omg the latest @beto Patreon update made me gasp! and then made me smile big! genius idea! the fediverse #music community need to see this: https://www.patreon.com/posts/im-selling-nfts-67874146?utm_medium=clipboard_copy&utm_source=copy_to_clipboard&utm_campaign=postshare
My company is hiring for a #python focused Sr. Data Engineer, #Remote (US Timezones). We maintain an #OpenSource project that ingests legislation from all 50 states and help some very cool nonprofits advocate for change. We'll have more positions opening soon as well; would love to chat via DM!
When I was a kid I loved The Beatles, but this being Brazil in the 90s it was rare for their songs to play on the radio.
Too shy, I begged my sister to call the local radio station and request a song for me. She agreed, and asked me what song I wanted.
"Love me do", I told her.
She called the radio station, also very shy, and when asked what song she wanted she blurbs: "Love me do"
"PAULA ABDUL? WE GOT YA!"
4 years ago I rented storage space and the woman asked for my id and phone:
- Sure, here's my driver's license, and my phone is six five zero, seven-
- No, not your phone number. Your phone.
- ... huh, why?
- So I can leave our store a 5 star review.
- Yeah, that's not going to happen.
I'm still angry today about that incident.
One of my pet peeves is people who say "I'm 110% in" (or any X > 100%).
I dislike it because the person thinks they're making a strong statement, but it's actually weaker.
While 100% means "I'll do the theoretical maximum", with 110% you no longer have an upper bound.
Why stop at 110%? Why not be 120% in? Or 200% in? Maybe someone else will be 1000% in!
When you say you're "110% in" you're implying you could be even more committed if you wanted.
Thanks for coming to my TED talk.
This video finally made me understand the beauty of modular synthesizers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBjst5tp2V8
Since I write my blog posts in the gemtext format (before HTML conversion), I find them more readable. No inline links avoid hidden links within a text.
Gemtext is the format of the Gemini protocol, like HTML is the format for http protocol.
Never read Dracula before? Would you like to read it.... over RSS? Dracula is entirely made up of letters, telegrams, newspaper articles. Each has a date, between May 3rd and November 10th, Last year, and now this year, Dracula Daily has offered people the ability to read the classic novel "in real time". It just started, so if you add https://draculadaily.substack.com/feed to your newsreader, you can follow along this year. #rss
A blog post documenting the process of building a redesigned #RSS feed in human-readable form.
Things I'm happy to have added to my feed, besides the styles:
- author contact information always visible at the top.
- a 'reply via email' link always visible at the bottom.
Several people are using the latter in their feeds, very few are using the former.
- How do you know if someone's vegan? Don't worry, they'll tell you!
- Yes, because we live in a society where eating and cooking are a HUGE PART of what we do, and people talk about food ALL THE TIME. So it the fact that someone's vegan will quickly come up BECAUSE YOU CAN'T STOP TALKING ABOUT FOOD!
masto admins warning people about the incoming wave of twitter users
#feditips Just remember, don't think of fedi like Twitter. I made the HUGE mistake of doing that when I migrated from there.
The fediverse is not about likes, reposts and gaining follows. It's about having real organic human conversations. And being a nice person is how you gain clout on here, not being a douchebag or a political fuck-all.
I know fedi has a different culture than twitter and it can be jarring to adapt, but just be you and you'll alllllllright.