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I'm trying a little experiment over at https://jank.town — a public Pleroma instance run off my home server, a distressed pig running at 550 MHz. It will be slow. It will be unreliable. But god damn it, it will be fun.

Because the Internet isn't for content. It's for people.

Come say hello and sign up. Or if I already follow you, don't be too surprised if you get some friend requests from my new instance. I'll keep mulligrubs.me going in the meantime until I see how this pans out.
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@stjohn if it were a MIPS Cobalt, it'd be even funnier 😀

Puh-lease, I have *some* standards :P



 
remember when the internet was fun and full of possibilities? yknow how now it's a miserable hell? reminder that what happened is that capitalism colonized it and now it's just as shitty as everything else capitalism's got its hooks in

like. seo, algorithms, targeted advertising: these are all DESIGNED to keep you from finding some weirdo's X-Files fan page or geocities star trek web ring. I would 1000x rather find those than tweets from the u.s. president, yet here we are #thankscapitalism


 
"Guards! Scuffle awkwardly with that man!"

YouTube: The Olden Days - The Late Show (AuntyJack73)



 
Have just been informed that Queen Latifah is some kind of musician and not, as I'd previously thought, a drag queen. Come on now, with a name like that what was I supposed to think.



 
A herp a derp derp

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#Mastodon #Fediverse

Cartesian co-ordinates: The y axis is the number of Mastodon nodes and the x axis is time.

Mastodon: Hold my beer.

June 2018: When @Gargron went back in time to stop himself implementing trending tags and accidentally ripped a hole in the space/time continuum.



 
I seem to be on a binge of reconstructions of missing #DoctorWho stories. Tonight's missing story is the controversial "Celestial Toymaker". Philip Sandifer cuts this down to size as racist claptrap but is quite happy to see the positive side of something like "The Talons of Weng Chiang". Yes, it's racist claptrap, but if you can see the brighter side of "Talons" then you can see the brighter side of "Toymaker". It's so much fun, or at least it sounds like it is. Rob Shearman points out that because it's missing we can imagine it looked a lot better than it probably did, but then I've always thought the surviving episode four stood up pretty well, so there's no reason to expect the worst of the others. The sets and costumes look gorgeous from the surviving stills.

PS, I'm up to episode three, which includes a grammatical construction more fantastical than any of the surrealism so far. I can only describe it as a present perfect negated double optative: "You didn't ought to have said that."
I remember asking my dad who Billy Bunter was. His reply was "Pommy crap."

Embarrassingly I thought Cyril's catchphrase "Yaroo!" was hilarious and used it at every opportunity.

Eeeee, the trilogic game has a beautiful nixie tube move indicator!



 
So there's a "Suspiria" remake and a "Picnic at Hanging Rock" remake. The "Suspiria" one actually looks all right, but I just can't figure out what the point was. I already saw "Suspiria". They already made it and it was great. Why are you making it again? Don't you have any ideas of your own?


 

I've heard this on the latest episode of The Handmaid's Tale

Maybe that's how my friend came to send it to me. A lot of weird/underappreciated old songs seem to be getting a second life as music in TV and movies.

True, better than some of the actual formulaic bullshit music available everywhere



 
In episode two of "The Daleks' Masterplan" Mavic Chen's writing system is boustrophedon. He gets to the end of one line and then wends back around instead of jumping back to the start of the next line.

#DoctorWho #DaleksMasterplan
I'm so glad it was this episode that got rediscovered. Seeing all the alien costume designs is a pure joy.



 
Literally the only thing that's going to make me happy all day.


 
It feels like a covers day. Therefore, have a punked up cover of the "Neverending Story" theme by New Found Glory.

YouTube: Never Ending Story Theme Song (New Found Glory - Topic)



 
Trying to port ancient kernel patches to a modern kernel. The patches are from 2.6.36 and the new kernel is 3.16.56. If that works then I'm-a ride this wave all the way to version 4. I may be gone some time.
So far I've just re-applied the patches (sometimes to a different file if the file moved), and changed a few deprecated calls to their newer equivalents. Nothing too bad so far, dot dot dot.



 
Holy crap, there's a new single from Uncle Neptune! Like, not from the archives, a *new* single — and apparently there's more on the way. People have said he sounds like a cross between Kermit the Frog and Tiny Tim, and they're not wrong. I love this guy — simple, sweet, catchy, and heartfelt. It's the kind of sincerity and guileless charm you rarely get in music. #music #UncleNeptune
All Uncle Neptune's music is available online for free, but if you enjoy it I encourage you to show some love on his Patreon.



 
Elon Musk on his half-baked news truthiness indicator:

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/999367582271422464 skribis:

Going to create a site where the public can rate the core truth of any article & track the credibility score over time of each journalist, editor & publication.


What the hell? If the public were capable of "rating the core truth of any article," fake news would never have been a thing in the first place. Go home, Musk, no-one wants to realize your out-of-touch man-child fantasies.

This is the man who said in an earnings meeting, "Boring, bonehead questions are not cool. … These questions are so dry. They're killing me." You sould like a bored 13-year-old in a history double period. I trust you with the future less than I trust the soggy capsicum in my vegetable crisper (not a double entendre, an actual soggy capsicum).

#politics


 

"Is this a joke?"


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Inside a burnt-out building site in Berkeley — some sensational graffiti.

Leica M3 / Kodak Tri-X

#photography #filmphotography #Berkeley #graffiti #streetart


 
There's been an on-going call to revive RSS over the past year or so, and I feel like I've seen half a dozen articles and posts just in the last week. It's a fantastic idea. Without it I can't follow particular people on Instagram, Twitter, and other sites where I don't have accounts. Those sites just want to lock their users in — it's anti-human empire-building, so screw 'em.

Pro tip: I found a self-hosted thing called rss-bridge, which lets you create RSS feeds for sites that don't provide one. I'm trying it out and loving it. AFAIK Mastodon isn't quite there yet, but Friendica lets you follow RSS feeds and now my friends' posts on Instagram are just a normal part of my timeline.

#ReviveRSS #Friendica #Mastodon #Twitter #Instagram
I've never stopped using it - I think it's great. It's being revived because they never replaced it with anything better!

Did anyone even try to replace it? They just wanted to lure people into their own spiderwebs, and it was touch-and-go for a while. I honestly thought RSS was circling the drain, but I'm delighted to have been proven wrong. I never really used it back in the Before Times, but it's really coming into its own now that people want to follow so many diverse update streams.



 
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These public scooters are still littering the pavement wherever you go in #SanFrancisco. I'm so glad they put up one flyer in the middle of nowhere — that should do the trick.

Leica M3 / Kodak Tri-X

#photography #filmphotography #SanFrancisco
@StJohn It’s LimeBikes for days over here in El Cerrito. 🙄🚲🚲🚲🚲😡