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The year is 5019. Humans, as we know them, are long gone. The Earth is inhabited chiefly by advanced, sapient machines.

For legacy reasons, everyone's name starts with "Mozilla/5.0 (compatible;".

@dragonmantank Do you only lean into the shower to get the top half of your body wet?

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PixelFed is a free open federated alternative to Instagram.

There are lots of different instances you can sign up at, for example:

It is part of the ActivityPub-powered Fediverse, so you can follow PixelFed accounts from Mastodon etc. For example: @earth

You can follow the project's latest news at @pixelfed

#PixelFed #Instagram #DeleteInstagram #Alternatives #Fediverse

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The emperor woke when a hand was placed over his mouth.
"I evaded all your guards," the assassin whispered, "and outwitted all your traps."
The emperor nodded, and the assassin took a step back.
"Is it five three?" the emperor asked
"Yes, I've won five. Let's swap clothes now."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

@kaniini Where can I sign up for this weekly digest email?

Plea to authors on titles for conf papers vs. articles 

@mcneely This instance is hosted with @mastohost. What does Keybase integration do for Mastodon?

‪RIP Vonda N. McIntyre. Her Nebula Award winning Dreamsnake is one of my favorite novels.‬

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We’re learning from Jacques Woodcock about how to perform a root-cause analysis of a problem in a system.

@JPEG For reference, here is the behavior I see. The only thing I did before it started doing this was to add a second account, which was also on the same instance as the first account I added. Both accounts are on this instance.

Earlier this morning, it was crashing like this, so I uninstalled it and reinstalled it.

@JPEG I really love Mast. Unfortunately, it often crashes and I have to uninstall and reinstall it. Are there any tips to avoid this? It doesn’t appear that others have the same issue, so maybe it’s my device or the server I’m connecting to? I have multiple accounts on the same server. Could that be an issue?

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Hey developers & ActivityPub enthusiasts!

@GetTogetherComm is a free open alternative to

The lead developer needs help with implementing federation, either coding or better documentation about ActivityPub.

There's an open issue for it here:

There's been discussion but no code contributions yet.

Can you help?

(It would be *so* cool to get this kind of service federated, imagine every town having its own instance :blobaww: )

#ActivityPub #FLOSS #FOSS

@dansup Fair enough. I don’t understand what you mean by “support,” though. If something runs on PHP 7.1, it should run just fine on 7.2 and 7.3. According to its composer.json file, the minimum version is 7.1.3, and 7.2/7.3 don’t introduce BC breaks.

That said, mcrypt was deprecated in 7.2 and removed in 7.3, so that could be an issue, but a quick fix is to `pecl install mcrypt`.

@dansup Why wouldn’t it be able to support PHP 7.3?

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‪“What the Ã�©Ð”ã° is going on!?” Kevin Smith talks us out of charset hell at this month’s user group meeting.‬

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