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Goin' on a friend date, aka "you seem cool want to try being pals?"

It's so much lower pressure than a romance date! Now I just hope it works out.

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I wanna see an Antiques Roadshow where somebody brings in a late 1990s/early 2000s "Golden Master" CD-ROM of final website deliverables, and the appraiser excitedly rattles off a list the designer(s) & developer(s)

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this wikipedia disambiguation page doubles as a powerful artistic statement on the duality of man

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LB: mastodon.social/@bhtooefr/1009

this is it:

"The issue isn’t only cost, though it is prohibitive for many Detroiters, but also infrastructure. Because of Detroit’s economic woes, many Big Telecom companies haven’t thought it worthwhile to invest in expanding their network to these communities, Nucera told me. The city is filled with dark fiber optic cable that’s not connected to any homes or businesses—relics from more optimistic days."

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public speakers and poets couldn't drop the mic in the days before microphones so they had to pick up every member of the audience and drop them ear-first onto the ground

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whomst among y'all are writing the stories about nerds going around co-opting private dark fiber to serve their own communities? 👀

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"This is Bi Club. You can't go in unless you can prove you're Bi."

"I don't really know how I can prove that. In fact I sometimes wonder if I'm Bi enough to use that word."

"In you go, Bi friend. Welcome to Bi Club."

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Didn't stop the FCC from nuking it though.

"99.7 Percent of Unique FCC Comments Favored Net Neutrality - Motherboard"

motherboard.vice.com/en_us/art

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This damn thing is brilliant!
Basically mental health pointers to think through and suggestions to deal with it if you feel like crap

Screenshot and the link is to the original tumblr post and a downloadable PDF

eponis.tumblr.com/post/1137980

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RSS/ATOM is good.

And the argument that they don't allow tracking and advertising is bullshit because tracking and putting ads in RSS was and is basically still a thing and its fairly easy to track.

RSS/Atom is a pretty nice way to respect users wants to keep track of content [blogs, podcasts, etc] without forcing them to keep your site open at all times. This doesn't mean you can't advertise to them, this doesn't mean you can't track that stuff...

ffs.
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RSS and ATOM AREN'T BAD AND PEOPLE PLEASE STOP RIPPING THEM OUT OF EVERYTHING FFS
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EMERGENCY

I posted about my friend's situation in PA but it's become much more dire. Anyone in the harrisburg pa area that can help a trans girl find a place to live please contact me.

boosts mean more than anything

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subtoot from yesterday (sorry) Show more

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Trying to connect to some blind linux users to talk about accessibility, please boost

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the fact that peertube developers released peertube 1.0 and consider it production ready, while not providing the essential tools required to comply with basically any ISP's acceptable use policies, ensures that many peertube admins will be set up for failure right out of the gate.
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all of you are nothing but NPCs to me. that's right,

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