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Fun fact: if you think about sleeping while multitasking, your brain can load what it feels like into your memory so you can think about sleeping while not actually doing it

It's a phenomenon called Sleptre

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@joachim @jalcine the option to show or hide is okay, but doesn't really do anything to fix the problem if follow counts are still built in as the default and most people will still use it

then all you are doing is making the people who do turn it off have even less power than everyone else and the popularity/capital issues remain

follower capital has to be removed for the change to really matter :molotov:

not only should you be captioning/describing your images

you should be requesting #MastoDev team improves upon it such as allowing us to see the whole image as we describe it, and a better visual indicator that the image isn’t described while uploading (maybe even an alert before posting!)

fight to make the fediverse more accessible

There are no good people, and there are no bad people. There are only people who do good, and people who do bad. All that we are is our actions.

Evelyn Berezin, 93, Dies; Built the First True Word Processor
'...Evelyn Berezin, a computer pioneer who emancipated many a frazzled secretary from the shackles of the typewriter nearly a half-century ago by building and marketing the first computerized word processor, died on Saturday in Manhattan. She was 93.

[....] “Without Ms. Berezin,” he added enthusiastically, “there would be no Bill Gates, no Steve Jobs, no internet, no word processors, no spreadsheets; nothing that remotely connects business with the 21st century.”...'

If you think my jokes are bad now, you should see my toot drafts

HTTP/3 proposal to replace the User-Agent header with a Chrome-Version header

Content Warnings are not for "offensive content" (although offensive content should be under a CW)

they are for people to consent to the consent to reading/interacting with more Serious or Harmful topics

it's not self-censorship. it's providing the subject matter to folks before they engage with the content so they can choose to interact or disengage based on their well-being and other things

This comment about instance-only posts is good, @Gargron, and I’ve been seeing this request for a looooooooong time.

You’ve asked ex tumblr users what features they’d like to see. If their requests echo long term users’, is it time to consider it?

I'm aware this is a birdsite link, but for those of you unaware: The UK government seized incriminating papers about #Facebook.

They just made them public!

Coincidentally I really wish this toot was satire

I'm so white cishet I have to hide meanings behind allegories and passive boosts and won't talk about anything directly

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@bridge and, like. listen to your non-white friends. the number of social circles with people of colour whose advice and input is actively ignored is fuckin' bonkers.

Here's a list of women led synth bands so you don't have to listen to Grimes anymore:

•Tokimonsta: (Jennifer Lee) is a California based producer whose already got 3 albums under her belt, I like her

•The Knife: heartbeats is always a classic, plus Karin Dreijer also did Fever Ray as her own solo project. It's spooky and noisey, and I think that's cool

•Bjork: Bjork is always good, she writes songs about the Earth and stuff. I think that's cool and I like her

According to all known laws of social networks there is no way a volunteer-run federated alternative should be able to survive

There's just not enough venture capital to get it off the ground

The fediverse, of course, survives anyway

Because the fediverse doesn't care what a bunch of capitalists think is possible

It's so cool to be banished to Mastadnonexistence by for having closed registrations.

I don't mind growing slowly and deliberately, but instances with closed registrations are virtually undiscoverable by most people.

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By the cybre people, For the cybre people.