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hey, CW your shit

yes, this means you, and this means even if it's REALLY IMPORTANT NEWS FROM THE USA that WE ALL NEED TO KNOW

i've woken up this morning to graphic descriptions of violence, which has ruined my mental health for the day and is pretty much the definition of "thing you should CW"

i've blocked the fuckwit who posted it and the fuckwit who boosted it, but if you can't deal with clicking the little CW button, try this site instead: https://twitter.com/

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consider: 100% tax on profits from any dwellings owned after your first
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* "beter" means "better" in Dutch and "worse" in Turkish
* English "much" and Spanish "mucho" mean the same thing and are completely unrelated
* "presunto" is Portugese for "ham" and Spanish for "alleged", so certain bilingually labled foods taste like ham, allegedly
* 山 (yama) is Japanese for “mountain” and я́ма (yama) is Ukranian/Russian/Bulgarian/Belarusian for 'hole in the ground"
* German "haben" and Latin "habere" mean the same thing and are completely unrelated

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Its always "The Simpsons predicted the future," and never "we created ourselves a nightmare world beyond parody."

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8 Steps to Rewild America

1. Shrink your lawn.
2. Remove invasive plants.
3. Create no-mow zones.
4. Equip outdoor lights with motion sensors.
5. Plant keystone species.
6. Welcome pollinators.
7. Fight mosquitoes with bacteria.
8. Avoid harsh chemicals.

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/meet-ecologist-who-wants-unleash-wild-backyard-180974372/

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If you make a piece of software, and people are required to use that piece of software in order to, say, pay for their housing or groceries or pay back a loan, you are on the hook to make sure that software works for _every single person_ who needs to use it.

All of them.

Every screen reader user. Every person with muscle issues who can't use a mouse. Everyone who doesn't speak English. Everyone with three first names, or no last name. Everyone who is Irish or Jewish and has a ' in their name. Everyone with slow internet.

EVERY person.

"Oh we don't have the resources to do that!" Great. Then you don't have the resources to make and sell that kind of software. Pack up and go home.

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🎉 Our iOS app is finally public! 🎉
https://snikket.org/blog/snikket-ios-public-release/

This is a huge milestone for the project, and proof of what we can accomplish when a community comes together around a purpose.

The app link will automatically appear in the next Snikket server update (along with some other app-related fixes), but the post has manual instructions for admins who just can't wait 🙂

#xmpp #ios #snikket

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I used to just recycle, but since learning how few plastics actually get recycled, I've reduced my single-use plastic consumption by:

🐋 Switching to shampoo and conditioner bars instead of bottled, and from shower gel to bar soap (like we all used as kids)

🐟 Using glass containers and a set of stretchy silicone covers that fit over my bowls for leftovers instead of plastic wrap in the kitchen

🌱 Using reusable silicone bags instead of disposable plastic ones

🐢 Bringing my own stainless steel bottle or cup if I'm getting a drink outside of my home

🦀 Carrying a set of bamboo utensils for takeout (and choosing places with compostable takeout containers)

🌊 Using stainless steel straws or no straw instead of plastic

🐚 Buying produce without wrapping (farmer's markets are great in summer) & bringing my own containers for spices in bulk

I'd like to give a 👎 to Whole Foods, which sells in bulk but makes you use their plastic bag or container. Guess where I don't buy in bulk!

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Please share your favourite Gemini Capsules for personal blogs
(boosts appreciated)

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I've been sitting on most of this post for five months or so, but I finally finished it up. This is a call to action to ask yourself if you need that new computer, phone, game console, wearable device, etc. What are the costs of the devices we buy, use, and throw away?

https://nilfm.cc/cost_of_computing.html

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What wellness is marketed as:
-Body lotions
-Supplements
-Fancy juices
-Candles
-Crystals

What wellness ACTUALLY looks like:
-Health care coverage
-Access to therapy
-Walkable cities
-Green spaces
-Living wages
-Paid time off
-Physical activity
-Close knit communities
-Sleep

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New #blogpost: “Misinformation about Permissions Policy and FLoC”.

Lots of people have been spreading the often-unnecessary advice to add a Permissions-Policy response header to their sites, and some have been going so far as to ask FLOSS maintainers to patch their software to make this the default.

If you read the actual proposals and W3C specs, you’ll find a different story.

Everybody: please calm down, take a deep breath, and read before you make such prescriptive advice.

FLoC is terrible, but telling everyone to add a magic “opt-out header” in every situation conveys a misunderstanding of everything you need to know about the opt-in/out process.

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Google is now tracking your visitors for advertising purposes even when you’re not using Google Analytics or Google Ads.

I took a closer look at Google’s FLoC initiative and how you can fight back and opt-out as a web user and a web developer

https://plausible.io/blog/google-floc

Great news, I finally finished organizing the music files I have on my laptop! Stage one complete!

Stage two: Download songs on phone onto laptop and do it all over again (wrt metadata)

Stage three: redownload files that have no metadata, are in an old unsupported format, or have very poor sound quality (I noted these down so no searching)

Stage four: Backup music onto it's own harddrive and sync music onto a microSD for my phone

Stage five: Set aside time to organize music I download & set up Jellyfin!

A community that offers a safe space for people to share their personal lives online (again). Social media doesn't have to be about only showing the best of you, all the time. Find support and community for your struggles – small and big.