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Hashtag Reblog for

Problem: Small instances can only see a small segment of the fediverse.

Solution: Reblog bot which searches other instances for a hashtag on a schedule, reblogs last post, and follows the user. This programmatically expands the visible fediverse targeted to keywords. E.g. @css @Tech (js)

You can use the Zapier CLI platform with the source right now for free. May be available to non-programmers later.

github.com/stephenburgess8/zap

Available for questions.

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What if there is no more mêmes?

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:mastodon: :

You can use the "Unlisted" toot privacy option to have a thread without spamming the timeline.

Make the first toot in a thread Public, and all replies to it unlisted. That way the timeline stays neat and you can chat all you want. Your followers will still see all your replies, though.

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Good morning. Selfie, 👁️

food, vegetarian niçoise attempt Show more

There should be a global 'awareness' week for developers. For a week reduce your RAM to 2 GB, disable all cores except 2, downscale your resolution to 1366x768 and cap your internet at 1 Mbps (or less for mobile developers)...

Maybe, just maybe we will start to have less crappy, bloated software.

I'm starting a petition to get everyone to stop using the term "fleshed out."

Spent an hour just now mowing the park that I'm on the volunteer board for. It's a bear of a job but it's nice when it's done and lots of people can enjoy it.

The concept of *Emotional Labor* was proposed in 1983 by a sociologist named Arlie Hochschild. In the context in which she coined the term, it actually refers specifically to service-industry works who must engage in deep acting or surface acting to positively affect the emotional state of customers. She talked about how that was an unrecognized form of labor requiring high emotional intelligence. It's a really useful concept but I think it's productive to return to its coinage.

Protect the mental health of your friends.
Don't speak in generalizations.

Post-post-modernism is to say, express yourself, even if society would attack you for it. Its a movement which owes more to William Burroughs than it does to Aristotle. That’s why it’s rebellious, and that’s what differentiates it from the desired cultural homogeneity of contemporary Modernist conservativism.

Post-post-modernism seeks a future where individuals express their unique perspectives in a fearless manner. That is why it’s Post-post-modernism and not just Modernism. The Modernist Grand Narrative as embodied by the term “Western Values” is rejected by this movement. Instead, post-post-modernism seeks to amplify the voices of people who have been historically oppressed.

> Sultana Daoud (also known as Reinette l'Oranaise; 1918 in Tiaret, French Algeria – 17 November 1998, in Paris) was an Arab-Jewish singer of Algerian descent, who helped preserve Arab-Andalus music, as well as introducing the genre to European audiences.

She was born in Tiaret, a largely Arab town, the daughter of a Moroccan rabbi. Being blind as a result of smallpox when two years old, she studied at a school for the blind in Algiers, until her mother encouraged her to take up music.

Weed the narratives society has planted in your mind by the root and sow wild seeds.

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J’aime quand la barre de progression est simple et quant son étiquette est en dessous.

I'm going to be on here less.

hooktube.com/watch?v=dCHi5apc1

> Les bourgeois, c´est comme les cochons
Plus ça devient vieux, plus ça devient bête
Les bourgeois, c´est comme les cochons
Plus ça devient vieux, plus ça devient...

I want to write an activitypub microblog app in node.

"The ability to write clearly is perhaps the most important skill one can have in an open source environment. In the long run it matters more than programming talent."

"Consider this: the only thing anyone knows about you on the Internet comes from what you write, or what others write about you."

-- "Producing Open Source Software" by Karl Fogel