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Just watched a balcony scene, of a different kind.

It is so important for gender equality in the entertainment industry that women, and female characters, can be average, or even bad, like the men are.

I also tried an HDR photo yesterday and though it succeeded in getting both the trees and the sky clearly visible in the picture, something feels really off about it to me. Maybe it is just because I know it is a processed photo. And that I was there and know it didn't look like that.

Green trees and a sunny but cloudy sky; because of the HDR mode of the camera both aspects are properly exposed
That's because the sky is too bright, and the picture has too much sharpness in the trees, which kills the coherence between skies and trees and make it look dead.

Try taking a picture with a darker sky, either by using a different angle or time of day
@Sexybiggetje🐖 Interesting, thank you. I'll see whether I can take these insights into account another time.

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More tree spotting yesterday
A pinecone in closeup
A small clearing with some thin trees
Several thin reddish trees with some green bushes
A tree trunk that's mostly decayed
A fallen bare tree
A distant green tree with yellow/red heather
An open field, some trees on the skyline and lots of sky with clouds and the sun

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Went tree spotting yesterday and found some.

(spotted the little heart quite late in that fourth photo)
Sun coming through the leaves of the trees
A small lonely tree
A long shadow of me
A decaying tree; someone put a stone with a heart on it in the hole in the tree
Tall, slim trees

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Achieved some understanding of the usage of this in Javascript. It will probably be gone again very soon.

Eating a pizza 3 minutes before putting it in the oven, as instructed (10-13 minutes)

The effects of anti-malware on your computer are not dissimilar to the effects of malware itself.

Presumably the text "Processing..." is shown for such a long time on the Microsoft Word splash screen, since it's some kind of word play on the term Word Processor and they're waiting for someone to get it.

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Do you prefer #hashtags spread throughout the body of the text, or summarised at the end of the text?

#poll #polls #accessibility #a11y #screenreaders

  • hashtags as words throughout text (42%, 50 votes)
  • normal text, and hashtags at the end of the text (33%, 40 votes)
  • no hashtags at all (10%, 12 votes)
  • just show me the results (14%, 17 votes)
119 voters. Poll end: 4 weeks ago

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well, iOS reading this message doesn’t say “hashtag hashtags” it just says “hashtags” - so having it online saves space and avoids just hearing a bunch of random words at the end.
I prefer them at the end of the message, like this. #Hashtag

@Sexybiggetje🐖 Hi Martijn, now your main instance is back (federation between Friendica and GoToSocial doesn't really work yet) I can reply regarding this post ( that 'nomadic identities' are implemented in Zap and Osada (among others), so they already do exist in the fediverse. From non-implementing platforms like Friendica and Mastodon these just look like two follows from two different accounts; and it shouldn't be impossible for other platforms on the fediverse to implement it as well.

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Thanks! I was already up to speed on this, but forgot who implemented them and under what name. I'll take a look at how they implement it. Cool tech 🤗
@Sexybiggetje🐖 great! I don't know how it's implemented, but there's something like a copiedTo attribute on profiles that a platform can use to understand nomadic identities (Mastodon already I think uses movedTo for similar things), but there's a lot more complicated stuff about keeping channels in sync.

I'm trying to think of equally scary things but I can't find any.

I'm going to dress up as CORS for Halloween this year and scare the shit out of everyone

In my country train ticket prices are incredibly expensive. A single ticket is considerably more expensive than going by car for one person, for multiple persons the car wins even more. Add to it that the car brings you from a to b and the train only from c to d, it's a wonder anybody takes the train at all. The train is completely co2 free though, it should be heavily subsidised.

Spent some time looking up what the union demands are for the train strikes I'm affected by, and that seriously is difficult to find. No news article mentions it, they just talk about what trains aren't going. When I found the union website I had hope, but most posts there had the same problem. Four levels deep I found some hints.

The thing is that 4.5% salary increase was offered (or 3.5% per year for a multi year deal) while automatic tracking of inflation was demanded. Also some structural changes of working conditions (e.g. related to night time work) were asked by the unions and not offered by the employer.

I don't understand the secrecy around this for something that affects the whole country.

I keep forgetting that federation between Friendica and GoToSocial is still a but wonky. So I reshared the thing that was meant to be a reply so that it's at least something.

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"Wednesday is technically a Latina character and that's never been represented. So for me, any time that I have an opportunity to represent my community, I want that to be seen." — @jennaortega

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My four and a half years old Samsung phone just got another software update and is now up to date with the built of July 2022 (the model is over five years old). Impressed. I used to do some Samsung bashing, but they're doing it right now.

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the links to every organization @DoveCameron added to the end of her breakfast mv. #bansoffourbodies


please go check them out and see what can be done in your state❗️


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Dove Cameron's music video for her song Breakfast has an important message in the post-Roe world, not only the "Not The End" card.
#DoveCameron #Breakfast

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Hi all, I have a few questions for the community about PeerTube strategy for online independent film distribution.

I'm part of an academic/art/film project and we are going to publish online about 5-10 short and long films in the next 3 years. Some of them will be trailers. Some of them will be films behind a password, to be viewed by a restricted audience for a while. Some of them will be freely accessible full-length films (eventually all password-protected films will be come available).

As a group, we want to publish in free/open access/open source platforms. We are already present on mastodon ( and would like to pursue a free-publish first strategy. What would you recommend? 1/2

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Spoiled for choice... What to play to celebrate Alizée's birthday?

Happy Birthday, Alizée!

Six albums by Alizée
Narrator: it's going to be "5", it's always "5".

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Apparently I have a key chord on my keyboard that will move the current window not only between monitors but between workspaces, and I know this because the cat found it.

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kitty found a secret chord
to move windows from the keyboard
but you don't really know which workspace, do ya?

For more gender balance I've bought a USB cable with one female and one male connector, rather than the more common all male ones.

I don't understand this generating 'app passwords' after setting two factor authentication somewhere. Where you first had one password that was difficult to guess, you now have one password that is combined with the 2fa code even more difficult to guess, but because you have five apps that don't support 2fa you also have five passwords that are difficult to guess. But that is still five times easier to guess than before.

I'm getting the feeling that Nextcloud is the emacs of the cloud world, like Synology DSM is it for a NAS. Whenever it looks like a desktop and people can make apps for it, they will make apps for everything whether related, relevant, or not, like it is some kind of operating system in itself.

The way to fix problems in Windows is nowadays, or I should say try to fix, not just to restart the computer. You need to do at least:

  • restart to fix software issues, since shutdown and startup is no longer the same as restarting,
  • shutdown, power down and power up to fix hardware issues

Just completely forget about logging off and on again...

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Finden und lernen
Krakel-Comic, ein kleines Alien spricht zu zwei Menschen. Das Alien sagt: "Seid gegrüßt! Ich bereise das Weltall, um fremde Zivilisationen zu finden und von ihnen zu lernen. Heute habe ich euch gefunden. Doch es gibt absolut nichts, was ich von eurer Spezies lernen möchte. Und tschüss!" Das Alien fliegt in seinem UFO weg.

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I don't know why my computer keyboard has things like 'A' and 'Q' written on them, suggesting a function to put those letters on your screen, while in reality their function is to add the text '(not responding)' to any window title bar.

Wow, Instagram now has a chronological timeline with just the people you follow. Great! It's a bit hidden... They are working hard to become an alternative to Pixelfed 😅

Jenna Ortega is so amazing in this trailer, the details in the performance are exceptional. I've been singing her praises for a while and I feel so vindicated...
#JennaOrtega #Wednesday

Mayhem, mystery and murder — this isn't your average Wednesday.

From the mind of Tim Burton, comes @wednesdayaddams. Premiering this fall

A little detail as example: she learned how to play the cello for this role. There's no just waving a stick around near some strings here and then call it a day like some others would have done.
“Little did I know that I’d be stepping into a nightmare. Full of mystery, mayhem and murder. I think I’m going to love it here.”


Peacocking, is that a word? It just came to me. I was reading a tech forum of course.

> The preview image for the android app is just a spinner.


Some people have forgotten how to use a phone. It goes to your ear.

People who say to go out and meet people don't understand how much when you go out you don't meet people. You're only confronted by how much other people are going about as couples or with friends, making it clearer how alone you are.

There's a dance festival going on nearby and I'm getting their music for free. I'm wondering how it's possible that after all this time, dance music is still the same. Shouldn't new generations invent new music?

If you're a spy, and you're found out having stolen secret information, some apparently think it's a valid defence to just say that the police should have asked for the information back.

I cycled around the airport today, after having forgotten how big airports are.

The average time since the start of the measurement is always 1.
We are all time travelers, going about our time traveling with a speed of about 1 second per second.