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What do we say to the God of Hardware That Will Make Your Life Hell?

Not today. :blobcatknife:

Hey friends, since I have almost no friends on Mastodon, promo me and help me find people.

I'm a furry artist and musician who's into programming, and video games. My tastes are very eclectic so I'm into most things.

Frida woke me up at 3 AM by slamming her head against the window by accident because she didn't notice it was closed. :blobnervous: Poor baby.

@anna when we learn our first (or firsts) language we usually are in a phase where it just come to us (that linguists are even to this day trying to figure out how exactly that happens). After that period, learning a language is a conscious effort and we develop tools to better understand and use different languages and interface then all so that phenomenon of felling like its easier to understand other languages is actually true because now you already have the tools for it.

New #blog post: keeping a private journal in org-mode. Discusses the basics of encrypting a journal, using org-capture to write journal entries, and syncing it between devices.

#phlog #blogpost

My life is all over the place. Can I hire Marie Kondo to put an order to all of this?

Thinking about how the poetry in Águas de Março is so difficult to translate into English.

(Though there's a few things the person who uploaded that video didn't translate quite right. 🤔)

Here's a nice song in Brazilian Portuguese with English subtitles, by the way:

Thinking about talking to other people in a language that isn't your native tongue is so funny sometimes. Like, I'm able to say something in that foreign language? And effectively convey a message? And have a complete conversation with them?

My brain goes all surprised Pikachu over that shit.

I still find the process of becoming fluent in a language so unbelievable

I spent ~12 years of my life not having a clue what people on the radio sang about

then after a few years of studying by myself everything clicked! I could make some sense of all of those weird sounds.

And somehow it gets a bit easier to "get" other languages from now on?

I've seen a few people draw comparisons between Russian and Portuguese.

Sometimes I wonder how Portuguese sounds like to people who don't know how to speak it. :blobthinking:

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Resumed my Spanish studies and started looking for resources for German... I'm doing this. :blobcatcoffee:

Is it bad that I'm starting to appreciate drinking coffee?

I honestly hope all the great people I've met persevere despite of all of those problems.

I don't agree with how Wikimedia as a whole (community + foundation) deals with unacceptable behavior (and even that definition is too vague as we speak!). It's horrifying that a project with almost 20 years hasn't properly addressed that.

I don't feel comfortable with continuing my efforts to teach other people how to contribute and to contribute myself when I personally had a terrible experience with the community as a volunteer.

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Friend Camp

The decentralized web is about trust. You should only join Friend Camp if you personally trust Darius Kazemi with your social media data. You probably only have that level of trust if we are IRL friends or have been internet friends for a long time. Generally speaking this is a small, closed community. In the end, Darius is the arbiter of what is allowed here. If you don't have a good idea of the kind of behavior that flies with Darius, again, you probably shouldn't join this instance. In the interest of specificity, we do have a code of conduct and privacy policy which you should read.

Friend Camp features several modifications that were requested by our users.

  • you can log in via any subdomain, which means you can log in to multiple accounts in the same browser session (for example, log in once on and then as another user on
  • they are no longer called "toots", they are now "posts"
  • if you have a locked account and you get a follow request, a reminder appears under your "post" button (on normal Mastodon mobile it is otherwise buried in a sub-menu and you might not see it for a long time)
  • the emoji dropdown is a neutral smiley face instead of the cry-laughing smiley
  • @mentions are rendered as "@user" for a Friend Camp user and "@user@domain" for remote users. This helps clear up when you follow two people who have the same username on different servers.
  • there is a "never ask me again" checkbox on the confirmation for clearing your notifications -- more info here
  • images in a CW'ed post are collapsed behind the CW. When you expand the CW, you can see the whole image immediately. more info here
  • When an mp3 link is in a post, we also embed an inline mp3 player. git commit here
  • 500 characters of profile text git commit here, requested by @deerful

Important Bit from the Privacy Docs

If you want decent privacy (the info doesn't leave this server), the only way to do that is to set your account to private, only accept friend requests from other users, and only ever @ mention other users. Once you start talking to people on other servers, all bets are off. Any private message you send to someone on another server could be looked at by the admin of a different server. This is kind of like email: if you are on a private email server, and you send an unencrypted email to a gmail account, congrats, Google now has the content of that email. But also, you do this every day, so, hey. The internet!

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