Quick note for new Mastodonians:
If you try to follow someone and get an hourglass, it means they have to approve your follows.
It is not a reflection on you if this doesn't happen immediately. Notifications about this aren't in the same window as the usual "someone followed you" default notifications.
It's not like Twitter's thing. It's Masto's own thing, and some of us are a bit more security-conscious than others, and some of us are slow to review our follow requests.
Internet name arjaybe
Terrestrial name Jim Bowering
I like #creativecommons
My books are CC-BY-SA
I like #freesoftware
I use Free Software to work
I like #selfpublishing
I like my #motorcycle
1981 BMW R100
Thank you for your attention
let's just make it an official internet rule that 99% of blockchain usage are complete bullshit and the author has no clue what a blockchain is
Aw man Twitter is doubling the chocolate ration to 280 characters
how will Mastodon ever compete
is this the end for Mastodon
only third round venture recapitalisation and a pivot to fidget spinners can save Mastodon now
Current #MadTooter progress:
- Rewritten from scratch, using Redux and React-Router, among other things.
- Logging in now works correctly, one does not need to refresh!
- At least some errors are handled.
- Nicer colors for in-toot links (mentions, URLs, hashtags, etc).
- Stuff that does not work, usually has placeholders.
- Image galleries were moved above the toot texts.
- Lots of other small tweaks all around.
It is deployed at https://algernon.github.io/mad-tooter/, if anyone feels like giving it a go.
I am being favourited by something that Google translates to "Walking penis bot".
I'm not sure if I should be offended or consider it a compliment!
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JSON not accepting a trailing comma is a design wart.
#WordPress 4.8.2 is now out and is a security and maintenance release.
This version fixes 9 security issues 😭
Which is a bunch of XSS and path traversal plus a SQLi.
Trying to chase down a bug that occurs on the bug submitter's computer and not mine (and I'm not even sure how it fails) is annoying.
Dealing with historical command line argument parsing and getopt functions is doubly annoying.
Chrome's private browsing is broken
This defeats the purpose of Incognito. If any website is able to tell you're browsing in private mode, then the browser is leaking data that shows it's not private