@Ventronik I adore it, it was the first version of the story I'd experienced as a kid.

I am therapeutically self-applying these items at various points throughout the day.

"The Internet Origin Story You Know Is Wrong -- The history of the internet is repeatedly reduced to the story of the singular Arpanet. But BBSs were just as importantβ€”if not more."

By Kevin Driscoll


Probably not a lot of people know this now, but Mastodon's web app started out with "Publish". In 2016 a famous YouTuber jokingly offered to support Mastodon's Patreon forever if I changed the button to say "Toot" instead. Needless to say, this was a really early, and not very informed decision. The first glimpse of attention and financial support. As a non-native speaker I had no idea there was another meaning.

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Do you know any good transcribers looking for work?

I've finally begun transcribing the one of my podcasts which has been lacking that form of accessibility. Now you can read along with that time I showed Gila 1992's "Sneakers."


I'd love to have more of these done, and we're slowly working on them in our rare bits of spare time, but we're never going to get through the backlog without some help.

I'm not looking for AI transcription; I have bots too. I know about the huge faceless sites and services, but I'd vastly prefer to pass the work to an individual human person from the small-business/freelance world if at all possible.

I don't have a massive budget (it's a non-commercial free-content pod I fund totally out of my pocket) but I want to pay a fair price. I can supply a bot-generated first draft to work from.

DMs open!

Dungeons & Dragons character where they magically broadcast their adventures to others for entertainment.

"Be sure to like and scry."

When you express the emotional construct of the Maniacal evil laugh, is it "MUHAHA" or "MUHAHAHA"

Asking for a friend.

Dear open source users,

If the author of your favorite open source app has announced they stopped developing and supporting the app (because they're frustrated and possibly burned out), please don't suggest they do more free work so that you can continue using the app.
Instead, consider thanking them for their past work and let them know that you enjoyed their app.

another open source developer

re: USPOL/Hacking/Big News Day 

@thegibson Only 36 years late. :flan_beard_white:​

baby formula shortage 

I haven't paid much attention to the baby formula shortage. Everything I saw was about "supply chain". I just read more about it, and found out it was caused by one of the big manufacturers having Cronobacter sakazakii bacteria, holding private records that the bacteria was found in batches over years, and not having appropriate safety controls in place to prevent it from continuing to become contaminated.

Is capitalism out of touch? No, it's the supply chain that is wrong!

At this point "I don't know anyone with #LongCovid" is like "I don't know anyone who's been sexually assaulted."

It says more about your trustworthiness as a listener than it does about what's going on with the people around you.

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There's scuba apparatus kept on-hand in the storage closet of an underwater submarine for unexpected emergencies.

@thegibson Or the web3 crash is so far along that they're desperately scraping the very bottom of their spam lists for any longest-of-the- long-shot marks.

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A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.