abucci

anthony.buc.ci

Hi, I'm Anthony and I'm a computer scientist

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In-reply-to » @prologic OK, I fixed this. I hadn't set any of the SMTP values for my pod. I tested a few features that would send emails, and they did.

@prologic@twtxt.net A “nice to have” is being able to attach one or more twts to a user abuse report, so that the admin can see what you’re talking about without having to dig through the feed.

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In-reply-to » 👋 Hello @richardepice, welcome to Buccipod, a Yarn.social Pod! To get started you may want to check out the pod's Discover feed to find users to follow and interact with. To follow new users, use the ⨁ Follow button on their profile page or use the Follow form and enter a Twtxt URL. You may also find other feeds of interest via Feeds. Welcome! 🤗

@richardepice@anthony.buc.ci hello, are you a real human? If you don’t reply I’ll delete your account tomorrow–too many fake accounts around here lately!

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In-reply-to » @abucci This is the email I've been referring to btw that you typically get on a Sunday 😅 Media

@prologic@twtxt.net OK, I fixed this. I hadn’t set any of the SMTP values for my pod. I tested a few features that would send emails, and they did.

On a related note, is it possible to report an individual twt? I know you can report a user, but can you report a single twt of that user?

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In-reply-to » @abucci @movq I for ones was just silently confused, I'm not in the IRC, so whatever it was - therefore I didn't see it. I also think it's important to add, that no group, event or action, should be considered "protected from humor".

@prologic@twtxt.net I haven’t thought it through super carefully but I think so. Mainly I’m still reacting to the notion that “humor” shouldn’t be restricted, which was expressed upthread.

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In-reply-to » @abucci @movq I for ones was just silently confused, I'm not in the IRC, so whatever it was - therefore I didn't see it. I also think it's important to add, that no group, event or action, should be considered "protected from humor".

@prologic@twtxt.net yeah, I think it’s vary difficult. I think different groups of people have different needs and tolerances. Giving them tools to shape their own space is important, but that includes blocking stuff they don’t want to see.

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In-reply-to » @prologic I think circulating block lists, and especially blocking "dark senses of humor", is 100% necessary for a heathy environment. There is no reasonable justification for forcing people to see "humor" or whatever you call it, when they don't want to see it. Extremely bad actors say exactly this kind of stuff, and Nazis and fascists and shifty people of all stripes, for at least 100 years, have tried to hide their shiftiness by pretending it is "free speech" and "humor". It is unacceptable in 2023 to use the same rhetoric, period, end of story.

@prologic@twtxt.net no worries. I think it’s hard to read to tone in text base media generally

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In-reply-to » @abucci @movq I for ones was just silently confused, I'm not in the IRC, so whatever it was - therefore I didn't see it. I also think it's important to add, that no group, event or action, should be considered "protected from humor".

@prologic@twtxt.net I think circulating block lists, and especially blocking “dark senses of humor”, is 100% necessary for a heathy environment. There is no reasonable justification for forcing people to see “humor” or whatever you call it, when they don’t want to see it. Extremely bad actors say exactly this kind of stuff, and Nazis and fascists and shifty people of all stripes, for at least 100 years, have tried to hide their shiftiness by pretending it is “free speech” and “humor”. It is unacceptable in 2023 to use the same rhetoric, period, end of story.

And please don’t try to tone police me. I say what I say the way I say it with knowledge of what that means. If I’m not “gentle” there’s a reason for that.A better thing to do is ask why I wasn’t “gentle” in that particular case.

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An online friend I knew years ago used the phrase “freeze peach” to refer to what “free speech absolutists” always demand online. Now I use it too. Consider this an invitation to use the phrase in your own world.

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In-reply-to » I’ve been to the office almost every day for the last 5 weeks (debugging WiFi in our various buildings) and it really took a toll on me. I’m exhausted. It’s so much overhead to drive to the office, a ridiculous waste of resources and time. How did we ever consider this normal? 😨

@movq@www.uninformativ.de I hope you get a chance to rest.

My eyesight degraded to the point that I couldn’t drive a car legally anymore by 2009, so I was forced to change my life around. I’m very fortunate that I work in tech and in a part of the country where I can walk to almost everything I need, and even then it was a difficult adjustment. Nowadays, though, driving every day is a distant memory and seems quite an odd thing to have to do.

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In-reply-to » What looks to me to be pretty nasty transphobia was posted in the yarn.social IRC channel.

@thecanine@twtxt.net @movq@www.uninformativ.de

I also think it’s important to add, that no group, event or action, should be considered “protected from humor”.

“Humor” is punching up. “Abuse” is punching down. Yes, groups “below” you in the pecking order should be free from your “humor”, because that “humor” amounts to abuse much of the time. What you’re saying here is what lousy people say to defend their abuse as “just a joke; why don’t people have a sense of humor anymore” etc.

to now almost fully sanitized. It ruined the fun.

Are you joking? You are not looking at the same internet I am, then, and I’m old enough to have used USENET. This is nonsense.

The Fediverse fractured, mostly because some percentage of users, had to find a way to silence those offensive to them, for the entirety of their instance. I really don’t want this place, taking the same path.

This is 100% horseshit and wrong. There is literally no sense in which the Fediverse “fractured.” One look at connectivity graphs among instances proves that, so where is this coming from? Where are you getting this nonsense and why are you repeating it? Again, you are repeating the talking points/bullshit of bad actors. If black people (for instance) don’t want instances they use to federate with instances that allow and promote racism, that is their right and they should be protected in doing what they need, not called “fractured”. Just like you don’t have to invite a racist into your house and listen to their garbage for the sake of avoiding “fracturing”, whatever you mean by that.

It’s so bizarre, but unfortunately predictable, how people who don’t even know what happened in a given event feel the need to jump up and defend “humor” or “free speech” or some such empty ideal. I’d urge you to ask yourself why you felt the need to do that.

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In-reply-to » @bender Interesting that it performed so poorly when your tried your own relay. How many clients were accessing it at once? Overall I'm definitely not sold on it yet, while I do like fiddling around with new protocol stuff I am also very wary of the crypto-libertarian ethos that is driving the Nostr project.

@prologic@twtxt.net “outside of the protocol for now”. that’s web3/cryptospeak

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Would it be horrible to add PDF as a file upload type to yarn.social? Or, can it already do that and I’m just being a lunkhead about it? Every time I’ve tried to upload a PDF I’ve gotten an error.

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In-reply-to » What looks to me to be pretty nasty transphobia was posted in the yarn.social IRC channel.

I called it out in channel and took screenshots. Happy to discuss in a less public space with anyone–not going to share that stuff and propagate the harm.

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What looks to me to be pretty nasty transphobia was posted in the yarn.social IRC channel.

I’ll go on record unequivocally: transphobia is not OK ever. Transwomen are women, transmen are men, and it’s not in any way funny to pretend otherwise even as a “joke”. It’s hurtful and harmful.

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In-reply-to » Enabling branch deployments through IssueOps with GitHub Actions What if developers want to leverage branch deployments but don't have a full ChatOps stack integrated with their repositories? We wanted to set out to find a way for all developers to be able to take advantage of branch deployments with ease, right from their GitHub repository, and so the branch-deploy Action was born! ⌘ Read more

@prologic@twtxt.net BullshitOps in full effect

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It’s not a surprise that Musk is destroying everything good about twitter (including, now, closing down free API access on Feb 9 which will kill thousands of cool bots). It’s part of the game plan. It’s a flex, and he’s a dick.

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In-reply-to » 👋 Hello @amyzit, welcome to Buccipod, a Yarn.social Pod! To get started you may want to check out the pod's Discover feed to find users to follow and interact with. To follow new users, use the ⨁ Follow button on their profile page or use the Follow form and enter a Twtxt URL. You may also find other feeds of interest via Feeds. Welcome! 🤗

@prologic@twtxt.net I think the point is to create friction. A person registering an account has to have an email address, has to be able to receive an email, and has to click a link in the email they receive. This is meant to put off (some) people who are not serious about joining. We don’t need to store anything involved in that flow for longer than the time it takes to complete.

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In-reply-to » 👋 Hello @amyzit, welcome to Buccipod, a Yarn.social Pod! To get started you may want to check out the pod's Discover feed to find users to follow and interact with. To follow new users, use the ⨁ Follow button on their profile page or use the Follow form and enter a Twtxt URL. You may also find other feeds of interest via Feeds. Welcome! 🤗

@prologic@twtxt.net I’m not sure how I feel about email verification. I keep going in circles about it. I think it’d definitely slow things down, and it’d also give me access to an email address to potentially gripe at an administrator about their spammy users. But then again it does add a barrier to entry that might be undesirable (I’m not a big fan of having to have an email address to do stuff online, and I know there are people who are reluctant to share their email address, with good reason).

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In-reply-to » @abucci I'm open to some feature flagged ideas? 🤔

@prologic@twtxt.net I definitely do not think Amazon Mechanical Turk is the solution, that’s for sure.

In all seriousness, this would do it for me for now:

  • Some kind of slide-to-submit captcha at registration time (which I think can be made accessible if that’s a concern),
  • A simple interface to delete more than one user at a time and to find inactive users

The 2nd one could be as simple as letting me enter a comma-separated list of usernames into the delete user field. It’d be even better if there were a way to search for users who’ve registered but never posted (obviously more filters would make it more useful, but that one alone is MVP for me). I have no trouble doing this search with a command-line tool to save the time/effort of making a nice UI for it.

Regarding the 1st one, I don’t think the users registering on my pod are bots. There are too few of them, they don’t post anything, and there’s already a barrier to entry slowing down bots. So I’d down-prioritize that one for the time being, frankly. It’s probably something to have in the works in case there ever is a flood of bots, obv.

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In-reply-to » I am still trying it, but I have to say—so far—nostr is a royal, and absolute, mess. As expected crypto bros everywhere, but also porn, all scams you can imagine, and more.

@bender@twtxt.net did you really expect anything else from it? Jack Dorsey threw a bunch of money at it and from the beginning it had the stink of web3 on it.

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In-reply-to » 👋 Hello @michaelpindy, welcome to Buccipod, a Yarn.social Pod! To get started you may want to check out the pod's Discover feed to find users to follow and interact with. To follow new users, use the ⨁ Follow button on their profile page or use the Follow form and enter a Twtxt URL. You may also find other feeds of interest via Feeds. Welcome! 🤗

@support@anthony.buc.ci ah, a repeat customer. Hello again michaelpindy.

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In-reply-to » What's with all these tech companies going through massive layoffs. The latest one is Intel, but instead they're cutting salaries to avoid laying off.

@prologic@twtxt.net listen to this: https://www.techwontsave.us/episode/146_tech_billionaires_are_coming_for_workers_w_wendy_liu

I really like this podcast. Even though I dont always agree with the host, they bring on knowledgeable people.The technical press is so bad, just a bunch of fawning sycophants who regurgitate press releases and hype, so listening to critical voices is crucial to forming a more balanced opinion.

Also, I think generally speaking the wealthy class is “cashing out” so to speak. They’re pulling in record profits but laying people off and raising interest rates? Economically that doesn’t make sense. There must be sone other reason they’re doing all this, and one of the more plausible explanations is the wealthy class is trying to “put down” efforts by the working class to gain power. COVID, the tight labor market, and the successful unionization efforts lately are scaring the shit out of them.

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In-reply-to » 👋 Hello @amyzit, welcome to Buccipod, a Yarn.social Pod! To get started you may want to check out the pod's Discover feed to find users to follow and interact with. To follow new users, use the ⨁ Follow button on their profile page or use the Follow form and enter a Twtxt URL. You may also find other feeds of interest via Feeds. Welcome! 🤗

@support@anthony.buc.ci welcome back amyzit the dermatologist will be with you shortly.

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In-reply-to » What's with all these tech companies going through massive layoffs. The latest one is Intel, but instead they're cutting salaries to avoid laying off.

@prologic@twtxt.net the billionaire class is letting software developers know that they are no longer a privileged hire. soon they will hire back a bunch of software developers but at lower pay and with much reduced benefits. The ongoing class war has finally reached devs.

That’s my read anyway.

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In-reply-to » 👋 Hello @samzit, welcome to Buccipod, a Yarn.social Pod! To get started you may want to check out the pod's Discover feed to find users to follow and interact with. To follow new users, use the ⨁ Follow button on their profile page or use the Follow form and enter a Twtxt URL. You may also find other feeds of interest via Feeds. Welcome! 🤗

the dermatologist has struck again!

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