This bit of stitching turned out quite well, actually.

maybe she's born with it

maybe it was gifted to her by unspeakable horrors

Nearly two decades of Python programming but that still took me a second to figure out :blob_grinning_sweat:

I dunno if you lot know this about me but as well as fixing coin-ops, I run a little indie multiplayer text adventure game at Have done for just over ten years now. No ads, no creepy addictive game mechanics, kept alive by voluntary donations.

I'd really appreciate a boost, 'cause Project Wonderful shut down earlier this year, and we could do with some word of mouth.

honestly though, mastodon instances are run and moderated by real people who care about the network, to the point of often paying their own money out-of-pocket to run their instances.

the *one* time i've had to report a post, my instance admin messaged me directly to let me know the action taken about it.

don't be shy to report. it works here. the rules aren't there just to keep things advertiser-friendly.

welcome to mastodon. don't be a dick. hug your local mods/admins.

"I would switch to Linux but Apple are just so good at usability!" says someone who has never tried to download a _free_ app from the Canadian app store with an account who's currency is Pounds Sterling but who's billing address is Canada.

Saw a down-and-out in Seattle last night. His sign said not "I need food" or "I need a job" but "If you’re reading this, you’ve been in coma for almost 20 years now. We’re trying a new technique. We don’t know where this message will end up in your dream, but we hope it works. Please wake up, we miss you.". What could this mean?

@endorphant lmk if it works if you have a chance (or more importantly: if it still doesn't). It's really unhappy with the `idna` library on my personal VM so I'm having trouble installing tootstream as a test :(

Hahah images are totally fucked good job, Aaron. On it!

We're back -- using Nginx and on v2.6.4. Some migrations are going on in the background -- hoping nothing you can see but ... maybe you can? Good luck!

I did the first two days and bonuses on -- now I'm going to upgrade Mastodon on and maybe sort out an Nginx proxy too (this should help tootstream and bitlbee, I think).

If you can see this message -- but you don't see a later message where I say "All done!" then you are in for a rocky ride. Hold on to something.

Ladies, if he
- is at the taco bell
- is at the pizza hut
he's at the combination taco bell and pizza hut

Oh this might be my fault. Also ttw isn't compatible with Bitlbee. This might be the time to fix it. (I mean, maybe it's _not_ me, but mixing HTTPS and WSS on the same proxy has been an issue before)

@matt Yeah I had a few of those too -- even more puzzling on our invite only less-than-1000-user instance. I think it's actually just "we want an article on your about page for crappy SEO reasons" more than sponsored posts but obviously -- still 🙅

It is looking more and more like we will have to abandon the internet at some point. Create a new grassroots network and attempt to improve on all the ways the internet has been abused.

@m455b @elly woohoo you're on Masto!

Yeah, I really love Forth. I haven't done much but I wrote a few dozen lines to make an I2C LCD work from a microcontroller (running Stellaris Forth) and it felt like the wizardry that programming felt like when I first learned it.

I am probably going to do AoC in something like Ruby though, to increase my chances of actually finishing. My brain is not ready for daily challenges _and_ a new language.

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