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A piece of mastoadmin wisdom.

When making a Fediverse social engine, and your design suggests that you have to save the data, especially media data, including avatars and headers, from remote servers, please make sure that you:

1) Separate local data and remote data into different directories, storages or whatever. An instance admin is first and foremost responsible for safety of the local users' data. Everything else is secondary.

2) Treat the remote data as a cache. Nuking remote data directory should be no biggie: all of this stuff can be re-downloaded later. Bonus points if you make your system re-download the missing data on demand.

Again, local data does have intrinsic value for your server. Remote cache does not, and should be safely disposable.

#fediverse #mastodev

coronavirus-adjacent 

Sophie loves our routine. She meowed at me until I headed for the desk for work cuddles.

covid, facebook 

thinking about how software companies slowly chip away at the idea of consent by turning every "no" into "not right now," every "stop this" into "do this less often," every "i don't want that" into "maybe later"

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covid 

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food 

Is anyone else playing 7 Deadly Sins on mobile? I want to add some friends!

A lot of online academic journals have made themselves free open access to all due to current circumstances!! Here's a guide to how all these different journals are responding.

guides.library.upenn.edu/c.php

I forgot that I got up around 11.30 (which was earlier than in a while), and that I've squeezed in a lot of stuff since then. No wonder I'm tired. 😴

Torrenting PSA for newbies 

covid, lewd, health information 

To the other resident - who is being real helpful with mutual aid - I said, "I guess I'll just die then!"

And he said v sweetly "you aren't going to die"

And I know he means well but that's only true if we /make/ it true, with work, like he's doing, not vague appeals to hope.

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hahah one of the airbnb leasers who also runs a neighboring bar, parked while I was loading materials into a mutual aid transport, and she looked at me, at the other anarchist, back at me, at the posters I've put up, at her 11 year old son, and they got back in the car and parked in front of her bar instead.

People /really/ hate anarchists living in anarchy: we demonstrate the fallacy of one of their fundamental beliefs: things control others.

This is a constant inspiration to me. (image via Wikimedia commons)

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