Kithop @kithop@social.kithop.ca

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So we have the #fediverse right, now imagine things like peertube, and pixelfed to actually be directly connected with liberapay!

wouldn't that be preeettyyy cool.

and I mean directly as in "click a button on the website you're seeing the creative content on to support the artist"

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10 year-old me: wow you have THREE computers??? id love to just even have 1 computer

present-day me: yeah but they're all garbage. computers got really really cheap over the years yknow. but none of them work at all. especially since they replaced programs with uhhh.... well programs are now...... y'know when you go on a web page at xmas and theres falling snowflakes?

10 year-old me: java?? script???

present-day me: yeah thats all we use now. thats how they make the programs mostly

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This is how NASA writes software:
fastcompany.com/28121/they-wri

I want the software driving cars around my family to be held to the a similar standard of quality. In the context of self-driving cars, "Move fast and break things" means "Half-arse it and kill people."

Humans in the USA manage 1.16 fatalities per 100,000,000 miles travelled. Uber's software couldn't even get to 3 million miles before it killed someone.

We do this properly, or not at all.

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actually the thing about mastodon that keeps hitting me is that it's a return to the governance model of the internet of the 90s, which is the "local dictator", with a single admin or a small mod team who are the sole owners and operators of a site. and like, oh right, anybody who's only used, say, twitter and facebook and youtube and tumblr and myspace and so forth and so on would have had absolutely no exposure to, because all major social media platforms online for the past ten years or so have been huge corporate monoliths (or wannabe huge corporate monoliths). getting mad at brad on livejournal was a very different thing than getting mad at jack on twitter or david karp on tumblr, because lj was brad's site in a way that was very different from jack being CEO of twitter

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Alexa recorded a couple's private conversation and sent it to a random contact.

Amazon said it's "an extremely rare occurrence."

Get this thing out of your home, folks.
theguardian.com/technology/201

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"A programmer will eventually tell you to use macOS or Linux. If the programmer likes fonts and typography, they'll tell you to get a macOS computer. If he likes control and has a huge beard, he will (or ze will if you prefer non-gendered pronouns of humans with beards) tell you to install Linux.

Right now, use whatever computer you have right now that works. All you need is an editor, a Terminal, and Ruby."

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Remember when we trusted software? When people said things like "don't install things from that site, they're probably viruses" and "I won't use software from them anymore, they put in ads and broke my trust."
Now it's all "install this app, it's absolutely spyware and adware and was written by some techbro in a basement motivated by nothing but quick money, but your phone's sandboxing should protect you from having your phone taken over or personal information stolen"

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Another #mermay piece! This time #watercolour, using #artsnacks paper and inking pen from last months pack and my own watercolours. #seahorse #octopus #fish #underwater #seaweed #watercolor #art #painting #fantasy #temrin #mastoart

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#Mastodon v2.4.0 is 🎉 finally out! 🎉

github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

The changelog is long, but here are some highlights:

- Better offline support
- DMs column
- New profile options
- Hide who you follow if you want
- 120% better report UI for mods
- Narrower privacy policy!
- High contrast theme
- Web Push API opened up to app developers! Easy push notifications possible in all apps now
- Performance improvements
- Various fixes and improvements 😋

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A super fun trade with SuperNova that allowed me to practice watercolours more and try some effects i've been wanting to do for a while~ patreon.com/posts/18949310 #art #mastoart #watercolour #watercolor #painting #furry #furryart #lynx #galaxy

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