The FidoNet chapter from BBS: The Documentary (2004) is I think required viewing for fediverse admins.
Bulletin board services (BBSes) were pre-web online communities with forums, mail, games, etc. FidoNet was/is basically a volunteer-run federation layer that let BBSes communicate with each other.
The video talks about FidoNet's growing pains, especially around governance & a mismatch between what users wanted and what the sysops felt was required to maintain the net.
Thought about posting this again because we went to the grocery store to grab a few things for lunch and we saw him again! This time there was a old lady with him trying to see if anyone was home to let him in. He ran to us to greet us (such a sweet boy 😭) and she asked us if he was ours (I wish). I find it a bit funny how worried a few people get when they see him waiting for his owners, if he decides they are taking too long he'll just take that as an opportunity to go exploring.
⚠️ Warning: I'm a bit loud in this video. I just couldn't help myself.
I decided to share this again as a federated post because it's just that good:
There's a black dog who lives in a block nearby who is a pretty independent boy. He goes on walks by himself two to three times a day and we always pet him when we see him. This is from a few days ago, we were passing by his house (he was waiting for his owners to come back and open the gate for him) and had to stop for a bit. ❤️
Nicolas Cage to star as Nicolas Cage in film about Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage is reportedly in talks to play himself in a film about him trying to land a role in a new Quentin Tarantino movie.
The meta-sounding film, titled Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, is undergoing final negotiations to be picked up by Lionsgate, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Begpost, college fees
Hello all, I got an unexpected fee charge on my bursar and if I don’t get it cleared, i will be unenrolled from my spring 2020 classes. I’ve already paid $40 but I need $280 more ($279.97 to be exact). I need help paying this to stay in classes. Anything is appreciated. I can give proof (screenshot on my bursar. If anyone wants more background, I will provide that too) anything would help.