Hbomb, Olly (PhilosophyTube), and Contra are the 2010s version of the late 90s Chris Morris, Armando Ianucci, and Stewart Lee trifecta

The new Pi is hot shit. Dual 4K HDMI. Gigabit Ethernet. USB3. Hardware h.264 and h.265 up to 4K at 60fps. USB-C PD power input. Very very nice indeed.

We're now on 2.9.0 - if you want to enable single-column mode (think birdsite rather than birdsitedeck), it's available in your preferences.

‪Boris Johnson will win the Tory leadership.‬

‪He’s learned the game from his Bullingdon days, burning £50 notes in front of homeless people. He’s played it on easy mode and he will reap the rewards he thinks he deserves.‬

‪Boris Johnson will be our Prime Minister.‬

‪This is hell.‬

@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”‬


h/t @TheEnbyperor

@TheEnbyperor so uh basically it’s Brave except with a Google namebadge on, righto, gotcha

uk politics, drukqs (cocaine) 

@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.

Sometimes you come across a video/audio pairing which is just too perfect to live

@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

‪today in accessibility features which nobody bothers to tell ASD people about: tactile crossing indicators. when the safe to cross sign illuminates, this cone underneath the call button unit starts to rotate. if you’re having trouble with audiovisual stimuli, it’s there.‬

@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.

(my intent is not to brag, I just have to talk about this SOMEWHERE or I'll explode)

due to the incredible and unexpected generosity of an anonymous benefactor, this beast is turning up in a week or two.


Eight *real* cores, before the HT virtual cores.

Actual monster.

And we're back with 2.8.4 up and running. users, heads up: brief downtime incoming for update to 2.8.4.

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.

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