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Heya! I'm a software engineer by trade with a bias for technogy that's simple and functional. I've grown increasingly apathetic to the modern computing landscape in recent years and when I found this community a lot of my earlier passions for software came flooding back, so I was excited to join.

I'm interested in free software, anarchy, veganism!

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So, one interesting thing that I'm seeing in the Fediverse that one more or less never saw on the birdsite: people apologizing when they've made someone else upset or gotten something wrong. The older I get the more important I think it is to be quick to apologize when we err -- and also quick to forgive those who have remorse and seek forgiveness. We have lost this essential give and take entirely in our modern online discourse; it's inspiring to see it here!

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Quick guide to http status codes

1xx wait a sec
2xx there you go
3xx fuck off
4xx fuck you
5xx fuck

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it’s already been said by other people more eloquent than myself but, while i do believe there’s merit in choosing a mastodon instance based on shared interests, it’s far more important to choose a mastodon instance based on shared *values*

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Wow. This needs to be read by everyone who joined Mastodon in the last week: https://www.hughrundle.net/home-invasion/

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you would like to "verify" yourself on the fediverse? great, no problem.

1. go to namecheap.com
2. register a domain, get their cpanel hosting or whatever.
3. put some website up on said domain, include something like <a href="[YOUR FEDIVERSE PROFILE LINK HERE]" rel="me">Follow me on the Fediverse!!!!!11111oneoneone.</a> in your HTML. the rel="me" is important.
4. link to your website in your fediverse profile.
5. the software will mark your relationship as verified, have a nice day

myself and a few others built this in 2018, seriously, we solved this problem years ago. it is how the internet works.

The only thing startups managed to disrupt in the long run is generational wealth and anti-trust regulations.

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VCs and startups managed to create a culture of small autonomous groups; working with minimal or no hierarchy; who collaborate tightly with other organisations; made of passionate individuals trying to solve real problems; who are not afraid to pivot to something useful instead of sticking to sunk costs; and who don't have to worry about their livelihoods during...

...and then completely missed the point and just became an avenue for the next generation of ultra-wealthy individuals to exist.

Heya! I'm a software engineer by trade with a bias for technogy that's simple and functional. I've grown increasingly apathetic to the modern computing landscape in recent years and when I found this community a lot of my earlier passions for software came flooding back, so I was excited to join.

I'm interested in free software, anarchy, veganism!

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Revel in the marvels of the universe. We are a collective of forward-thinking individuals who strive to better ourselves and our surroundings through constant creation. We express ourselves through music, art, games, and writing. We also put great value in play. A warm welcome to any like-minded people who feel these ideals resonate with them.