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No matter how far along the road of imagination you take your , it’s the depth, the extent of the imagined, which have trouble to convey.

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Holy cats, was this really in May? It feels like a year ago ...

I talk about writing advice, the ways it can help, the ways it can hurt, and waiting to be 'good enough' to share it.

📝 📚 The desire to share what we've learned: victoriacorva.xyz/2020/10/19/t

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"Don't think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it's good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art."

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You tell a philosopher to get a job and suddenly he wants to be king.

If anything, online activity/usage/retail/revenue has only increased because of COVID? So how can , an internet-first ‘company’ have financial problems BECAUSE OF Covid?

AccessNow, OpenTechFund, Ranking Digital Rights, and Save Internet Freedom are fake organisations funded by Amazon, UK Foreign Office and the State Department to advance geopolitical hegemony.

’s firing of an entire threat detection and other sections of it’s team is a change in priorities that must have been in the works for quite some time already.

Reasoning a corporate strategy restructuring and cancelling of departments with COVID talk seems incredibly illogical, dissingenious and disappointing turn of events.

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So YouTube is removing community contributions, which means community-contributed captions and subtitles are not going to be available anymore.

If you have any viewership in another country, and you wish to make your content more accessible to them but you do not speak their language, or to make your content accessible for viewers who are hard of hearing or deaf, YouTube says “tough luck.”

You’ll have to find either dedicated volunteers, or hire a translator, to translate your transcript into other languages.

Which disincentivizes accessibility measures for many creators. Which is bad.

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#Protip: "Drafts" on Mastodon

Mastodon doesn't natively support a "draft mode", where in-process toots can be saved and re-edited.

... but ... you can emulate this by setting default posting to "DM", and not filling in any recipients. A DM toot not shared with any third parties is visible only to yourself. You can then post, and delete/redraft this toot until it's complete to your satisfaction.

On devices/platforms where Web content is prone to disappear without notice (o hai Chrome Android mufferphuckerz) this may prove useful, especially where researching links / content for a substantial toot.

#MastoTips #ProTips #DraftMode

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Allyship as an identity or badge of pride becomes ridiculous when you consider what the alternative is. Being an ally simply means you are not hostile to humans for their existence, and will not condone or further hostility against them. Refusing to be an enemy to humanity is just the bare minimum, like okay you're not evil cool story.

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I do think it’s interesting how vampires have gone from being a class analog to almost exclusively a queer homoerotic thing

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It's telling that 100% of TinyLetter's help pages are for people sending bulk email, and 0% are to help people who are receiving it.

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"transform a smashed smartphone into a homemade laptop"

youtube.com/watch?v=mciEZKSvva

this guy is a wizard

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Wow, there is a whole public conversation going on inside the Creative Commons copy of 'Twitter & Teargas' via hypothes.is

Now that's what I call hypertext

via.hypothes.is/https://www.tw

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I set up two sr.ht mailing lists for the livecoding language:

one for announcements (like a newsletter) and one for questions, discussion, patches etc.

Please feel free to subscribe and share :)

lists.sr.ht/~s-ol/alv-announce

Certain details are more important, than others. It's the exclusion of insignificance, or overambudnce, which allows for the birth of remarkability.

An that cannot be easily reproduced, because it applies to a very specific one case, means it's purely subjective, and therefore not really an insight about the nature of anything as such.

With modernist , there just constantly seems to be an area, or other, that feels not exhaustive enough, or not described enough yet to be considered a universal, as opposed to merely a subjective phenomenon.

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