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Never got much traction on Twitter, so here goes on Mastodon: anyone who can speak English fluently, but also knows some #Greek, able to narrate an audio book? As itʼs a manʼs story in the first person, a voice identifying as male is preferred. Paid gig.

#audiobook #narration #Ελληνικά


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So blogs are dead, yeah? Check out, a growing index of blogs about all kinds of things, by @philgyford

I've created a small, incomplete, list of instances with moderators of color.

The list and suggestions became to much to keep up on my own, so here is a Google document,

Here's how to move accounts and take your followers with you

#BlackMastodon #BlackTwitter #BlackFedi #FediTips #TwitterMigration #MastoAdmin

as sad as i am about the rapid destruction of twitter, the (re)surge in blogs and newsletters has been lovely

back to the #indieweb!

The Financial Times has set up a Mastodon instance for Alphaville writers and readers (currently invite-only, although there’s a link to sign up).

It will be interesting to see different orgs’ approach to this: community-driven vs employees-only, top-down control vs peer-to-peer connections. A lot of different possibilities are in play.

I finished little nightmares 2 last night. wow, it was a rollercoaster of emotions.

But what was more impressive is the lore porn around the world built into that game. So much information with very few confirmations of things.

We're hiring for six positions on the editorial side of Scientific American right now: opinion editor, health editor, science reporter, copy editor, multimedia editor and engagement editor. The first five are listed and the sixth should be posted soon. You can see those openings plus some business and engineering jobs here. Thanks for considering these jobs yourself or recommending them to others!

Another twist: These payments on Etherscan appear to have been fake. According to Elliptic, someone used made-up tokens to trick Etherscan into showing they came from this address.

BUT Elliptic still says the money's movements don't look like that of a government agency. Putting it through decentralized exchanges (to swap it without providing ID) doesn't look like actions of a regulator, says Elliptic chief scientist Tom Robinson. He suggests it could be *both* regulators and foul play.

Updated story:

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To all mastodon admins:

Hi! I’m Evan Phoenix, the primary author of puma, the ruby webserver that powers mastodon!

Please reply or DM me if you need tuning help! I’ve got no officiation with the mastodon, just want to see you succeed!

(Quick Tip: set WEB_CONCURRENCY to core count * 1.5 and then tune MAX_THREADS. High thread values will see diminishing returns!)

FTX and Twitter competing for the top shit show of the year


Boebert’s 1,112 vote lead is now in real danger as thousands of votes for Adam Frisch could be fixed within the week if volunteers succeed in having select ballots confirm their signatures.

If you were notified that there is a technical mistake on your mail-in ballot, text COLORADO to 2VOTE (28683) to cure your ballot.

🗣 If this comes up on your TL and you're NOT from CO please BOOST for visibility🗣


#Python 3.6 is the new 2.7 in terms of people not being willing to let go. 😅

Python 3.6 is no longer supported upstream, so unless you're paying someone for Python support you are not getting security fixes (and haven't since last year). And if you're thinking of upgrading to 3.7, understand that you're so far behind at this point that 3.7 reaches EOL in about 8 months (June 2023), so you should probably target Python 3.8 at minimum if you're still on 3.6.

I've published Macstodon, my silly little Mastodon client for Classic Mac OS to GitHub:

I'm not providing any support or planning any serious development or maintenance of this, it's just a fun little hack project. Please fork and extend :)

Some Gotchas:
- You need MacPython 1.5.2 installed to run it, because my Mac crashes when I try to compile it into a standalone app.
- You need some kind of SSL stripping proxy running on another machine, I recommend WebOne:
- It only posts plain text toots and doesn't have any other features
- There's no error handling. Expect crashes!

Happy Flask-urday! I created two video walkthroughs this week on the #Python Flask framework
1) Running a Flask + #Postgresql app inside Github Codespaces (using SQLTools extension to query DB)

2) Deploying that Flask + PG app to #Azure using azd.

Sample code @

Each server on the fediverse is like a personal vegetable garden, or a neighborhood orchard. Lots of overhead, lots of duplicate work, lots of inefficiencies that could be solved by handing it over to a few huge-scale "farmers"

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