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For those unfamiliar, let me explain the sad prevalence of IE11:

1. FooCorp has 10 websites that their employees need to use, one of which was built in 2005 and only supports IE11

2. IT is a cost center for FooCorp

3. IE11 supports all 10 websites. Yay IE!

4. Employees are blocked by Windows Group Policy from using any other browser

5. Switching browsers means reprinting hundreds of training documents and retraining their employees ($$$)

6. IE11 lives for years and years.

Using the cape power-up in Super Mario World is the opposite of riding a bike: every time I do it I am terrible at it, as if it was the very first time.

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Game idea: Character Creation Creation Simulator. (h/t @staticsafe)

The game allows the player to start with a basic character creator and level the character creation process up to add additional functionality, improved graphics, etc. Submit your favorite character creators you create to the Character Creation Creation Simulator Gallery for others to experience your character creation creation.

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Pastry Chef Attempts to Make Gourmet Acetaminophen

brands, twitter 

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sort of wish there was a way that i could... uh, "subscribe" to other admins' instance blocks so that I didn't have to hunt through my TL if I remembered seeing posts about instances I needed to block. I'm sure that I've missed a bunch of blocks because of this. I don't even know how this would work - maybe an export from the instance like with accounts? Does that already exist?

Day two of trying to learn Arabic: I now know approximately three letters, four vowels, and no words.

Usually when I feel like the work is too hard, it's actually because the work is disorganized.

I am trying to be responsible with money and not buy new things if I don't need them, but also I really want to play Breath of the Wild, and Mario Maker 2, and Skyrim on the bus.

FYI I have made an Oulipo account, and I intend to be quite a doofus over there.

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I'm extremely pleased to launch Run Your Own Social: How to run a small social network site for you friends.

This is a guide book to running a small, tight-knit federated social network server. It comes from my year of experience running Friend Camp. It's focused largely on SOCIAL solutions, though it does touch on the technical.

I've tried to keep it technology-neutral, and it should be a pretty easy read for anyone who's been on the fediverse for a while.

Lucky has found that the tile in the bathroom is the coolest spot to cat nap, but he has also learned he doesn't like it when I step over him. We are at loggerheads.

park shenanigans 

Weirdly thinking about making a zine about process improvement and data collection for non-profits, because I love incongruities.

I am "all our interns look like actual children" years old.

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I finished my stint as a Mozilla Fellow and now I'm relaunching my Patreon with a focus on, well, fixing social media.

This means I'm going to continue my concerted work trying to make the fediverse a better place, in the form of best practice guides for running instances, external advocacy, and technical tutorials and training so that more people can contribute software to the fediverse at large.

You can read a partial summary of my work so far at my new Patreon page!

Got a sunburn and a workout legal observing at Trans Day of Action today. Also I saw how great it is when people who often feel unsafe get to feel safe, but also how hard it is out here for so many people. Seriously honored to be a legal observer at these kinds of events.

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Friend Camp

Hometown is adapted from Mastodon, a decentralized social network with no ads, no corporate surveillance, and ethical design.