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Manual approval of accounts over on mastodon.social these days. I know they probably get inundated with spam, but if you're on a roll trying to get a project up and running, seems it might be quicker to set up your own instance... But this was only supposed to be a side project hahaha

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Sorry, it’s actually 127.0.0.1:80/index.html. It’s working now.

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#Jetpack will no longer auto-share blog posts to #Twitter!

This is because Automattic, the company the owns Jetpack, was not able to come to a "good faith" agreement with Twitter about access to their API.

However, there's also good news.

In the same blog post, Automattic announced that auto-sharing of blog posts is coming to #Mastodon!

jetpack.com/blog/the-end-of-tw

@fediversenews @socialmedianews

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Fedimeta 

Personally, I think it’s awesome that the people who joined this fediverse because they didn’t like what one billionaire allowed them to do but like what another billionaire says he’ll allow them to do are leaving this fediverse for the billionaires fediverse.

I don’t know how you volunteer to go back to prison after tasting freedom, but a lot of people do.

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in 30 years time, if we aren't looking back on these days with horror, it's because it will be illegal to look back on these days in horror.

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Microsoft's Edge browser appears to be sending all the URLs you visit to its Bing API website.

Reddit users first spotted the privacy issues with Edge last week, noticing that the latest version of Microsoft Edge sends a request to bingapis.com with the full URL of nearly every page you navigate to. Microsoft tells The Verge it's investigating ...

*cough*

"Oh did we accidentally write code and put it in our browser that collects info on everything you do, again?

yro.slashdot.org/story/23/04/2

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Congratulations on living past 30! Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to discover new music that sounds like old music and doesn’t remind you of your unresolved trauma and shame!

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Sorry, the sabotage of Twitter is not a “disaster for democracy”—it’s the logical and inevitable endpoint of surveillance capitalist control of our communications infrastructure.

Those who control a message’s delivery system control the message.

Twitter was always owned by surveillance capitalists—it NEVER served democracy.

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The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.; - Amelia Earhart

Another reason to keep using Firefox, or to start using it if you don't already or have moved away: ghacks.net/2023/04/17/firefox-

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The purpose of Substack is

1. to make investors money and

2. keep journalists siloed, fragmented and controllable

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Writing Humor 

@bookstodon @lgbtqbookstodon

Credit ― Steve Hely, How I Became a Famous Novelist

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Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. - Anaïs Nin

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