"Right, what are we here for?"
"Knock off the fake cheer, doctor."
"A cynicismectomy, is it?"
"As if it's bad."
"Research shows that removing it improves life for you, your friends, family, and society."
"You can leave."
"Doc... I can't break this habit myself!"
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories
I believe I first saw this from @cosullivan, but:
"To help some of the newcomers make connections: name 5-8 things that interest you but aren't in your profile, as tags so they are searchable. Then boost this post or repeat its instructions so others know to do the same."
@acciobooks So imagine you have a 2-dimensional figure in a plane, say it's a lower-case "b"
You can move it anywhere you like on the plane, or even rotate it, but you can't pick it up
So you can turn it so that the long stroke of the "b" is on the bottom and the loop is pointing up rather than to the right
But you can't turn it so that it looks like a "d"
To do that, you'd need to take it out of the plane
Similarly with 3-dimensional figures and hyperspace
In which @firstname.lastname@example.org translates a Linus Torvalds LKML rant from Asshole to Nice Person. Worth reading even if you know nothing about programming. https://www.destroyallsoftware.com/blog/2018/a-case-study-in-not-being-a-jerk-in-open-source
Criticism is welcome, but remember to give constructive criticism, which includes consideration of how your criticism will affect the other person emotionally. The golden rule applies: how would you feel if you read the message was directed at you? It's hard for someone to constructively make use of criticism if receiving it is an emotional drain.
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It's been a while since a Pinafore update! The master branch is deployed to dev.pinafore.social though, so you can try it out there. The next update should include things like:
- a "reply all" icon to identify threads
- list of mentioned users in CW'ed posts
- smarter network timeouts for offline mode
In case you're wondering what's been going on, it's mostly been about making the tests less flaky so that the project is healthier. Yay project sustainability! https://github.com/nolanlawson/pinafore/compare/nolanlawson:5aa8ba6...nolanlawson:b7748d8
PSA: don't forget, your instance moderators need you to help by reporting anything that you think might violate the rules!
Reporting something doesn't automatically penalize anyone, so *you* don't need to worry about whether something is really actionable.
That's *our* job as moderators! All *you* need to do is help make sure we don't miss things by reporting them.
Created another account at @acciomath
datacenters do not imbue computers with special powers. if you own a desktop less than a decade old, congrats! you already own a server more than capable of hosting any and/or all of these:
(for free, forever)
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