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I fixed a bug and I liked it
Now I've git cherry-pick'ed it
I fixed a bug just to try it
I hope the main branch don't mind it

Gay dating apps 

So Grindr is a gay dating/hookup mobile app, the chats/DMs for which are stored entirely on your device (unless you opt to enable Google Drive backups).
As such you can lose your chats if you delete and reinstall the app, resulting in the note of "lost chats" on many users' profiles.

Today I saw somebody with a screenshot of the Urban Dictionary entry for "lost chats" and I found it sometime entertaining (if a little... Crude/insensitive?)

food (vegan) 

I fear I may have made a mistake pouring the remaining maple syrup from its huge ~1 litre bottle into a much smaller spare Tamari bottle. I'm just waiting until I pour tamari on my pancakes or maple syrup on my rice...

Occasionally, you'll see someone argue that a topic is too important to "censor" behind a content warning.

The purpose of CWs is not to prevent people from seeing the warned-about content, but rather to prepare them to see it. That's especially necessary in a forum where posts come through in a steady stream, with barely any transition from one thought to the next. It helps people fight numbness, keep from feeling overwhelmed, and ultimately maintain their engagement with important issues.

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Please boost for visibility: Global Accessibility Awareness day (#GAAD) is on May 19th. I’d like everyone that can to turn off your monitor, or close the laptop lid and connect a keyboard, or close your eyes, and turn on your OS screen reader, and use your computer with it. How does it make you feel? Do you know enough keyboard commands? Does it give you enough info? Does it make you enjoy using the computer? Do you feel productive? Why or why not? #a11y #screenreader #blind

Optimist: The glass is ½ full.
Pessimist: The glass is ½ empty.
Excel: The glass is January 2nd.

Please boost: People who are at high-risk for COVID-19 complications:

1. What could conferences better do to support you?

2. What policies or resources would help you decide whether to attend an in-person conference?


Today's Wordle was evil. I considered but ruled out the answer early on. Sigh. There goes my streak.

Huawei have just announced a phone with a folding display that wraps around the outside such that it's exposed front and back when the device is folded shut, thus opening up new, exciting, hitherto-unexplored ways of breaking one's phone screen.

Back when Windows 95 came out you could drag "The Internet" icon to the bin and it'd pop up a message that said "Are you sure you want to delete The Internet?" and we thought it was hilarious but in hindsight maybe one of us should have said "yes".

:mastodondance2: Good afternoon, Please remember to add Content Warnings early, Content Warnings often. :goose_hacker: :goose_honk:

:democracysausage: posting without a CW, you better be sure that's a paddling.


Content warning abbreviations can be a bit confusing, so here are the most common ones:

ph = physical health
mh = mental health
pol. = politics
adj. = adjacent
+ = positively framed
~ = neutrally/uncertaintly framed
- = negatively framed
begpost = crowdfunding request
:boost_ok: = Boosts are okay/appreciated
:birdsite: = Twitter, also known as "Birdsite"

If anyone can think of anything else, we'll happily boost it. But most others tend to be self-explanatory.

spent the better part of the day theming my phone's home screen...

To everyone who's signed up recently or reactivated the account, please know that the very fact that you're _here_ is energizing & motivating -- to nurture and grow the web as a free, open, not-for-profit, people-owned space that's safe and inclusive for everyone.

Please stay a while.

@Em0nM4stodon different people have different opinions but some things to keep in mind:

* Best practice for screen reader friendliness is to #PascalCase your hashtags
* The Mastodon app will "suggest" you use the first version of hashtags it already knows about which may mean it tries to downcase them
* Hashtag searches only work across the "known network" of your server, not across all Mastodon servers or users.
* Using a lot of hashtags can reduce legibility of your toot.

If the software mostly works
You must ship it
Bug reporter only lurks
You must ship it
Schedule made up by jerks
You must ship it

Now ship it
Into prod
Check it out
Merge done
Try to test it
It's not too bad
Now ship it
Ship it good

I’d tell you a Fibonacci joke, but it’s probably as bad as the last two you’ve heard combined.

PSA to newcomers, crossposting 

#PSA: to newcomers!

Some of you might be tempted to #crosspost between 🐦 and 🐘. As a general rule of thumb, crossposting is frowned upon.

🐦 ➡️ 🐘: try not to do this, but if you really want to, avoid RTs & limit to personal tweets. Set post visibility on 🐘 as "unlisted", so the local timeline is less noisy.
🐘 ➡️ 🐦: usually fine, but don't crosspost replies or boosts, respect privacy of others.

Welcome again & hope you are here to stay.

#FediTip for #NewHere

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