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* TeMPOraL 3 hours ago [–]

> Why can’t I just click a button and follow all the local events for my favorite artist/venue/team/theater/charity? Why do I still have to manually create events and copy and paste details? Why are there so few β€œadd to calendar” and why do they often fail?

It's because of advertising.

Artists, venues, teams, theaters, charities and other performers may themselves not care - they make money on you being there. But everyone else between you and the event, they make money on your attention. They explicitly don't want you to streamline or automate event discovery and attendance scheduling. They want you to visit their pages, and be exposed to ads (whether it's regular ads where they get paid per click, or ads for different events with which they make money on you deciding to attend).

The "attention economy" is, by definition, built on making everything inefficient and full of hassle. To monetize attention, you have to make the users pay it first.

This may be an tired point, but I feel it bears repeating. The problem isn't one of technology - the tech for what you want exists, and actually worked much better in the past. The problem is businesses: they actively don't want you to use the Internet in this way.

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Really miss and really rooting for .

If you're sending me a follow request, please fill your bio/pinned toots with something meaningful. Say hi. This is my personal alt and I need to know you're a safe person.

On the flip side... if I followed you (or requested to follow you), there's a good chance I liked some of the content you're posting. 😊 And if I find that I'm not enjoying it as much as I thought I would (over an extended period of time -- typically some months), I might unfollow you. 😞 Of course, I'll expect you are happy to do the same for me. There's no obligation whatsoever around these parts.

It's *your* feed. Just like it is mine.

Ru boosted

When a potential employee starts by assuming you are a man and addresses you as "sir."

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Covid, vaccination 

Done. πŸ₯°πŸ˜ƒ

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Covid, vaccination 

Going to get my second shot tomorrow, super fucking excited! πŸ’‰πŸ’‰πŸ’―

django hiring post, boosts welcome 

πŸš€ Alright fedi gang, do your magic please. 😊 Looking for a junior dev in the UTC+05:00 to UTC+08:00 timezone. At least 6 months of experience; ideally a year.

The company is a small business, and isn't a total dumpster fire as far as treating you goes (yay). I was quite pleasantly surprised, in fact. Fully remote (the whole team is!). Full time: 40 hours per week spread over Mon-Fri.

Project is ~2 months in and a standard Django thingy.

You'll work with me. Feel free to check my site (rusingh.com/) to get a sense of who I am. Happy to help you throughout your onboarding and beyond.

If you have any questions, get in touch with me: rusingh.com/elsewhere/.

Apply here: forms.bloo.io/f/ckqzea5ja17874

Time for hash-tag spam, which I know doesn't quite work on fedi, but we're also kinda hoping it does. Overlook, please. πŸ™ƒ

Considering selling my 4. Bought from factoryforward.com/product/ras w/ 32 GB SD card.

Barely used. Thought I'd self-host, that isn't happening. Thought I'd do other things - also not happened yet.

Selling for 75% of purchase: β‚Ή4320 plus whatever shipping is.

DM if interested with location and offer.

@robert @garritfra also runs a birdsite instance in case anyone reading this wants to spread the load :)

birdsite.slashdev.space/

Freelancers who like schedules, are any of you doing an unconventional time block?

Say 12pm to 8pm, 2pm to 10pm, and such? Benefits in your experience? Cons?

A look back at May. Sorry, I can't be bothered with a nicer excerpt. ✨️

rusingh.com/2021/05/28/may-202

Folks who write serious blog posts, what's your writing process? What do you like the most, hate the most?

I want to add those cute blob cat emojis at once to our server. How do?

Fellow folks from , how are you coping with staying indoors? Any tips? Haven't stepped out in months and starting to get to me.

Vaccination is unfortunately not a given for the foreseeable future. This is going to continue for a while. A while.

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