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absurdity levels are critical

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We're chatting on the "fediverse", in which a bunch of "instances" "federate" with each other. These words, oft repeated, lose some of their meaning, but think deeper into the etymology of the fediverse.

This is not a platform, it is a federation (noun) of soverign platforms (plural). The true, profound power of the fediverse is in its decentralized governance and the treaties established between its soverign states.

Dear people who know far more about .NET than I do:
is it POSSIBLE for me to work on my Mac laptop or am I going to have to use Windows? End goal is .NET Core on Linux, no Windows in sight if we can manage it.

Shove me gently in the right direction. ty.

Google memories (1/x) 

When I was a kid, there was always a key marked "Return". These days it's always "Enter".

When did we reach the point of no Return?

Many times, I've seen arguments made like this: "I'd try Mastodon, but I already have Twitter followers", or "I'd like to use OSM, but Google Maps has better data for my city", or, in my case, "I'd like to use, but GitHub has better discoverability".

Platforms for which popularity improves the utility of the service are skewed in favor of the incumbents. New platforms face a chicken-and-egg problem. You have to decide - will you help it, or exacerbate it? Those are the only two choices you have.

Don't let that cool new platform die in obscurity while you wait for it to become popular.

1) A donut has a hole in the middle
2) You can eat a donut
3) You cannot eat a hole

=> the world is positively littered with un-eaten, left over donut holes

Sure, to make an apple pie from scratch you must first invent the universe. But to make plans for later this year you must first imagine a whole civilisation.

March 2020 was the month that you learned whether or not, if you got sent to prison for a crime you didn’t commit, you’d emerge well-read and fantastically ripped.

To all those that still think #Covid19 might not be that big a thing. Here’s the death toll of Covid19 compared to SARS and H1N1. Sorted by days since outbreak. #StayAtHome🏡 #WashYourHands🧼 #WearAMask😷 Source:

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