@aurynn oh sweet jesus k8s is such an overengineered mess. it’s great ongoing but, as I’m sure you’re entirely aware, initial build and config is an overly verbose hellscape.
Brave: “here is an interesting open-source idea to address the effect of adblocking on small content creators”
Google: “what a great idea, I’m glad we had it”
@TheEnbyperor so uh basically it’s Brave except with a Google namebadge on, righto, gotcha
uk politics, drukqs (cocaine)
Gove-related hot take: coke is the most Tory drug there is. it doesn’t bring people together. it doesn’t give you insights. it doesn’t show you beauty. it stratifies the world and puts you at the top for as long as you can pay its price, and drops you minutes after you’re broke.
@aurynn You’re very welcome! Good luck with it, it’s actually fairly mundane once you get how the gears of the different bits mesh together.
@desitively It seems to redirect to .com when you visit now, but I can't say I'm overly familiar with the ins and outs of that particular shithole
@freakazoid I mean yes, you’re right, but it isn’t new. Bad actors are already part of the fediverse - troll and spam instances have been getting defederated for a good while now. Gab is slightly different in that they’re migrating from a monolithic network, which means it’s unlikely to spawn new bad-actor instances; users are incentivised to remain on the Gab instance.
@desitively Not as far as I know. It’ll probably be gab dot com or their previous tld, gab dot ai.
Looming shitstorm warning.
Gab, noted haven for racists, misogynists, and literal Nazis, is intending to fork Mastodon and join the fediverse.
Their aim is to sidestep being banned from the main App Stores by allowing any Mastodon client to use their service.
Obviously, this also means that they'll federate, and they're openly excited about the trolling possibilities.
Mastodon admins concerned by this should block their instance from federation when they cut over to their fork.
today’s shower thought: the stigma surrounding benefits and governments finding it nontoxic to make poor peoples’ lives shittier and shittier traces back to the idea that benefits claimants should be grateful. we shouldn’t. when you have a social contract to pay tax in exchange for a safety net, the counterparty (ie the government) delivering on their end of the deal is not a generosity or a kindness. it’s their obligation. and you don’t get a cookie for doing something you’re obliged to do.