"Remote login is a lot like astral projection"
@lains We're also going to have an old world palindrome, which is quite rare!
And, even more rare, all calendar standards will agree with this palindrome:
I'm thinking I have to plan something special for that day :D
»I think that that's a breakthrough, because you are always taught to do as much as you can. Always put checks in. Always look for exceptions. Always handle the most general case. [...]
You have so many things in the background that you're supposed to do, there's no room left to think. I say, forget all that and ask yourself,
"What's the simplest thing that could possibly work?"»
When you buy vegetables like pak choi, you are buying a plant. So treat it like a plant. Don’t dump it in the fridge where it’ll wilt after 3 days. Put it in water where it can stay alive and healthy for weeks.
Eventually roots will start to grow. After you strip off the outer leaves for your dinner, leave a few of the tiny inner leaves. You can then plant it and leave it to grow back.
I've been building a Facebook Events style event organizing system for the Fediverse. It's based on the simple, open source, privacy-respecting event organizing tool https://gath.io
The attached video is a work-in-progress preview and shows compatibility with Mastodon. My hope is to get it working with lots of software, including stuff like Friendica that supports events and calendars.
Check out more at my Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/posts/organizing-on-32729070
So, there's this concept of "implicit feudalism" in online communities. Essentially, the vast majority of online communities - from old-school forums, to facebook groups, to large platforms like Twitter and Facebook themselves, even to fediverse instances - they're all run as dictatorships by default. It's built into the software - you'll have a top admin who has full, unconstrained power, they might delegate mods who have some limited powers, and anyone else has to listen to what these dictators and lords tell them. We talk about "federating" here in the fediverse, but each individual community - as far as I'm aware of - is a little dictatorship. A federation of dictatorships is not a free society, anymore than the UN, an international body composed of "liberal democracies" and authoritarian regimes is truly democratic. We need a way to start governing online communities through actual forms of democracy.
chaotic & unpredictable, in a good way
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