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‪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.‬

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)

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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.

Soft-launching this to followers only - please don’t RT or share at the moment, I’m looking for constructive criticism. I’ll do a full launch after I’ve heard what comes of having your collective eyeballs on it.

Anyway, here it is, my shiny new Patreon.

Late to the party, I know, but I’ve just heard about Israel’s Beresheet lander. Yeah, it was taken out by high-velocity dirt. It’s still an absolutely stunning achievement when you consider they got all the way there for the equivalent of two days of NASA’s budget.

My first reaction was that the Danny Baker furore was probably overblown, that it’s eminently plausible that there wasn’t racist intent. Then I remembered that intent counts for jack shit in terms of the act itself.

Impact matters.

Intent is context for what happens afterward.

today in nightmare fuel, some fool gave me my raw MRI data to play with.

are quote toots an antifeature or my client just crap?

‪help i have the world’s biggest ambient notification IoT boner‬

‪REMINDER: If you’re planning on ever launching a Patreon, DO IT TODAY BY MIDNIGHT (not sure which time zone). You don’t have to have it in it’s final state, just reviewed by them (~10min for me) and launched (a manual step after review). Do so and you avoid significant new fees.‬

today's addition to my comically large project list: we've got fediverse Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram clones - but you know what we don't have? Something that hasn't had a compelling competitor since everyone stopped using it, but many people miss. Fediverse LiveJournal.

All I’m saying is that most mid-range quadcopters would be perfectly capable of carrying a milkshake and, with minor modifications, dropping it on your fascist of choice shortly before making a getaway at a speed too great to be followed on foot

I can almost taste the tears of awful people which will accompany the next episode of the Twilight Zone remake.

Discovery Season 2 finale 

That... wasn't great.

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