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friends, I'm gonna attempt to upgrade to Mastodon v3.3.0. pre-emptive apologies if something goes awry and there's downtime (hopefully there won't be)

A man goes to the doctor and says "Doc, I'm very depressed, please, can you help me?"

Doctor says "Yes perhaps. The great behavioral scientist Pavlov is in town, have you heard of him?

man says "I don't know Doc, that doesn't ring a bell"

as of yesterday evening, i’m officially unemployed, because for the second consecutive time, my role was made redundant. super great that it happened to be right before christmas! when it seems like the job market is pretty bad!!

i uh, idk. is it at this point that i can mention the tip jar without feeling bad about it? any donation while i’m job hunting helps ;-;

friends, i've written up the details of yesterday's federation issues on long and short: certificates are a fuck.

going by the slowly increasing amount of federated posts suddenly appearing where there was previously at best a trickle, the issue is in fact resolved.

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friends, today’s federation issues on should (hopefully?) be resolved (soon?)

once i’m certain it’s resolved i’ll post a root cause analysis because it’s annoying

yes i'm going to complain about something i downloaded for free. just because i didn't pay to download it doesn't mean you get a pass for your stupid fucking decisions >:(

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going to fucking scream if i download another torrent to find that
- the torrent's creator has put each file into its own individual rar file
- the rar files have been split into like 20+ parts
- the file contained within the rar file in fact did not benefit from compression in any way

Hey so, Salesforce just bought Slack. Salesforce has a history of monetizing things they buy in really aggressive manners so I'm expecting some Changes there soon.

If you use Discord, I'll also note that when a thing's main competition has a problem is when companies choose to make Big Moves so don't be shocked if Discord makes major changes or either gets bought themselves very soon.

I've been banging the drum of "Have backups for your communities" for years now, but it's more serious now.

my favourite thing about visiting a Web Site is how many fucking popups i get, both on the webpage and directly from my browser

despite being only 1080p however, my copy of Bee Movie is 4.4GB in size.

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bee movie is the only film on my Plex server that i have in 4K

finally trying to do something actually useful with my two Espruino devices (i've got a Pixl.js and a Bangle.js) - it seems virtually impossible, however, to have the BLE configured in HID mode and still be able to program it via bluetooth

been spamming so much content lately here from , guess it was past time I sent another tip to @maffsie who works so hard to keep things running, and always bans the pleroma fash promptly when they come for me.

If u also benefit from the party of the queers and have the means, consider donating a lil bit too yo

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