the old mastodon server, and there is weeping and gnashing of teeth?

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