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Hey friends, I'm an enthusiast, a , an amateur , and I go by he/him but it's also complicated, so I'm not fussed about it. Pro turned , I do love to talk and . How doin'?

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To all Mastodon-admins: seems like there's an attack on all instances by troll accounts. Servers get slow because of it.
They use thousands of subdomains of My 'pull' queues skyrocketed.

I now blocked the domain and all is back to normal. Please check if you're hit too.
#mastoadmin #fediblock

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Really dislike that "new girl" feeling. Help me track Trekkies down please!

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As the fediverse grows it becomes more difficult for new #fedi projects to get the attention they deserve.

That's why we started and, as well as use our following to boost and bring attention to new projects (DM us).

We feel obligated to do this because we know how hard it is for new projects and established developer egos.

We're all in this together, let's support each other ❤️

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When you hear media blaming the striking rail workers for being the ones that threatened the economy, that's not a neutral reporting. The railroad companies were willing to threaten the economy because they wanted to be able to fire people for calling in sick or going to the doctor. Painting the strikers as the irresponsible ones is propaganda.

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LastPass putting on a clinic on how to report a security incident without freaking everyone out.

What happens when *chan decides to orchestrate the next disinfo campaign here on mastodon? I get that it's more difficult in a number of ways, but if it's good, everyone else will do the work.

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Reading this from an Ars Technica article about birdsite has me thinking thoughts about Mastodon relying on individual site owners for moderation: "...are there enough people who understand the emergent malicious campaigns that happen on the service and understand it well enough to guide product strategy and policy direction. I don't think there are enough people left at the company who can do that work to keep pace."

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Boss just fired me. In front of a coworker. Couldn’t even give me a reason. In an at-will, though it was likely retaliation and discrimination, the energy to fight him is low due to chronic illness.

Any looking for a tech person? General know-how/consulting, Shopify/eBay, hardware, and general management of inventory/data/systems.

Please boost?

Edit: Raleigh, NC (US) area or remote.


Edit for tags & wording: #FediHire #tech #HelpWanted #TechJobs #LookingForWork

Sometimes a gift is easy, and sometimes you have have a belt that's fallen off and you pull off a wire from the speaker while fixing it. Time to bust out the solder.

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Twitter is no longer enforcing its Covid-19 misinformation policy, per this message on its transparency site

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In case you missed it, @peertube has a brand new (and simplier) website 🤩

Article ›
Site ›

Reminder : #PeerTube is a (federated) tool for sharing online #videos developed by @Framasoft, a french non-profit

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1. The nation's 100K+ rail workers get ZERO paid sick days

They want FOUR

And are threatening to strike December 9

In response, corporate America is demanding Congress intervene and force them to continue working without any paid sick days

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Pixelfed is the open source Instagram/Flickr of the fediverse!

➡️ Find a community to join:

Help spread the word ✨

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All Hands Active is here on Mastodon! We are a volunteer run makerspace in downtown Ann Arbor. Stop by and check us out:

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I tested out #Hive but the lack of two-factor authentication, the app only access, wanting access to all images on a device, allowing duplicate user names… and a privacy policy stating they WILL sell your data to unnamed third parties.


The more I saw, the shadier it looked.

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Today the NIH announced the launch of, the first national website for Americans to self-report at-home COVID-19 test results. These data will be shared with local public health systems and researchers.


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FTC Comments on Commercial Surveillance and Data Security are due today! Even short comments are useful. Here's info about how to can submit comments.

If you don't have time for even a short comment, see the reply.

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Please boost this. If you deactivate/delete your Tw*tter account, your @ handle will be publicly available in 30 days. The chances that you will be impersonated with no recourse is very high! Don’t do it - especially if you had a fairly popular account.

To wipe things, deactivate your account, then go to bird site /login and reactivate it. All of your followers will be gone. Now lock the account and let it rot. @semiphemeral is a great tool for wiping data, including DMs.


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Seeing some posts talking about fediblocking turning Mastodon into a "filter bubble." No. We absolutely do not need abusive or fascist views to have a high level of intellectual diversity. Full stop. That hate can fester somewhere else.

After 20 years of social media, the experiment has been run. Hateful people are unconvinced by rational argument, so there's no point engaging with them.

This is a rotten, disingenuous, meritless argument, from A to Z.

Fascism is to be defeated, not debated.

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A way to access the Fediverse, for attendees of Penguicon, an annual convention of science fiction, open source software, and all geeky interests, in Southfield, Michigan, USA. Convention info: