Gah this week. >_< I'm torn between going onto Part 4, or going back to Part 2. Why is writing something linear proving to be so much harder than writing a game script?

I don't think people realize why its important to remove white supremacists from your board/forum/web community.

- They are extremely motivated.
- They have a tradition of recruiting via meme(in the classic sense).
- They have centuries of effective propaganda.
- They will take over. Slowly at first then suddenly.
- They will always create more moderation work for you. They will never stop pushing.

Every society struggles with this. And it's not some conspiracy.

@guenther @eldaking I know people who have done both; though I think they all had short/flexible hours. The idea was to save up enough to retire and work on their own projects.

The sigils were drawn in salt, the candles lit, the blade wetted with, well, if not blood then at least hamburger jus.
A demon appeared at the other end of the table.
"Wherefore hast thou summoned me?"
"Dinner company. Have a seat."
The demon sat. "What?"
"Lockdown. It's lonely."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

New post! I talk about how I'm approaching writing a game with a branching narrative and a heavy focus on text interaction.

Salkere: writing an indie RPG victoriacorva.xyz/2021/01/14/s

@silmathoron I'm doing this for a couple projects, but just by pushing to two different remotes. I'm not using issues or PRs. Mostly for non-technical collaborators who use the Github GUI and don't want to change their workflow.

The downside is that if it becomes easier to self-host Mastodon, it will run into the same problems as Pleroma with attracting Nazis or people who are self-hosting single user-instances because they'd be banned from anything else.

Trying to draft some documentation for my self-hosted setup to try to update docs.joinmastodon.org/user/run .

(Right now, the options for self-hosting are "pay someone else to manage your server", "use a very specific service for 1-click installs", or "already be an experienced sysadmin". none of which I'd recommend for someone who wants to get started with self-hosting.)

@LydiaConwell Yep. You just need a domain and a server. If you install @yunohost on a cheap VPS, you can install and manage it basically by clicking a button (if you don't want to deal with the low-level implementation details).

Pro tip, work related: 

Always write a contract.

Make sure your expected work or work title is on the contract.

Have that shit in writing, because you never know when you gonna need it.

Save it, then save backups in at least two more places.

You'll thank me in 3.5 years when you need to look at it again.

@eldaking I thought the corporate kind was just the hacker kind's jobsona.

It's been five years since I was diagnosed with , and for the most part I feel like I have things under control...

...until traveling and *spending the night in a different bed* over the weekend causes a partial shoulder dislocation.

That's why covid is politicized. To accept covid is to accept that a class of existential, urgent challenges that are systemic, not individual. That there's a freedom (the freedom not to drown in your own mucus) that requires curbs on other kinds of freedom (to go unmasked).

Covid science denies neoliberalism. It's yet another example of reality's pernicious left-wing bias. THAT'S why masking (and not masking) are political acts.

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BTW, today we released #PeerTube v3, complete with p2p live streaming features and a behind-the-scene short film.

Read more about it on our blog (and please share 😉) framablog.org/2021/01/07/peert

@LydiaConwell @MatejLach ...agreed.

I'm having trouble thinking of a good instance for journalists who already have a real-name following and don't want to self-host. Same for any celebrities that aren't tech-adjacent.

@LydiaConwell If the entire fediverse were just one website with one admin and one terms of service, it'd indeed be subject to the same content moderation dilemmas as Facebook and Twitter.... but the whole point is that it isn't centralized.

@maloki Wow; this video would be great with better voice acting. The script and visuals are good, but I can see why it isn't getting much engagement.

@LydiaConwell The point is that this is common enough that I don't think it's a problem with individual journalists. @Alon still has this problem and doesn't use fedi for more than crossposting articles.

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Following up from discussion with @LydiaConwell ; I'm seeing a lot of journalists conflate fedi with mastodon.social-- essentially, a single website with a single point of failure-- and missing the point of distribution.

Is there a good article, infographic, or blog post debunking this, accessible to people without any technical background? (So nothing like "ActivityPub is a protocol", since most people don't know what communications protocols are.)

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