As a Canadian, this is half funny, and half worrying that if a fascist gets to power in the US, they’ll come to “liberate” us from our democratically elected representative
I think we tend to overestimate the importance of software design as the main factor in explaining why social media feels “good” to us while underestimating the importance of good people posting good things. This comes to mind as folks wonder if Bluesky or Substack Notes or whatever new platform might be more “user friendly” than Mastodon and then therefore definitely “better.”
the drm driver works as well and I (re-)discovered one not so terrible use case for touchbar display:
move the kde’s panel to the touchbar, see the mockup in the picture. It’s broken in interesting ways since kde handles it as second display. I got the panel only with tricks to use the full height, applications are not opened on the main display.
It would require integration as auxiliary display.
Well, that's a first.
Achievement unlocked: I have been rickrolled in an academic paper.
Lots of people are using bird.makeup to follow people that are already on the fediverse and it's something I want to fix.
This could be a way to add links to their other profile, in a way that scale and is moderated by reusing the work of the #wikipedia community. Downside would be that it will only be for VIP users.
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New little feature on bird.makeup this weekend: the account page will now display the number of followers a user has, and also in which server that account is the most popular.
Hope this will help users find more niche servers that host the communities they want to be part of! Also if you are on a server like mastodon.social that bans bird.makeup and you want to move, this is now my recommended way to find a new home
Holy crap, Nilay Patel just ruthlessly corners Substack’s CEO Chris Best on moderating racist content and I love it
From Douglas Adams:
1. Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works.
2. Anything that's invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it.
3. Anything invented after you're thirty-five is against the natural order of things.
Not a fan of Uber in the slightest but this article about Dara actually doing the work and driving around as an actual Uber driver to suffer the pain of the user and understand it is absolutely perfect and correct: https://www.wsj.com/articles/uber-ceo-started-driving-for-uber-5bef5023?mod=djemalertNEWS
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